Constitutional and Institutional Law of the European Union
Dr Oliver Gerstenberg (Faculty of Laws)
One 3000 word essay
About this course
The European Union is currently the most advanced example of international regional integration in the world. EU law is a fast-moving, multifaceted area, combining economic analysis and political influences. It has developed its own jurisprudential foundations and is an important legal force worldwide.
This module will explore the rapid evolution of EU Treaty reform
in order to provide a sound knowledge and understanding of the
institutional and constitutional law of the European Union and possible
future developments in this field. The seminars will focus on the
founding concepts of the EU constitutional order as revised by the
Lisbon Treaty, the EU institutional setting, the system of judicial
review and the complex relationship between the EU and national legal
Please note that the module is not intended to be an 'apology' for the European agenda – students are strongly encouraged to adopt a critically informed approach to studying EU law.