DESCRIPTION OF COURSE UNIT


1.

Code

Course unit title

Title of the degree programme

LLL17B000526

European Administrative Law

Elective subject


2.

Name of lecturer(s)

Departament(s)

Coordinator: Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ieva Deviatnikovaitė

Department of Administrative Law and Procedure


3.

Cycle of course unit

Level of course unit

Type of course unit

I

Not applicable

Optional


4.

Mode of delivery

Year of study and semester when the course unit is delivered

Language of instruction

Face-to-face

1 semester

English


5.

Study requirements

Prerequisites:

Co-requisites:

Work placement(s):

Not applicable

Not applicable

Not applicable


7.

Number of ECTS credits allocated

Student's workload

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours

6

162

50

112


8.

Purpose of the course unit

Administrative law is one of the cardinal law branches. The course is generally based on the comparison of administrative law of various European countries (i.e. the UK, France, Central and Eastern European countries) and the USA. The course introduces one of the latest phenomena – the European administrative law; its’ leading principles; administrative powers of European institutions and agencies, their interaction with the national public bodies; ECJ impact to the member states (ECJ prejudicial decision). The lectures are concentrated on the following topics: public interest; administrative law in general; system and functions of the executive institutions; system, structure, and activity spheres of the public administration institution; control and supervision of the public administration institutions; public administration methods; public administration forms: administrative acts, administrative contracts, and administrative norms. Also students will be familiarized with the administrative justice system, member’s states’ administrative courts’ systems, and the jurisdiction of the administrative courts according to the nationality of the students. Topics can be tailored to suit individual learner’s needs.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Teaching and learning methods

Assessment methods

By the end of the course, students should: • understand the essence of Administrative Law, the nature of administrative legal relationships;

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures; Brainstorming and discussions, workshops, case studies.

Assessment of activeness of a student during practice session. Assessment of home task.


9.

Course contens

Topics

Contact work hours and planned learning activities

Independent work hours and tasks

Tasks

1. Plurality of Administrative Law definitions: different countries, different understandings and common features

2

2

4

10

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

2. French Administrative Law

2

1

3

10

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

3. German Administrative Law

4

1

5

10

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

4. European Administrative Law

4

2

6

18

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

5. The EU institutions and agencies

4

1

5

14

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

Assessment

2

2

6. The UK Administrative Law

2

2

4

10

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

7. The use of administrative powers in the European Legal Order

2

2

4

10

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

8. Leading principles of the European Legal Order:
Principle of supremacy
Principle of loyal cooperation
Principle of subsidiary

4

1

5

10

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

9. The US Administrative Law

4

2

6

10

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

10. European Conditions for (the Application of) National Administrative Law

4

2

6

10

Analysis of literature and materials of lectures, individual tasks

Exam

0

Overall

32

16

2

50

 

112

 


10.

Assessment strategy

Weighting percentage

Period or date of assessment

Assessment criteria