Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Basic institutions of administrative law
Bachelor in Law (Plan: 397 - Estudio: 206)


Department assigned to the subject: Public State Law Department

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Constitutional Law
1. Identifying and applying the law governing public administration bodies, and its constitutional context, as well as the main institutions that balance the public and private interests. 2. Understanding the legal framework governing the organization of Public Administration, its activity and the different forms of control of administrative action. 3. Getting a sector-based knowledge of the legal instruments and the regulatory tools included in the different courses included in the Administrative Law curriculum. 4. Dealing with Administrative Law laws and regulations: finding, interpreting and applying the legal rules in this field. 5. Getting the ability to abstract thinking and understanding the legal concepts pertaining to governmental agencies, and applying them to real cases.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
Learning activities and methodology
The learning process is based on a practice-oriented education. Therefore, regular lectures will be supplemented with in-class analysis and discussion of cases and materials, which will facilitate the understanding and application of the legal concepts. Therefore, the teaching activities are divided into "lecture type" sessions (for the whole group) and case-oriented sessions or discussion groups (in small rooms). The activities carried out in small groups are subject to the "on-going" or continuing evaluation during the course. 1. In the lecturing sessions, the professor will present the main concepts and ideas, pertaining to each of the units or lessons in which the syllabus is divided. The lecturing sessions will be given online through the e-platform chosen by the professor. 2. Case-oriented sessions will provide a practical approach to the different topics, through the analysis and discussion of real cases or selected reading materials. In the small groups, the curricular activities might also include "multiple choice" tests or other types of exams, covering a part of the course program. Those activities will be duly announced by the professor in the "Aula Global" electronic website, and, with a few exceptions, will be run on a face-to-face modality. In case of taking new exceptional measures requiring to adopt a distance system, the same characteristics will remain (methodology, activities, etc.), except for the sessions, which will be run online.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Fortes, Antonio. Principios de Derecho Administrativo ( Open Course Ware UC3M. 2019
  • Parejo Alfonso, Luciano. Lecciones de Derecho Administrativo, 12ª edición. Tirant lo Blanch. 2022
  • Tomás de la Quadra-Salcedo, José Vida Fernández, Jose Luis Peñaranda. Instituciones Básicas de Derecho Administrativo ( Open Course Ware UC3M. 2017

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.