Professor Margaret Kwoka helps inform proposed federal legislation
Professor Margaret Kwoka’s work and research with the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) is making a national impact.
In September, Kwoka co-authored a report with four other legal experts about disclosing agency legal materials. This report then served as the basis for proposed legislation shared with Congress in December. The recommended legislation, which Kwoka also helped draft, identifies reforms that would provide clear standards regarding what legal materials agencies must publish and where they publish them. The amendments in the recommendation also account for technological developments and correct certain ambiguities and drafting errors.
ACUS is an independent, non-partisan federal agency within the executive branch that aims to improve the “efficiency, adequacy, and fairness” of rulemaking and other administrative processes. The organization brings together experts from the public and private sectors to make recommendations.
Kwoka is the Lawrence Herman Professor in Law at Moritz and teaches Civil Procedure, Federal Courts, Administrative Law, and a workshop on privacy and transparency. Her research interests center on information law, government secrecy, and the administrative law on transparency. Kwoka has testified before Congress on government transparency and served on the Federal FOIA Advisory Committee at the National Archives and Records Administration.