Postgraduate Course: The Integrity of the EU's Internal Market (LAWS11415)
|School||School of Law
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 11 (Postgraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 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.
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)
|| Students MUST have passed:
||Other requirements|| Prior study of EU Law, normally a pass in an EU law course at Undergraduate level.
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2020/21, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 20,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (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.
1) 1,000-word Abstract (25%)
2) Individual Presentation (75%)
||Students will work from reading lists, which will include key questions, to prepare for seminars on a weekly basis.
Feedback on the formative assessment may be provided in various formats, for example, to include written, oral, video, face-to-face, whole class, or individual. The course organiser will decide which format is most appropriate in relation to the nature of the assessment.
Feedback on both formative and summative in-course assessed work will be provided in time to be of use in subsequent assessments within the course.
Feedback on the summative assessment will be provided in written form via Learn, the University of Edinburgh's Virtual Learning Environment (VLE).
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- Demonstrate and/or work with knowledge and understanding of the ways in which EU internal market law is developing.
- Apply knowledge, skills and understanding in using a wide range of the principal materials associated with EU internal market law.
- Offer insights, interpretations and solutions to problems and issues related to EU internal market law.
- Use a wide range of research skills (bibliographical research) and manage resources within defined areas of EU internal market law.
- Synthesise knowledge and understanding to construct legal arguments, and present them effectively both in writing and in an oral presentation.
|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.
|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.
|Course organiser||Prof Niamh Nic Shuibhne
Tel: (0131 6)50 2049
|Course secretary||Miss Chloe Culross
Tel: (0131 6)50 9588