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Administrative Law Review

The Administrative Law Review was established in 1948 and is the official law journal of the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice.

Administrative Law Review  
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Admin. L. Rev.
Adm. Law Rev.
Discipline Administrative law, Legal studies
Language English
Edited by Student editors at American University Washington College of Law
Publication details
Washington College of Law and American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice (United States)
Publication history
Frequency Quarterly
ISSN 0001-8368
LCCN sf82003051
OCLC no. 01461100



The journal is a quarterly publication that is managed and edited by approximately 80 students at the Washington College of Law. The 2017–2018 Editor-in-Chief is Jonathan Heinz. The journal has been cited by the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit[1] (which is known as the administrative law circuit), and since 2000 has been cited by the Second,[2] Fourth,[3] Fifth,[4] Ninth,[5] and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal.[6] It was also cited by the Supreme Court of the United States.[7]


The Administrative Law Review selects staff members based on a competitive exercise that tests candidates on their editing skills, research skills, legal analysis skills, and legal writing ability. There is not a preset number of accepted candidates each year; recent classes of new editors have ranged from about 45 to 50. The candidate "write-on" exercise is distributed to candidates during their second semester at the law school. An optional "grade-on" process allows students to become staff members based solely on their grades. Transfer students are also eligible for admission through a fall write-on process.


  1. ^ See, e.g., National Mining Ass'n v. Mine Safety and Health Admin., 512 F.3d 696, 700 (D.C. Cir. 2008); Central Texas Telephone Co-op., Inc. v. FCC, 402 F.3d 205, 210-11 (D.C. Cir. 2005).
  2. ^ Sweet v. Sheahan, 235 F.3d 80, 88 (2d Cir. 2000).
  3. ^ U.S. v. Duke Energy Corp., 411 F.3d 539, 548 n.6 (4th Cir. 2005).
  4. ^ Walton v. Rose Mobile Homes LLC, 298 F.3d 470, 490 (5th Cir. 2005).
  5. ^ U.S. v. Kriesel, 508 F.3d 941, 945 (9th Cir. 2007).
  6. ^ Dalton v. U.S. Dep't of Labor, 58 Fed. App'x 442, 445 (10th Cir. 2003).
  7. ^ Immigration and Naturalization Service v. Chadha, 462 U.S. 919, 955 n.19 (1983).

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