European Union Law

Section 1, Fall 18

Schedule Information

Enrollment: 10/13
Credits: 3

Course Description

The course will provide an in-depth view into the legal system of the EU Single Market of 28 countries and 511 million people. Following a brief introduction into the functioning of the EU and its structure, the first half of the course will begin with the Basic Freedoms enshrined in the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU (TFEU), including the free movement of workers, capital, goods, and services. The course will then cover Competition/Anti-Trust Law and Data Protection Law (GDPR) and, specifically, focus on the digital economy, e-commerce, and the regulation of virtual platforms and social media in the Union. A further emphasis will be put on the current regulatory debate around FinTech with a view on Blockchain technology and Initial Coin Offerings. The second half of the course offers a comprehensive survey of the constitutional and legal structure of the European Union. After a brief historical introduction, the course will explore such fundamental structural features as sources and forms of European Union acts, the role of the Court of Justice and of fundamental rights. The course will also shed some light on todays’ challenges connected with the Brexit.

Course Requirements

Exam Info:
Midterm Type (if any): None
Description: None

Final Type (if any): None

Written Work Product
Written Work Product: Students will be required to submit a substantial research paper via EXPO by noon two weeks after the last class session.

Other Work

Other Course Details
Prerequisites: None Concurrencies: None
Mutually Exclusive With: None
Laptops Allowed: Yes
First Day Attendance Required: Yes
Course Notes: Enrolled students who do not attend the first class session will be dropped. Students seeking to enroll in this course must attend the first class session.

Graduation Requirements

*Satisfies Writing Requirement: Yes
**Credits For Prof. Skills Requirement: No
Satisfies Professional Ethics: No

*Yes means professor requires everyone in the course to submit a substantial research paper (which is the requirement standard in Academic Policies), so no paperwork required to be submitted to SRO. No means student must timely submit paperwork to SRO if intending to use a paper in this course to satisfy the Writing Requirement.

**Yes indicates course credits count towards UVA Law’s Prof. Skills graduation requirement, not necessarily a skills requirements for any particular state bar.

General Information

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