Chapter 2

Researching Administrative Law

Original Author: Susan Kiefer

Revised Feburary, 2015 by Neal Axton

2.1 Introduction

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Research in administrative law requires a command of many different legal resources. In addition to rules, agency decisions, executive orders, and opinions of the attorney general, the researcher often must find statutes that grant authority to an agency and cases that review agency action. Secondary sources such as treatises, legal periodicals, and continuing education materials provide background, interpretation, and analysis for the primary sources. This chapter will outline the techniques for finding Minnesota administrative law.