Checking date: 22/04/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Basic institutions of administrative law
Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law (Plan: 507 - Estudio: 321)

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)
Constitution and sources of legal system
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
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. In this subject, students must not use artificial intelligence tools to carry out the work or exercises proposed by the teacher. In the event that the use of AI by the student gives rise to academic fraud by falsifying the results of an exam or work required to accredit academic performance, the provisions of the Regulations of the Universidad Carlos III de Madrid for the partial implementation of Law 3/2022, of 24 February, will apply.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Extraordinary call: regulations
Basic Bibliography
  • Parejo Alfonso, Luciano. Lecciones de Derecho Administrativo, 12ª edición. Tirant lo Blanch. 2022
Additional Bibliography
  • VELASCO CABALLERO, F. y DARNACULLETA I GARDELLA, Mª M. (coords).. Manual de Derecho Administrativo. Marcial Pons. 2023

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