Tuesday, 16 April 2013

An ideal Law Exam Question?

'Discuss the view that "Parliamentary legislation is excessively complex and its confusions undermine the rule of the law"'

This isn't actually an exam question that has been set in a British university - but it would an excellent question - either for "English Legal System" (allowing an explanation of issues relating to 'statutory interpretation') or "Constitutional Law" (enabling a student to demonstrate their understanding of the concept of the Rule of Law)

If I were a student, I'd read the following article - from which the quote is taken - and reflect on what points I could make - even going as far as preparing an essay plan.


On the 'Rule of Law' (and other UK constitutional principles), it's difficult to beat Lord Bingham's short, readable and thought provoking book of the same name.