Introduction to Administrative Materials

Introduction to Administrative Materials

Introduce yourself to the specialized legal research methods needed for finding and analyzing materials created by administrative agencies, including a general overview of why and how administrative agencies are created, the types of functions agencies engage in, the different kinds of materials agencies produce, and where regulations and adjudicative orders are published.


This tutorial, Understanding Regulations and Administrative Law, is closely related to the course on Administrative Law. Where the Administrative Law course covers substantive and procedural administrative law, here we focus on the nuts and bolts of how the agency materials published in the course of those processes relate to each other and create law.

I. Administrative Materials

There are several different administrative materials that the skilled legal researcher needs to master. What are...