Golden Gate University Law Review


This article will examine default license revocation in California and the extremely difficult process for overturning such a determination. In Part I, the article will provide background information regarding the principles of notice and default. Part II will continue with a chronological examination of the administrative set aside process, noting recommendations for improvements that can be made at each stage. Part II will be divided into three sections: A) the timelines and service procedures used in license disciplinary actions; B) how administrative set aside requests are decided at the agency level; and C) judicial review of the agency’s decision. Finally, Part III will review the article’s findings and recommendations, concluding that California administrative law does not provide professional licensees with adequate recourse in the event of a default decision.