Administrative Law Matters

Commentary on developments in administrative law, particularly judicial review of administrative action by common law courts.


Reminder: Sunny Kang, “Algorithmic Accountability in Public Administration: The GDPR Paradox”, Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium, Tuesday, March 8, 11.30

The next session in this year’s Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium, Artificial Administration: Automation, Digitization and Artificial Intelligence in Public Administration, takes place on Tuesday, March 8 at 11.30 eastern. Register here. Or join directly here. Dr. Sunny Kang (Visa) will be addressing “Algorithmic Accountability in Public Administration: The GDPR Paradox”. Here is her bio: […] Read more


Rabinder Singh, The Unity of Law

Hart Publishing is kindly offering a discount for Administrative Law Matters readers on Rabinder Singh, The Unity of Law. Lord Justice Singh is a senior member of the British judiciary and was, prior to his appointment to the bench, a leading barrister with a broad practice in public and commercial law (one of the last […] Read more


Determining Whether There is a “Public Order Emergency” in Canada: How Would the Courts Approach the Issue?

In earlier posts on this week’s s declaration of a “public order emergency”, I have considered whether asset freezing is authorized in a “public order emergency” (see here) and outlined the scope of the emergency measures adopted last night (see here). In this post, I consider the legal standard for declaring a “public order emergency” […] Read more


Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium 2022: Janina Boughey (The Automated State), Tuesday February 15 8.30pm

The next speaker in this year’s Administrative Law & Governance Colloquium on automation, digitization and artificial intelligence in public administration will be Janina Boughey from the University of New South Wales, discussing her edited collection, The Automated State, at the unusual time of 8.30pm eastern (morning the following day Down Under). You can register here […] Read more


Comparative Administrative Law

The British Association of Comparative Law has kindly allowed me to post on the comparative law aspects of Understanding Administrative Law in the Common Law World. The post begins: I am happy to describe myself as a comparative lawyer. I studied law in my native Ireland, before doing an LLM in the United States and […] Read more