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Administrative Law

Definition - What does Administrative Law mean?

Administrative law is an area of law that handles the rules and regulations relating to administrations within the United States. Administrations are government agencies that are centered around serving specific purposes. These laws can include rules for getting permits and licenses, or otherwise conducting specific activities in specific regions, etc.

Justipedia explains Administrative Law

Administrative law must be in harmony with the U.S. Constitution. In other words, administrations are not allowed to create laws that violate Constitutional laws. Administrations can be federal, state, city or local. An example of an administration is the Social Security Administration. This administration is responsible for administering social security to American citizens. This can include giving out disability insurance benefits and paying social security checks to those of proper age. Administrations carry out many different functions in the United States.

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