Module Title:Administrative Law 1
Language of Instruction:English
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:8
Module Delivered In 2 programme(s)
Teaching & Learning Strategies: Formal lectures Communication of knowledge and ideas from the lecturer to the student Class discussion/debate students will be encouraged to actively participate in the class discussions which will develop their analytical, debating and communication skills Tutorials Students will be enabled to examine and debate controversial and complex legal issues and to discuss such matters critically both individually and in groups. E-learning It is envisaged that this module will be supported by online learning materials through the virtual learning environment. Independent learning There will be an emphasis on independent student learning which it is anticipated will encourage strong and autonomous learning practices.
Module Aim: To provide students with a firm understanding of the law regulating the organisation, composition, functions and procedures of public authorities and their roles in the administrative and executive arm of government.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner should be able to:
LO1 Define and describe the main rules of administrative law
LO2 Identify and explain the principles of constitutional justice
LO3 Explain and apply the rules, practices and procedures of judicial review of administrative action
LO4 Distinguish between, and critically appraise, the remedies available by way of judicial review
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations

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Incompatible Modules
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Co-requisite Modules
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Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
The Nature of Public Bodies
• Public Law v Private Law • Types of Public Bodies • Duty to give reasons and follow fair procedures • Freedom of Information Acts • Doctrine of Ultra Vires • Availability of Judicial Review.
Grounds for Judicial Review of Public Bodies
• Bias - Nemo index in causa sua; • Disregard of fair procedures – Natural and Constitutional justice -Audi alteram partem • Legitimate expectation • Unlawful delegation • Error of fact • Unreasonableness doctrine • Proportionality.
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%
No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam n/a 1,2,3,4 100.00 End-of-Semester

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 3.00
Independent Learning Every Week 6.00
Total Hours 9.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Every Week 1.50
Total Hours 1.50

Module Delivered In

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CW_BBLAW_B Bachelor of Business (Honours) in Business with Law 5 Elective
CW_HHLAW_B Honours Bachelor of Laws Degree - LLB 3 Elective