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This course is aimed at both regular WU students (Bachelor Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences, English Bachelor Program in Business and Economics) as well as incoming international students. It provides advanced knowledge of some of the core areas of European economic law, including legislative acts of the EU, the development of the internal market (the fundamental freedoms) and international economic law.
PLEASE NOTE: While it is, in principle, possible to attend this course on its own, it builds on and further develops some of the topics discussed in "European Law and Economics", held by Dr. Katrin Forgó (#4543 and #4617, respectively). For regular WU students, both courses, taken together, form the elective module "European Economic Law" (Wahlfach "Europäisches Wirtschaftsrecht") in the Bachelor Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences and the Specialisation "European and International Economic Law". 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 specialization?
Students of the Bachelor Program in Business and Economics (BBE) 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.
Course participants gain a deeper understanding of EU law in general and of the legal framework for cross-border business activities within the internal market, including the Banking Union, as well as basics of international economic law.
As the course is held in the format of a PI, the attendance of the classes is mandatory. Despite this general rule, missing one class (i.e. 4 hours) is possible without any explanation. Further absences, however, only on an exceptional basis and for serious and stated reasons. Participation in the first class is necessary. If you cannot participate in the first class, it is required to get in touch with the lecturer.
Lecture with interactive discussions, essays by students, guided self-study of selected textbook chapters.
Student performance will be assessed on the basis of active class participation (30%), online questions (30%) and a final written exam (40%).
100-85 % (points) = Sehr gut/very good/1
84-75 % (points) = Gut/good/2
74-61 % (points) = Befriedigend/satisfactory/3
60-50 % (points) = Genügend/sufficient/4
<50 % (points) = Nicht genügend/not sufficient/5
This course is aimed at both regular WU students as well as incoming international students.
For students of the Bachelor Program in Business, Economics and Social Sciences, there is no formal knowledge-based admission requirement. However, attention is drawn to the fact that students from both inside and outside the EU usually attend this course and therefore EU-related background knowledge might differ considerably. Particularly students who have not been in touch with "European issues" so far are, therefore, strongly recommended to study a general introductory textbook on European Law, such as e.g. Anthony Arnull, European Union law: a very short introduction, OUP 2017.
For students of the Bachelor Program in Business and Economics, there are the following admission requirements: Students need to complete 42 ECTS credits of the core courses and 12 ECTS of the introductory courses, before being able to register for this specialization. This will most likely be the case at the end of semester 2 or in semester 3.
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For now, we assume that in-person teaching will be possible during summer term 2023. If this will not be the case, the lectures will be held online, via MS-Teams.