This information is for the 2022/23 session.
Prof 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 will have a minimum of two hours of teaching content each week in Michaelmas Term and Lent Term in the form of a lecture (every week) and one hour class (week 2 onwards). 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.
Department: Law School
Total students 2021/22: 200
Average class size 2021/22: 13
Capped 2021/22: No
Lecture capture used 2021/22: Yes (MT)
Value: One Unit
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