EU Law

Kingston University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    EU Law

  • Host University

    Kingston University

  • Location

    London, England

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    Substantial and successful prior study of law

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    Course Content:

    European Union law has been an integral part of the applicable law in the United
    Kingdom since 1st January 1973. The law stemming from the treaties has had an
    increasing impact in all the Member States as the competences of the European Union
    have expanded and the effectiveness of enforcement of European Union (EU) law has
    increased. This course covers the core curriculum and falls into two parts.

    The material covered in the first semester describes and analyses the
    constitutional/institutional law of the European Union. This includes the legal principles
    developed by the European Court of Justice to ensure the uniformity and effectiveness of
    EU law and the general principles of EU law. The second half of the course examines the
    most important areas of substantive law adopted to ensure the completion of the
    internal market.

    Topics covered include:

    Autumn Semester:
    ? Introduction to the module and to European Union law
    ? Institutional structure of the EU
    ? Sources of EU law; Conducting research on EU law
    ? EU Law and policy making
    ? The Principle of conferral; Division of competences between the Union and the
    Member States
    ? Preliminary rulings (Article 267 TFEU)
    ? Principles of EU law: loyalty; supremacy; direct effect (Intro)
    ? Principle of supremacy
    ? Private enforcement of EU law - Direct effect
    ? Private enforcement of EU law - Indirect effect
    ? State liability & damages
    ? Preparing for the coursework
    ? General Principles of EU law and fundamental rights
    ? Public enforcement of EU law (Articles 258-260 TFEU)
    ? Judicial Review of EU acts
    ? Revision I - Effects of EU Law on national systems
    ? Revision II - The Court of Justice; actions in EU courts

    Spring Semester
    ? Introduction to the internal market
    ? Free movement of Goods (Articles 34-36 TFEU)
    ? Free movement of Goods (FMG: Articles 34-36 TFEU)
    ? Free movement of Goods (includes preparation for exams)
    ? Free Movement of Persons (FMP)
    ? Free Movement of Persons (includes preparation for exams)
    ? Competition Law

    Teaching: 1-hour lectures and 1-hour seminars

    ? 2.5 hour exam (60%)
    ? Coursework (40%)
    STUDY OPTION 2: Individual Assignment
    STUDY OPTION 3: Alternative Assessment (tbc)

    Study Option 1 = Whole Year
    Study Option 2 = Autumn
    Study Option 3 = Spring/summer

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Some courses may require additional fees.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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