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Study programmes 2013-2014Last update : 23/04/2014
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DROI0955-2  Contentious business

Duration :  20h Th, 10h Pr
Number of credits :  
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Business Law, 1st year4
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Public and Administrative Law, 1st year4
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Private Law, 1st year4
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Interuniversity Mobility, 1st year4
Master in Law, Professional focus in Criminal Law, 1st year4
Master in Law, Professional Focus in Labour Law, 1st year4
Lecturer :  Ann-Lawrence Durviaux
Language(s) of instruction :  
French language
Course contents :  
This course will not be organised anymore. The following topics are covered in this course:
· Internal and external controls of the administration in general
· Control by the judiciary: ordinary judge or specialised judge
· The ordinary judge and the administration under Belgian law
· Administrative courts
· Section administrative litigation of the Council of State: remedy in case of misuse of power, suspension and compensation
· Alternative modes of dispute resolution
Learning outcomes of the course :  
At the end of this course, students should be able to:
a. master the key concepts of the subject from a theoretical and practical point of view; and to
b. apply the subject knowledge to factual situations similar to those faced in the professions to which their degrees give access;
c. evaluate critically the existing legal solutions, disputes and systems reviewed throughout this course;
d. make out their personal opinion and defend it in writing and orally in accordance with the standards of their specialisation (law, political sciences, management of human resources).
Prerequisites and co-requisites/ Recommended optional programme components :  
Planned learning activities and teaching methods :  
The course consists of 30 hours of teaching, allocated as follows:
· 20 hours of lectures, covering the main issues of the subject;
· 10 hours of seminars during which the subject is reviewed through cases (analysis) - of which the complexity increases gradually - and through questions favouring an analytical approach and enhancing the capacity for legal-problem solving in a particular factual situation
Mode of delivery (face-to-face ; distance-learning) :  
Recommended or required readings :  
· P. Lewalle, Contentieux administrative (Larcier 2008)
· Various articles by legal scholars, the list of which will be provided to the students during throughout the course.
· Documentation: legislation and case-law
· PowerPoint slides are made available for each lecture
Assessment methods and criteria :  
A written examination is organised under the form of a case analysis. There is the opportunity to resit.
The documents allowed during the examination will be listed by the lecturer.

The cases to be solved during the examination will be similar to those reviewed during the seminars. They are designed to enable students to demonstrate the acquisition of subject knowledge and the development of their problem-solving skills. The weighting of the questions will be mentioned on the examination form.
Work placement(s) :  
Not organised
Organizational remarks :  
The course will not be organised anymore.
Contacts :  
Ann Lawrence Durviaux, professeur,
Damien Fisse, assistant,
Alexandre Pirson, assistant,

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