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School of Law

LAW5105 Law of the European Union

The aim of the module is to introduce students to some fundamental characteristics of the law of the European Union. It draws on sources of law deriving from the underlying treaties, legislation and case law to illustrate the doctrinal, institutional and substantive legal foundations of the EU. Particular emphasis is placed on who litigates, where and against whom in the EU context. To this end, the module is organised in three blocks with the first block concentrating on the fundamentals of enforcement; the second block exploring the role of law in facilitating free movement; with the final block analysing the role of courts in reviewing the legality of EU action and in protecting fundamental rights. The module is, therefore, complementary to other modules including Public Law.

Method of assessment

  • 25% multiple-choice questionnaire
  • 75% exam

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