Course Code : LAW 112

Course Title : Public Law

Weekly Teaching Hour: 3-hour lecture per week, 1 (1-hour) tutorial every week

Who may enrol : compulsory for Year I (Freshman) LLB. Students

Prerequisites : N/A

Lecturer : To be announced on August 2020

Description : This compulsory first year course is an introduction to Public Law. In the first part of the course you will study general principles of UK Constitutional Law, including the principle of legality, the sovereignty of Parliament, the separation of powers, and the rule of law.

In the second part you will study the devolution of power to Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, an introduction to judicial review (administrative law), the constitutional dimensions of British membership of the European Union, and the judicial protection of European Convention rights under the UK Human Rights Act 1998.   Other themes discussed in the course include the impact of Brexit on the constitution, the rise of the common law as a source of the constitution, and recent parliamentary reforms.

Recommended Textbook (s) and Supplementary Books :

  1. Public Law, by Mark Elliott and Robert Thomas, published by Oxford University Press
  2. Principles of Public Law 2/e , by Andrew Le Seur (Author), Publisher: Routledge Cavendish, ISBN-10: 1859413811, ISBN-13: 978-1859413814
  3. English Public Law, David Feldman QC FBA, Oxford University press, ISBN: 9780199227938
  4. Public Law : Text, Cases, and Materials, By (author)  Andrew Le Sueur , By (author)  Maurice Sunkin , By (author)  Jo Eric Khushal Murkens, Oxford University Press, ISBN10 0198735383 ISBN13 9780198735380
  5. Reading lists and other materials will be provided for students registered on the course via online by lecturer.

Course Assessment:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95 % compulsory.