This information is for the 2020/21 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.
This course is delivered through a combination of classes and lectures totalling a minimum of 40 hours across Michaelmas Term and Lent Term. This year some or all of this teaching will be delivered through recorded online lectures and a mix of both in-person and online classes to accommodate students who are unable to physically be on campus. This course includes a reading week in Weeks 6 of Michaelmas Term and Lent Term.
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, 4th edn, 2019).
Exam (100%, duration: 3 hours, reading time: 15 minutes) in the summer exam period.
Important information in response to COVID-19
Please note that during 2020/21 academic year some variation to teaching and learning activities may be required to respond to changes in public health advice and/or to account for the situation of students in attendance on campus and those studying online during the early part of the academic year. For assessment, this may involve changes to mode of delivery and/or the format or weighting of assessments. Changes will only be made if required and students will be notified about any changes to teaching or assessment plans at the earliest opportunity.
Total students 2019/20: 182
Average class size 2019/20: 10
Capped 2019/20: No
Value: One Unit
Personal development skills
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