Defogging Administrative Law

  • April 01, 2019

The boundaries between private law and administrative law is a “terrain of shifting sands” – as author David Mullan puts it in his primer, Administrative Law, (Irwin Law 2001). This book is available to all members of the Law Society of BC to read at their leisure. Go to, select Remote Access to Subscription Databases (under the How We Can Help tab) and activate your free Courthouse Libraries BC account to get remote access to this and hundreds of other ebooks on Canadian law.

For BC-specific commentary on administrative law, check out CLEBC’s British Columbia Administrative Law Practice Manual, which came on the scene in 2012 and has been updated to 2015. CLBC has print copies and electronic versions of that resource (see above CLEBC Update for more info).

Finally, we recommend the brand new Administrative Law in Practice: Principles and Advocacy, from Dean Lorne Sossin and Emily Lawrence, which is new to our collection. The table of contents for all of these resources can be found in our online catalog. As always, we are happy to answer questions in person, by email, or by phone (1-800-665-2570 toll free) and help you navigate the foggiest legal parameters of statutory and public powers.