Deference is a pervasive concept in American law, yet remains surprisingly under-analyzed. While Chevron v. NRDC, Inc. (1984) which prescribes judicial deference to agency interpretations of statutes has become the most cited Supreme Court case of all time, neither the Court – nor Black’s law dictionary – have ever defined deference in full. In an effort to begin fill the gap in the conceptual and comparative literature on deference Prof. Gary Lawson of Boston University and I have recently completed writing a book on this topic for Oxford University Press. My proposal is double: first, to preset the main points of our analysis at the icon-s conference; the second, since we realize that deference exists and operates in many legal systems, we wish to call on colleagues from other countries to cooperate with us on a proposed second volume – Deference in Comparative Law Perspective.
Our next Annual Conference will take place from July 6-9, 2021. It will be held in a completely novel way as a fully online Conference: ICON•S Mundo.
The Call for Papers for ICON•S Mundo is available here. Submissions for papers and panels must be made by May 1, 2021.
Log into your ICON•S account and apply for ICON•S Mundo by submitting your proposal.Apply for ICON•S Mundo