The development of European law over the past seven decades has yielded a broad and varied legal landscape. This course presents a look into this complex matrix of institutions, instruments, and laws, not with an aspiration to exhaustively educate students about all aspects of the European Union, but instead to reveal to students a selection of important areas of European law and to equip students with the tools to approach and understand this field as it continues to evolve. We begin by taking a brief look at the bodies and competences of the EU. Then, a survey of the various legal instruments of European law including EU legislation is followed by discussions about enforcement of EU law at both national and European levels. The final unit of the course is devoted to examination of important fields of EU substantive law, namely the internal market and competition law. Students will demonstrate their knowledge and skills gained in the course through tests, presentation of cases, and participation in a mock academic conference.
- Teacher: Jason Dinse