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European Union Law I
J.D. Course 816 (cross-listed) | 1 credit hours
The course is designed as a general introduction to the legal system of the European Union with specific emphasis on central issues of its substantive economic law. It starts by introducing the specific features of the European Union's legal order, and then moves into the EU's legislative process, where it concentrates on the political and legislative functions of the various institutions and the division of competences between the EU and its Member States. The course pays particular attention to the role of the judiciary in shaping the EU's legal order. The European Court of Justice developed the fundamental notions of direct effect and supremacy of European law. Those notions, through which rights are created for European citizens, are examined, and the course subsequently turns to how those rights can be enforced.
Students may not receive credit for this course and European Union Law.
This course will meet in Fall 2012 on the following Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: Wed, 9/5; Fri, 9/7; Mon, 9/10; Wed, 9/12; Fri, 9/14; Mon, 9/17; Wed, 9/19.