European Union Law
This seminar will cover the basic constitutional structure of the European Union. We will study the framework of the EU to understand how the various institutions interact, and we will examine how the EU's legal system works within the community of Europe. What legislative powers does the EU have? What are the Member States' obligations to the EU? Do Member States have recourse against the EU and each other? We will also consider the global role of the EU, which will invite discussions on current legal and political problems facing the European Union. We will study the role international law plays in the EU's legal system, the evolution of its human rights law, and the impact of the EU's common foreign and security policy. As the EU enlarges, it faces new political and legal challenges, which provide opportunity for discussion and forward-looking analysis. Lastly, we will examine the perceived need to change the constitutional structure of the EU and consider the political impact a new constitution might have on the Member States. The final grade will be based on class participation and a paper. With professor permission, students may write two drafts of the research paper to earn an extra unit, or three drafts to fulfill the graduation writing requirement.
Catalog Number: BUSCOM 611
Practice Areas: Business, Corporate,Trans Area, International Law Practice Area
Additional Course Information: 1 Draft degree req may be met with class, 3 draft degree req may be met with class