UE The European Union Legal System: the European Union Stability in Times of Crisis

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European Union is a complex subject of studies mainly because of its strong dynamic nature. Since the 1957 Treaty of Rome establishing the European Economic Community (EEC), different reform treaties have been contributing to shaping legal and constitutional structure of the European Union and to develop its substantive aims and policies. After a brief presentation of the European construction the course seeks to present European Union Law, as it is stated in the Lisbon Treaty signed in 2007 and entered into force December the 1st 2009, considering its institutional aspects (not considering its substantive aspects which are developed in another course, “European Business Law”):

- Questioning about the legal identity of EU which includes the basic principles of the EU legal order: Competences / Flexibility / Fundamental Human Rights
- The institutional EU framework
- The legislative procedures
- The Effect of EU Law: direct effect
- The relationship between EU Law and national law: supremacy
- The jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice

The methodology of the course will be based on a lecture ; interactive courses (guidelines questions to make the students think about the central issues of a topic) ; student group work including an oral presentation. The evaluation will be based on an oral presentation and a written exam at the end of the course.

Informations complémentaires

Lieu(x) : Grenoble
Langue(s) : Anglais