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Paralegal: About Regulatory Law

Information resources for Paralegal students and also resources on general law issues.


Regulations/Administrative Law


Yet another type of law are "Regulations" which are loosely defined as rules, or orders, having the force of law.

However, regulations may originate and be administered from various entities.

Example - regulations may be enacted by an Agency so as to enforce a piece of legislation (public law) passed by Congress.

Regulations exist at local, State, and Federal levels.


Federal regulations are published in the "Federal Register" and then compiled in the "Code of Federal Regulations" (CFR).


State of Texas regulations are published in the "Texas Register" and then in the "Texas Administrative Code".


ACC students in the Paralegal program have access to additional resources via WestLaw used in the Legal Research class.

The ACC Library does not maintain a print collection of federal or state regulation reporting series, looseleafs, or similar series.

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