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The Union in the World

Vak 2012-2013

Admission requirements

Bachelor degree in law (or similar; see the general requirements for the Master European Law) and sufficient knowledge in English. Students are strongly advised to follow an EU law introductory course before enrolling in this seminar.

Description

This course takes as a point of departure the specific foreign policy objectives of the European Union, as defined in the Lisbon Treaty, and examines the legal means the Union has at its disposal to fulfill them. It envisages the various actors of EU external relations, and considers the legal principles which govern their (inter)actions. It also analyses the instruments and policies of EU external relations (e.g. the Common Commercial Policy, the Common Foreign and Security Policy), as well as their legal effects within the EU and Member States’ legal orders.

Course objectives

Objectives of the course
The purpose of the course is to introduce the students to the rich case law and intricate jurisprudence of the European Court of Justice in the field of EU external relations, however limited the Court’s jurisdiction has been in this regard.

Achievement levels
The following achievement levels apply with regard to the course:

  • By the end of the course, students should be able to analyse critically the continuing development of the case law, and take part in academic discussions on the role and capabilities of the EU on the international stage. Moreover, several aspects of the course will also bring the students to examine and reflect on broader constitutional principles of the EU. During the course, students will of course be required thoroughly to familiarise themselves with the materials of the subject.

Timetable

The timetable of this course can be found in uSis.

Mode of instruction

Lectures

  • Number of (2 hour) lectures: 10
  • Names of lecturers: Prof. Christophe Hillion
  • Required preparation by students: Prepare the sessions as described in the reader

Seminars

  • Number of (2 hour) seminars:
  • Names of instructors:
  • Required preparation by students:

Other methods of instruction

  • None.

Assessment method Examination form(s) Open book exam

Submission procedures
None.

Areas to be tested within the exam
The examination syllabus consists of the required reading (literature) for the course, the course information guide and the subjects taught in the lectures, the seminars and all other instructions which are part of the course.

Blackboard

More information on this course is offered in Blackboard.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials
Literature:
None.

Course information guide:
None.

Reader:
The Union in the World reader

Recommended course materials
None.

Registration

Via uSis

Contact information

  • Co-ordinator: Mw N.F. Idriz LLM
  • Work address: Law Faculty, Europa Instituut, Room B1.24, Steenschuur 25, 2311 ES leiden
  • Contact information:
  • Telephone number: 071-52773 76
  • Email: n.f.idriz@law.leidenuniv.nl

Institution/division

  • Institute: Public Law
  • Department: European Law
  • Room number secretary: B1.21
  • Opening hours: 09.00-17.00
  • Telephone number secretary: 071-5278837
  • Email: w.h.rodger@Law.Leidenuniv.nl: w.h.rodger@Law.Leidenuniv.nl

Remarks

Contractonderwijs

Belangstellenden die deze cursus in het kader van contractonderwijs willen volgen (met tentamen), kunnen meer informatie vinden over kosten, inschrijving, voorwaarden, etc. op de website van Juridisch PAO