Dr Gary Edles


Faculty of Business, Law and Politics


+44 (0) 1482 466317

Gary Edles is a visiting professor from the United States, who now lives in Yorkshire.

He was an adjunct professor for 18 years during the summer at American University Washington College of Law in Washington DC.

He spent 28 years as a senior US 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 practising lawyers. He is listed in Who’s Who in America and Who’s Who in American Law.


Research Interests

  • US and comparative Public Law and Administration
  • The practice and operations of government agencies


Edles G J and Breger M J, Independent Agencies in the United States: Law, Structure and Politics, Oxford University Press (2015)

Edles G J, Berg R K and Klitzman S H, An Interpretive Guide to the Government in the Sunshine Act, American Bar Association (2006)

Edles G J and Nelson J, Federal Regulatory Process: Agency Practices and Procedures, Prentice Hall Law and Business (1989, updated 1997)

Edles G J, ‘The Revival of the Administrative Conference of the United States’, Texas Tech Administrative Law Journal 12, 281, (2011)


Programmes taught on (2019)

Modules list


  • American Public Law 
  • Public Law and Administration
  • Comparative Law


  • American Public Law 

Professional highlights

Academic qualifications

  • BA (Queens College, City University NY USA)
  • JD (NYU)
  • LLM, SJD (George Washington University)

Professional highlights

  • Member of the New York State Bar