LAW-10029 - Constitutional Law
Coordinator: Yosef Nehushtan Tel: +44 1782 7 33862
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Level: Level 4
Credits: 15
Study Hours: 150
School Office: 01782 733218

Programme/Approved Electives for 2022/23

None

Available as a Free Standing Elective

No

Co-requisites

None

Prerequisites

None

Barred Combinations

None

Description for 2022/23

This module introduces you to the key institutions, methods and principles of UK Constitutional Law.
Emphasis is placed on discovering the basic foundations for the legal relationships between the citizen and the state - and the status of the various public law players (the legislature, government departments and the courts). The module examines the reality of power relations inherent in a modern democracy and the necessity for, and the importance of, recent Human Rights legislation.
The module also introduces you to the fundamental principles which lie behind the practice public law generally.

Aims
To introduce students to the key institutions, methods and principles of UK Constitutional Law.
Students will critically assess the importance of UK Constitutional Law as a site of engagement for individuals and groups interested in legal reforms by conducting legal research and solving practical problems.

Talis Aspire Reading List
Any reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.
http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-10029/lists

Intended Learning Outcomes

Articulate a detailed knowledge of the relevant legal principles underpinning UK Constitutional Law: 1
Acquire critical understanding of specific cases and recent political developments and their relevance to the development of UK Constitutional Law: 1
Undertake guided independent legal research and analyse key issues in UK Constitutional Law: 1

Study hours

Lectures: 18 hours
Tutorials: 7 hours
Formative assessment preparation: 11 hours
Lecture and tutorials preparation: 60 hours
Essay preparation and independent study: 54 hours

School Rules

None

Description of Module Assessment

1: Essay weighted 100%
2000 word Essay
Essay (2000 words) from a choice of titles.