Legal Studies (LGST) 331

Administrative Law (Revision 5)

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Delivery Mode: Individualized study online

Credits: 3

Area of Study: Applied Studies
(Business and Administrative Studies)

Prerequisite: None. LGST 230 is strongly recommended.

Faculty: Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences

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Detailed syllabus and assessment information (PDF)

Questions about this course? Contact the course professor: Archie Zariski.

LGST 331 has a Challenge for Credit option.

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Administrative Law discusses that branch of the law dealing with relationships between the individual citizen and government, whether at the federal, provincial, or municipal level. It also deals with boards, authorities, commissions, and committees created by government. LGST 331 will be of particular interest to those who are either employed or interested in public administration, or who have occasion to deal with government in their professional or private life.


  • Unit 1: Foundations
  • Unit 2: Administrative Agencies and Tribunals
  • Unit 3: The Legal Basis of Administrative Law
  • Unit 4: Fairness: The Right to be Heard
  • Unit 5: Fairness: Bias
  • Unit 6: Advocacy Before Administrative Tribunals
  • Unit 7: Tribunal Procedures Prior to Hearings
  • Unit 8: Tribunal Procedures During Hearings
  • Unit 9: Presenting Evidence at a Hearing
  • Unit 10: Management and Control of the Hearing Process
  • Unit 11: Conduct Outside the Hearing
  • Unit 12: Tribunal Decision-Making Procedures
  • Unit 13: Challenging Decisions of Tribunals
  • Unit 14: Enforcement of Tribunal Decisions


To receive credit LGST 331, you must complete and submit all of the assignments and write the final exam. You must achieve a minimum grade of D (50 percent) on the final exam and an overall grade of at least D (50 percent) for the course.

You will be evaluated on your understanding of the concepts presented in the course and on your ability to apply those concepts. Your final grade in the course will be based on the marks achieved for the following activities.

Activity Weight
5 Assignments (10% each) 50%
Final Examination 50%
Total 100%

To learn more about assignments and examinations, please refer to Athabasca University's online Calendar.

Course Materials


Nastasi, L., Pressman, D., & Swaigen, J. (2020). Administrative Law: Principles and Advocacy (4th ed.). Emond Montgomery Publications.

Other Materials

All other materials are available online.

Challenge for Credit Overview

The Challenge for Credit process allows you to demonstrate that you have acquired a command of the general subject matter, knowledge, intellectual and/or other skills that would normally be found in a university-level course.

Full information about Challenge for Credit can be found in the Undergraduate Calendar.

Challenge Evaluation

To receive credit for the LGST 331 challenge registration, you must achieve a grade of at least D (50 percent) on the examination. A letter grade will be given based upon the examination mark awarded.

Undergraduate Challenge for Credit Course Registration Form

Athabasca University reserves the right to amend course outlines occasionally and without notice. Courses offered by other delivery methods may vary from their individualized-study counterparts.

Opened in Revision 5, March 29, 2020.

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