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LEGL School of Public Policy and Graziadio Business Law: Administrative Law

Use the resources in this guide to locate research and policy around laws and legislation.

What is Administrative Law?

What is administrative law?

The following text comes from the Wikipedia entry for administrative law: Administrative law is the body of law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of government. Government agency action can include rulemaking, adjudication, or the enforcement of a specific regulatory agenda. Administrative law is considered a branch of public law. As a body of law, administrative law deals with the decision-making of administrative units of government (e.g., tribunals, boards or commissions) that are part of a national regulatory scheme in such areas as police law, international trade, manufacturing, the environment, taxation, broadcasting, immigration and transport.

For information about administrative law, please read the entry on administrative law and procedures from The Gale Encyclopedia of American Law.

Where can administrative law be found?

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government of the United States. The CFR is published by the Office of the Federal Register, an agency of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The CFR is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation.

Using LexisNexis Uni to Locate Federal & State Regulations (Library Database)

Searching in the Federal Code

  • Under "Guided Search" click on the "A Publication" button
  • Under "Find Publication" enter "Code of Federal Regulations"
  • Enter keywords or subject terms in box under "Search for something specific?"
  • Click on "Search"

Searching the California State Code

  • Under "Guided Search" click on the "A Publication" button
  • Under "Find Publication" enter "California Administrative Code"
  • Enter keywords or subject terms in box under "Search for something specific?"
  • Click on "Search"

Browse Existing Federal and State Regulations (Free Resources)