July 12, 2018

About Us

About Us

The ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

What is the Section of Administrative Law?

The Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice is an important actual and virtual gathering place for lawyers practicing in every sector and serving in government and academia.  Regular participants in the Section’s activities and programs already know that the Section offers a vibrant community of scholars and practitioners who seek to explain and improve the functioning of administrative agencies so that they serve the public well.

If you are examining the Section’s webpage for the first time, or have visited only infrequently, I hope that you will find useful publications on administrative law basics, expert commentary offering diverse perspectives on recent developments in agency actions and court decisions, and materials reflecting efforts to reform the laws that govern agencies and reviewing courts.  

The wide range and scope of Section publications and activities include: A Blackletter Statement of Federal Administrative Law (now in its second edition), the quarterly Administrative and Regulatory Law News, publications on topics as varied as lobbying, immigration and veterans issues, Notice & Comment, the Section’s blog published with the Yale Journal on Regulation, the Section’s comment letters on legislative proposals, the signature Fall Conference, the Homeland Security Program, regular brown bag events and teleconferences on emerging topics. 

This Section is where the administrative lawyer wants and needs to be.

 

Why Should You Join?

"The Section brings together lawyers accomplished in administrative law from government, private practice, and academia of all ideological stripes.  It is open to younger as well as more senior lawyers, and affords numerous opportunities for intellectual satisfaction, professional advancement, positive social effects- and, yes, fun.  We invite you to participate in the many interesting and important activities of the section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.”

H. Russell Frisby, Jr.
Partner, Stinson Leonard Street LLP

"The Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section plays an invaluable role in bringing government and private attorneys together to discuss and debate significant regulatory issues. The seminars it sponsors are uniformly excellent.  The Administrative Law Review is highly respected, featuring timely articles on major administrative law issues.  These are the reasons why I have been a member for many years."

James H. Burnley
Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation, Partner Venable LLP

Read more from our Members about what Section Membership can do for you!

Chair's Welcome

Welcome to the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. The Section is an actual and virtual gathering place for judges, lawyers, government officials, specialists in government relations, and teachers and students of law who are interested in the powers and responsibilities of government agencies at federal, state and local levels, the processes by which they operate, review of their actions, their executive, legislative, and judicial branch relationships, and their relationship with the public.   It is a place for education, communication, and professional enjoyment.  Here you can learn about the field of administrative law, read and hear about the latest developments, sort out a thorny administrative law problem, share ideas, develop proposals for improving the way government works, become a recognized speaker and author, and develop friendships with colleagues who share your interests. We offer a wide array of multi-day and full day programs Continuing Legal Education (CLE) programs, webinars, brown bags, member mix and mingles, and other events; we publish a weekly blog, a quarterly journal, a law review, books and other works authored by the very best in the field; we have committees covering many different areas of interest, led by knowledgeable, talented, and wonderful-to-know members.  Please join us.  I look forward to getting to know you.

Read More: 2017-2018 Chair's Welcome

John F. Cooney, Partner, Venable LLP

John F. Cooney, Partner, Venable LLP

Section Chair 2017-2018

Section Senior Fellows and Fellows

View the full list of our distinguished Senior Fellows and Fellows of the Section here.

Senior Fellow, Hon. Sally Katzen (left), and Renée Landers, Immediate Past Section Chair (right).

Senior Fellow, Hon. Sally Katzen (left), and Renée Landers, Immediate Past Section Chair (right).

2017 Administrative Law Conference

Section Strategic Plan 2013 Update

 

Section Bylaws