The fifth edition of this handy reference provides the reader with a practical grasp of the essential principles of this discipline. This edition is expanded beyond the basic hearing that was addressed in the first edition to include discussions of the most important and pressing aspects of administrative law. The text provides a sound legal background for each topic and addresses practical problems that arise in day-to-day operations. The reader will find sufficient information to acquire a good grasp of those principles of administrative law that are of most importance not only to lawyers, but to agency members and staff, government decision-makers and students. Specific topics addressed include: Grant and subdelegation of authority • Discretion • Practice hints in dealing with agency guidelines for agencies and practitioners • Powers of an agency to control its own procedure • Conduct of a hearing • Agency decisions and reasons • Reasonable or legitimate expectations.
The text also contains a topical reference to the five-volume looseleaf, Practice and Procedure Before Administrative Tribunals, from which this work is derived.