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Lecture Outline

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John Stanton

on 6 December 2016

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Lecture 10: Revision and Exam Technique
Lecture Outline
Announcements and Feedback
Multiple Choice Test is live until tomorrow 6pm - counts towards module mark!

Coursework Feedback
Term 1 topics
Introduction to UK Constitution

The Institutions

The rule of law

Separation of Powers

Parliamentary Sovereignty

Introduction to the EU

EU and Sovereignty

Royal Prerogative

Devolution and Local Government
Exam Questions
Using the time left
Christmas break - relax! Also make sure you're up-to-date and in order

Revise in way best for you

Never too early ...

Make notes and look over reading


Past papers
Recap of Term 1

Answering Exam questions!
Assess the extent to which the Constitutional Reform Act 2005 impacted on the Separation of Powers within the UK Constitution. (2014)
Is the concept of the Rule of Law, as defined by Dicey, still relevant to the UK constitution and legal system today? (2013)

“Whatever the precise content of Parliamentary Sovereignty was, it ceased to be a feature of the United Kingdom’s Constitution in 1991” (N W Barber, “The afterlife of parliamentary sovereignty” (2011) 9 (1) International Journal of Constitutional Law 144 at 144)

Critically discuss. (2014)

Discuss whether the principles of supremacy and direct effect of EC/EU law have rendered the orthodox theory of Parliamentary Sovereignty obsolete. (2013)

How does the concept of justiciability affect the powers of the Courts in reviewing the exercise of the Royal Prerogative? (2013)

Critically discuss the Courts’ powers to review the existence and the exercise of the Royal Prerogative before and after the GCHQ case. (2014)
What we look for ...
What the question asks

Relevant answers


Critical analysis

Sufficient depth


Quality, not quantity

Structured argument


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