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King's College's Centre of European Law enjoys a reputation of excellence, particularly in EU law and in 2014 is celebrating its 40th anniversary.
 
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Programme Content

See more detail on the prospectus for the European Union Law course 2014.

UNIT 1
INTRODUCTION TO THE TREATIES AND INSTITUTIONS
(including
Legislative Procedures)

• From the Treaty of Paris to the Lisbon Treaty
• Structure of the Treaties
• The Union’s institutions
• Lawmaking
• Supremacy and direct effect

Professor Alexander Türk
Professor of Law
King’s College London


UNIT 2
FREE MOVEMENT OF GOODS

• Introduction: the strategy for the completion of the internal market
• The Customs Union, custom duties and charges having equivalent effect
• The free movement of goods: the elimination of quantitative restrictions on imports and exports and all measures having equivalent effect
• Derogation from the application of the principle of free movement of goods
• Harmonization policy

Professor Andrea Biondi
Professor of European Law and
Director, Centre of European Law
King’s College London


UNIT 3
CITIZENSHIP AND FREE MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE

• EU citizenship, mobility rights and non-discrimination
• Free movement of workers – personal and material scope – limitations and derogations
• Rights of individuals with independent means
• Third country nationals – family members of EU workers – rights under Europe Agreements, Association Agreements and Cooperation Agreements – refugees and asylum-seekers – Schengen Accord
• Progressive establishment of an area of freedom, justice and security

Leo Flynn
Member of the Legal Service
European Commission, Brussels
Visiting Professor in Law, King’s College London


UNIT 4
FREEDOM OF ESTABLISHMENT AND SERVICES
• Scope of the freedoms
• Exceptions
• Establishment by companies
• EU legislation

Professor Piet Eeckhout
Professor of European Law
University College London


UNIT 5
FREE MOVEMENT OF CAPITAL AND ECONOMIC AND MONETARY UNION
• The role of money in the internal market and in the EU constitution
• Free movement of capital: the widest reaching and most unlimited of the freedoms
• Capital: free movement and its limitations
• Economic and Monetary Union: the institutional and legal framework

Leo Flynn
Member of the Legal Service
European Commission
Brussels
Visiting Professor in Law
King’s College London

The full prospectus
UNIT 6
COMPETITION LAW
• Article 101 TFEU: agreements
• Article 102 TFEU: abuse of a dominant position
• Article 106 TFEU: state undertakings
• Articles 107-109 TFEU: state aids
• Enforcement and procedure

Professor Richard Whish QC (Hon)
Emeritus Professor
King’s College London


UNIT 7
ANTI-DISCRIMINATION LAW
• EU sex discrimination law: origins and purposes
• Material scope: employment (pay vs treatment) and social security
• Kinds of sex discrimination: direct vs indirect vs positive
• Enforcement and remedies
• Discrimination on other grounds: racial or ethnic origin, religion or belief, disability, age, sexual orientation

Professor Robert Wintemute
Professor of Human Rights Law
King’s College London


UNIT 8
ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY
• Legal and political evolution of EU environmental law
• The Treaty framework for environmental protection
• Methods and techniques in EU environmental law (i): Licensing and Standard Setting
• Methods and techniques in EU environmental law (ii): Procedural approaches
• Methods and techniques in EU environmental law (iii): Economic instruments

Professor Maria Lee
Professor of Law
University College London


UNIT 9
EXTERNAL RELATIONS
• External competence
• Common commercial policy
• Negotiation and conclusion of agreements
• Effects of agreements
• Common foreign and security policy

Professor Piet Eeckhout
Professor of European Law
University College London


UNIT 10
JUDICIAL REVIEW OF EU LAW
• Article 263 TFEU: Action for annulment
• Article 265 TFEU: Failure to act
• Article 277 TFEU: Plea of illegality
• Union liability

Professor Alexander Türk
Professor of Law
King’s College London


UNIT 11
ENFORCEMENT OF EU
I LAW PROTECTION OF INDIVIDUAL’S RIGHTS IN NATIONAL COURTS
• Direct effect of Union law
• Loyal interpretation of national law
• Remedies required as a matter of EU law – restitution – interim relief – state liability
• National law remedies for breach of EU law – equivalence and effectiveness of protection

Leo Flynn
Member of the Legal Service
European Commission
Brussels
Visiting Professor in Law
King’s College London


UNIT 12
ENFORCEMENT OF EU LAW
II PROCEEDINGS IN THE ECJ
• Article 267 TFEU: References by national courts for preliminary rulings
• Article 258: Proceedings against member states for breaches of EU law
• Admissibility requirements
• Procedure in the ECJ

Carsten Zatschler
Barrister (England & Wales)

Find out more, see the prospectus for the 2014 distance learning programme in European Union Law.



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(updated 27 July 2014)

What do previous students think?

"The course provides a concise, yet detailed overview of European Union Law"
D. Brophy
DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATIONS & ENERGY IRELAND
"It gives a very useful overview of all aspects of EU Competition law"
Linklaters
"A well structured, well organised course with very helpful and supportive professors and staff"
I. Duepper
UNITED NATIONS
"A well-structured course which covers the key areas of EU Law, while allowing students to focus on the areas of most interest to them. The two weekend seminars were particularly valuable, thanks mainly to the high quality and enthusiasm of the tutors"
R. Matthews
European Commission

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