Putting law with social equity research may seem an odd combination. The logic for putting them together traces to the speciﬁcity of both law and analysis. Issues of fairness and equity tend to be speciﬁc to particular ﬁelds of public policy, issues of fairness and equity in public education, for example, being rather different than issues of fairness and equity in employment, housing, or taxation. The nature of this policy ﬁeld speciﬁcity is essentially the same in the application of the law to social equity and in the application of analysis and research to social equity. Given the wide range of policy ﬁelds and uniqueness and speciﬁcity of each ﬁeld, it is readily evident that the application of social equity to public administration is a vast and very complex body of information and knowledge. The same could be said of applications of efﬁciency and economy to public administration. In a play on the political truism, “all politics is local,” it could be said that “applications of law to matters of social equity are policy speciﬁc,” and “applications of research and analysis to social equity are policy speciﬁc.” There are social equity generalizations, of course, but they tend to the abstract and philosophical. Law and research tend to policy speciﬁcity.