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Summer II 2016
5397 Introduction to the Laws of European Union - WILLIS- 20308

Professor(s): Tasha Willis (CLINICAL FACULTY [405(b)])

Credits: 3

Course Areas: International Law 

Time: 6:00p-9:30p  TW  Location: 213  BLB

Course Outline: In this course, which satisfies the practice skills requirement, students will gain an insight into the way in which the law of the European Union (European Community law) impacts the business community at a national and international level. The European Union now represents a vast market and a window of opportunity for business and commerce.

The course will be graded on a series of short and practical written assignments, which will guide students through the drafting of a basic contract enforceable within the European Union. There will be three contractual drafting assignments that will be designed to build upon each other so that the fourth and final assignment will result in a draft of a complete contract. Class participation will also count toward student grades.

The aim of this course is to provide students with a basic understanding of how the European Union uses the law as a means to achieve market objectives through national and international business transactions .To this end the class will examine the basic components lawyers need to know when preparing to draft contracts involving EU member states:

• the emergence of the European Economic Community
• how the European Union is administered/governed by the four main institutions
• the sources and general principles of the European Community law
• how European Community law is integrated at a national level
• the contributions of the Court of Justice to this process
• how European community law is enforced at both a national and European level.

The class is will meet regularly during the Summer II session.

Course Syllabus: Syllabus

Course Notes:   Materials will be handed out in class as needed. Students will become proficient in locating relevant, current law in a broad range of topics.


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Satisfies Senior Upper Level Writing Requirement: No

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