Programme/Approved Electives for 2023/24
Available as a Free Standing Elective
LAW-10039 (Legal Essentials)
This module introduces you to key institutions, methods and principles of European Union law. You will examine the institutions and processes which are particular to EU law and construct a new constitutional legal order. You will also look at administrative rules and procedures within the Union, i.e., the ways in which power is defined, exercised, controlled and distributed among European institutions and the Member States. You will explore the different forms of regional integration and consider if and to what extent the Union has developed into something more than a mere economic community. In this module you will also assess the importance of European Union law and critically evaluate the processes of European integration and disintegration (Brexit). You will also examine the significance of European Union citizenship and the Union's Internal Market.
To develop students knowledge and understanding of the key institutions, methods and principles of EU law.To critically assess the importance of EU law as a site of engagement for individuals and groups interested in legal reform and to critically evaluate the processes of European integration and disintegration and form an independent opinion on the past, present and future of EU law.
Intended Learning Outcomes
acquire a detailed knowledge of the relevant and substantive legal principles underpinning EU law: 1acquire an advanced critical understanding of specific cases under consideration and their relevance to the development of related principles in EU law: 1undertake independent legal research so as to able to analyse key issues in EU Law: 1
12 x 2-hour lectures 6 x 1-hour tutorials24 hours of tutorial preparation48 hours of pre- and post-lecture reading48 hours of revision and assessment preparation
1: Open Book Examination weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
28-hour online open book exam The word limit for the assessment is 2,500 words. The unseen assessment is divided into two parts (Part A and Part B). Students must complete both parts. Part A consists of eight short questions, of which students must answer five. The maximum word count for each question is 250 words. Each question carries equal marks. Part B contains two problem questions. Students must answer one of these questions.
The paper will be released on the KLE at 9am on the morning of the exam. Students will have 28 hours to submit their answers.
Although 28 hours has been allocated as the time frame within which answers must be submitted, it is expected that students will take no more than 2-3 hours to complete their answers. Answers must be completed and submitted in accordance with the Law School-approved rubric for 28-hour online assessments.