May 30, 2018

Why Join the Section?

Our Mission

As the home for lawyers who work for, interact with, or study government entities, our Section seeks to enhance their professional development, and further the vital public interest in effective, efficient and fair administration at all levels of government. It is our mission to:Be The leader in providing professional development opportunities for current and future administrative law practitioners. Lend our legal expertise to the resolution of important administrative law issues at the state, national and international levels.Provide authoritative and practical analyses and products for the improvement of administrative law and practice.Provide settings in which government, private, and academic lawyers, and the judiciary can exchange insights and information.

Lend our legal expertise to the resolution of important administrative law issues at the state, national, and international levels.

Provide authoritative and practical analyses and products for the improvement of administrative law and practice.

Provide settings in which government, private, and academic lawyers, and the judiciary can exchange insights and information.

We invite you to join us!

 

Administrative Law, Everybody Does It!


"The field of administrative law is appealing to many lawyers because of the almost limitless variety of contexts and areas to which it applies. Nearly every area of human activity is the subject of regulatory legislation and agency implementation...

[T]he Section's tag line: 'Administrative Law, Everybody Does It!" certainly describe[s] the experience of the contemporary practitioner of administrative law."

Renée M. Landers, Section Chair 2016-2017, Professor of Law, Faculty Director of Health and Biomedical Law Concentration, Suffolk University Law School

"Do you like trying to solve complex problems? Do you consider yourself analytical and are you enthusiastic to test your analytical skills? If your answers are all yes, then you should consider a career in...administrative law. ...One sure way to get engaged in the regulatory process is by joining the American Bar Association’s Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice."

Andrew Emery, Section Council, President, The Regulatory Group

Elevate Your Career with the Administrative Law Section


"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

"For the past twenty-five years or so, the Ad Law Section has been an important part of my professional life. Initially, the most tangible benefits from my membership were educational – learning from the Section's excellent publications and conferences and seminars. But over time, as I became involved in Section committee work, and then assumed increasingly-responsible leadership positions, I reaped a different order of benefit from Section membership on top of the educational ones. I made life-long friendships, enhanced my leadership skills, and networked with the nation's most knowledgeable and prominent administrative lawyers and scholars. All this has enriched my career in a way that I can't now imagine having missed!"

Randolph J. May, President, The Free State Foundation

Law Students: Begin Your Career with The Section

"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 Member

"There are a variety of meaningful leadership positions for students, and students can observe the best and brightest lawyers address some of the leading questions in administrative and regulatory law."

Eleanor Kinney, Co-Director of the Center for Law and Health at Indiana University School of Law

Learn More About Student Section Membership Benefits Here!