Programme/Approved Electives for 2020/21
Available as a Free Standing Elective
Law of the European Union 1 introduces students to the key institutions, methods and principles of European Union law. Part A (Introduction: A New Legal Order) introduces the institutions and processes which are particular to EU law, which bring about its application to individuals in the Member States, and which are constructing a new constitutionalism and citizenship. Part B (EU Administrative Law) looks 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. Part C (A Union of Rights?) considers if and to what extent the Union has developed into something more than a mere economic community. This module assesses the importance of European Union law and encourages students to critically evaluate the process of European integration.
Talis Aspire Reading ListAny reading lists will be provided by the start of the course.http://lists.lib.keele.ac.uk/modules/law-30069/lists
Introduce students to the key institutions, methods and principles of EU lawAssess the importance of EU law as a site of engagement for individuals and groups interested in legal reformCritically evaluate the process of European integration and form an independent opinion on the past, present and future of EU lawConduct legal research and solve practical problems
Intended Learning Outcomes
Articulate a detailed knowledge of the relevant and substantive legal principles underpinning EU law. will be achieved by assessments: 1Acquire an advanced critical understanding of specific cases under consideration and their relevance to the development of related principles in EU law. will be achieved by assessments: 1Undertake independent legal research so as to able to analyse key issues in EU Law. will be achieved by assessments: 1
Lectures: 18 hoursSeminars: 4 hours Lecture and Seminar preparation: 60 hoursExam preparation and private study: 68 hoursTotal: 150 hoursIn order to assist students in their essay writing and problem analysis skills, students will be asked to submit before two of the four tutorials, answers to one tutorial essay question and one tutorial problem question and they will be provided with feedback on their answers. Students also receive feedback from their module tutors on their plans for the seen essay question set for the mixed exam.
1: Mixed Exam weighted 100%
Description of Module Assessment
2 hours, 1 unseen and 1 seen question with equal weighting.