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Bagley, Nicholas

Professor of Law

3238 Jeffries Hall

Professor Nicholas Bagley teaches and writes in the areas of administrative law, regulatory theory, and health law. Prior to joining the Law School faculty, he was an attorney with the appellate staff in the Civil Division at the U.S. Department of Justice, where he argued a dozen cases before the U.S. Courts of Appeals and acted as lead counsel in many more. Professor Bagley also served as a law clerk to Justice John Paul Stevens of the U.S. Supreme Court and to the Hon. David S. Tatel of the U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit. Professor Bagley holds a BA in English from Yale University and received his JD, summa cum laude, from New York University School of Law. Before entering law school, he joined Teach For America and taught eighth-grade English at a public school in South Bronx. Professor Bagley's work has appeared in the Harvard Law Review, the Columbia Law Review, the Georgetown Law Journal, the New England Journal of Medicine, and the Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law. In 2012, he was the recipient of the Law School's L. Hart Wright Award for Excellence in Teaching. He is a frequent contributor to The Incidental Economist​, a prominent health policy blog.

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Recent Publications

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"What's Left of the Affordable Care Act?" Helen Levy, co-author. (Working Paper).

"Trade Barriers and Antimicrobial Resistance." Donald H. Regan, co-author. (Work in Progress).

"The Orphan Drug Act at 35: Observations and Outlook for the 21st Century." Amitabh Chandra et al., co-authors. (Work in Progress).

"Executive Power and the Affordable Care Act." Working Paper.

​"The Procedure Fetish." Mich. L. Rev. 118 (Forthcoming).
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"Scientific Trials-In the Laboratories, Not the Courts." A. Carroll and P. A. Cohen, co-authors. JAMA Internal Med. 178, no. 1 (2018): 7-8.
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"Reform at Risk — Mandating Participation in Alternative Payment Plans." Scott Levy and Rahul Rajkumar, co-authors. New Eng. J. Med. 378, no. 18 (2018): 1663-5.
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"Limiting State Flexibility in Drug Pricing." Rachel E. Sachs, co-author. New Eng. J. Med. 379, no. 11 (2018): 1002-4.
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"Innovative Contracting for Pharmaceuticals and Medicaid's Best-Price Rule." Rachel Sachs and Darius N. Lakdawalla, co-authors. J. Health Pol. Pol'y & L. 43, no. 1 (2018): 5-18.
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Health Care Law and Ethics. 9th ed. Mark A. Hall et al., co-authors. Aspen Casebook Series. Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands: Wolters Kluwer, 2018.

"Are Medicaid Work Requirements Legal?" JAMA 319, no. 8 (2018): 763-4.
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"The Dubious Empirical and Legal Foundations of Wellness Programs." A. McIntyre, A. Frakt, and A. Carroll, co-authors. Health Matrix 27, no. 1 (2017): 59-80.
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"Small Change, Big Consequences — Partial Medicaid Expansions under the ACA." Adrianna McIntyre and Allan M. Joseph, co-authors. New Eng. J. Med. 377, no. 11 (2017): 1004-6.
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"Remedial Restraint in Administrative Law." Colum. L. Rev. 117, no. 2 (2017): 253-318.
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"Federalism and the End of Obamacare." Yale L.J. F. 127, no. 1 (2017): 1-26.
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"Trouble on the Exchanges -Does the United States Owe Billions to Health Insurers?" New Eng. J. Med. 375, no. 21 (2016): 2017-19.
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"Legal Limits and the Implementation of the Affordable Care Act." U. Pa. L. Rev. 164, no. 7 (2016): 1715-52.
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"A Legal Setback for the Affordable Care Act." New Eng. J. Med. 374 (June 16, 2016): 2307-9.
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Participated in the King v. Burwell and the Future of the Affordable Care Act conference hosted by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School, April 2015.​

Participated in a panel discussion on King v. Burwell at the 2015 National Health Policy Confer​ence presented by America's Health Insurance Plans, Washington, D.C., March 2015. ​

Participated in a panel discussion on the Affordable Care Act at the Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, September 2014.​