Administrative Procedure Act Project

The Administrative Procedure Act Project

The Administrative Procedure Act Project

The Section has undertaken a long-term project on the Administrative Procedure Act and related statutes. The project will examine changes - legislative, judicial, and administrative - that have taken place since 1946 and recommend ways to update, integrate, and clarify the law.


The Project

 The Blackletter Statement of Federal Administrative Law (5/2004)   




Guide Books

A Guide to Federal Agency Adjudication

Written with the collaboration of Jack M. Beermann, Phyllis Bernard, Steven P. Croley, Glen O. Robinson and John Hardin Young, A Guide to Federal Agency Adjudication is designed to assist government and private counsel engaged in all varieties of administrative adjudication. The book is an outgrowth of a federal Administrative Procedure Act (APA) study that was launched by the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. While the book is focused primarily on the law of the APA, in light of its in-depth discussion, including many illustrative examples and exhaustive citation to pertinent works, A Guide to Federal Agency Adjudication will prove instructive to all who are involved with administrative agencies, whether at the federal or state level.

Comprehensive in scope, this book includes information and discussion on such topics as:

  • Adjudication under Administrative Procedures Act
  • The right to a hearing under the APA
  • Pre-hearing, Hearing and Post-hearing requirements
  • Alternative dispute resolution
  • Informal adjudication
  • The ABA's blackletter summary of adjudication
  • And more 

A Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking, 4th Edition

The complete source for understanding federal rulemaking and the requirements for each stage in the process.

This fourth edition brings the essential Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking, formerly published by the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS), completely up-to-date. A concise but thorough resource, the Guide provides a time-saving reference for the latest case law, the most recent legislation affecting rulemaking, and developments in the Clinton Administration. This manual provides agency rulemakers, participants in rulemaking and judicial review, and private practitioners with valuable insights into how federal rules are made, with an integrated view of the procedural requirements.

A Guide to Judicial and Political Review of Federal Agencies

This book provides a thorough overview of the law of judicial and political control of federal agencies. The primary focus is on the availability and scope of judicial review, but the book also discusses the control exercised by the U.S. President and Congress. This comprehensive guide is a companion to two other titles published by the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice: A Guide to Federal Agency Adjudication and A Guide to Federal Agency Rulemaking