Checking date: 08/07/2020

Course: 2020/2021

Basic institutions of administrative law
Study: Dual Bachelor in Law and Political Science (232)

Coordinating teacher: FORTES MARTIN, ANTONIO

Department assigned to the subject: Department of Public State Law

Type: Basic Core
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


Branch of knowledge: Social Sciences and Law

Students are expected to have completed
Theory of Law and Sociology of Law
Competences and skills that will be acquired and learning results. Further information on this link
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.
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
Basic Bibliography
  • PAREJO ALFONSO, Luciano. Lecciones de Derecho Administrativo. 9ª ed.. Tirant lo Blanch. 2018

The course syllabus and the academic weekly planning may change due academic events or other reasons.