Administrative Law

About Administrative Law & Public Policy

The Law School is at the heart of a movement to expand the once-narrow field of law and economics to embrace a broader intellectual enterprise that applies the methods of economic analysis to almost all areas of law. Much of the Law School's activity in this area is carried out by the John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy.

John M. Olin Center for Law, Economics and Public Policy

Law, Economics and Organization Workshop


Faculty, Courses and History

Yale Law School faculty have held important roles in all major American policy moments of the past century.





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Comparative Administrative Law

Comparative Administrative Law Initiative

The program studies the way administrative law principles and practices interact with other governmental institutions. Its comparative focus is broad, encompassing established and emerging democracies and non-democratic regimes.

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Comparative Administrative Law Initiative reading materials

CompAdmin Blog


The Initiative periodically posts links and papers relating to Comparative Administrative Law around the globe. View them by region.

Now it is time to pivot and ask, where are your extraordinary gifts needed? How do you make this legal world that you are entering a better world? One where no one is shut out; one where the weak and vulnerable are not exploited; one that produces fair results based on the merits of the issues before it.”

Visiting Lecturer Stephen Bright

2012 Commencement Address