Department: Bachelor of Law
Module Description: This module aims to introduce students to constitutional processes by which the relationship between the individual and the state, and the relationship between the organs of the state are regulated. The module covers, types of constitutions, essence of constitutions, sources of constitutional rules, the place of constitutional Law in the legal system, conceptions of the State, constitution-making as a Process, systems of government (presidentialism, parliamentarism etc), the rule of law, the separation of powers, checks and balances, Citizenship.
The module coordinator will provide students with mandatory texts on UAE Law, prepared purposefully for this particular module.
M Rosenfeld and A Sajo (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2013)
R Schutze, European Constitutional Law (3rd edn Cambridge University Press, 2021)
G Maggs and P Smith, Constitutional Law: Contemporary Approach (5th edn West Academic Publishing, 2021)
J Jowell and C O'Cinneide, The Changing Constitution (9th edn Oxford University Press, 2019)
M C Dorf and T W Morrison, The Oxford Introductions to U.S. Law: Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press, 2010)