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  • Administrative law | LII / Legal Information Institute
    to act as agents for the executive Generally administrative agencies are created to protect a public interest rather than to vindicate private rights Governmental agencies must act within Constitutional parameters These and other limits have been codified into statutes such as the Federal Administrative Procedure Act FAPA and state analogs The FAPA is a remedial statute designed to ensure uniformity and openness in the procedures used by federal agencies The Act is comprised of a comprehensive regulatory scheme governing regulations adjudications and rule making in general terms The FAPA is the major source for federal administrative agency law while state agencies administration and regulation are governed by comparable state acts Definition from Nolo s Plain English Law Dictionary The procedures created by administrative agencies governmental bodies including rules regulations opinions and orders These procedures are often unique to each agency and are usually not found in statutes Definition provided by Nolo s Plain English Law Dictionary August 19 2010 5 10 pm menu of sources What s new Cornell e Rulemaking Initiative Federal Material Federal Statutes 5 U S C Government Organization and Employees 5 U S C Ch 5 Federal Administrative Procedure Act Federal Agency Regulations See generally the Code of Federal Regulations Federal Judicial Decisions Supreme Court Recent Administrative Law Decisions Selected Historic Decisions liibulletin Oral Argument Previews U S Circuit Courts of Appeals Recent Decisions on Administrative Law State Material State Statutes State Statutes Dealing with State Government State Judicial Decisions NY Court of Appeals Administrative Law Cases Commentary from liibulletin ny Appellate Decisions from Other States Other References Key Internet Sources EFOIA Guidelines Administrative Law News ABA Section of Administrative Law Regulatory Practice ABA Administrative Procedure Database Florida State University College of Law House Judiciary Committee includes information from Subcommittee on Commercial and Administrative Law Weblogs

    Original URL path: http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/administrative_law (2012-11-09)
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  • Our Legal Collections | LII / Legal Information Institute
    Updated Find a Lawyer Our Legal Collections Our Legal Collections Federal law Constitution U S Code C F R Supreme Court Federal Rules State law resources State statutes by topic U C C Uniform laws World law Toolbox Donations cover only 20 of our costs Law about Articles from Wex Negotiable instruments Sales Hotels and restaurants Products liability Military Find a Lawyer All lawyers Get Involved LII Announce Blog LII

    Original URL path: http://www.law.cornell.edu/lii/get_the_law/our_legal_collections (2012-11-09)
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  • Stay Updated on the Law | LII / Legal Information Institute
    optional reenter password deliver delayed digest No Yes You will be sent email requesting confirmation to prevent others from gratuitously subscribing you This is a hidden list which means that the list of members is available only to the list administrator You may enter a privacy password otherwise one will be generated for you This password provides only mild security but should prevent others from messing with your subscription The password will occasionally be emailed back to you in cleartext Manage your Liibulletin subscription To unsubscribe from Liibulletin get a password reminder or change your subscription options enter your subscription email address If you leave the field blank you will be prompted for your email address About Liibulletin Liibulletin Archives English USA The subscribers list is only available to the list administrator Enter your admin address and password to visit the subscribers list Admin address Password Liibulletin list run by ssf6 at cornell edu vkimber at liicornell org Liibulletin administrative interface requires authorization Overview of all ruckus law cornell edu mailing lists version 2 1 5 Blogs Toolbox Donations cover only 20 of our costs Law about Articles from Wex Administrative law Finding and Citing the Unimportant Decisions of the

    Original URL path: http://www.law.cornell.edu/lii/get_the_law/stay_updated (2012-11-09)
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  • Find a Lawyer | LII / Legal Information Institute
    a Lawyer Lawyer directory Get your Cornell LII badge now Improve your listings by supporting the Legal Information Institute at Cornell Law School and free legal information online Toolbox Donations cover only 20 of our costs Law about Articles from Wex Finding and Citing the Unimportant Decisions of the U S Courts of Appeals FAQ Getting started as an author Editorial contributions Alternative Dispute Resolution Find a Lawyer All lawyers

