The NAALJ Journal

Members receive the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary. In collaboration with the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, Pepperdine University School of Law publishes the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary. This journal is recognized as the finest and most scholarly publication exclusively focused on developments affecting the administrative judiciary. Student staff members edit various scholarly articles written by judges, professors, and lawyers and also work with a faculty editor in publishing the journal.

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Manual for Administrative Law Judges

by Professor Morell E. Mullins

This publication appeared in Volume 23, Special Issue 2004 of the Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary. 

Click here  for a link to Manual for Administrative Las Judges in pdf format. 

NAALJ Newsletter

NAALJ Members receive the NAALJ News, which reports on board, committee, and membership activities and on administrative law topics.

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September 2019

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This Month in Administrative Law

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NAALJ Model Code of Judicial Conduct 

NAALJ adopted a Model Code of Judicial Conduct for State Administrative Law Judges in November 1993, which has been a used as a model for states across the country to enact their own codes of judicial conduct.  

Click here for link to the Model Code.

A Personal Anecdotal History of the National Association of Administrative Law Judges 
by Administrative Law Judge Stanley J. Cygan (IL)

At the 2005 NAALJ conference in Chicago, long-time NAALJ member Stan Cygan made an address to the membership on NAALJ history. 

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40th Anniversary NAALJ Legacy

2010 Annual Conference DVD

Announcing “Malibu: the Movie!”

NAALJ is pleased to announce that a set of DVD’s of a portion of “Excellence in Administrative Justice: Delivering Due Process” is available for purchase.  The nine DVD’s contain programming from the NAALJ Annual Conference and Meeting held on the Pepperdine University campus in Malibu, California, October 10-14, 2010.  Included also is a CD containing the written materials for the entire conference - not just the filmed presentations.  

Our thanks to the presenters who consented to participate in this first-ever NAALJ production.  Along with judges and law professors, they include the physicians and professors who delivered the lectures on Emerging Issues in Neuroscience for Judges (courtesy of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and Mark Frankel, Ph.D., Director of its Freedom, Responsibility and Law Program, and the Dana Foundation).  Their generosity and dedication to the cause of continuing judicial education is much appreciated.  The professional-quality DVD’s were created by the talented Pepperdine IT staff.  NAALJ also thanks project underwriters Pepperdine School of Law and Professor Gregory Ogden.

Because of this support, we are able to offer these outstanding educational materials at a very reasonable cost: $250 for members and $350 for non-members.  Postage and handling is an additional $10 per order.  Iowa residents are charged 6% sales tax. Single DVD’s are not available.  Please email NAALJ Executive Director Tina Schott at to purchase a set of DVDs or order online by clicking the following link. 

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The DVD set contains the following presentations:

Disc 1-  Goldberg v. Kelly: Casting a Long Shadow after 40 Years Hon. Steve Wise (IA), Prof. John Gedid, Widener Law School, and Peter Sitkin, Attorney at Law.

Disc 2-  Cognitive Bias and Judicial Decision-Making.  Prof. Marybeth Herald, Thomas Jefferson School of Law.

Disc 3-  Your Computer is Your Co-Editor: A Gimmicky But Effective Way to Improve Your Writing in Six Keystrokes or Less.  Howard Posner, Attorney at Law. 

Disc 4-  Special Education Panel Presentation: How and Why Do You Apply the Sufficiency Standard?  Moderated by Professors Richard Peterson, Pepperdine University School of Law; S. James Rosenfeld, Seattle University School of Law; and Julie Waterston, Southwestern Law School.  Panelists are Hon. Peter-Paul Castillo (CA), Hon. John Farago and Hon. Kristin Miller (GA).

Disc 5-  Special Education Panel Presentation: To Ask or Not to Ask—What is Your Job as a Hearing Officer?  Moderated by Professors Richard Peterson, S. James Rosenfeld and Julie Waterston.  Panelists are Hon. Eileen M. Cohn (CA), Hon. Robert Ladenson, and Hon. Selina Brooks (NC)

and Credibility Findings That Work.  Hon. Charles Marson (CA).

Disc 6-  Session I: How the Brain Works: Neuroanatomy, Function, and Neuroscience Methods.  Michael Rafii, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the Memory Disorders Clinic, and Attending Neurologist at the Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center, University of California at San Diego.

Disc 7-  Session II: Brain Injury, Disability, Recovery and Assessment.  Kathleen Bell, M.D., Associate Professor, Rehabilitation Medicine, and Medical Director, Brain Injury Rehabilitation Program, University of Washington.

Disc 8-  Session III: The Neuroscience of Substance Dependence.  Carlton Erickson, Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology, Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies and Director of the Addiction Science Research and Education Center in the College of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin.

and Session IV: Interaction of Culture and the Brain.  Joan Chiao, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Brain, Behavior and Cognition, Northwestern University

Disc 9-  Session V: Memory and Deception.  Craig Stark, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Department of Neurobiology and Behavior, University of California at Irvine, and Fellow at the Center for the Neurobiology of Learning and Memory

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