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THE LAW OF THE ADMINISTRATION.
§ 1. Introduction.
2. Law for Administration.
It is intended in these lectures to deal with the law governing the execution of law by public officers so far as such a law has a place in our system of law. The attempt will be to discover the principal rules of law that govern in administration; the object of which is to arrive at some theory as to the nature of this administrative law which regulates the rights and duties of officials in their various relations. Administrative law, then, is that body of rules which defines the authority and the responsibility of that department of the government which is charged with the enforcement of the law. At all events, the experiment in these lectures will be to treat these problems of administration as matters of law.
MR. DICEY in his admirable book The Law of the Constitution, which is already a classic among treatises