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This subject deals with Administrative and Constitutional consultancy, with an in-depth study of public law, the administrative function, administrative acts and their procedures, as well as the organisation of the state.
The aim of this subject is to deal with the main subjects covered by consultancy in the field of Administrative and Constitutional Law.
Applying the case method, students will be able to gain in-depth knowledge of the regulation of public administration and all the regulations that govern the organisation, operation and attributions of the Public Administration in its relations with individuals and with other Public Administrations as well as the study of the fundamental laws that define a State.
- CA01 - Possess, understand and develop skills that make it possible to apply the specialist academic knowledge acquired during the degree course to the changing situations faced by lawyers, in order to avoid situations of damage, risk or conflict in respect of the interests represented or in the exercise of professional duties in the courts or before the public authorities, or when performing in a consultancy role.
- CA04 - Know the different techniques for reconciling conflicting interests and how to find solutions to problems through methods other than the jurisdictional route.
- CA08 - Know how to identify the key requirements for the provision and organisation of legal consultancy.
- CA10 - Develop skills and abilities to choose the correct strategy for defending the rights of clients, taking into account the demands of the different areas of professional practice.
- CA14 - Know how to carry out professional work in specific and interdisciplinary teams.
- CB06 - Possess and understand knowledge that provides a basis or opportunity to be original in the development and/or application of ideas in a professional context.
- CB08 - Know how to incorporate acquired knowledge and deal with making complex judgements based on information which, being incomplete or limited, includes reflections on social and ethical responsibilities linked to how they apply their knowledge and judgements.
- CB09 - Know how to communicate their conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences alike in a clear and unambiguous way along with the rationale and knowledge that supports them.
- CB10 - Possess the learning skills that allow them to continue studying in a mainly self-motivated and self-reliant way.
- CG01 - Acquire the ability to work individually and as part of a team as well as the communication and leadership skills required to progress in the legal profession.
Students will learn how to:
- Recognise the main areas for which administrative legal advice is given.
- Apply the basic principles of consultancy in administrative law, and identify the main examples of precedent-setting cases relating to this discipline.
- Master the production of the main extrajudicial legal documents (contractual and others) relating to the field of administrative law.
- Write reports and give expert opinions in the interests of clients or the Public Administration on strictly substantive aspects of the field of civil, commercial, administrative and employment law.
• Administrative law penalties.
• Administrative law relating to public services.
• Administrative law, pecuniary liability of the Public Administration.
• Urban and regulatory administrative law.
• Expropriation public procurement administrative law.
Teaching and learning activities
The University Master's Degree in Advocacy bases its methodology on the "case method" which consists in studying real-life scenarios and problems that law firms deal with. Students prepare and analyse cases, identify the issues and, once in class together with the teacher, either individually or in groups, look for solutions and share the possible alternatives available.
Our intention with the case method is to help students to acquire the main skills of a good legal professional such as logical reasoning, ease of oral expression and language proficiency, among others.
The module on Administrative and Constitutional Law Consultancy consists of 3 ECTS of which 30 hours are teaching and then a minimum of 40 hours work by each student on which they will be assessed.
Evaluation systems and criteria
The evaluation consists of two parameters:
• Participation in class: Accounts for 60% of the final mark.
• Written examination consisting of a test and a case study: Accounts for 40% of the final mark.