LA0544 - Public Law [CPE FT, CPE PT]

SYNOPSIS OF MODULE

The module is designed to provide students with a sound knowledge base for Public law, which is a ‘core’ Law Society module. At the end of the module the students should have a working knowledge of the constitution and the issues surrounding it. In addition they should have a working knowledge of police powers, the law relating to public order and judicial review

INDICATIVE READING LIST OR OTHER LEARNING RESOURCES

Bradley, A and Ewing, K : Constitutional and Administrative Law (14th ed.) (Pearson).

Each topic is accompanied by a handout detailing topic-specific reading from a wide range of sources.

OUTLINE SYLLABUS

1. Sources and nature of the British Constitution
2. The European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998
3. The Legislative Supremacy of Parliament
4. Scrutiny of the Executive
5. Police Powers
6. The Law Relating to Public Order
7. Judicial Review of Administrative Action

AIMS OF MODULE

In addition to providing a sound knowledge base, the module aims to develop skills of research, problem-solving , essay-writing and critical analysis which are essential for lawyers and useful transferable skills.

LEARNING OUTCOMES

At the end of the module students should:


• A working knowledge of the UK constitution
• A working knowledge of the law relating to police powers and public order
• A working knowledge of judicial review
• An improved ability to research legal questions
• An improved ability to critically analyse legal questions
• An improved ability to solve legal problems.

PREREQUISITES

Not Applicable

COREQUISITE(S)

DISTANCE LEARNING DELIVERY

Students are provided with a set of materials which includes 18 electronic lectures (powerpoint slides and accompanying commentary). These materials are available electronically via the ELP. Additionally, interactive answers are also provided on the ELP together with advice on examination technique.

LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY

Face-to face teaching is by the traditional methods of lectures and seminars. Seminars are often based on past exam questions.

IMPLICATIONS FOR CHOICE

LEARNING AND TEACHING STRATEGY

Face-to face teaching is by the traditional methods of lectures and seminars. Seminars are often based on past exam questions.

Course info

Credits 15

Level of Study Undergraduate

Mode of Study 1 year full-time

Department Northumbria Law School

Location City Campus, Northumbria University

City Newcastle

Start September 2021

Fee Information

Module Information

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Courses starting in 2021 are offered as a mix of online and face to face teaching due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.

We continue to monitor government and local authority guidance in relation to Covid-19 and we are ready and able to flex accordingly to ensure the health and safety of our students and staff.

Students will be required to attend campus as far as restrictions allow. Contact time will increase as restrictions ease, or decrease, potentially to a full online offer, should restrictions increase.

Our online activity will be delivered through Blackboard Ultra, enabling collaboration, connection and engagement with materials and people.

 

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