Administrative Law

ldroi1305  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Administrative 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.
5 credits
60.0 h + 12.0 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 course is divided into 3 parts: 1. Institutional aspects of the Administrative Law (20 hours) This first part presents the different administrative Belgian institutions: first, the federal, community and regional administrative institutions; and second, the administrative institutions created within the framework of the functional decentralization (decentralized public utilities) and territorial (local and provincial authorities). For this part, the student needs to be familiarized with the most important items of the public office. 2. Functional aspects of the administrative Law (30 hours) This part is devoted to a main theory of the administrative action. The students will learn the main categories of administrative acts, their main features and flaws that could affect their legality (internal and external). The examination of the administrative acts centres on the difference between unilateral administrative acts - both with a general and an individual application - and the contractual administrative act. 3. The contentious aspects of administrative law (10 hours) The last section of the course ends with an examination of some notions and fundamental principles of administrative contentious. (Objective and subjective contentious). The oral teaching could be enriched by different teaching methods. The syllabus will be available at the beginning of the semester during the second year of the granting of tenure. The compulsory practical exercise (12 hours) enables the student to develop a practical approach to the subject matter. The sessions imply special preparation on the part of the student whose work will be evaluated by the assistant. Together with the head of the department, the teacher sees that the practical training are coherent and well connected, including with respect to the evaluation. Students following Minor in Law are not allowed to take the practical exercises.

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

1 The administrative Law course tends to propose a basic training to the Bachelors of Law. It is a continuation of Constitutional Law studies taught at that same level. The main aim is to familiarize the students with the rules that, in Belgium, structure the Administration and guide the way it sets itself in motion.

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”.
Other information
Schedule: This course is taught during the 2nd semester: on Thursdays from 10:45 to 12:45 and on Fridays from 8:30 to 10:30.
Faculty or entity

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

Title of the programme
Bachelor in Law