To the Chevron Station: An Empirical Study of Federal Administrative Law

E. Donald Elliott, Yale Law School
Peter H. Schuck


We begin with a puzzling fact. Although the study of administrative law began in earnest more than fifty years ago, we still know little about what is perhaps the central question in that field: How does judicial review actually affect agency decisionmaking? This question goes to the fundamental nature and quality of the modem administrative state, yet academic specialists have largely neglected it; the subject remains a matter for uninformed speculation.