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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Identify and explain the institutional structure of the EU and the nature of the relationship between the Member States and the EU institutions;
- Identify, explain succinctly and critically examine the nature of the EU’s engagement with third countries, regions and international organisations;
- Critically evaluate and review the nature and consequences of European integration;
- Identify, research and critically evaluate at least one chosen area of EU policy;
- 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.
This is an intensive course (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.
- Research Strategy Essay (2,000 words) (30) [LO null]
- Research paper (6,000 words) (70) [LO null]
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26 hours of face to face teaching. 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.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsThe 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 ReadingStudents 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.
Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.
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- Student Contribution Band:
- 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.
Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery||Class Summary|
|6678||20 Jul 2020||TBA||TBA||04 Sep 2020||In Person||N/A|