School of Law and Politics

Dr Gary Edles


Professor Gary Edles


Tel: +44 (0) 1482 46 6317
Office: 403 Wilberforce
Qualifications BA (Queens College, City University NY USA), JD (NYU), LLM, SJD (George Washington University)


Gary Edles is a Visiting Professor from the United States, who now lives in Yorkshire, but also teaches during the summer at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, D.C.    He spent 28 years as a senior U.S. civil servant, including six years as an administrative judge, before joining the American University and the University of Hull.  For much of that period, he also taught administrative law to practicing lawyers.  He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law. 

Selected Publications


  • Edles GJ and Breger MJ, Independent Agencies in the United States: Law, Structure and Politics (Oxford University Press 2015)
  • Edles GJ, Berg RK and Klitzman SH, An Interpretive Guide to the Government in the Sunshine Act (2nd edn, Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association 2006)
  • Edles GJ and Nelson J, Federal Regulatory Process: Agency Practices and Procedures (2nd edn, Prentice Hall Law & Business 1989, updated 1997)

Articles in refereed journals

  • Edles GJ, ‘The Revival of the Administrative Conference of the United States’ 12 Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal 281


Gary Edles had a wide ranging career as a senior US civil servant and is an authority on American public law. He is co-author of the leading commentary on the U.S. Government in the Sunshine Act, a monograph on independent U.S. agencies, and a book on the Federal Regulatory Process for practising lawyers.  His main research interests are US and comparative Public Law & Administration and the practice and operations of government agencies.



  • American Public Law (Convenor)
  • Public Law and Administration


  • American Public Law (Convenor)
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