Administrative Law

Admin Law: Creating and Challenging Rules of State Boards


The administrative rule-making process is carefully delineated by statute, but state boards and agencies have considerable discretion in formulating the content of rules.  This session will explain the rule-making process and explore some avenues available to the public in challenging the legitimacy of a rule or proposed rule. The first speaker Jenny Howard, General Counsel TDEC, will go over the Who, What, When, Where, Why and How of Rule Making. Next Attorney Jerry Taylor will talk about the Mechanisms and Grounds for Challenging a Rule.



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I think the course description should add that this was an introductory to rule making, rather than focused on challenging rules. For someone who is already familiar with rule making, a large part of the course was very basic information that is already known. I did think it was well put together. However, I would likely not have chosen this course if it had indicated a more introductory level. If I missed that information somewhere, please ignore my comment. Thank you!


Course Pricing
  • Member: 33.75
  • Non-Member: 56.25
  • Section: 26.25
TBA members who are judges, lawmakers and law students can take TBA CLE onsite courses at no charge for the programming. There may be a separate charge if meals, special materials or other premium features are involved.
Course InformationHighlights
  • Flexible to your schedule
  • Viewable on desktop or mobile devices
  • Discount for section members
Course Credits Dual Credits: 0.00
General Credits: 0.75
Total Credits: 0.75

This program will be filed for Tennessee CLE credit. Please email a request to for Georgia and Mississippi CLE credit.