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Keith Bush QC LLM (London) Barrister is an Honorary Professor at the Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law at Swansea University. He is also President of the Welsh Language Tribunal, a Recorder (sitting in the County Court) a member of the Law Commission’s Advisory Committee for Wales and Secretary of the Wales Public Law and Human Rights Association. Having practised at the Bar in Cardiff for over 20 years, he joined the Welsh Government’s legal service in 1999, where he became Legislative Counsel, leading the legal team which worked on a number of bills relating to Wales, including the one that became the Government of Wales Act 2006. From 2007 until 2012 he was Chief Legal Adviser to the National Assembly for Wales. He has contributed to the Statute Law Review, the Cambrian Law Review, the Wales Legal Journal, the Journal of the Welsh Legal History Society and the New Law Journal (see below) and he frequently lectures on public law issues in both English and Welsh. He is Module Director for two innovative undergraduate modules at Swansea University on Legislation and the Law of Multi-Level Governance as well as contributing to Public Law teaching in both English and Welsh. He has recently completed a Welsh language work on Public Law - ‘Sylfeini’r Gyfraith Gyhoeddus’ (‘Foundations of Public Law’) commissioned by Bangor University and the Coleg Cymraeg Cenedlaethol (the National Welsh Language College). His teaching and research interests include the legal rights of linguistic and cultural groups, federal and quasi-federal states and non-territorial constitutional structures.

Teaching

  • LA-368 Public Law for Graduate Diploma in Law

    This course offers an introduction to the constitutional and administrative law of the United Kingdom, with an examination of the legal relationships between state institutions and between the state and the individual. The module will provide an introduction to public law in the UK, with particular focus on the role of the law in constraining political power.

  • LAA106 Public Law 1

    This module provides an introduction to public law in the UK, with particular focus on the distribution of political power in the constitution.

  • LAQ202 Public Law 1

    This module provides an introduction to the Public Law of the United Kingdom, with an emphasis upon the protection of human rights.