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Public Law 3rd ed isbn 9780192857460

Public Law 2nd ed

ISBN13: 9780198852278
New Edition ISBN: 9780192857460
Previous Edition ISBN: 9780198722939
Published: June 2020
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: Out of print

Fresh, modern, and practical, Public Law provides law undergraduates with a unique approach to constitutional and administrative law, aptly demonstrating why this is an exciting time to be studying the subject.

Writing in a fluid, succinct style, the authors carve a logical pathway through the key areas studied on the LLB, guiding students to a solid understanding of the fundamental principles. This theoretical grounding is then rooted in reality, with each concept applied to a hypothetical scenario (included at the start of each chapter) to set it into a practical context.

While this practical element helps students to understand how the law applies and develop problem-solving skills, a trio of supportive learning features also encourages active engagement with and a critical appreciation of public law. 'Key case' boxes highlight and analyse the significant case law in each area; 'Counterpoint' boxes flag alternative viewpoints and areas of debate; and 'Pause for reflection' boxes prompt readers to consider the impact of laws, and what potential developments and reforms may lie ahead.

Public Law's modern approach and unique combination of practical application and theoretically critical discussion makes it the ideal choice for students seeking to understand concepts not only in the abstract but in practice, helping them to develop the skills they need to succeed at university and beyond.

Online Resources

This title is supported by an online resources platform for students featuring guidance on approaching and analysing the real life scenarios in the book, a bank of multiple choice questions, legal updates, and links to useful material elsewhere on the web.

Constitutional and Administrative Law
1: The UK constitution
2: The institutions of government and the separation of powers
3: The rule of law
4: Parliamentary sovereignty
5: Parliamentary sovereignty, the European Union, and Brexit
6: The royal prerogative and constitutional conventions
7: Central government
8: Parliament
9: Devolution and local government
10: Judicial review: access to review and remedies
11: Judicial review: illegality
12: Judicial review: irrationality and proportionality
13: Judicial review: procedural impropriety
14: Administrative justice: tribunals, ombudsmen, and public inquiries
15: The European Convention on Human Rights and the Human Rights Act 1998
16: Human rights in the UK: public order and police powers