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Postgraduate Course: The Integrity of the EU's Internal Market (LAWS11415)

Course Outline
SchoolSchool of Law CollegeCollege of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Credit level (Normal year taken)SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate) AvailabilityNot available to visiting students
SCQF Credits20 ECTS Credits10
SummaryThis course examines different legal dimensions of the EU┐s internal market through the thematic lens of "integrity". For example, are the four freedoms of the market converging, diverging or, as emphasised through the process of Brexit negotiations, legally "indivisible"? How is the integrity of the internal market preserved in the negotiating and functioning of trade agreements, especially within the framework of the EEA? Has the right balance between legislative market-making and judicial market-making been achieved? How well does the specific legal template of the internal market accommodate broader legal objectives, such as the realisation of EU citizenship or the progression of the European Pillar of Social Rights?

Analysing the legal galaxy of the EU's internal market through the thematic lens of integrity enables a deeper understanding of the foundations of EU internal market law and, at the same time, more complex questioning of how that framework relates to and fits with broader EU legal developments, wider EU policy objectives, and significant events in the unfolding story of European integration.
Course description The course content will cover, inter alia:

- Integrity as a concept of EU law;
- The foundations of EU internal market law;
- The four freedoms and the "principle" of indivisibility;
- Internal market law beyond the four freedoms;
- The integrity of the making of EU internal market law: legislative/judicial balance;
- The integrity of the internal market: external perspectives;
- The internal market in the broader EU legal space.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
Pre-requisites Co-requisites
Prohibited Combinations Other requirements Prior study of EU Law, normally a pass in an EU law course at Undergraduate level.
Course Delivery Information
Academic year 2019/20, Not available to visiting students (SS1) Quota:  25
Course Start Semester 2
Timetable Timetable
Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info) Total Hours: 200 ( Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20, Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4, Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours 176 )
Assessment (Further Info) Written Exam 0 %, Coursework 100 %, Practical Exam 0 %
Additional Information (Assessment) Formative Assessment:

Students will have the option of submitting either (1) a 500-word abstract or (2) 5 PPT slides on a topic that will be indicated in the Course Guide.

Summative Assessment:

1000 word abstract (25%)
Presentation at end-of-course workshop (75%)
Feedback Students will work from reading lists, which will include key questions, to prepare for seminars on a weekly basis. The workshop abstract will be submitted one week after teaching on the course has been completed and the oral presentation/LLM in EU Law Workshop will then be convened one week after that i.e. two weeks after teaching on the course has been completed.
No Exam Information
Learning Outcomes
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  1. Demonstrate and/or work with knowledge and understanding of the ways in which EU internal market law is developing.
  2. Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a wide range of the principal materials associated with EU internal market law.
  3. Offer insights, interpretations and solutions to problems and issues related to EU internal market law.
  4. Use a wide range of research skills (bibliographical research) and manage resources within defined areas of EU internal market law.
  5. Synthesise knowledge and understanding to construct legal arguments, and present them effectively both in writing and in an oral presentation.
Reading List
The main resources for the course will include:

EU primary sources (Treaties, case law, legislation, policy documents), all of which are readily and freely available online) and secondary literature drawn principally from leading journals in the field of EU law, already held by the Library.
Additional Information
Graduate Attributes and Skills Skills and Abilities in Research and Enquiry:
Students will apply knowledge, skills and understanding in practical contexts related to EU internal market law and to the system of EU law more generally, critically analysing legal doctrines and placing them in a wider context. Students will develop skills in tracking developments that are still evolving and to discern appropriate and useful resources within that context.

Skills and Abilities in Personal and Intellectual Autonomy:
Students will obtain, organise and use conceptual, factual, and/or hypothetical information in problem-solving.

Skills and Abilities in Communication:
The assessment component, which involves an individual presentation within a ┐workshop┐ format, is designed specifically to enhance skills and abilities in communication.

Skills and Abilities in Personal Effectiveness:
Students will exercise initiative and independence in carrying out defined activities related to EU internal market law. Students will also improve their understanding of the complex relations between internal market law and EU law more generally as well as between the EU and other legal orders.
KeywordsPostgraduate,EU,EU Law,Market
Course organiserProf Niamh Nic Shuibhne
Tel: (0131 6)50 2049
Course secretaryMr Kevin Duckworth
Tel: (0131 6)50 2002
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