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The European Union is arguably the most fully developed supranational organization in the world. This short introductory course on European Union Law is supported by a grant from the European Union to allow a visiting professor from Europe to teach at the Law School in connection with the European Union Centre of Excellence (EUCE) at Dalhousie University. Topics covered will normally include: the historical and other origins of the European Union; its legislative institutions and their powers (Commission, Council and European Parliament); its adjudicative institutions and their powers (Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court); the relationship between European Union law and the national legal systems of member states; the mechanisms for enforcement of EU law; and the changes brought about since the entry into force on 1 December 2009 of the Treaty of Lisbon. From year to year, other substantive legal topics addressed may include a selection from among: regulation of the European internal market (customs union, free movement of goods and free movement of persons and services); the EU's Economic and Monetary Union; EU competition law and intellectual property; European administrative law; European consumer law; European labour law; European environmental law; European education and social policy; or European regional development policy. This course focuses on EU competition law given its importance in Canadian-EU trade and commercial activity.
NOTES: Assessment Method: Evaluation will be by examination and/or short paper. Some years the course may be offered on a pass/fail basis. Full details of evaluation will be provided to students prior to registration each year.
FORMAT COMMENTS: The format varies, but the 16 hours can be taught either as (a) an intensive course over a few days including one or two days of a weekend or (b) two hours per day for eight days in a two week period. The course is normally at the beginning of term and is for one credit.
PREREQUISITES: None. Note: students who have already taken this course may not register for it again