Levin Center Convenes Scholars On Congressional Oversight

Source: Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School

Source: Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School

In an effort to analyze and improve congressional oversight, the Levin Center at Wayne State University Law School hosted 23 scholars from 19 institutions on Friday, June 9, for a Scholars Roundtable.

“Bipartisan congressional oversight is as important as ever as a means to investigate complex issues,” said former U.S. Sen. Carl Levin, chair of the Levin Center at Wayne Law and the law school’s distinguished legislator in residence. “This gathering of leading scholars is intended to generate new research to make congressional investigations more effective and useful.”

The roundtable discussion at Wayne State University Law School, located in Levin’s hometown of Detroit, brought together scholars with academic disciplines ranging from law and government, to political theory and history. Discussion included past research efforts as well as developing a national research agenda on congressional oversight. Potential future research topics include defining and measuring the effectiveness of oversight, exploring incentives for members of Congress to conduct oversight and understanding how congressional oversight efforts affect policy outcomes....

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