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Administrative Law: Administrative Decisions

A guide for researching administrative law.

Agency Decisions

Most agencies have an adjudicative function where they interpret and enforce regulations. Unlike court decisions, these administrative decisions are not published in one place like a reporter. They might not be published at all.

Administrative decisions are often published on agency websites. A list of federal departments and agencies can be found at usa.gov or in the United States Government Manual.

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Westlaw Administrative Decisions & Guidance

Lexis Administrative Materials

HeinOnline U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions, and Appeals

Other resources

The University of Virginia Library has compiled an exhaustive list of places to look for administrative decisions. It's an excellent resource in helping track down administrative rulings.




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