Undergraduate Module Descriptor


LAW2033: French Administrative Law

This module descriptor refers to the 2017/8 academic year.

Module Aims

This module constitutes the second part of the teaching of French Law in the LLB European (French) / Maîtrise (Master 1) degree programme. It is taught entirely in French and closely reflects the way law is taught in France. After French Constitutional Law module taken at Level 1, this French Administrative Law module is designed to provide you with a deep understanding of another very important field of French Public Law. You are expected to acquire a confident grasp of the principles of the law applicable to administrative bodies and citizens in France so that you develop the ability to express yourself on French legal issues, to analyse them critically and to apply the law. An important part of the course is dedicated to French legal methodology and examination techniques in order to prepare you for your year abroad and the study leading to the French Maîtrise en Droit.

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

This module's assessment will evaluate your achievement of the ILOs listed here - you will see reference to these ILO numbers in the details of the assessment for this module.

On successfully completing the programme you will be able to:
Module-Specific Skills1. gain an accurate knowledge of French Administrative Law and the ability to use the French Law sources with confidence;
2. identify legal problems, efficiently research topics, critically analyse issues and apply the law;
3. handle a viva-voce examination in French;
4. write a French law essay and a case-study, correctly using French legal methodology.
Discipline-Specific Skills5. locate and use the relevant legal information in order to understand how French Administrative Law operates.
6. apply this information to practical legal exercises.
Personal and Key Skills7. manage time to prepare a written exercise according to French legal methodology and French legal style to strict deadlines.
8. develop effective research techniques and your ability to select and analyse French legal material, to apply it to theoretical or practical problems and to present it according to the French methodological standards and examination techniques.