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Summer Clerks Research Guide

Strategies and research tips for working law students

California Administrative Law

Remember California administrative issues.

Consult one of California's government webpages for authoritative information on state agencies and administrative law. Databases like Westlaw also offer easy online access to important texts like the California Code of Regulations. 

Finding and Updating California Regulations

Regulation citations include a title number, publication name, and section. Citations are formatted according to the applicable style manual (e.g. Bluebook or the California Style Manual).

The following three citations to the same regulation all provide enough information to find it.

  • Title 3, California Code of Regulations, § 429
  • Cal. Code Regs., tit. 3, § 429
  • 3 CCR 429

Current, in-force regulations are found in the California Code of Regulations.

Proposed regulations are published in The California Regulatory Notice Register (Notice Register), sometimes called the "Z Register."