- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 2
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
- Have acquired a basic knowledge of the nature and purpose of constitutions.
- Be able to assess the extent and efficiency of various control mechanisms, in particular, the legitimacy and extent of judicial controls.
- Be able to explain how courts protect fundamental rights and render administrative action subject to law.
- Be able to develop their own considered views on particular aspects of governmental arrangements in the context of diverse methods and theories of public law.
- Have gained an understanding of the embeddedness of public law within dynamic social and political contexts.
- Be able to construct credible legal arguments with reference to general public law principles as well as specific judicial decisions
Method of assessment
- Coursework: 30% (3000 words)
- Unseen written exam: 70%
- Elliott, Mark and Thomas, Robert, Public Law (2nd edn, OUP 2014).
- Thompson, Brian and Gordon, Michael, Cases and Materials on Constitutional and Administrative Law (11th edn, OUP 2014).
- Loughlin, Martin, The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction (OUP 2014).