|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Lecture||16 Hours. Two one hour lectures per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||3 Hours. Three one hour seminars during the semester|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||1.5 Hours||100%|
|Supplementary Assessment||1.5 Hours By retaking exam||100%|
On successful completion of this module students should have gained knowledge and skills that are relevant in a legal context, such as;
Knowledge about the regulation of administrative activities in Britain.
Skills in reading and analyzing key legislation and cases.
An understanding of contextual factors, such as the political dynamics that shape the role and legal powers of the executive.
Students should also have acquired a range of transferable skills such as:
- the ability to read and understand legal materials; improved powers of analysis; problem solving skills and ability to construct coherent legal argument.
- students should develop skills in communicating their ideas clearly and concisely through participation in seminar discussions and the assessed essay
- exercises during the seminars should develop team working skills including self-awareness, self confidence and inter personal skills
In addition to providing a basic grounding in administrative law, this module aims to provide students with a critical understanding of selected areas of executive governmental activity. A key aim of this course is to promote student interest in what is an extremely relevant and fast moving area of law.
To develop critical understanding of how the law regulates and facilitates the activities of government.
To develop a critical understanding of how we, as citizens, fit into the picture as those who are governed. How does this area of law promote the well-being of society? What mechanisms exist to protect us when things go wrong?
Lectures will cover key issues and will provide a basis for further independent study. Reading lists and notes will be provided to support the lecture programme. Students will be expected to build upon what they learn during lectures in order to develop a good level of understanding of the subject.
The seminars will provide students with the opportunity to discuss the topics covered in the lectures and address any problems. Specific questions or tasks will be set in advance of each seminar and students will be expected to work independently and prepare adequately for these sessions. The aim of the seminars is to promote critical understanding and independent learning, whilst also encouraging active participation in group work and developing self confidence.
This module will cover topics such as:
- The nature and purpose of administrative law.
- The modern administrative state - rolling back the frontiers and the rise of New Public Management.
- Introduction to judicial review.
- Non-judicial grievance mechanisms - the Ombudsman system.
- The role of local government.
Reading ListRecommended Text
Craig, PP. (2008) Administrative Law 6th ed. Sweet & Maxwell Primo search Leyland, Peter (2008) Textbook on Administrative Law 6th ed. Oxford University Press Primo search Wade, William (2009) Administrative Law 10th ed. Oxford University Press Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6