European Union Law (S)


This seminar's content will include: Historical and economic foundations of the Treaty of Rome (EEC 1957); institutional structure of the EU; internal market and the four freedoms of movement (goods, services, people and capital); fundamental rights protection; the EU crises of the 21st century, including migration and Brexit; and the prospect of Ukraine's accession. Assessment: 1) Students will be asked to discuss assigned readings (or, occasionally, videos) in each meeting. They will periodically be asked to upload short answers on our Blackboard site. 2) Students will select an EU Law topic, after consultation with the instructor and with the law librarian. After spring break, on a schedule to be determined, they will provide an overview of their chosen topics to the class. By the last day of spring exams, students will submit their complete research papers (approx. 6000 words, not counting footnotes). The seminar paper requirement can also be satisfied by two papers (approx. 3000 words each, not counting footnotes). Note: it is possible to satisfy the upper- class writing requirement through this seminar by completing papers that meet the current certification standards. GRADING NOTICE: This class does not offer the CR/NC/H option. **A student who fails to attend the initial meeting of a seminar (designated by an (S) in the title), or to obtain permission to be absent from either the instructor or the Registrar, may be administratively dropped from the seminar. Students who are on a wait list for a seminar are required to attend the first seminar meeting to be considered for enrollment.