Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
LAW-20086 (Administrative Law at Level 5). Students completing LAW-10031 may not select the Level 5 version of the module.
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-10031/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 law, as well as the function and basis of judicial review and its impact on administrative decision making: 1show development in skills in reading and analyzing administrative legislation and cases: 1identify and explain contextual factors, such as political dynamics which shape the legal powers and control of the administration: 1demonstrate knowledge and comprehension of the sources, structures and procedures surrounding administrative law and its relationship to constitutional law: 1
20 x 1-hour lectures6 x 2-hour tutorials48 hours of tutorial preparation40 hours of pre- and post-lecture reading30 hours of revision and assessment preparation
1: Coursework weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
Coursework with a word limit of 2000 words (excluding footnotes)Comprehensive problem question requiring legal solution and critical discussion of the outcome with a review to potential reform of the applicable administrative law