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International Law 3
|European Union Law 1543||Law 436-01|
The European Union (EU) is different in many ways from a Federation, although the exercise of power in the Union has some federal traits and one can draw some useful comparisons. "European Union Law", in any case, is a heading that today refers to as many topics as "US Law" would. Therefore, it is impossible to study with some depth in one single course all relevant and substantive aspects of European Union law.
In this introductory course we will study the basic Law of the European Union (institutions, law-making procedures, legal remedies, role of the European Court, relationship between EC law and national law, all of this taking into account the recently passed Constitution). This will provide you with analytical tools to feel comfortable when you have to work in any area of substantive EC law.
The method of instruction will be the typical interactive approach used in American law schools, although at times I will introduce or summarize a topic with a lecture.
We will be using a set of teaching materials that you should obtain the first days of the course. These materials are shorter version of the ones used by Professor Joseph Weiler in his course on EU Law at Harvard Law School and NYU (see www.jeanmonnetprogram.org for Weiler’s originals and for a lot of information and academic debate on the European Union).
Class attendance is mandatory. Participation will be counted as an important part of the grade (50%). The exam will be a two hour exam with two or three questions based on cases pending before the European Court or important current issues in the legal and political development of the EU.
- International Business Transactions
- Public International Law
- Admiralty Law
- Comparative Civil Procedure
- Comparative Law 1
- European Union Law
- Human Rights Law
- Immigration and Citizenship
- International Criminal Law
- International Trade Law
- Islamic Law Seminar 1
- Law and Development Seminar 1
- Litigation in Civil Law Systems
- Military Law Seminar
- National Security Law
- Post-Conflict Justice and the Rule of Law 1
- Selected Problems in International Trade and Economics Seminar
- Terrorism and the Law Seminar 1
- Transnational Litigation