Checking date: 26/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Administrative Law
Dual Bachelor in Political Science and Sociology (Plan: 406 - Estudio: 247)


Department assigned to the subject: Public State Law Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 6.0 ECTS


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, that is: administrative sanctions, expropriation and governmental liability. 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
Administrative Law. The Public Administration. Administrative organization and Law. The competences of governmental agencies Concept, legal regime and elements of the administrative procedure The rights and duties of the citizens in his relations with Public Administration The administrative procedures The different steps in the administrative procedures. The legal obligation to adjudicate. The time-lengthe of the procedures.Tacit administrative decisions The administrative decisions The concept of administrative decisions. Types of administrative decisions. The elements of administrative decisions The administrative decisions The validity of administrative decisions. The implementation and enforcement of administrative decisions The internal controls of Administrative action The "ex officio" revision of administrative decisions. Administrative appeals Expropriation Administrative sanctions Liability of governmental agencies
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. Those activities will be duly announced by the professor in the "Aula Global" electronic website.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Antonio Fortes Martín. Principios de Derecho administrativo. 2019
  • Luciano Parejo Alfonso. . Lecciones de Derecho Administrativo. Tirant lo Blanch. 2022
  • Tomás de la Quadra-Salcedo; José Vida Fernández; José Luis Peñaranda. . Derecho Administrativo para Grado. 2012

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

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