CREDITS 2 (LV) 3 (ECTS) - 30 Contact Hours

Administrative law deals with adjusting relationships between the individual and government. A practitioner in this field must always contemplate whether the government at federal, provincial or municipal level has used its powers according to the law. Thus, the course provides an introduction in administrative law by focusing on such topics as definition of administrative act and action, principles of administrative law, administrative procedure, judicial review and transnational administrative acts. Differences between common and continental law theories of administrative law will also be included.

 Similarly, the course will focus on new challenges that the development of Europeanization brings to administrative bodies. As well, due to the excessive influence of European Union level law in national systems of administrative law, the course also introduces on how European Union law is amending some of the basic aspects of public and administrative law of its Member States and how legal practitioners can apply European Union law in national legal orders. The course presents vital and practical picture on the relationship between national and European Union law.

 The course consists of lectures supported by and combined with problem-solving seminars. Seminars include participation in practical exercises e.g., preparation of appeals of decisions of various state institutions (e.g. State Revenue Service and Competition Supervision Authority) and case studies. Students will have the opportunity to conclude the course by participating in a simulation based on the subjects discussed at classes.