1611 Basics of Administrative Procedure

1611 Basics of Administrative Procedure

  • Study programme and level: Professional degree programme Administration 1st Cycle
  • 2nd year
  • 8 ECTS
  • Course type: Core
  • Lectures: 60
  • Tutorial: 30
  • Other forms of study: 70
  • Individual work: 80
  • Lecturer: Polonca Kovač, PhD



1. Objectives and competences


Objectives: Students

  • know basis of administrative procedural law;
  • apply knowledge to interconnect principles and operational rules in practice in typical procedural acts;
  • solve easier problems in administrative procedure;
  • understand aim of administrative procedure and system of judicial review over administration by analysing selected cases,
  • know and clarify proceedings and notions in professional language.


  • understanding general elements and structure of administrative procedure and protection of public interest and rights of the parties;
  • problem-solving of individual working problems,
  • skills’ development of administrative procedures’ conduct in less complex matters,
  • ability of analysis of easier procedural problem and its resolution,
  • professional communication and ethics development.


2. Content

  • Categorisation of administrative procedural law and administrative procedures in social development. Good administration. Types of acts in administrative relations.
  • Notion of administrative matter and public interest. Use of GAPA – subsidiary, mutatis mutandis. General and special procedures.
  • Basic principles as procedural standards. Their application in selected cases.
  • Participants in proceedings: administrative body/official, parties, etc. 
  • Communication in procedure: individual rules and application in practice. Access to information and data protection.
  • Deadlines, order and costs in procedure – rules and cases.
  • Phases of proceeding at first instance. Initiation of proceeding and disposal.
  • Fact establishing and evidence giving proceedings.
  • Decisions and conclusions: types, elements, characteristics.
  • Legal remedies. Appeal procedure. Basic of enforcement.
  • Upravna inšpekcija.
  • Forms and basic rules on judicial review upon individual administrative acts.

3. Readings


    • Jerovšek, T., in Kovač, P. (2017). Upravni postopek in upravni spor. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo, 300 str.
    • Kovač, P., Sever, T. (2018). Praktikum za upravni postopek in upravni spor. Ljubljana: Fakulteta za upravo.
    • Upravna svetovalnica. www.fu.uni-lj.si/mediawiki/index.php.
    • Kovač, P. (2016). The requirements and limits of the codification of administrative procedures in Slovenia according to European trends. Review of central and east European law, 41(3/4) 427-461.


    4. Intended learning outcomes


    Knowledge and understanding

    • apply theoretical knowledge of fundamentals of principles and rules of General Administrative Procedure Act in practise autonomously in resolution of easier procedural problems.
    • Study topic related professional sources.
    • Manage to conduct less complex acts and prepare basic documents in proceeding.
    • Apply administrative procedure as work process in relation toward parties.
    • Understand the role and meaning of judicial review over administration.

    5. Learning and teaching methods

    • student preparations for lectures
    • lecture
    • student preparations for tutorials
    • tutorials
    • e-learning, case studies, project work, etc.
    • intercurricural collaboration
    • tutorship
    • guest lectures by practitioners

    6. Assessment

    • written or oral exam (60%)
    • interim assignments and active participation in lectures/tutorials (20%)
    • test/colloquium (20%)