2140.17 - Basic Adminstrative Law

Course number
Basic Adminstrative Law
Upper secondary education or equivalent qualification.
To provide insight into Faroese administrative law, particularly the many sources of law, such as statutes, case law, ombudsman and board of appeal practices, in addition to jurisprudence. Based on examples of practical challenges in Faroese administration, students gain an understanding of the interplay between administrative rules, the intentions and powers of institutions and the rights and activities of citizens. The course will emphasise methods used to analyse legal situations.
Putting administration into practice at public institutions places high demands on administrators, whether they have law degrees or other educational backgrounds. The law provides a statutory framework, however, it is up to administrators to organise their tasks within it. Citizens are entitled to good administration, in terms of compliance with formal requirements, but also substance, on the other hand, management expects both loyalty and advice on opportunities and consequences. Administration often requires both expertise in a given area and the ability to apply the principles of administration. The course aims to provide students with the knowledge and tools required to analyse the regulations governing administration, as well as the obligations it entails. The course prepares students for both decision-making and consultancy in public administration in a Faroese context.
Learning and teaching approaches
Lectures (30 hours) given by the lecturer. Possibly student presentations also.
Learning outcomes
The students shall: -Describe administrative law, the legal sources, powers, institutions and conflict resolutions. -Demonstrate concrete and broad knowledge on and understanding of the substantive subjects, freedom of information, formal administration, substantive administration, municipal administration and administrative review. -Explain the relevant methods of interpretation and the challenges of interpretation, including the importance of dynamic practise and various kinds of customary law. -Explain basic and special rights of the citizen in public administration. -Explain the powers and the practise of the various conflict resolution bodies and the opportunities for the parties to use these bodies. -Present and formulate knowledge and arguments correctly and succinctly in eloquent and correct language.
Assessment method
4-hour written examination at the end of the course. Study aids permitted.
Marking scale
Kári á Rógvi & Bárður Larsen: Fyrisitingarlóg (lærubók), 2 útg. 2012 (verður býtt út). Torkil Rasmussen: Tilfarssavn í Fyrisitingarlóg, tøkt á Moodle undan undirvísing.
Bárður Larsen