Universität Wien

030534 KU European antidiscrimination Law (2023W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 40 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Erste Einheit/Vorbesprechung: 11.10.2023 09:00 - 13:00
First session/Preliminary meeting: 11.10.2023 09:00 - 13:00

Alle Termine finden im Institut, Zi. 001 statt.
All sessions take place at the Institute, room 001.

Wednesday 11.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Ort in u:find Details (Kickoff Class)
Wednesday 13.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Ort in u:find Details
Thursday 14.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Ort in u:find Details
Friday 15.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Ort in u:find Details

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The goal of this course is to provide students with a comprehensive picture of European anti-discrimination law in the employment area, including its practical relevance, also with respect to topics of current political discussion. The course builds on students' knowledge of EU law generally (sources, effects etc). The main focus of the course is a presentation and discussion of (i) the leading EU anti-discrimination rules in the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, (ii) the EU Directives in the anti-discrimination area, (iii) the leading cases of the CJEU, and (iv) its effects on national law.
The course will start with an overview session. Subsequently, students will be assigned topics for presentation and discussion (with core materials, i.e. cases and other materials, being provided); students will also be assigned the role of co-presenter so as to support and supplement the student in the main role, and all other students will be expected to prepare and participate in the (oral) discussion). Current issues will also be taken up and discussed.
After successful completion of the course, students will be able to recognize and analyze issues of discrimination in employment in the European context, to apply the main legal concepts and to solve cases independently; they will also be competent discussion partners in discussions with experts.
An understanding of the legal concepts, sources, and mechanisms of EU law will be required. Some knowledge of Austrian (or any other national) employment law will be useful, but not required.

Assessment and permitted materials

The overall grade assessment will be based on three partial performances:
1. Quality of oral presentation (including co-presentation), supported by PowerPoint slides
2. Quality of handout and PowerPoint slides with key content
3. Active participation in class-room discussion

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance is compulsory. Students may miss no more than one class. Attendance in the first class (11 October) is required; otherwise the spot will be given to students on the waiting list (exceptions can be made for important reasons with prior excuse).
Students will be expected to have read the sections on anti discrimination law in Riesenhuber, EU Employment Law (please consult the course’s moodle website!) prior to the first lesson. Subsequently, reading materials will be made available as the course goes on.

The grade assessment will be made as follows:
1. Quality of oral presentation
(including co-presentation), supported by PowerPoint slides: 50 %
2. Quality of handout and PowerPoint slides with key content: 30 %
3. Active participation in class-room discussion: 20 %

For a positive overall assessment of the course, attendance and the achievement of 60% of the maximum assessment criteria are necessary.

Examination topics

Reading list

Sections on anti discrimination law in Riesenhuber, EU Employment Law (provided on the moodle website).
Further reading materials will be made available during the course.

Association in the course directory

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