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U.S. Administrative Law Research

A guide to finding regulations and administrative decisions issued by federal agencies

CALI Lessons

The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) offers several lessons related to federal administrative law, including:

  • Basic Structure of the Federal Administrative Procedure Act
  • Commencement of Rulemaking
  • Formal Rulemaking
  • Introduction and Sources of Authority for Administrative Law
  • Researching Federal Administrative Regulations

UW Law students should contact the Reference Office to obtain the CALI registration code.


This section of the guide identifies general sources on regulatory activities, selected law books on administrative law, useful directories, and other legal research guides.


For scholarly treatments, see:

For an overview, see



History of the Administrative Procedure Act