This information is for the 2019/20 session.
Dr Jo Murkens
Additional Teachers: Professor Martin Loughlin, Dr Thomas Poole, Dr Andrew Scott, and Professor Conor Gearty.
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.
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.
20 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the MT. 17 hours of lectures and 9 hours of classes in the LT. 1 hour of classes in the ST.
Three weeks in LT are taught using a 'flipped-lecture' approach, with a series of on-line lectures and three 1-hour “town hall discussion” sessions.
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 teacher or the course convenor, as required.
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, 3rd edn, 2016).
Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the summer exam period.
Total students 2018/19: 196
Average class size 2018/19: 11
Capped 2018/19: No
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
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