The line demarcating constitutional and administrative law is very thin and this thin line cannot be precisely demarcated. Administrative law may be defined as the law which determines the organization, powers and duties of authorities. Like constitutional law, it deals with the exercise and control of governmental power. An artificial distinction may be made by suggesting that constitutional law is mainly concerned with the structure of the primary organs of government, whereas administrative law is concerned with the work of official agencies in providing services and in regulating the activities of citizens. Administrative law is directly affected by constitutional structure of government.
The major conclusion that could be drawn from the foregoing analysis is that Constitutional Law is central to all aspect of Law. The questions one may then ask is, what is the nature of the relationship and which is the dominant partner? Constitutional Law appears to be dominant to the extent that other areas of Law draw from the fountain.
In conclusion therefore, we see that Constitutional Law influences the content of other areas of law.
In this Unit, you learnt that Constitution and Constitutional Law are both defined standard contained in a document which is imposed by the will of the people for proper conduct in society. Constitutional Law to some extent determines the content of Law and determine the code of conduct for the people. In the remaining Units of this module, you will encounter other sources of Constitutional Law, it uses and application of the concept for social control.