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Welcome Law Students!

ALR (Administrative Law Review, American University, Washington College of Law) Editorial Board volunteering at the 2017 Administrative Law Fall Conference in Washington, DC

Student Membership Benefits

“Student membership in the ABA Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice section has been invaluable to my law school career.  The Homeland Security Law Institute was a fantastic opportunity to learn about developments on the cutting edge of security law.  I was able to network with the movers and shakers in the field and found my summer internship through contacts I made at the conference.”

-   Bailey J. Woolfstead, Law Student

"The opportunities for young lawyers in administrative law, government, and regulation are remarkably robust, even in a down economy.   A 2009 study by Partnership for Public Service of 35 federal agencies foresees a need for about 24,000 lawyers in federal government positions in the coming years, to replace retirees.   Additional growth in private, state, and local legal jobs is likely to come for economic recovery efforts of the federal government."

- Jim O’Reilly

Careers in Admin Law

Administrative lawyers assist clients by helping them to understand new regulatory schemes. Likewise, they assist clients by preparing comments, which describe how to improve a proposed regulation. Also, government agencies enforce laws through licensing. Administrative lawyers help clients obtain licenses or benefits. Similarly, administrative lawyers represent clients when the government wishes to take away a license.

Check out our updated Careers in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice web page with advice from top practitioners detailing all the legal opportunities in administrative law.

Benefits of Volunteering

Enhance your legal education
Go beyond the classroom and gain exposure to the most cutting edge administrative law and regulatory practice issues of today. While most students are learning about legal issues written in a text book you will have the chance to hear from the renowned private and public practitioners in the field.

Create unique opportunities – Volunteer today and network with the leading practitioners in government, private practice, academics, and judges.

  • Join a committee - The Section has 52 committees ranging in subject from Beverage Alcohol Practice to Constitutional Law and Separation of Powers.
  • Continuing Legal Education - Organize Panels
  • Write for the Administrative and Regulatory Law News
  • Develop your own ways to get involved and share your ideas with the section, (202) 662-1582

To volunteer, contact the section's Law Student Division liaison, Sara Appellof at [email protected].

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TYL In Focus: Administrative Law

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Careers in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice

This book is an essential resource for law students and lawyers interested in a career in administrative law! In the first half of the book, a national expert describes the field, and outlines your optimal entry strategies. The second half offers individual, personalized examples of the various career paths in administrative law, and details the demands and rewards of each.