- Course Code:
- Unit value:
- Year of study:
- Year 2
- Taught in:
- Full Year
Objectives and learning outcomes of the course
On successful completion of the course, a student will:
- 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 assessmentAssessment weighting: 30% coursework (one 3000 word essay, worth 30%); 70% unseen examination. Resubmission of coursework regulations do apply to this course.
- Barnett, Hilaire (2008). Constitutional & Administrative Law. 7th edition, Routledge-Cavendish.
- Elliott, M.; Beatson, J. and M.H. Matthews (2005). Beatson, Matthews, and Elliott's Administrative Law: Text and Materials. 3rd edition, Oxford University Press.
- Leyland, Peter (2007). The constitution of the United Kingdom: A Contextual Analysis. Hart Publishing.
- Leyland, Peter and Gordon Anthony (2005). Textbook on Administrative Law. 5th edition, Oxford University Press.