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Constitutional & Administrative Law
Last Updated Date:   13 June 2022


8 Credits,  Semester 2

Course Description:
This course will introduce the basic principles of constitutional law and administrative law. Public law relates primarily to the inter-relationship between government bodies established by the Constitution and the regulation of relationships between the State, communities and individuals. It is concerned with the extent to which law can promote 'good governance', how political power is legitimated, how abuses of public power are prevented, and the degree of autonomy from state interference individuals should enjoy. Topics will include: the nature of and separation of powers between executives, legislature and judiciary; protection of fundamental liberties; judicial review of administrative action.

Course Convenor: Prof Thio Li-ann

Co-teacher(s): Adjunct Prof Tan Yew Lee, Kevin; As/P Dian A H Shah; As/P Tan Hsien-Li; Walter Wan & Wee Yen Jean

Module Codes: LC2007

Contact Hours: Two 2 hr lectures + One 3-hr tutorial

Workload: 7 hours

Mode of Assessment: Assignment (2500 words) [Due: Mon, 27 Feb 2023 (9.30am)] - 30% & Final Exam - 70%

Preclusions: Nil

Prerequisites: Nil

Co-req: LC1004 Law of Torts & LC1001 Criminal Law

Examination Date: Friday, 28 April 2023 (AM)

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