During Spring Break in March, three students from the International Organizations Clinic, taught by Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law Gráinne de Búrca and Adjunct Professor of Law Angelina Fisher (LL.M. '04), visited the Secretariat of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris. While there, they met with the senior staff from the Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate, including the deputy head of Regulatory Policy Division, to discuss their recommendations on how the OECD should benchmark countries' progress in improving the accessibility of regulations, plain language drafting, and quality of regulatory guidance.

The OECD will conduct a survey of government officials this year and next to assess the implementation of the twelve principles in the 2012 Recommendation of the Council on Regulatory Policy and Governance in OECD countries. Robert Alex Leitch '14, Benjamin Guthrie '13 and Yuan Chen (LL.M. '13) advised the OECD on different approaches to measuring the implementation of these principles, and provided suggestions for questions to be included in the upcoming survey.

Posted on April 12, 2013