Checking date: 19/04/2023

Course: 2023/2024

Basic institutions of administrative law
Dual Bachelor in Law and Economics (Plan: 416 - Estudio: 230)

Coordinating teacher: FORTES MARTIN, ANTONIO

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)
Theory of Law and Sociology of Law Constitution and sources of legal system Constitutional organization of government
1. Identifying and applying the law governing public administration within the constitutional order. 2. Knowledge of the legal institutions included in this course and their particular terminology. 3. Dealing with Administrative Law: finding, interpreting and applying law in this field. 4. Abstract legal thinking and ability to understand the legal concepts as well as apply them to actual cases.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
I. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND ADMINISTRATIVE LAW Lesson 1. Concept of administrative law and public administration. Lesson 2. The European and constitutional bases of administrative law. II. PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND ITS SUBJECTION TO THE PRINCIPLE OF LEGALITY Lesson 3. The principle of legality in the activities of the public administrations. Lesson 4. The regulation as a specific source of administrative law. Lesson 5. The legal regime of regulations. III. ORGANIZATION OF THE ADMINISTRATION AND THE PUBLIC SECTOR Lesson 6. Administrative and public sector organization; its guiding principles. Lesson 7. Territorial administrations (I) Lesson 8. Territorial authorities (II): the local administration. Lesson 9. The institutional public sector and independent authorities
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. 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.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • PAREJO ALFONSO, Luciano. Lecciones de Derecho Administrativo. 12ª ed.. Tirant lo Blanch. 2022

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