General Course Descriptions for Terms: european union

942 - European Union Law

950 - European Union Law

European Union Law – Fall 2021 Instructor(s): Luehrs, Lisa Marie; Runge, Vanessa Course Description: The subject of this six-week, one-credit course taught by Professors from Justus-Liebig University in Giessen, Germany, will be an "Introduction to the Law of the European Union." This will be a general introduction to the legal system of the European Union covering both its constitutional and institutional architecture and focusing on a selection of issues including (1) the EU institutional setting, (2) sources of EU law (treaties, secondary legislation, law-making procedures, direct effect, supremacy), (3) remedies in EU law (enforcement proceedings, preliminary references, direct actions, liability), (4) general principles of EU law (human rights, citizenship, rule of law, discrimination, proportionality), (5) the internal market (free movement of goods, persons, services and capital), and (6) a brief overview of other policies of the EU. The focus will be on understanding the underlying principles of European legal integration and becoming familiar with European Union legal sources. Note: Prof Luehrs will teach on Friday, September 10, 17 and 24; Prof Runge will teach on Friday, Oct 1, 8 and 15. There will be a final exam that will be conducted remotely and scheduled for Saturday, October 16th.