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Adam I. Muchmore

Adam Muchmore

Professor of Law
Affiliate, Center for Health Care and Policy Research
Affiliate, Penn State Initiative on Law, Policy, and Engineering

Curriculum Vitae
SSRN Profile

(814) 865-8972

J.D., Yale Law School
B.A., University of Oklahoma, summa cum laude

Professor Adam I. Muchmore focuses his research on food and drug regulation. He is also interested in the role of the uncertainty, delegation, and discretion in complex regulatory systems, the regulation of international business, and the civil litigation process. He is the author of Food and Drug Regulation: A Statutory Approach (2021) and Food and Drug Regulation: Statutory and Regulatory Supplement (2023 Edition), both published by Carolina Academic Press.

Professor Muchmore graduated from Yale Law School in 2003, where he was co-editor-in-chief of the Yale Journal of International Law. Following graduation, he served as a law clerk to Judge Keith P. Ellison of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas and Judge Karen Nelson Moore of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. He then worked as a litigation associate in the Washington, D.C., office of Sidley Austin LLP, where he focused his practice on the life sciences industry. Prior to joining Penn State Law, he was a Bigelow Teaching Fellow and Lecturer in Law at the University of Chicago Law School.

He regularly teaches Food and Drug Regulation, Conflict of Laws, and Civil Procedure. He served as Associate Dean for Research and Partnerships from July 2017 through December 2018.

Food and Drug Regulation: Statutory and Regulatory Supplement (Carolina Academic Press, 2023 Edition)

Marketing Authorization at the FDA: Paradigms and Alternatives, 74 Admin. L. Rev. 539 (2022)

Food and Drug Regulation: Statutory and Regulatory Supplement (Carolina Academic Press, 2022 Edition)

Food and Drug Regulation: A Statutory Approach (Carolina Academic Press, 2021) (publisher website(first chapter on SSRN)

Food and Drug Regulation: Statutory and Regulatory Supplement (Carolina Academic Press, 2021 Edition)

Uncertainty, Complexity, and Regulatory Design, 53 Hous. L. Rev. 1321 (2016)

Jurisdictional Standards (and Rules), 46 Vand. J. Transnat'l L. 171 (2013)

International Activity and Domestic Law, 1 Penn St. J. L. & Int'l Aff. 363 (2012)

Private Regulation and Foreign Conduct, 47 San Diego L. Rev. 371 (2010)

Passports and Nationality in International Law, 10 U. C. Davis J. Int’l L. & Pol’y 301 (2004), reprinted in 26 Immigr. & Nat’lity L. Rev.327 (2005)

Review of Multilateral Treaty-Making (Vera Gowlland-Debbas, 2000), 26 Yale J. Int’l L. 547 (2001)