Roundtable meeting on Public Law Teaching Friday 14th September 2:00 – 3:30

The Public Law Subject section is running a round table on the teaching of
public law.  The subject, its sources, its literature and its methods have changed massively in recent decades.  At the same time, university courses have tended to become more fragmented through modularisation.  The round table gives an opportunity to discuss the curriculum, and different approaches to the teaching of the subject.

Possible topics for discussion include (but are not limited to):

* What we want students to get from modern courses on public law
* How teaching can reflect changes in the subject
.*The scope of the public law syllabus and the place of public law courses in the law curriculum
* How best can we divide up the field (for example between constitutional
law, administrative law, civil liberties, etc.)
*Methods of teaching and assessment:
o Available online resources
o Textbooks
o Assessment methods
o Use of online platforms for provision of podcasts; multiple choice questionnaires; discussion boards etc.
o Including different theoretical perspectives on public law

Anyone wishing to lead a discussion on any such topic is asked to contact David Feldman at or Javier Oliva at

This session is sponsored by the Higher Education Academy

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