This week's guest blogger is Anne Joseph, an Assistant Professor of Law at Boalt Hall. Ann received her law degree from Yale and her Ph.D in Political Economy and Government from Harvard. Before joining the Boalt faculty, she clerked for Justice Ginsburg of the U.S. Supreme Court, was a trial attorney for the Federal Programs Branch of the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Division, and clerked for Judge Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Anne's primary areas of research are administrative law; agency design and reorganization; tenure of agency officials; shifts in regulatory activities; agency oversight (including congressional hearings and U.S. Government Accountability Office auditing of policy programs); and science and the law. In 2006, she received an award from the Hellman Family Faculty Fund, which is given annually to "promising assistant professors who show capacity for great distinction in their research," for her empirical project, Called to Account by Separated Powers: Regulatory Activity, Oversight, and Turnover of Federal Agency Leaders.