LLB Comparative Public Law

Module description:

This module explores the conceptual, comparative and global dimensions of public law. It examines the theoretical foundations of public law, analyses some of the most contentious questions in comparative public law, and investigates the possibility of application of public law concepts and doctrines beyond the nation state. The module will typically cover some of the topics from the range of following topic areas in any one year - sometimes as freestanding topics, and sometimes as themes arising in a freestanding topic:

  • the nature of constitutions
  • constitutional change
  • separation of powers
  • legal and political constitutionalism
  • judicial review of legislation
  • constitutional interpretation
  • fundamental rights
  • migration of constitutional ideas
  • global constitutionalism