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DIPLOMA IN LAW LLB EXAMINATION for External Students

INTERMEDIATE EXAMINATION (Scheme A) FIRST AND SECOND YEAR EXAMINATIONS (Scheme B) GRADUATE ENTRY LEVEL I (Route A) GRADUATE ENTRY FIRST YEAR (Route B)

BSc DEGREES for External Students MANAGEMENT WITH LAW, LAW WITH MANAGEMENT, ACCOUNTING WITH LAW AND LAW WITH ACCOUNTING FOR STUDENTS IN THE EXTERNAL PROGRAMME Public Law

Tuesday 27 May 2008 : 10.00 – 1.15 pm

Candidates will have fifteen minutes during which they may read the paper and make rough notes ONLY in their answer books. They then have the remaining THREE HOURS in which to answer the questions.

Candidates should answer FOUR of the following EIGHT questions.

Candidates should answer all parts of a question unless otherwise stated.

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1.

‘The rule of law enforced by the courts is the ultimate controlling factor on which our constitution is based.’ (Lord Hope of Craighead in Jackson v Attorney General (2006)). Discuss.

2.

In what respects, if any, has A.V. Dicey’s exposition of parliamentary sovereignty become an anachronism?

3.

The government’s latest constitutional reform proposals raise the possibility of the adoption of a written constitution. Giving reasons, consider the view that such a development is both essential and inevitable.

4.

Discuss whether the House of Lords has sufficient powers in law to fulfil its constitutional role as the parliamentary second chamber.

5.

How does United Kingdom law achieve a ‘level playing field’ between rival candidates and political parties with respect to parliamentary election campaigns?

6.

With reference to statute and case law, consider the extent to which English law achieves an appropriate balance between the freedom to demonstrate and the maintenance of public order.

7.

By reference to recent case law, discuss the status and effect of the European Convention on Human Rights in UK domestic law.

8.

Within the context of judicial review and with reference to case law, explain the legal definitions of (a) sufficient interest, and (b) public bodies. END OF PAPER

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