Programme/Approved Electives for 2019/20
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Registration for Public Law 1 - Constitutional Law
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.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-10026/lists
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.
Intended Learning Outcomes
Comprehend, analyse and critically discuss:the relationship between constitutional and administrative lawthe impact of 'New Public Management' in administrative lawthe nature, function and basis of judicial review and its impact on administrative decision making will be achieved by assessments: 1Demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the sources, structures and procedures surrounding administrative law and its relationship to constitutional law will be achieved by assessments: 1Show 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
18 x 1 hour lecturesTutorials 8 hours (including workshops)(26)Tutorial preparation 8 hours per weekMock exam 2 hours (take home)Exam 2 hoursDirected reading and exam preparation 56 hours(68)Total = 150 hours=/= 94
1: Unseen Exam weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
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.