Current Issues in Public Law
Law (School of)
Undergraduate: Level 5
Sunday 17 January 2021
Friday 26 March 2021
18 June 2020
Requisites for this module
This module builds on Foundations of Public Law. The research-led teaching for this module is designed to enable detailed consideration of issues that are of current importance and the subject of research within the School of Law.
This module builds on LW103 Foundations of Public Law and examines in depth some of the key current issues in Public Law. Because of the focus on currentissues, the topics on the syllabus will be approached flexibly and may be adjusted from year to year.
Upon successful completion of the module, students will be able to demonstrate:
• in-depth understanding of several areas of public law
• a critical understanding of the past, present, and future of the UK constitution
• ability toidentify and use a variety of primary and secondary source materials
• ability to carry out and reflect on the process of undertaking a small-scale research project with guidance
There are two versions of this module. It is important you know which one you are enrolled in as the learning outcomes and assessment differ, as explained below.
The reading, lectures and seminars are the same for both versions.
This module is taught through a mixture of weekly live webinars, pre-recorded videos, and tutorials. Each week the module teaching team will first produce and make available on Moodle two 25-minute pre-recorded video lectures. The module teaching team will then deliver a weekly live 50-minute webinar in which they further explore key legal concepts and answer your questions about the topics. These lectures and webinars will subsequently be available online through Moodle so that you can re-watch them as part of your independent study. Alongside this, there will be five bi-weekly 50-minute small group tutorials. The module teaching team will also produce and make available on Moodle short guidance notes. These notes will introduce the material to be covered in the lectures, webinars and required readings. The notes will also contain tips designed both to help you navigate the material to be covered in the lectures and webinars and to equip you to analyse the required readings.
You will be expected to have completed the required readings in advance of your tutorials. Your tutorials will enable you to discuss the material covered in lectures, webinars and the required readings, obtain feedback on your pre-class preparation and deepen your understanding of key concepts. To help you prepare in the best possible way for your tutorials, you will be completing regular Multiple-Choice Quizzes on Moodle. The quizzes will be based on the reading set for that week so that the quiz forms part of your preparation for each tutorial. The quizzes will enable you to track your progress, understand what you are doing well, and give you clear feedback to help you manage your studies and your progress.
This module does not appear to have a published bibliography.
Assessment items, weightings and deadlines
|Coursework / exam
||Multiple Choice Quizzes
Module supervisor and teaching staff
Dr Tom Flynn, email: email@example.com.
Dr Tom Flynn, Dr Anna Hardiman-McCartney
Law General Office, 01206 872529, firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr Joseph Tomlinson
University of York
Senior Lecturer in Public Law
Available via Moodle
Of 36 hours, 20 (55.6%) hours available to students:
16 hours not recorded due to service coverage or fault;
0 hours not recorded due to opt-out by lecturer(s).
Law (School of)
* Please note: due to differing publication schedules, items marked with an asterisk (*) base their information upon the previous academic year.
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