California administrative law consists of rules, regulations and standards created by executive and administrative agencies. The ability of an agency to propose rules and regulations is delegated by the state legislature or established by the state constitution. There is considerable similarity in the procedure of both state and federal regualatory rulemaking as they are both governed by a model act called the Administrative Procedure Act. In California, this model act is codified in the California Government Code beginning with section 11340.
State regulatory law governs a wide array of topics and impacts the lives of ordinary citizens on a daily basis. Law students are well-advised to learn the administrative process and understand how administrative law impacts their clients and legal practice.