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Our History: Former Faculty [Fall 2020 - this site is under construction as we update this list]: Gellhorn, Ernest Albert (1971-76, 1979-82)

Tenured faculty at the University of Virginia School of Law through its history.

Ernest Albert Gellhorn, 1971-76, 1979-82

Ernest Gellhorn

A leading scholar in antitrust and economic regulation, Ernest Gellhorn received his B.A. and LL.B. degrees from the University of Minnesota. At UVA he taught courses in Torts, Unfair Trade Practices, and Administrative Law. He left UVA to become Dean of Case Western Reserve University School of Law.  He also served as the dean of the schools of law at the University of Washington and Arizona State University. Gellhorn was a professor at Duke, Virginia, and finally George Mason University law schools. He was also a partner of Jones, Day, Reavis, & Pogue in Washington, D.C. Gellhorn was chair of the ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice (1990-91) and the Rulemaking Committee of the Administrative Conference of the United States (1986-95) and was coeditor of George Mason’s Supreme Court Economic Review. He died in 2005.



Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell (West, 1972).

The Administrative Process (with Glen O. Robinson) (West, 1974).

The Administrative Process (with Glen O. Robinson and Harold H. Bruff) (West, 2d ed. 1980).

Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell (with Barry B. Boyer) (West, 2d ed. 1981).

Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell (West, 2d ed. 1981).

Regulated Industries in a Nutshell (with Richard J. Pierce, Jr.) (West, 1982).


Interlocutory Appeal Procedures in Administrative Hearings (with Paul B. Larsen), 70 Mich. L. Rev. 109-146 (1971).

Legal Effect of Anti-Inflation Advice from Government Agencies, Prac. Law., Dec. 1971, at 13-25.

Rules of Evidence and Official Notice in Formal Administrative Hearings, 1971 Duke L.J. 1-50.

Summary Judgment in Administrative Adjudication (with William F. Robinson, Jr.), 84 Harv. L. Rev. 612-632 (1971), reprinted in 3 AEC Licensing Procedure and Related Legislation 1550-1570 (Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, U.S. Congress, Hearing, 1971).

Public Participation in Administrative Proceedings, 81 Yale L.J. 359-404 (1972).

Adverse Publicity by Administrative Agencies, 86 Harv. L. Rev. 1380-1441 (1973).

The Federal Trade Commission and the Future Role of Rule Making, 28 Food Drug Cosm. L.J. 736-742 (1973).

Constitutional Limitations on Admissions Procedures and Standards – Beyond Affirmative Action (with D. Brock Hornby), 60 Va. L. Rev. 917-1011 (1974).

An Introduction to Antitrust Economics, 1975 Duke L.J. 1-43.

Perspectives on Administrative Law (with Glen O. Robinson), 75 Colum L. Rev. 771-799 (1975).

Rulemaking “Due Process”: An Inconclusive Dialogue (with Glen O. Robinson), 48 U. Chi. L. Rev. 201-262 (1981).

Two’s a Crowd: The FTC’s Redundant Antitrust Powers, Regulation, Nov./Dec. 1981 at 32-42.


Summer Workshop Aids Faculty Development (with John A. C. Hetherington), Va. L. Wkly., Mar. 30, 1973, at 1, 3; reprinted in 24 Va. L. Wkly. Dicta 204-207 (1972-73).

Statement, in Congressional Oversight of Administrative Agencies (The Cost of Living Council) 39-52 (Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Hearing, Oct. 9, 1973).

Panel II: Standing Participation and Who Pays (moderator), 26 Admin. L. Rev. 423-480 (1974).

Testimony, in Congressional Review of Administrative Rulemaking 253-274 (Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, Hearing, Oct. 22, 1975).

The Burger Court: Reflections on the First Decade: Introduction, Law & Contemp. Probs., Summer 1980, at 4-6.

Review of Breyer & Stewart, Administrative Law and Regulatory Policy, 93 Harv. L. Rev. 1384-1394 (1980).

Testimony, Soft Drink Interbrand Competition Act 319-332 (Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. House of Representatives, Hearing, Apr. 29, 1980).

The Black Lung Act: An Analysis of Legal Issues Raised under the Benefit Program Created by the Federal Coal Mine Health and Safety Act of 1969 (as Amended) (Federal Judicial Center, 1981).

Impressions of China’s Legal System, Va. L. Sch. Rep., Fall 1981, at 13-16, 45.

The Developing Role of Law and Lawyers in China: Introduction, 46 Alb. L. Rev. 687-690 (1982).

Reagulation – The First Year: Antitrust and Trade Regulation, Regulation, Jan./Feb. 1982 at 22-23.

Statement, in Regarding Venue 52-55, 73-82 (Committee on the Judiciary, U.S. Senate, Hearing, May 13, 1982).