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LAW1220 Constitutional and Administrative Law

30 creditsClass Size: 400

Module manager: Professor Ian Cram

Taught: Semester 2 (Jan to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

This module is mutually exclusive with

LAW1021Constitutional Law I and II

Module replaces

LAW1021 Constitutional Law I and II

This module is not approved as a discovery module


This module will introduce students to the underlying principles and major sources of British Constitutional Law. In addition, students will learn about two fields of relevant public law: the law relating to police powers and public order, and the English law relating to judicial review.

Learning outcomes
By the end of this module, students will be able to:
- competently recognise, identify and state the concepts, values, principles and legal rules relating to British Constitutional Law, police powers, public order and judicial review;
- apply appropriate terminology and legal reasoning to produce a coherent legal account of an issue of limited complexity relating to British Constitutional Law, police powers, public order, and judicial review;
- interpret legal and non-legal information and data about the British Constitution to provide a basic insight into its operation, and its relationship to relevant social and political contexts;
- recognise the European context in which British Constitutional Law operates.


Sources of British Constitutional Law;
Foundational Principles: Rule of Law; Separation of Powers; Parliamentary Sovereignty;
The Constitutional Relationship between Britain and the EU;
Primary and Delegated Legislation;
Executive Accountability;
Police Powers;
Public Order;
Grounds, Remedies and Procedures of Judicial Review.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Private study hours241.00
Total Contact hours59.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

Independent study will involve further reading around lecture topics, class preparation, completion of the formative assessment and assessment preparation.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Class participation.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
Oral Presentation8-minute audio podcast25.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)25.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Open Book exam72 hr 00 mins75.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)75.00

Three week period of time provided to complete the open book assessment.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 09:50:03


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