William and Mary Law School

Administrative Law Research

November 2015
Updated by Paul Hellyer

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Some resources on this page are subscription databases that require a W&M ID and password for off-campus access.  

Lexis and Westlaw require individual IDs and passwords for both off-campus and on-campus access.

Library Materials

Library Catalog

To search for books, journals, and audiovisual materials held by William & Mary libraries, use the online catalog.

Search Tips:

  • Subject Queries:
    • 'administrative procedure'
    • 'administrative agencies'
    • 'administrative law'
  • Individual jurisdictions can be searched, e.g. 'administrative law' and Virginia

To search for materials from other libraries, use the Worldcat database.

Shelf Browsing

To browse the library's shelves for books on administrative law, look in or around call number KF5400.  Some relevant books are on reserve.

Primary Sources

(Selected sources only)


Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)  FDSys  Westlaw  HeinOnline  Lexis

Federal Register  FDSys  Westlaw  HeinOnline  Lexis

Virginia Administrative Code  State website  Westlaw  Lexis

Virginia Register of Regulations  State website  Lexis

Other Administrative Materials

A-Z Index of U.S. Government Departments and Agencies  Usa.gov

Federal Administrative Decisions & Guidance  Westlaw

Pike & Fischer, Administrative Law (looseleaf service featuring decisions, statutes & leg. history)
KF5401 A52 P5 (STACKS)

U.S. Federal Agency Documents, Decisions and Appeals  HeinOnline

Virginia  Administrative Decisions & Guidance  Westlaw

Virginia State Agency Directory  Virginia.gov


(Selected sources only)

Alfred C. Aman, Administrative Law (3rd ed. 2014)
KF5402 A8 2014 (RESERVE)

Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice (Jeffrey S. Lubbers ed., annual)
KF5402 D38 (STACKS)

Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook (William F. Funk, Jeffrey S. Lubbers & Charles Pou, Jr. eds., 4th ed. 2008)
KF5406 A3 2008 (STACKS)

Steven W. Feldman, West's Federal Administrative Practice (4th ed. 2002 & annual supp.)
KF8840 V62 v. 1 & 2 2002 (STACKS)   Westlaw

Charles H. Koch, Administrative Law and Practice (3rd ed. 2010 & annual supp.)
KF5407 K63 2010 (STACKS)  Westlaw

Basil J. Mezines et al., Administrative Law (1977 & annual supp.)  Lexis

Richard J. Pierce, Administrative Law Treatise (5th ed. 2010 & 2016 supp.)
KF5402 .D32 2010 (RESERVE)



LegalTrac is a database that indexes articles from law reviews, bar association publications, legal magazines and legal newspapers.

Coverage: 1980-present.

Subject Queries:

  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Procedure

Selected Periodicals on Administrative Law

Administrative and Regulatory Law News  HeinOnline

Administrative Law Review
IN LAW PERIODICAL STACKS  Westlaw  HeinOnline  Lexis

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary
Yale Journal on Regulation