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Legal Resources for Journalists

This guide is an introduction to legal research for journalists and other non-lawyers in the NYU community.

Administrative law and agencies

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How Administrative Laws Are Organized

Administrative laws are regulations that come from government agencies. They can be from federal agencies (the Environmental Protection Agency, Federal Communications Commission), state agencies, or local/municipal codes.

Finding Federal Administrative Law

Federal Agency Directories

Finding State Administrative Law

New York State Agency Directories

Finding New York City Administrative Law (Municipal Law)