This course is aimed at both regular WU students (Bachelor Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences and English Bachelor Program in Business and Economics, "BBE") as well as incoming international students. This course proposes an integrated study of EU law, which means that it puts an emphasis on the interplay of institutional and substantive EU law. This course also seeks to embed the legal analysis within the social and political context, in which the law emerges and operates. The course provides an insight into some of the core areas of EU economic law. The course introduces students to the EU's economic constitution as well as the foundations of internal market law (the fundamental freedoms), the essentials of EU competition law, the basics of WTO law, and the legal and institutional framework governing the EU's external economic relations.
PLEASE NOTE: While it is, in principle, possible to attend this course on a stand-alone basis, it builds on and further develops some of the topics discussed in "European Law and Economics", held by Dr. Katrin Forgó (#317 and #925, respectively). For regular WU students, both courses, taken together, form the elective module or specialisation "European Economic Law" (Wahlfach "Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht"). As these courses take place consecutively, it is possible to attend both of them in the same term.
What is an elective subject?
Students of the Bachelor Program in Business, Economics and Social Science have to choose out of several "elective subjects" with "European Economic Law" being one of them.
What is a specialisation?
Students of the BBE Program choose from a variety of specializations in phase 3 of the bachelor’s program. BBE students have to complete specializations totalling 40 ECTS credits. The specialization “European Economic Law” is worth 10 ECTS credits in total (i.e. in order to complete the specialization students must attend the courses “European Law and Economics” and “Advanced Issues of European Business Law”). For further information on how to choose and combine your specializations, please visit the university’s website on specializations.