Glenn R. Jones


The recent expansion of the use of administrative agencies to facilitate the functioning of the various levels of governmental operations has created a correspondingly complex morass of procedural law. Administrative procedure being the creation of administrative law, a definition of the latter is necessary for an understanding of the former. This area of law has been demarcated by "the provisions of statutes conferring rule making and adjudicatory powers upon organizations in government outside the judicial branch and orders entered by these agencies pursuant to such powers."' It should be noted, however, that this definition, like other brief definitions of broad areas of law, is not totally complete or absolutely accurate. It will be satisfactory for the purpose of forming a basis of understanding for the purpose of this discussion.