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LAW7019 - European union law and policy

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate Faculty of Law

Leader: Professor Harri Kalimo


City (Melbourne) Term 4 2008 (On-campus block of classes)


This unit provides a solid introduction to the European Union (EU) and its relations with the world. Part I concerns the EU's historical development, legal powers (competences), legal instruments and decision-making procedures. Part II introduces the EU's economic law and policies, including the single market, the single currency and competition policy. Part III is devoted to the EU's relations with the world. It includes an overview of the EU's treaty-making powers and agreements with third world countries, EU trade policy (notably in the WTO) and the attempt to create a common EU foreign and security policy.


This unit is designed for Australian and other non-EU
lawyers who, for professional or academic reasons, seek an introduction to the law and policy of the European Union. The unit focuses on providing participants with a practical legal picture of the EU as a partner in international negotiations.


Research essay (3750 words) 50%
Take-home Exam (3750 words) 50%

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