Challenges in teaching political aspects of public law: a consideration of the impact of lecturer bias and a suggested approach

Vicky Thirlaway


This article considers some of the difficulties faced by lecturers striving to engage undergraduate students with the study of public law, in particular, the need to focus attention on the legal aspects of topic areas that are essentially political in nature. The article briefly considers some of the literature addressing the impact (or lack of it) of lecturer bias on student learning, and outlines a case study used as a way to create a space for critical thinking about the operation of legal rules.

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