• Offered by Law School
  • ANU College ANU College of Law
  • Course subject Laws
  • Areas of interest Law, European Studies
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Anne McNaughton
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2016
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This course provides an introduction to and critical overview of the legal system of the European Union.  It is intended to provide students with a deep insight into the internal structure and functioning of the EU together with its role as a global actor, particularly in the Asia Pacific Region.
The course takes an interdisciplinary approach examining selected topics in constitutional and substantive law from a range of political, economic and social perspectives.  The course will also provide students with the opportunity, where appropriate, to draw comparisons with the Australian federal system and local approaches to substantive law.
The course is structured and delivered in a way that aims to help students understand the unique nature of the EU legal system and its engagement as a global actor.  The course will examine selected topics including the institutional and governance structure of the EU as a sui generis legal order including the concept of multi-level governance; substantive law concerning economic integration and the internal market; the EU’s external relations in trade and development and the common foreign and security policy.

 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

By the conclusion of this course, it is intended that students who have successfully completed all of the course requirements should be able to:
  1. Identify and explain the institutional structure of the EU and the nature of the relationship between the Member States and the EU institutions;
  2. Identify, explain succinctly and critically examine the nature of the EU’s engagement with third countries, regions and international organisations;
  3. Critically evaluate and review the nature and consequences of European integration;
  4. Identify, research and critically evaluate at least one chosen area of EU policy;
  5. Plan, design and execute a research project that identifies, critically examines and communicates complex theoretical issues and practical problems in EU matters, demonstrating relevant research principles and techniques.

Other Information

This is an intensive course with a 4 day compulsory intensive (see LLM timetable for dates).

Approximately 6 weeks from the completion of the intensive your final assessment will be due. Contact with fellow students and the convenor, both prior to the intensive and after, is conducted via the Wattle course site.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment for this course will likely consist of:
  1. Research Strategy Essay (2,000 words) (30%)
  2. Research paper (6,000 words) (70%)
Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

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Workload

26 hours of face to face teaching (4 day intensive). The course will also require advanced preparation through assigned readings. In total, it is anticipated that the hours required for completion this course (class preparation, teaching and completion of assessment) will not exceed 120 hours. 

Click here for the LLM Masters Program timetable

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be studying a: Master of Laws (7300XLLM, MLLM), Master of Laws specialising in International Law (7300XSINTL), Master of Laws specialising in Law, Governance and Development (7300SLGD), Master of Laws specialising in Environmental Law (7300SENVL), Master of Laws specialising in Government and Commercial Law (7300SGCL), Master of Laws specialising in International Security Law (7300SISL), Master of Laws in Migration (NLLML), Master of Laws in International Law (NLLIL), Master of Laws in Environmental Law (NLLEN), Master of Laws in Law, Governance & Development (NLLGD), Master of Laws in International Security Law (NLLSL), Master of Laws in Government and Regulation (NLLGR), Master of Laws (Legal Practice) (7312XLLMLP), Master of Diplomacy/Master of Laws (7883SINTL, 7883XLLM), Master of Legal Practice (MLEGP). OR Must be studying a: Master of Diplomacy/Master of International Law (7893MDIPL, 7893XMINTL), Master of International Law (7310XMINTL), Master of Environmental Law (7309XMENVL), Master of Law, Governance & Development (7317XMLGD), Master of International Security Law (7318XMISL), Master of Government and Commercial Law (7313XMGCL), Master of Legal Studies (7305XMLEGS), and completed LAWS8015 Fundamentals of Government and Commercial Law or LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation. OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (7330XJD, 7330HJD or MJD) and have completed or be completing five LAWS1000 level courses or five LAWS6100 level courses. OR Must be studying a Graduate Certificate of Law (CLAW) and have completed or are completing LAWS8586 Law and Legal Institutions and LAWS8587 Legal Framework of Regulation. OR Must be studying a Master of Military Law (MMILL) OR Must be studying a Juris Doctor (MJDOL) and have completed the course LAWS8712 Australian Public Law & International Law B

Prescribed Texts

The prescribed text for this course is:
  • Paul Craig and Grainne de Burca, EU Law: text, cases and materials, (5th edn) Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2011.

Preliminary Reading

Students must rely on the approved Course Study Guide which will be posted to the Wattle course site approximately 4 weeks prior to the commencement of the course.

An e-brick will be available on the Wattle course site.

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
3
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3252
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings and Dates

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1800 04 Mar 2016 04 Mar 2016 18 Mar 2016 30 Apr 2016 In Person N/A

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