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2024/25 Undergraduate Module Catalogue

LAW1220 Constitutional and Administrative Law

30 creditsClass Size: 340

Module manager: Dr Stuart Wallace (sem 1) Dr Paolo Sandro (sem 2)
Email: S.D.Wallace@leeds.ac.uk; P.Sandro@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semesters 1 & 2 (Sep to Jun) View Timetable

Year running 2024/25

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

Objectives

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.


Syllabus

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

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
On-line Learning151.0015.00
Lecture211.0021.00
Seminar81.5012.00
Private study hours252.00
Total Contact hours48.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)300.00

Private study

The online learning element is broken down into 15 minute tasks, there will be 60 x 15 minute tasks overall.

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

A formative assessment opportunity will be provided.

Methods of assessment


Exams
Exam typeExam duration% of formal assessment
Online MCQ0 hr 90 mins20.00
Open Book exam48 hr 80.00
Total percentage (Assessment Exams)100.00

Students must attempt both components of assessment and gain a mark of over 40% in each element. Where a student receives a mark of 39% or less for either assessment they will not be awarded the credits for the module and must resit the failed assessment(s) to achieve these credits.

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 29/04/2024 16:15:25

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