Kies de Nederlandse taal
Course module: 660452-B-6
Introduction to Constitutional Law
Course info
Course module660452-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionDutch
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; TLS: Public Law, Jurisprud.Legal History; Public Law, Jurisprudence and Legal History;
Is part of
B Tax Economics
B Public Governance
B Philosophy
B Tax Law
B Law: Track Dutch Law
B Law
B Law: Specialization Business Law
B Law: Track International and European Law
PM Tax Law
Contact personT.D. Geldof, LLM
Coordinator course
T.D. Geldof, LLM
Other course modules lecturer
T.D. Geldof, LLM
Other course modules lecturer
dr. G. Leenknegt
Other course modules lecturer
dr. G. van der Schyff
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2018
Starting block
SM 1
Course mode
RemarksThis information is not up to date. Check the Course Catalog 2019 or select the course via “Register”.
Registration openfrom 13/08/2018 09:00 up to and including 31/07/2019
  • Be able to give definitions of the most important constitutional concepts and structures
  • To solve simple questions of a constitutional nature
  • Make a connnection between recent political and societal developments in the Netherlands and relevant questions of constitutional law
  • Apply acquired knowledge and understanding to simple cases or to current societal questions
  • Criticise solutions posed by others
Most of the important legal rules are set by governmental institutions. Constitutional law deals with the legal norms guiding that process. What is the government, according to the law, allowed to do with the law, and -equally important- what is the government not allowed to do with it? Constitutional law thus deals with the legal aspects of the organisation of the state and the relationship between citizens and government. The course Introduction to Constitutional Law is divided into six themes. In the first week, we will use the concepts of the rule of law and democracy to paint the general picture that we will use during the rest of the course to provide insight in Dutch constitutional law. In the next weeks we will consecutively deal with the issues: legislation, forms of government, federalism and decentralisation, fundamental rights and the effect of international law in our national legal system.
Timetable information
660452-B-6|Inleiding Constitutioneel Recht
Written test opportunities
Written test opportunities (HIST)
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1120-12-2018
Schriftelijk / WrittenEXAM_01SM 1225-01-2019
Required materials
Syllabus/Reader for the course Inleiding constitutioneel recht.
M.C. Burkens, H.R.B.M. Kummeling, B.P. Vermeulen, R.J.G.M. Widdershoven, Beginselen van de democratische rechtsstaat, Inleiding tot de grondslagen van het Nederlandse staats- en bestuursrecht, W.E.J. Tjeenk Willink Deventer, 8th edition, 2017
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