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Bremer-Kovacs Collection: Historic Documents Related to the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946

Few statutes have a legislative history as rich, varied, and sprawling as the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946 (APA). This comprehensive collection is designed to make the APA’s history more accessible and understandable.

About the Editors

Professor Kathryn E. Kovacs teaches Administrative Law, Environmental Law, Natural Resources Law, and Property at Rutgers Law School, the State University of New Jersey. Her scholarship focuses on the Administrative Procedure Act and separation of powers. Prior to joining the Rutgers faculty, she spent twelve years in the U.S. Department of Justice’s Environment and Natural Resources Division, Appellate Section. In 2016, Professor Kovacs served as Senior Advisor to the Director of the Bureau of Land Management in the Department of the Interior. Professor Kovacs also worked for three years as a litigator in the Baltimore City Law Department, and she clerked for the Honorable Robert C. Murphy, former Chief Judge of the Maryland Court of Appeals. Professor Kovacs is a cum laude graduate of Yale University and the Georgetown University Law Center.




Emily S. Bremer is an associate professor at Notre Dame Law School, where she teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, regulatory process, and civil procedure. Her scholarship focuses primarily on matters of procedural design, with a recent focus on the history and intellectual foundation of the Administrative Procedure Act. Before moving to legal academia, Professor Bremer served as the Research Chief of the Administrative Conference of the United States (after first joining the agency as an Attorney Advisor), spent three years practicing law in a telecommunications and appellate litigation practice in Washington, DC, and clerked for the Hon. Andrew J. Kleinfeld on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. She is a graduate of New York University and NYU School of Law.



Charlotte D. Schneider is the Head of Public Services at Rutgers Law Library’s Camden location of Rutgers Law School. Ms. Schneider began her information career with the Legal Information Institute (LII) at Cornell Law School and remains as a volunteer virtual reference librarian. Ms. Schneider joined the Rutgers School of Law-Camden Library in July 2012 as a reference librarian, becoming the Government Documents Librarian in 2015 and then the Head of Public Services for the Camden Law Library in 2021. In addition to managing the Law Library’s website and social media presence, she has taught Advanced Legal Research and is a regular guest-lecturer in other first-year and upper-level, as well as undergraduate-seminar, courses.