administrative law.The law governing the organization and operation of administrative agencies (including executive and independent agencies) and the relations of administrative agencies with the legislature, the executive, the judiciary, and the public. • Administrative law is
divided into three parts: (1) the statutes endowing agencies with powers and establishing rules of substantive law relating to those powers; (2) the body of agency-made law, consisting of A administrative rules, regulations, reports, opinions containing findings of fact, and orders; and (3)
the legal principles governing the acts of public agents when those acts conflict with private rights. [Cases: Administrative Law and Procedure 1. C.J.S. Public Administrative Law and Procedure §2.]
“Administrative law deals with the field of legal control exercised by law-administering agencies other than courts, and the field of control exercised by courts over such agencies.” Felix Frankfurter, The Task of Administrative Law, 75 U. Pa. L. Rev. 614, 615 (1927).
“[A]dministrative law is to labor law, securities regulation, and tax what civil procedure is to contracts, torts, and commercial law. Administrative law studies the way government institutions do things. It is therefore the procedural component to any practice that affects or is affected by
government decision makers other than just the courts. Its study goes beyond traditional questions; it explores a variety of procedures and it develops ideas about decision making and decision makers.” 1 Charles H. Koch, Administrative Law and Practice§ 1.2, at 2 (2d ed. 1997).
international administrative law.
1. The internal law and rules of international organizations.
2. The substantive rules of international law that directly refer to the administrative matters of individual states. 3. Domestic administrative law specifically concerned with international problems or situations. — Also termed administrative international law.
Black’s Law Dictionary (8th ed. 2004)