Skip to Main Content

MGT301 Business Law I: Administrative Law

Information Resources for Business Law

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.

Use Fastcase (below) to browse the CFR. Select "Browse Libraries" and click on the tab labeled "All Federal". Select "Code of Federal Regulations" from "Regulations and Administrative Codes" under "Administrative Materials", Click on the desired edition and select Titles, Chapters, Parts, and Sections. Search the CFR in Fastcase by using the dropdown menu beside the Search box to filter your 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.

Search the Federal Register in Fastcase (below) by using the dropdown menu beside the Search box to filter your search. Browse by selecting "Browse Libraries" and "All Federal", then select "Federal Register" at the bottom of the list of "Administrative Materials"


Pennsylvania State--Pennsylvania Code via Library Databases

Select "Pennsylvania" in Fastcase from the "Regulations" list under "Primary & Secondary Documents",  or select "The Pennsylvania Code" under "Administrative Materials" after selecting "Pennsylvania".

County, City Codes and Ordinances

Subject Guide

Profile Photo
Helen Yoas
Madigan Library
Hours: M-F 9:00am-5:00pm
570-320-2400 ext. 7920