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Syllabus of Comparative Public Law-Hidayatullah National Law University

LLM Syllabus of Comparative Public Law

Module I: Public Law

• Meaning and definition of Public Law
• Concept of Public Law
• Public Law – International Law, Constitutional Law and Administrative Law
• Distinction between Public Law and Private Law

Module II: Concept of Constitution

• Meaning and Idea of Constitution, Nature and objectives
• Living Constitution
• Organic Constitution
• Constitution as Fundamental Law

Module III: Constitutionalism

• Concept, Distinction between Constitution and Constitutionalism
• Essential features of Constitutionalism -Written Constitution, Separation of Powers,
Fundamental Rights, Independence of Judiciary and Judicial Review

Module IV: Constitutional foundations of powers

• Supremacy of Legislature in Law Making
• Rule of law
▪ Dicey’s Concept of Rule of Law
▪ Modern Concept of Rule of Law
▪ Social and economic rights as part of rule of law
• Separation of powers
• Concept of Separation of Powers
• Checks and Balances
• Separation of Powers or Separation of Functions

Module V: Classification of Constitution

• Federal and Unitary Forms
▪ Features, Advantages and Disadvantages
▪ Models of Federalism and Concept of Quasi-federalism
▪ Role of Courts in Preserving Federalism
• Parliamentary and Presidential Forms of Government

Module VI: Courts

• Writ Jurisdiction
• Protecting public interests through litigation.
• Locus standi and the nature of the judicial power.
Module VII: Judicial Review
• Independence of Judiciary
• Concept and Origin of Judicial Review
• Limitations on Judicial Review
• Judicial Accountability

Module VIII: Constitutional Amendments

• Various Methods of Amendment
• Limitations on Amending Power: Comparative Perspective
• Theory of Basic Structure

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