Module Details

Module Code: LAWS C3306
Module Title: Administrative Law 1
Title: Administrative Law 1
Module Level:: 8
Credits:: 5
Module Coordinator: Eileen Doyle
Module Author:: John Tully
Module Description: To provide students with a firm understanding of the law regulating the organisation, composition, functions and procedures of public authorities and their roles in the administrative and executive arm of government.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
# Learning Outcome Description
LO1 Define and describe the main rules of administrative law
LO2 Identify and explain the principles of constitutional justice
LO3 Explain and apply the rules, practices and procedures of judicial review of administrative action
LO4 Distinguish between, and critically appraise, the remedies available by way of judicial review
Module Recommendations

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is recommended before enrolment in this module.

No recommendations listed
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Additional Requisite Information
No Co Requisites listed
Indicative Content
The Nature of Public Bodies
• Public Law v Private Law • Types of Public Bodies • Duty to give reasons and follow fair procedures • Freedom of Information Acts • Doctrine of Ultra Vires • Availability of Judicial Review.
Grounds for Judicial Review of Public Bodies
• Bias - Nemo index in causa sua; • Disregard of fair procedures – Natural and Constitutional justice -Audi alteram partem • Legitimate expectation • Unlawful delegation • Error of fact • Unreasonableness doctrine • Proportionality.
Module Content & Assessment
Assessment Breakdown%
End of Module Formal Examination100.00%


Full Time

No Continuous Assessment
No Project
No Practical
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Formal Exam % of Total Mark 100
Timing End-of-Semester Learning Outcomes 1,2,3,4
Non-marked No
Assessment Description
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

SETU Carlow Campus reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment


Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 3.00 3
Independent Learning Non Contact No Description Every Week 6.00 6
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Category Contact Type Workload Description Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload Hours
Lecture Contact No Description Every Week 1.50 1.5
Total Weekly Contact Hours 1.50
Module Resources
Recommended Book Resources
  • Fiona Donson,Darren O'Donovan. Law and Public Administration in Ireland, [ISBN: 9781905536702].
  • David Gwynn Morgan,Paul Daly,Gerard W. Hogan. Hogan and Morgan's Administrative Law, [ISBN: 9781858006871].
  • Gerard Coffey. Administrative Law.
  • Hogan & Morgan. Administrative Law in Ireland.
  • Mark de Blacam. Judicial Review.
  • Hilary Delaney. Judicial Review of Administrative Action.
This module does not have any article/paper resources
This module does not have any other resources
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