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5.1 Introduction to Administrative Law

5.1.1 Introduction to Lesson 5

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5.1.1 Introduction to Lesson 5

Welcome to Lesson 5: Introduction to Administrative Law.

In this lesson, I’ll be running through the basics of federal administrative law and explaining how it is used to govern the activities of the U.S. Intelligence Community. 

If you’re new to legal study and don’t even know what an administrative rule is, don’t worry.

This lesson begins with a comprehensive overview of the basics of administrative law, including how it’s created and where the power to create it comes from.


Again, as with Lesson 2: Introduction to Constitutional Law and Lesson 3: Introduction to Statutory Law, this introductory course lesson on administrative law won’t talk too much about the substance of individual administrative rules.

I save that discussion for a later course in this comprehensive lecture series—Course IV: Administrative Law and Intelligence


For now in Course I introducing you to legal sources, I just want you to know what administrative law is, how administrative rules are broken down, and what legal force they have.

I’ll also mention a few of the most important sets of administrative rules in U.S. intelligence law, but I save most of my discussion of their specifics for Course IV: Administrative Law and Intelligence.  

Right now, this introduction to administrative law is designed to explain the fundamentals you’ll need to understand the landslide of administrative rules you’ll be dealing with in future courses.



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