- Acquiring understanding of the principles and the functioning of constitutional and administrative law in the context of the democratic constitutional state.
- Acquiring fundamental and deepened knowledge of and insight into topical issues within the field of constitutional and administrative law in a European, international and comparative perspective.
- Acquiring understanding of how constitutional and administrative law functions in practice based on selected topics (‘capita selecta’).
- Learning how to analyze complex problems of public law and learning how to express this analysis in writing.
The course consists of lectures and tutorials.
For questions, please contact Johan Wolswinkel (email@example.com).
Recommended PrerequisitesConstitutional Law, Adminstrative Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law: an Integrational Approach, and Legal Protection against the Government
The overarching topic of the course is Dutch constitutional law in a European perspective. The course is structured by 'capita selecta' that will be introduced more extensively in the syllabus (see Blackboard).
Type of instructionsLectures and tutorials
Type of examsCase note (15%) and written exam (85%)
- C.A.J.M. Kortmann, Constitutioneel recht, Deventer: Kluwer. Most recent edition (expected publication of the revised edition is Fall 2016)
- E.M.H. Hirsch Ballin, R. Ortlep & A. Tollenaar, Rechtsontwikkeling door de bestuursrechter, Den Haag: Boom Juridische uitgevers 2015. (open access)
- E.M.H. Hirsch Ballin & G.J. Leenknegt (red.), Wetenschappelijk commentaar op de Nederlandse Grondwet. Web publication: www.nederlandrechtsstaat.nl, 2016
- Selected case-law and other materials (see Blackboard)
- F.H. van der Burg & W.J.M. Voermans, Unierecht in de Nederlandse rechtsorde, Deventer: Kluwer 2015.