Beginning Constitutional Law
By Nick Howard
Routledge – 2013 – 184 pages
Series: Beginning the Law
Whether you’re new to higher education, coming to legal study for the first time or just wondering what Constitutional Law is all about, Beginning Constitutional Law is the ideal introduction to help you hit the ground running. Starting with the basics and an overview of each topic, it will help you come to terms with the structure, themes and issues of the subject so that you can begin your Contstitutional Law module with confidence.
Adopting a clear and simple approach with legal vocabulary explained in a detailed glossary, Nick Howard breaks the subject of constitutional law down using practical everyday examples to make it understandable for anyone, whatever their background. Diagrams and flowcharts simplify complex issues, important cases are identified and explained and on-the- spot questions help you recognise potential issues or debates within the law so that you can contribute in classes with confidence.
Beginning Constitutional Law is an ideal first introduction to the subject for LLB, GDL or ILEX and especially international students, those enrolled on distance learning courses or on other degree programmes.
1.Introduction to Constitutional Law. 2. Does the UK have a Constitution? 3. Finding UK Constitutional Law. 4. How does the UK Constitution work? 5. Parliament’s Make-up and Functions. 6. Parliamentary Sovereignty. 7. Government’s Relationship with Parliament. 8. Government and the Courts. 9. The Protection of Civil Liberties. 10. The Future of our Constitution.
Nick Howard is Faculty Manager at Kaplan Altior, Cardiff. Nick trained and qualified as a solicitor in local government, before moving to Cardiff to work as a lawyer for the Welsh Assembly Government. Nick advised Ministers on all aspects of public law, and was a member of the Bill team who took the Government of Wales Act 2006 through Parliament.