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EU Law Honours I: Foundations (LAWS10226)







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**This course is only open to visiting students coming through a direct exchange with the School of Law (including Erasmus students on a Law-specific Exchange). Exchange students outside of Law and independent study abroad students are not eligible to enrol in this course, with no exceptions.** Please note that 3rd year Law courses are high-demand, meaning that they have a very high number of students wishing to enrol in a very limited number of spaces. These enrolments are managed strictly by the Visiting Student Office, in line with the quotas allocated by the department, and all enquiries to enrol in these courses must be made through the CAHSS Visiting Student Office. It is not appropriate for students to contact the department directly to request additional spaces. If there is sufficient space for other visiting students to enrol at the start of the semester, visiting students must have completed at least 3 Law courses, INCLUDING a course equivalent to European Union Law Ordinary A (LAWS08125), at grade B or above to qualify for this course; we will only consider University/College level courses. This course cannot be taken alongside European Union Law Ordinary A (LAWS08125).

Course Summary

This course explores the law of the European Union from constitutional and institutional perspectives, demonstrating how and why EU law has become such a complex system of law beyond the state. Building on previous study of EU law at Ordinary level, EU Law Honours I: Foundations focuses in more depth on legal issues that are particularly timely or unsettled. For example, what are the competences of the European Union and the Member States respectively? Why is the principle of the 'autonomy' of EU law, which distinguishes the EU legal system from both international and national law, so significant? What does the Charter of Fundamental Rights add to existing protection under the ECHR? What is the role of the European Union in crisis management? And (how) has Brexit changed the EU's constitutional and institutional 'ecosystem'?

Course Description

The course content will cover: The sources of EU law; The EU institutional framework; The competences of the EU and of the Member States; The central principles of EU constitutional law; How EU law relates to both international and national law; The role of the EU in the ongoing management of various crises; The legal implications of Brexit.

Assessment Information

Written Exam 0%, Coursework 100%, Practical Exam 0%

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