    Original URL path: http://www.law.cornell.edu/lii/get_the_law/find_a_lawyer (2012-11-09)
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  • liibulletin: The LII Supreme Court Bulletin | LII / Legal Information Institute
    has covered cases currently before the US Supreme Court Bulletin content is available on this site and by free email subscription See the Cornell Chronicle s 2004 article and 2007 article on this liibulletin project Congratulations to the 2012 2013 editorial board See all 2012 13 oral argument previews term preview Recent previews Smith et al v United States Question Presented Issue Facts Discussion Analysis Issue s Whether requiring the defendant to bear the burden of proving withdrawal from a conspiracy as an affirmative defense violates Due Process top continues docket number 11 8976 Marx v Gen Revenue Corp Question s presented Issue s Facts Discussion Analysis Issue Whether a plaintiff who brings a good faith claim under the FDCPA may be ordered to pay the defendant s costs and attorney s fees if they lose top continues docket number 11 1175 Evans v Michigan Question presented Issue Facts Discussion Analysis Issue Does the Double Jeopardy clause bar retrial when the trial judge directs a verdict of acquittal because the prosecution failed to prove a fact that was ultimately not an element of the charged crime top continues docket number 11 1327 Already LLC v Nike Inc Question presented Issues Facts Discussion Analysis Issue Does a federal district court lose jurisdiction over a trademark cancellation claim after the trademark holder terminates any infringement actions and promises not to assert its trademark against the party seeking the trademark s cancellation top continues docket number 11 982 Comcast Corp v Behrend Question presented Issue Facts Discussion Analysis Issue May a district court certify a class action without resolving merits arguments that bear on Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 23 s prerequisites for certification including whether purportedly common issues predominate over individual ones under Rule 23 b 3 top continues docket number 11

    Original URL path: http://www.law.cornell.edu/supct/cert/?q=supct/cert (2012-11-09)
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  • Legal writing | LII / Legal Information Institute
    needs level of interest and background of the parties to whom it is addressed A memorandum to a partner in the same firm that details definitions of basic legal concepts would be inefficient and an annoyance In contrast their absence from a letter to a client with no legal background could serve to confuse and complicate a simple situation The second type of legal writing is persuasive Examples of this type are appellate briefs and negotiation letters written on a clients behalf The lawyer must persuade his or her audience without provoking a hostile response through disrespect or by wasting the recipient s time with unnecessary information In presenting documents to a court or administrative agency he or she must conform to the required document style The drafting of legal documents such as contracts and wills is yet another type of legal writing Guides are available to aid a lawyer in preparing the documents but a unique application of the form to the facts of the situation is often required Poor drafting can lead to unnecessary litigation and otherwise injure the interests of a client The legal profession has its own unique system of citation While it serves to provide the experienced reader with enough information to evaluate and retrieve the cited authorities it may at first seem daunting to the lay reader Court rules generally specify the citation format required of all memoranda or briefs filed with the court These rules have not kept up with the changing technology of legal research Within recent years online and disk based law collections have become primary research tools for many lawyers and judges Because of these changes there has been growing pressure on those ultimately responsible for citation norms namely the courts to establish new rules that no longer presuppose thata

    Original URL path: http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/legal_writing (2012-11-09)
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  • Legal ethics | LII / Legal Information Institute
    and active role in the formulation and administration of laws Because of their role in society and their close involvement in the administration of law lawyers are subject to special standards regulation and liability Sometimes called legal ethics sometimes professional responsibility the topic is perhaps most comprehensively described as the law governing lawyers Since lawyers are admitted to practice by states this topic is largely one of state law However as federal courts can and do set their own practice rules and federal agencies do as well the topic has a federal component too This area of law is covered extensively in the LII s American Legal Ethics Library which includes comprehensive links to primary sources for each U S jurisdiction and commentary on the law of lawyering for a growing number of them menu of sources State Material LII s American Legal Ethics Library State Judicial Decisions N Y Court of Appeals Recent Decisions Dealing with Professional Responsibility Commentary from liibulletin ny Appellate Decisions from Other States Other References Key Internet Sources Legalethics com Useful Offnet or Subscription Sources Good Starting Point in Print Charles W Wolfram Hornbook on Modern Legal Ethics West Group 1986 American Legal Ethics Library

    Original URL path: http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/legal_ethics (2012-11-09)
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  • Blawg | LII / Legal Information Institute
    FAQ Blawg in wex definitions Overview Resources A regularly updated online journal or log authored by law professors lawyers or law students See e g Sentencing Law and Policy Wex Toolbox Search WEX Donations cover only 20 of our costs Law about Articles from Wex Clemency International Traffic in Arms Regulations ITAR Export Control Classification Number ECCN Matter of law JMOL Find a Lawyer All lawyers Get Involved LII Announce

    Original URL path: http://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/blawg (2012-11-09)
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