Constitutional and Institutional Law of the European Union
Course Code: LAWSG008
Course Tutor: Dr Ingrid Boccardi (Faculty of Laws)
Assessment: One 3000 word essay
Credit Value: 15 credits
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 orders.
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.
Please note that this course will not be running in 2015-2016