Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals, Third Edition / Edition 3

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Professors who want to educate their students on the basics of administrative law, and launch them into their careers, find Basic Administrative Law for Paralegals the definitive one-stop resource. Now in its third edition, this valuable book brings students up to date with case studies, cements their learning with entertaining exercises, and gives them proven advice and resources for the job hunt.

These key features make the book a one-of-a-kind resource:

  • provides thorough coverage, beginning with how administrative agencies are created and structured, then such key topics as agency discretion; rules and regulations; clients┬┐ rights; investigations; informal and formal proceedings; and judicial review
  • includes extensive pedagogy, with chapter summaries, key terms, review questions; illustrative charts, figures and examples.
  • provides learning-friendly end-of-chapter activities, such as crossword puzzles, fill-in-the-blank exercises, and web resources.
  • advanced studies sections provide more in-depth exercises and research projects
  • focuses on paralegal skills and careers, covering professional skills such as researching and case preparation
  • final chapter details information on career opportunities in both the private and public sectors
  • includes Instructor's Manual with exercises, answers, a complete test bank, and PowerPoint slides

New to the Third Edition:

  • electronic workbook which focuses on Internet access; exercises for laws, rules, and agencies; and current topics on agency websites and agency organization.
  • new cases and updated U.S. Code sections
  • new agency bureaus and titles created post 9/11
  • revamped advanced studies sections, making the projects and documents more accessible
  • a listing of pertinent URLs for speedier Internet access to supplement research projects
  • updated government forms
  • a guide to Internet access for government records, such as the Federal Register

An author website to support classroom instruction using this title is available at

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780735557482
  • Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
  • Publication date: 7/17/2006
  • Edition description: 3RD BK&CDR
  • Edition number: 3
  • Pages: 360
  • Product dimensions: 7.10 (w) x 10.10 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

1 Administrative Law and Administrative Agencies 1
2 Development of Administrative Law 31
3 Agency Discretion 63
4 Client Rights 99
5 Agency Rules and Regulations 139
6 Investigations and Information Gathering 173
7 Informal Proceedings 203
8 Administrative Agency Hearings 235
9 Judicial Review 273
10 Paralegalism in Administrative Law 323
Glossary 349
Table of Cases 353
Index 355
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