William Andersen

  • Emeritus Professor of Law
  • Judson Falknor Professor of Law

Contact

Phone: (206) 543-9385
Email: ander@uw.edu

Education

B.S.L. 1954, LL.B. 1956, University of Denver LL.M. 1958, Yale University

Areas of Expertise

Campaign Finance Reform — Presidential Powers — Regulation and Regulatory Reform — Rule of Law — Separation of Powers

Selected Publications

See the full list under the Publications tab below.

William Andersen, the Judson Falknor Professor of Law, joined the Law School faculty in 1964, after three years as associate general counsel of the then Federal Aviation Agency. In his more than 40 years on the faculty, Professor Andersen served five years as associate dean, and taught a number of courses, including Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Urban Government and Antitrust. He has published in all these fields and is the co-author of a casebook in Antitrust. He has been active in national legal education matters with, among others, the American Association of Law Schools, American Bar Association, Law School Admissions Council and the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction, as well as serving on a variety of state and local boards and commissions.

Professor Andersen has been a visiting faculty member at the University of Michigan Law School, Copenhagen University, Columbia University School of Law and the Chicago-Kent School of Law. He has lectured in several European countries and was the Freeman Senior Professor of Law at the Johns Hopkins/Nanjing Center for Chinese and American Studies. Between 1995 and 2001,

Professor Andersen was chair of the New Law School Building Committee, which produced the design for William H. Gates Hall.

Peer Reviewed Journals & Law Reviews

  • William R. Andersen, Judicial Selection in Washington--Taking Elections Seriously, 33 Seattle U. L. Rev. 605-16 (2010).
  • William Andersen, An Introduction to the U.S. Freedom of Information Act (translated to Chinese), J. Nanjing U., March-April 2008, at 36-44.
  • William R. Andersen, Chevron in the States: An Assessment and a Proposal, 58 Admin. L. Rev. 1017 -37 (2006).
  • W.R. Andersen, The Constitutional Foundations of the U.S. Regulatory Process, 4 U. Botswana L. Rev. 3-22 (2006).
  • William R. Andersen, The Constitutional Foundations of the U.S. Regulatory Process, 42 J. Nanjing U., no. 4, 2005 at 27.
  • William R. Andersen, Against Chevron--A Modest Proposal, 56 Admin. L. Rev. 957-77 (2004).
  • William R. Andersen, Technology and the Washington State Administrative Process--Some Preliminary Notes, 79 Wash. L. Rev. 13-23 (2004).
  • William R. Andersen, Informal Agency Advice -- Graphing the Critical Analysis, 54 Admin. L. Rev. 595-609 (2002).
  • William R. Andersen, Computer Graphics in the Teaching of Administrative Law, 38 Brandeis L. J. 229-46 (2000).
  • William R. Andersen. Judicial review of state administrative action - designing the statutory framework, 44 Admin. L. Rev. 523-566 (1992).
  • William R. Andersen et al. Dedication to Professor Robert S. Hunt, 62 Wash. L. Rev. 612-630 (1987).
  • William R. Andersen. Lehan K. Tunks - a personal recollection, in 60 Wash. L. Rev. 565-567 (1985).
  • William R. Andersen. National Labor Relations Act: the roles of the NLRB and the Courts of Appeals after Pullman-Standard in determining employer motivation in Section 8(a)(3) dual motive case, 36 Vand. L. Rev. 1095-1127 (1983).
  • William R. Andersen. State school finance litigation, 14 Urb. Law. 583-601 (1982).
  • William R. Andersen. Federal limitations on state and local taxation, 35 Vand. L. Rev. 1077-1084 (1982).
  • William R. Andersen. Resolving state-local governmental conflict - a tale of three cities, 18 Urb. L. Ann. 129-152 (1980).

Books or Treatises

  • William R. Andersen, Mastering Administrative Law (Carolina Academic Press 2010). 261 pages.
  • C. Paul Rogers III, Stephen Calkins, Mark R. Patterson & William R. Andersen, Antitrust Law: Policy And Practice (4th ed. LexisNexis 2008). 1289 pages.
  • William R. Andersen & C. Paul Rogers, III, Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (3d ed. Matthew Bender 1999) (Casebook Series).
  • William R. Andersen & C. Paul Rogers, III, Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (2d ed. Matthew Bender 1992). 1110 pages.
  • William R. Andersen & C. Paul Rogers, III, Antitrust Law: Policy and Practice (Matthew Bender 1985). 1097 pages.
  • Professional Negligence (Thomas G. Roady, Jr., & William R. Andersen eds., Vanderbilt University Press 1960). 332 pages.

Book Chapters

  • William R. Andersen, Judicial Review of Administrative Procedure Act Decisions, in Washington Administrative Law Practice Manual 10-1 to -33 (Lexis Supp. 2018).
  • William Andersen, Fundamentals of the U.S. Administrative Law, in Ellen S. Podgor & John F. Cooper, Overview of United States Law 355-80 (LexisNexis Matthew Bender 2009).
  • Book Chapter, Legal Foundations of the U.S. Administrative Process (with accompanying video lecture) in Stetson University, OVERVIEW OF U.S. LAW (in press).
  • William R. Andersen, Judicial Review of Administrative Procedure Act Decisions, in Washington Administrative Law Practice Manual 10-1 to -33 (Lexis 2005 & Supp. 2017).

News Media

  • "The Role of Law in Furthering Social Harmony -- Examples from the U.S. Regulatory Process", East Asia Conference on Law and Philosophy, Jilin University (September 1, 2008)

  • "An Introduction to the U.S. Freedom of Information Act", Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (June 1, 2007)

  • "Drafting the Modern Constitution", University of Botswana (October 1, 2006)

  • "Selecting High Court Justices -- The American Experience", University of Botswana (October 1, 2006)

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