1607 Administrative Law and Public Administration

1607 Administrative Law and Public Administration

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 1st year
  • 6 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 45
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 45
  • Individual work: 60
  • Lecturer: Mirko Pečarič, PhD



1. Objectives and competences



  • Student distinguish between the fundamentals of general and special part of administrative law and its basic institutes in connection with public administration
  • Students are able to solve issues associated with the creation and use of administrative norms in the regulation of administrative relationships at the abstract and concrete level
  • Students identify the issues that are important for proper legal and legitimate work of management at the national and local level


  • Students can express their professional opinions on everyday issues and practices in the field of administrative law, administrative institutions, and overall public administration
  • Student masters the fundamental concepts and techniques of administrative law vis−a−vis the non−legal actions of public administration
  • Student is able to obtain information to create the necessary legislative solution
  • Student is able to evaluate the data in the field of administrative law in the light of social, professional and ethical aspects


2. Content

  • Administrative law and related concepts (administrative science, management, governance)
  • Administrative law as a legal discipline (the subject of administrative law, relation of administrative law to other legal branches)
  • A development of the science of administration and a formation of administrative law
  • Administrative relation, norms and administrative acts (the concept and types of norms and acts of government, separation from political acts of the state)
  • Dependence of administrative norms legal acts and the nature and consequences of non-compliance
  • Exceptions to the principle of legality
  • Administrative intervention in human rights and fundamental freedoms
  • Liability for damages incurred in connection with the administrative activity of the state
  • Property and administrative law.
  • Transparency of state actions
  • Control of public administration
  • Modernisation of public administration in Slovenia

3. Readings


  • Pečarič, M. Osnove splošnega upravnega prava. Fakulteta za upravo, Ljubljana, 2015.
  • Šturm, L: Omejitev oblasti, Nova revija, Ljubljana, 1998, str. 33−53, 149−245.
  • Craig, P. Administrative Law, John Wiley & Sons, London, 1993, do str. 60.
  • Braibant, G. Administrativno pravo Francuske. Beograd: Službeni list SRJ; Podgorica: CID, 2002.
  • Materialni predpisi s področja javne uprave.


4. Intended learning outcomes



  • is trained to identify and understand the general and special part of administrative law
  • is also able to understand the importance of the relationship between the individual and the state (government)
  • knows how to explain the basic rules of intrusion into rights and obligations vis-à-vis public interest
  • knows how to resolve administrative and other public matters,
  • can identify fields that fit or should fit into the area of administrative law

5. Learning and teaching methods

  • Lectures,
  • Practical Work
  • Case Study
  • E-Learning
  • Group presentation

6. Assessment

  • Written or oral exam (100%)