|Module Title||ADMINISTRATIVE LAW|
|Co-ordinator||Ms Naomi J Salmon|
|Pre-Requisite||LA10110 or LA30110 or LA15710 and LA16220 or LA36220|
|Course delivery||Lecture||20 Hours Two one hour lectures per week|
|Seminars / Tutorials||4 Hours Seminar. Four one hour seminars during the semester|
|Professional Exemptions||Required for Professional Purposes|
knowledge about the regulation of administrative activities in Britain.
skills in reading and analyzing administrative legislation and cases.
an understanding of contextual factors, such as political dynamics which shape the legal powers and control of the administration.
Students should acquire skills that are relevant beyond legal work:
- reading and understanding legal materials should develop students'' general
powers of analysis, such as problem solving and constructing arguments
- students should develop skills in communicating their ideas clearly and
concisely through seminar discussions and the assessed essay
- exercises during the seminars should develop team working skills, including self-awareness, self confidence and inter personal skills
- the completion of the written assignment, students'' own reading in the library and seminar preparation should develop their skills of self-motivation, time management and organisational 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 administrative law, including the role of European law and the impact of devolution. 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?
To provide a basis for more detailed work, either through study of public law modules in subsequent semesters (such as welfare and housing law) and / or through research for undergraduate dissertations.
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.
? Human rights and judicial review ? a look at some case law.
? Non-judicial grievance mechanisms ? the Ombudsman system.
This module is at CQFW Level 6