First, in contrast to France, Belgian administrative law is often taught from a comparative law perspective.
A joint degree between the KUL and the UCL exists at master's level with a special option devoted to public law, and thus modules of administrative law. (48) In this program, UCL students can take a series of options at the KU Leuven.
Finally, an overview of legal education in comparative administrative law needs to look at institutional research and PhD research.
Regular reports are issued, including discussions of administrative law topics: for instance, open access to public documents (in 2014), breaches of procedural requirements and the "bestuurlijke lus" (administrative loop) in administrative justice from a comparative perspective (in 2013), and procedural guarantees in a welfare state (in 2012).
Comparative administrative law is, however, not only a matter of academic research--although the professionalization of PhDs may in the long run contribute to the development of more systematic research works related to legal issues having a concrete impact on the practitioners.
Beyond the Classroom: Developing a Practice of Comparative Administrative Law
The importance and relevance of comparative administrative law extend beyond the classroom.