LL106     
Public Law

This information is for the 2016/17 session.

Teacher responsible

Prof Thomas Poole and Dr Jo Murkens

Additional Teachers:  Dr Andrew Scott and Professor Conor Gearty

Availability

This course is compulsory on the BA in Anthropology and Law and LLB in Laws. This course is available as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit and to General Course students.

Course content

The course covers: the conceptual framework of public law; central government and the executive; parliament; multi-layered government (the European Union, devolution and local government); judicial review; and civil liberties and human rights.

Teaching

20 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the MT. 20 hours of lectures and 10 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of classes in the ST.

Formative coursework

Students will be expected to produce 1 essay in the MT and 1 essay in the LT.

Other assignments will be set by the class tutor, as required.

Indicative reading

Basic texts: Martin Loughlin, The British Constitution: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013); A. Le Sueur, M. Sunkin & J. Murkens, Public Law: Text, Cases, and Materials (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2nd edn, 2013).

Assessment

Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Law

Total students 2015/16: 199

Average class size 2015/16: 14

Capped 2015/16: Yes (225)

Value: One Unit

Guidelines for interpreting course guide information

PDAM skills

  • Communication
  • Specialist skills

Course survey results

(2013/14 - 2015/16 combined)

1 = "best" score, 5 = "worst" score

The scores below are average responses.

Response rate: 78%

Question

Average
response

Reading list (Q2.1)

2

Materials (Q2.3)

2

Course satisfied (Q2.4)

2

Lectures (Q2.5)

2.3

Integration (Q2.6)

1.9

Contact (Q2.7)

2.1

Feedback (Q2.8)

2

Recommend (Q2.9)

Yes

68%

Maybe

24%

No

8%