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Capita Selecta of European Law - Privatissimum


Admission requirements

Admission to the Masters programme (European Law specialisation).


In the context of the course Capita Selecta of European Law – Privatissimum, students will focus on a particular element of European law. This may be institutional EU law, substantive EU law, European human rights law, or the legal aspects of the EU’s Area of Freedom, Security, and Justice. Teaching staff will change from year to year enabling the students to benefit from lecturers who teach about the very core of their own research interests. The course format allows for working in small groups and receiving personal feedback from the tutor. After a couple of introductory sessions, students are expected to write papers and make an oral presentation.

Course objectives

Objectives of the course
The course aims at further developing the students’ presentation, writing, and researching skills, as well as offering the opportunity to engage in extensive academic debate during the sessions. The students have to cooperate in preparing presentations, as well as operate individually during the research for the papers.

Achievement levels
The following achievement levels apply with regard to the course:
The students acquire a thorough knowledge of a specific field of European law such as the EU’s Area of Freedom Security and Justice. Additionally, students will practice their writing and oral presentation skills.


The timetable of this course can be found in uSis.

Mode of instruction

To be determined.

Two introductory seminars at the beginning of the course and then two weekly seminars to present and discuss individual papers.

Other methods of instruction

  • Description: Privatissimum

  • Number of (2 hour) instructions: 9

  • Names of instructors: to be announced

  • Required preparation by students: Assignments will be given to the students, who will then have to find relevant literature, case law and legislation in order to write an academic paper.

Assessment method Examination form(s)- Papers and oral presentations.

Submission procedures
Students need to hand in a written (printed) version (at the secretariat Public Law) and an electronic version of their papers.

Areas to be tested within the exam
Not applicable (there is no written exam).


More information on this course will be offered in Blackboard.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials

Course information guide:


Recommended course materials
Suggestions will be made during the course depending on the topic.


Contact information

  • Co-ordinator: check the Blackboard site

  • Work address:

  • Contact information:

  • Telephone number:

  • Email:


  • Institute: Public Law

  • Division: European Law

  • Room number secretariat: KOG, B 1.19

  • Opening hours: 9 – 17h

  • Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 8837

  • E-mail: ““:




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.