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Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Parliamentary Sovereignty

An important issue in UK Constitutional Law is the concept and doctrine of Parliamentary Sovereignty. As ever an outline MindMap (for developing further!!!) is set out below.

The important things to be able to do are to - describe and explain the doctrine; give examples of how it works in practice; and to critically evaluate the claims of Dicey; his supporters and those who have challenged him. This is an important point - describing is a lower level skill; explaining shows that you understand and can communicate that understanding; the use of examples is evidence of your ability to use relevant materials - and again shows a depth of understanding. But "critical evaluation" demonstrates the highest level of thinking. Lawyers need to be able to challenge - putting forward arguments to support a proposition - and anticipating (and responding to) opposing arguments.

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