Law and Institutions of the European Union
This information is for the 2012/13 session.
Professor D Chalmers. Also taught by Dr Jo Murkens, Dr V Heyvaert, Dr J Bomhoff, Dr J Komarek and Dr M Wilkinson
This course is optional for 2nd or 3rd year LLB students, BA Anthropology and Law and BSc Management. It is also available to General Course students and as an outside option.
Evolution of the European Union. Institutions and Legislative Procedures of the European Union. Interest Representation and the Democratic Deficit within the European Union. Constitutionalism and the EU Legal System. The Judicial Architecture of the European Union and relations between national courts and the Court of Justice. Enforcement of EU law in the Member States. The Single Market. Fundamental Rights. EU Citizenship. The Economic Constitution and Free Movement of Goods. Free Movement of Persons. The Social Economy and the Freedom to Provide Services.
Two lectures and one class per week.
This depends upon each class teacher, but a minimum of two essays, or equivalent work, per term required.
The core text for this course is Chalmers et. al., EU Law (2nd edn, CUP 2010). An alternative textbook that is useful to consult is Craig & De Burca, EU Law (5th edn, 2011); other useful sources include Kaczorowska EU Law (2nd edn, 2010); Weiler, The Constitution of Europe (1999); Hix, What's Wrong with the European Union and How to Fix It? (2008); Ward, A Critical Introduction to European Law (2009); C Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU (3rd edn, 2010). In addition, the course uses a broad range of on-line reading material. Students are expected to retrieve and print these materials themselves: there is no course pack. The recommended statute book is Blackstone's EU Treaties and Legislation (OUP).
One three-hour examination in the ST, containing 10 questions (of which some may be 'either/or') of which four are to be answered, and at least one question must be answered from each of two sections, which represent Lent and Michelmas term work respectively.