LAW27290 French Public Law 2 (Introduction to Administrative Law)

Academic Year 2022/2023

The course constitutes the pendant of French Public Law 1 (Introduction to French Constitutional Law) in stage 2 of the BCL (French Law Programmes). It is designed to provide students with an Introduction to French Administrative Law. Substantively, the course falls into two main sections (5 weeks / 5 weeks). The first part includes the definition of administrative law with its historical development in domestic law, the organisation of the French administration and the general principles governing administrative law (principle of legality). The second part presents the activities of the administration and is concerned with issues of administrative liability and litigation before administrative courts. The module is taught in French and closely reflects the way law is taught in French universities. Explanations through English are commonly used by the lecturer. In order to prepare the students for their studies in France, the course puts a strong emphasis on French methodology and examination techniques - technique of the 'commentaire d’arrêt' (case note) in particular. Students will be provided with a syllabus, a reading list and relevant materials for use in lectures and tutorials. This module will use Brightspace.

Further instructions will be given in the Module Handbook which will be posted on Brightspace one week before the first due class.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, diligent students should: 1. have gained an accurate knowledge of French Administrative Law and the principle of legality 2. be able to relate the Irish administrative system to a better understanding of the specificity of French Administrative Law 3. have acquired basic research techniques in French Law 4. have reached a satisfactory knowledge of French terminology through the study of primary materials in French Administrative Law 5. have developed the ability to research and express themselves in French on French Administrative Law through the writing of a case note using the methodology of the 'plan' 6. have developed the ability to work individually and in small groups.

**Please note: Penultimate and Final year Law students are not permitted to register to this module as their In-Programme or Horizons elective.

Indicative Module Content:

Substantively, the course falls into two main sections (5 weeks / 5 weeks). The first part includes the definition of administrative law with its historical development in domestic law, the organisation of the French administration and the general principles governing administrative law (principle of legality). The second part presents the activities of the administration and is concerned with issues of administrative liability and litigation before administrative courts.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning

86

Lectures

24

Tutorial

10

Total

120

Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
Active learning approach during lectures and tutorials:
- Lectures: Students must come prepared having read (or watched) before class relevant lecture materials available on Brightspace.
- Tutorials: Students must come prepared ready to deliver their case note for those who present, and with their questions for the others.


 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations
Learning Requirements:

LAW10300 French Public Law 1 (Introduction to French Constitutional Law)

Learning Recommendations:

LAW10300 French Public Law 1 (Introduction to French Constitutional Law)


Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Incompatibles:
LAW20350 - French Civil Law I


 
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Continuous Assessment: Participation at tutorials Throughout the Trimester n/a Graded No

10

Assignment: Written case note presentation (1,500 words) Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No

40

Examination: Written end-of-trimester examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No

50


Carry forward of passed components
Yes
 
Resit In Terminal Exam
Summer Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Feedback will be given on two occasions during T1 for students in LAW27290 French Public Law 2: - After the delivery of their case note, and no later than one week before T1 examination period, students will be given individual feedback on their 'plan', content, level of French (oral and written) with corrections of their most serious mistakes. - Post-examination, class feedback will be posted on Brightspace (indicative, not full model answers).

Name Role
Dr Sara Benedí Lahuerta Tutor
Ms Reidin Murphy Tutor
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
 
Autumn
     
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, 10, 11, 12 Fri 10:00 - 11:50
Tutorial Offering 1 Week(s) - 3, 6, 9, 10, 12 Fri 15:00 - 15:50
Autumn