LL4BH      Half Unit
Contemporary Issues of European Union Law

This information is for the 2013/14 session.

Teacher responsible

Dr Michael Wilkinson NAB 6.28


This course is available on the Master of Laws and Master of Laws (extended part-time study). This course is available with permission as an outside option to students on other programmes where regulations permit.

This course is capped at 30 students. Students must apply through Graduate Course Choice on LSEforYou.

For the LLM (Specialisms: European Law, Legal Theory, Public Law, Human Rights Law)

Course content

The course builds on the expertise and current research of various academics at LSE, who are interested in legal aspects of European integration. Various topics will be selected each year, ranging from the Eurocrisis, the institutional/constitutional reform of the EU, the accession of the EU to the European Convention to more substantive ones, such as EU criminal law, asylum and immigration, or competition law. The idea is to teach on subjects that are topical each year, and on which the LSE academic are currently working.


20 hours of seminars in the LT. 2 hours of seminars in the ST.

Formative coursework

All students are expected to produce one 2,000 word formative essay during the course.

Indicative reading

J Dickson and P Eleftheriadis (eds), Philosophical Foundations of European Union Law (OUP 2011); J Habermas, The Crisis of the European Union : A Response (Polity 2012); P Lindseth, Power and Legitimacy: Reconciling Europe and the Nation-State (OUP 2010); A Moravcsik, The Choice for Europe: Social Purpose and State Power from Messina to Maastricht (UCL Press 1990); J Neyer and A Weiner (eds), Political theory of the European Union (OUP 2011); F Scharpf, Governing in Europe (OUP 1999); A Stone Sweet, The Judicial Construction of Europe (OUP 2004); JHH Weiler, The Constitution of Europe : "Do the New Clothes Have an Emperor?" And Other Essays on European Integration (CUP 1999); A Wiener and T Diez (eds), European Integration Theory 2nd ed (OUP 2009)


Exam (100%, duration: 2 hours) in the main exam period.

Key facts

Department: Law

Total students 2012/13: Unavailable

Average class size 2012/13: Unavailable

Value: Half Unit

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