Brian D. Feinstein

Brian D. Feinstein

Harry A. Bigelow Teaching Fellow, Lecturer in Law

Brian D. Feinstein is a Lecturer in Law and Bigelow Teaching Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School.

Brian’s research and teaching interests include administrative law, property law, financial regulation, constitutional law, and empirical legal studies. His publications have appeared or are forthcoming in the Administrative Law ReviewColumbia Law Review, Journal of Empirical Legal Studies, and Washington University Law Review, among other journals.

Brian received a J.D. from Harvard Law School and a Ph.D. in government from Harvard University. He also earned a B.A. in economics from Brown University. Prior to becoming a Bigelow Fellow, he practiced law at Arnold & Porter LLP in Washington, D.C., and clerked for the Honorable John Daniel Tinder of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Journal Articles

  • "Congress in the Administrative State," __ Washington University Law Review __ (forthcoming 2018). ssrn
  • "Partisan Balance with Bite," 118 Columbia Law Review 9 (2018) (with Daniel Hemel). ssrn
  • "Designing Executive Agencies for Congressional Control," 69 Administrative Law Review 259 (2017). ssrn cu
  • "Book Review, The System of the Constitution, by Adrian Vermeule," 23 Law & Politics Book Review 401 (2013). cu www
  • "Congressional Government Rebooted: Randomized Committee Assignments & Legislative Capacity," 7 Harvard Law and Policy Review 601 (2013). ssrn cu
  • "Community Benefits Agreements with Transit Agencies: Neighborhood Change Along Boston’s Rail Lines and a Legal Strategy for Addressing Gentrification," 38 Transportation Law Journal 85 (2011) (with Ashley Allen). ssrn cu
  • "Avoiding Oversight: Legislator Preferences & Congressional Monitoring of the Administrative State," 8 Journal of Law, Economics and Policy 23 (2011). ssrn cu
  • "Congressional Parties and Civil Rights Politics from 1933 to 1972," 72 Journal of Politics 672 (2010) (with Eric Schickler & Kathryn Pearson ). ssrn cu
  • "The Dynasty Advantage: Family Ties in Congressional Elections," 35 Legislative Studies Quarterly 571 (2010). ssrn cu
  • "Platforms and Partners: The Civil Rights Realignment Reconsidered," 22 Studies in American Political Development 1 (2008) (with Eric Schickler). ssrn cu

Working Papers

  • "Who Conducts Oversight? Bill-Writers, Lifers, and Nail-Biters," Coase-Sandor Working Paper Series in Law and Economics, No. 845 (2018).

Other Publications

  • "Partisan Balance Requirements from Carter to Obama," Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment, July 11, 2017 (with Daniel Hemel). www
  • "Agencies’ Responsibilities to Inform Congress: Two Perspectives," Yale Journal on Regulation: Notice & Comment, July 11, 2017. www
  • "Hill Republicans Must Strengthen Congress – Big League," The Hill, November 14, 2016. www
  • "Op-Ed, Mix it up in Congress," Los Angeles Times, January 5, 2015, at p. A13 (web version: A simple way to fix gridlock in Congress – change committees). www