1. ESSENTIAL READING MATERIALS

1.0

Instructions about BLC reading materials

1.1

ELS workbook 1 – The English Constitution

1.2

Class Questions for Preparation & Discussion

2. LECTURE NOTES

2.1

English legal history

Audio: English legal history – part 1
Audio: English legal history – part 2

2.2

Constitutional conventions

Audio: Constitutional conventions

2.3

The Role of Parliament in the English Legal System

Audio: Parliament and statutes

2.4

The Courts, Judiciary and Precedent

2.5

EU law in the UK before Brexit

Audio: EU law in the UK before Brexit

2.6

Brexit from a legal perspective

Audio: Brexit from a legal perspective

2.7

Comparing common law and civil law legal systems

Audio: Comparing common law and civil law legal systems

3. OPTIONAL ADDITIONAL READING

3.1

Prorogation and Justiciability – analysis by Prof. M. Elliot (Cambridge University)

3.2

Cherry and Miller (No 2) SC judgment [2019] – analysis by Prof M. Elliot (Cambridge University)

3.3

Sovereignty, Primacy and the Common – Prof M. Elliot (Cambridge University)

3.4

Introduction to Judicial Review by the Public Law Project at Matrix Chambers

3.5

A comparative analysis of the UK’s Brexit deals (Anneli Howard – Monckton chambers)

3.6

R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] – “Miller 1”

3.7

R (on the application of Miller) (Appellant) v The Prime Minister (Respondent) Cherry and others (Respondents) v Advocate General for Scotland (Appellant) (Scotland) – “Miller 2”

3.8

Thorburn v Sunderland City Council [2002] (Metric Martyrs)

3.9

Jackson v AG [2005] – Foxhunting and Parliament Acts

3.10

“Justicibility” – speeech by Lord Mance

4. INTERESTING ADDITIONAL MEDIA

4.1 Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, on the role of Parliament

4.2 A typical day of debate in the UK House of Commons

(the day before Parliament was – unlawfully – prorogued on 9 September 2019)

4.3 Sir Ivan Rogers – Where did Brexit come from and where will it take the UK?

4.4 The Miller 1 Judgment (UK Supreme Court)

4.5 The Miller 2 Judgment (UK Supreme Court)

4.6: Brexit and the UK Constitution (Prof. Alison Young, University of Cambridge)