Law 348: European Union

Quarter: Fall 2014
Instructor: Stephen Gardbaum Stephen Gardbaum

In the first half of the course, we will study (1) the EU's political institutions and its lawmaking processes, (2) the system of legal remedies and the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice, and (3) the constitutional law of the EU, including (a) the relationship between EU law and the domestic laws of the 28 member states and (b) EU human rights law. In the second half of the semester, the course will focus on selected areas of substantive EU law. These may include free movement of goods and persons within the Union, antitrust law, intellectual property, sex discrimination, and the legal structure and operation of the Euro, the EU’s single currency. We will also discuss the future of the EU in light of the likely admission of new member states from central and eastern Europe.