administrative law

administrative law
administrative law n: the branch of the law dealing with government agencies

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

administrative law
The body of laws that governs administrative agencies.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.

administrative law
the body of rules and procedures that organises government and provides mechanisms for redress of grievances as a result of decisions or actions of government. For lawyers its main practical manifestation is seen in cases of judicial review of administrative action.

Collins dictionary of law. . 2001.

administrative law
The procedures created by administrative agencies (governmental bodies), including rules, regulations, opinions, and orders. These procedures are often unique to each agency and are usually not found in statutes.
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Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

administrative law
1 The law covering the organization, duties, and operation of an administrative agency.
2 The law created by an administrative agency consisting of rules, regulations, orders, opinions, or reports containing findings of fact and administrative hearing decisions.

Webster's New World Law Dictionary. . 2000.

administrative law
   the procedures created by administrative agencies (governmental bodies of the city, county, state or federal government) involving rules, regulations, applications, licenses, permits, available information, hearings, appeals and decision-making. Federal agency procedures are governed by the Administrative Procedure Act, and many states have adopted similar procedural formats either by law or regulation. It is important to consider two vital factors in dealing with administrative agencies
   1) the rules and regulations are often special for each agency and are not usually found in the statutes but in those regulations;
   2) a member of the public must "exhaust his/her administrative remedies" (take every step, including appeals) with the agency and its system before he/she can challenge the administrative ruling with a lawsuit in court. There are exceptions (such as emergency or obvious futility) to exhausting one's remedies, but those are rare. Administrative law can be a technical jungle, and many lawyers make lots of money from knowing how to hack their way through it on behalf of their clients.
   See also: administrative law, judge, Administrative Procedure Act

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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