Jeffrey S. Lubbers was appointed Professor of Practice of Administrative Law at American University’s Washington College of Law in 2009, after being a Fellow in Law and Government since 1996. He has also taught at the University of Miami School of Law, and has been a Visiting Professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, the Georgetown University Law Center, and several overseas law schools. He has an A.B. degree from Cornell University and a J.D. from the University of Chicago Law School.
Prior to joining American University, he served in various positions with the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), the U.S. Government’s advisory agency on procedural improvements in federal programs until its closure by the 104th Congress in 1995. From 1982-1995 he was ACUS’ Research Director—a position in the Senior Executive Service. Upon its reopening in 2010, he was appointed as a Special Counsel. He served as Team Leader for Vice President Gore’s National Performance Review team on Improving Regulatory Systems in 1993. He is the author of the ABA’s Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking (5th ed. 2012), has co-authored the Administrative Procedure Sourcebook (5th ed. 2016), and served as the editor for the ABA’s annual Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice (16 volumes from 1998-2014).
In addition to his teaching, he has served as a consultant to various federal agencies, the ABA, the World Bank, the USAID, the OECD, the Asia Foundation, and the Yale University China Law Center.