Federal Administrative Materials
- Information about federal administrative materials and administrative law. An excellent overview of administrative law is Richard J. Pierce, Jr.'s three-volume Administrative Law Treatise, available in the Law Library at KF 5402.P54. Note: Many highly-regulated areas are covered by a topic-specific loose-leaf.
- Code of Federal Regulations: Lexis, West, ProQuest Congressional, Hein, GPO's Federal Digital System. Recent print editions of CFR titles are available at Langson; see, for example, the ANTPAC record for CFR 1, General Provisions.
- Federal Register: Lexis, West, Hein, FederalRegister.gov. Print and microform editions of the Federal Register are available at Langson; see, for example, the ANTPAC record for the Federal Register.
- Federal agency decisions: Since UCI is a Federal depository library, many decisions are available on campus in print or microform. Easiest access to digital versions is through individual catalog records with links to, for example, LLMC-Digital and U.S. Federal Agency Decisions and Appeals from HeinOnline. BNA, Lexis, and Westlaw also offer access to federal agency decisions; decisions are grouped by agency. Many agency decisions are also available from the agency's website. The University of Virginia Library website provides links to agency decisions organized by agency and by subject.
California Administrative Materials
- Information about California administrative materials and administrative law. Lexis offers a guide to California Public Agency Practice in its multi-volume Bender practice guide, California Forms of Pleading and Practice, available in the law library at KFC 1010.A65. California Administrative Hearing Practice and California Administrative Mandamus are available online through OnLaw.
- California Code of Regulations - Lexis, West, ccr.oal.ca.gov. The California Code of Regulations is also available in print at Langson. Please note that Title 24, the California Buiding Standards, is published separately and available in the Law Library at KFC 813.A39 C35 or online from bsc.ca.gov.
- California Regulatory Notice Register ("Z Register") - Lexis, www.oal.ca.gov. The Z Register is available in print at Langson.
- California agency decisions. Lexis and West offer access to many agency decisions; decisions are grouped by agency. Many agency decisions are also available from agency websites. For a directory of California agency websites, see www.ca.gov/CaSearch/Agencies.aspx.
Attorney General Opinions
Attorneys General advise government officials on questions of law related to their work. In general, Attorney General opinions are not binding on courts, but they are given substantial weight.
The United States Attorney General advises the President, heads of executive departments, and Secretaries of military departments on questions of law related to their departments' work. 28 U.S.C. § 511 et seq.
- 1992-current. Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel. www.justice.gov. Format: HTML and PDF. Not authenticated.
- 1977-1996. Opinions of the Office of Legal Counsel. In print, from LLMC, and from Hein (v.1-v.19/20)
- 1869-1980. Official Opinions from the AG. In print, from LLMC, and from Hein (v.13-v.43)
- 1781-1869. Official Opinions from the AG. LLMC and Hein (v.1-v.12)
In California, the Attorney General is required to give opinions on questions of law from members of the legislature, some state officers, state agency and county counsel, district attorneys and sheriffs, and city prosecuting attorneys. Cal. Gov't. Code, § 12519.