LAW-10026 - Public Law 2 - Administrative Law
Coordinator: Fabienne Emmerich Tel: +44 1782 7 33139
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20


Available as a Free Standing Elective





Registration for Public Law 1 - Constitutional Law

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Description for 2019/20

When governments and their agents over-reach their powers, how can we challenge this abuse? In this module, we examine the power of the law (especially judicial review) as a mechanism to challenge administrative decision making of an oppressive kind. We also look at the growth of delegated powers within a complex modern democracy like the UK and seek to understand how the overall concept of 'public law' is founded in a study of the relationship between state and individual.

To provide a general introduction to administrative law, with particular reference to judicial review, and to provide essential skills in the analysis of doctrinal law.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.

Intended Learning Outcomes

Comprehend, analyse and critically discuss:
the relationship between constitutional and administrative law
the impact of 'New Public Management' in administrative law
the nature, function and basis of judicial review and its impact on administrative decision making will be achieved by assessments: 1
Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the sources, structures and procedures surrounding administrative law and its relationship to constitutional law will be achieved by assessments: 1
Show development in:
skills in reading and analyzing administrative legislation and cases.
the understanding of contextual factors, such as political dynamics which shape the legal powers and control of the administration.

will be achieved by assessments: 1

Study hours

18 x 1 hour lectures
Tutorials 8 hours (including workshops)
Tutorial preparation 8 hours per week
Mock exam 2 hours (take home)
Exam 2 hours
Directed reading and exam preparation 56 hours
Total = 150 hours
=/= 94

School Rules


Description of Module Assessment

1: Unseen Exam weighted 100%
A two hour, unseen written exam.
A two hour unseen paper consisting of two parts. Part A will require students to answer one question from a choice of three. Part B is a problem scenario on which multiple short questions will be set.