EU law II. Substantive Law of the EU
Full course description
The goal of this course is to give students an insight into the core of the ‘substantive law’ of the European Union. In that light, the course rests on two pillars: the four freedoms and competition law. These areas are the foundations of the economic and social order of the European Union. The course deals in detail with the free movement of goods (both financial and quantitative restrictions), the free movement of persons, freedom of establishment and services, and the recognition of professional qualifications. The position of Third Country Nationals is also dealt with. Under the umbrella of competition law, agreements and concerted practices; abuse of a dominant position; mergers; public undertakings and state aid, as well as enforcement of competition law are all addressed in this course. Please note that this is an elective course and the number of places available is limited.
At the end of this course, students will, among other skills:
- Have knowledge of and insight into the main areas of European Law (outlined above);
- Be able to solve a legal problem in relation to those areas; and
- Be able to critically analyse and reflect on such problems.
Paul Craig and Gráinne de Búrca, European Union Law: Substantive Law, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2016. (NB: this is a custom edition specially published for this course! ISBN: 9780198805205). A more recent version of this custom edition may be published before the course begins;
Nigel Foster, Blackstone’s EU Treaties & Legislation 2018-2019, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2018.