General and Lebanese Administrative Law II - LAW 306

This course is designed to introduce to the students the key concepts and theories of Administrative Law, to improve their knowledge in form and in depth of administrative principles, procedures, and acts taken by the public administration. The course aims to help students achieve a better understanding of administrative concepts and the making of administrative decisions through explaining the different jurisprudence verdicts, a major source of administrative principles. This course will identify and compare the Lebanese Administrative System to its monologue, the French, as well as the different systems adopted by different regimes. This course explores the following topics: Introduction to public administrative law; administrative rights and legalities; principle of legality; discretionary authority; exceptional circumstances; governmental acts; administrative court’s jurisdiction over administrative decisions; theory of error; structure of the public administration; executive authority, president, prime minister, ministers, council of ministers; central administration; centralized system; non-exclusivity concept; decentralization (political and administrative), history and sources of Lebanese administration, administrative organizations, and administrative courts; municipalities. Prerequisite: LAW 206.
Language of Instruction: Arabic (legal terms, however, are also given in English and French).

This lecture is supported by a workshop that helps the students to understand the course.