Administrative Law Research

November 2022
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.

Introductory Sources

(Selected sources providing a quick overview)

Administrative Law and Process in a Nutshell (6th ed. 2017)
KF5402 .Z9 G4 2017 (RESERVE)  West Academic

Principles of Administrative Law (Concise Hornbooks Series) (3rd ed. 2019)
KF5402 .W435 2019 (RESERVE)  West Academic

A Short & Happy Guide to Administrative Law (2nd ed. 2022)
West Academic 

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)  e-CFR  govinfo  Westlaw  HeinOnline  Lexis

Federal Register  govinfo  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

Federal Administrative Decisions & Guidance  Westlaw

Bloomberg/BNA, Administrative Law (looseleaf service featuring decisions, statutes & leg. history)
KF5401 .A52 P5 (2nd Floor)

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

Virginia  Administrative Decisions & Guidance  Westlaw

Virginia State Agency Directory


(Selected sources only)

Federal Administrative Procedure Sourcebook (William F. Funk, Jeffrey S. Lubbers & Charles Pou, Jr. eds., 5th ed. 2016)
KF5406 A3 2016 (2nd Floor)

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

Kristin E. Hickman & Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Administrative Law Treatise (6th ed. 2019 & annual supp.)  Cheetah

Charles H. Koch, Administrative Law and Practice (3rd ed. 2010 & annual supp.)
KF5407 K63 2010 (2nd Floor)  Westlaw

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

James T. O'Reilly, Administrative Rulemaking (annual)
KF5411 .O73 (2nd Floor)  Westlaw

Richard J. Pierce, Jr., Administrative Law (3rd ed. 2020)  West Academic


Periodical Indexes

Legal Source
Contains detailed indexing for over 1,200 legal journals, law reviews, yearbooks, institutes, statutes, bar association and university publications. Includes full text for over 400 journals. Coverage: 1908 - present.

Subject Queries:

  • Administrative Law
  • Administrative Acts
  • Government Agencies

Selected Periodicals on Administrative Law

Administrative and Regulatory Law News  HeinOnline

Administrative Law Review
IN LAW PERIODICALS (v.14-v.66, 1961-2014)  Westlaw  HeinOnline  Lexis

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary
IN LAW PERIODICALS (v.1-v.26, 1981-2006)  Westlaw  HeinOnline  Lexis

Regulation (Cato Institute)
IN LAW PERIODICALS (v.1-v.38, 1977-2015)  Website  HeinOnline

Yale Journal on Regulation
IN LAW PERIODICALS (v.1-33, 1983-2016)  Westlaw  HeinOnline  Lexis