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MGT301 Business Law I: Administrative Law

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What is administrative law?

From Wikipedia:

Administrative law is the body of law that governs the activities of administrative agencies of government. Government agency action can include rulemaking, adjudication, or the enforcement of a specific regulatory agenda. Administrative law is considered a branch of public law. As a body of law, administrative law deals with the decision-making of administrative units of government (e.g., tribunals, boards or commissions) that are part of a national regulatory scheme in such areas as police law, international trade, manufacturing, the environment, taxation, broadcasting, immigration and transport.

Code of Federal Regulations Online

Federal Register Online

Pennsylvania State Online Resources

Pennsylvania State Print Resources

Code of Federal Regulations

The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) is the codification of the general and permanent rules and regulations (sometimes called administrative law) published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the Federal Government of the United States. The CFR is published by the Office of the Federal Register, an agency of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The CFR is divided into 50 titles that represent broad areas subject to Federal regulation.

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  • Click on the tab labeled "Federal Materials"
  • Select "Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)" from the list of sources
  • Type your search terms in the box that appears at the top of the screen
  • Click the "Search" button
  • Note:  Instead of using search terms, you can browse the specific section or title of the code by clicking on it

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  • Under "Guided Search" click on the "A Publication" button
  • Under "Find Publication" enter "Code of Federal Regulations"
  • Enter keywords or subject terms in box under "Search for something specific?"
  • Click on "Search"

Federal Register

The Federal Register is the official journal of the federal government of the United States that contains most routine publications and public notices of government agencies.

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  • Click on the “Federal Materials" tab
  • Click on "Federal Register”
  • Enter your search terms in the search box at the top of the screen
  • Click on the “Search” button

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  • Under "Guided Search" click on the "A Publication" button
  • Under "Find Publication" enter "Federal Register"
  • Enter keywords or subject terms in box under "Search for something specific?"
  • Click on "Search"

 

Pennsylvania State--Pennsylvania Code via Library Databases

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  • With the “All Content” tab select, click on “Regulations”
  • Under the list of states, select “Pennsylvania”
  • Enter your search terms in the box at the top of the screen
  • Note: Links to related documents will appear in the column on the right
 

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  • Under "Guided Search" click on the "A Publication" button
  • Under "Find Publication" enter "Pennsylvania Administrative Code"
  • Enter keywords or subject terms in box under "Search for something specific?"
  • Click on "Search"

Proposed Regulations

In Thomson Reuter's Westlaw under the "All Content" tab, click on "Proposed & Adopted Regulations."

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County, City Codes and Ordinances

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