Constitutional Law

ldroi1222  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Constitutional Law
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
8 credits
90.0 h + 14.0 h

The prerequisite(s) for this Teaching Unit (Unité d’enseignement – UE) for the programmes/courses that offer this Teaching Unit are specified at the end of this sheet.
Main themes
The subjects studied include: 1. The Constitution 2. Citizens 3. Political authorities 4. The federal powers 5. The federated powers 6. The division of powers 7. The federal functions 8. The federated functions 9. Crisis procedures. The course consists of lectures completed, where necessary, by other teaching methods. The syllabus should be available to the students at the beginning of the term. Compulsory sessions of practical training (14 hours) provide the students with the opportunity to develop a practical approach of the subjects taught. These sessions are prepared by the students, whose performances are evaluated by an assistant. Together with the head of the department, the teacher sees that the practical training and the lectures are coherent and well connected, including with respect to the evaluation.

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

1 The constitutional law course is aimed at enabling students to acquire, on the one hand, an understanding of the main problems posed by the legal framework governing political organisation at every level and, on the other, the definition of the status of citizens (human rights and political rights). It includes a study of constitutional norms, the status of the citizen and the different political systems.

The contribution of this Teaching Unit to the development and command of the skills and learning outcomes of the programme(s) can be accessed at the end of this sheet, in the section entitled “Programmes/courses offering this Teaching Unit”.
Faculty or entity

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Minor in Law (access)

Bachelor in Law