LL4AQ Half Unit
This information is for the 2013/14 session.
Prof Martin Loughlin NAB 7.12
This course is available on the Master of Laws and Master of Laws (extended part-time study). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.
This course will be relevant to the following LLM specialisms: Human Rights Law, Legal Theory, Public Law.
This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.
This course examines the role of constitutions and the nature of constitutional discourse. It considers the ways in which theorists have advanced understanding of constitutions and devised solutions to a range of constitutional questions. The course addresses the following topics: the scope of constitutional theory; the constitution of government; constitutional politics; representation; sovereignty; constituent power; constitutional rights; the rule of law; liberalism and republicanism; constitutional adjudication; cultural pluralism; theories of federalism; the cosmopolitan polity.
20 hours of seminars in the MT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.
All students are expected to produce one 2,000 word formative essay during the course.
Much of the reading for the course consists of readings available online and the course is delivered through Moodle. A background text is Martin Loughlin, The Idea of Public Law (OUP, 2003).
Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.
Total students 2012/13: Unavailable
Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable
Value: Half Unit