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030337 VO Introduction to European Law (2021W)

for students of International Legal Studies

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


Language: English

Examination dates


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Monday 11.10. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 18.10. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 08.11. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 15.11. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 13.12. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital
Monday 10.01. 09:00 - 12:30 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course introduces the students of the Bachelor program in International Legal Studies to European Union (EU) law. The course discusses the division of competences between the EU and its Member States, the sources of EU law, as well as the structure and competences of the main EU institutions: the European Parliament, the European Council, the Council of Ministers, the European Commission and the Court of Justice. Finally, the course analyses the EU decision-making procedures and the enforcement of EU law by the Member States.

Assessment and permitted materials

There is no separate exam for this course. The english lecture is part of the Module PM 2 of the Bachelor program in International Legal Studies (6 ECTS). Students will be prepared to pass a written exam in German language at the end of the Module.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

The following textbook is the compulsory reading material for the course:
Thomas Jaeger, ‘Introduction to European Union Law. Foundations – Institutions – Enforcement – Internal Market.’ 2021 edition.

In addition, students are encouraged to read the rulings of the EU Court of Justice available on Moodle – i.e. recommended reading materials.

Association in the course directory

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