EUROPEAN UNION LAW (NON LLB)

SHE Level 2
SCQF Credit Points 20.00
ECTS Credit Points 10.00
Module Code M2M122619
Module Leader Manos Maganaris
School Glasgow School for Business and Society
Subject Law
Trimester
  • B (January start)

Summary of Content

-2760 At the end of the module the student should be able to: 1. Demonstrate a comprehension of the relevant provisions of EU law and its enforcement at domestic and EC level; 2. Critically evaluate the legal framework provided by EU law and assess its impact on domestic legal framework; 3. Analyze a given set of facts so as to identify the relevant legal issues arising therefrom, explain the relevant provisions of EU law; evaluate the relevance of particular factual information, synthesize case law and secondary EU legislation to reinforce legal points and synthesize different points of law when reaching a reasoned conclusion; 4. Identify and retrieve up-to-date legal information, using paper and electronic sources; use primary and secondary legal sources of EU law relevant to the topic under study; present knowledge in written form in a way which is comprehensible to others and which is directed at their concerns; read and discuss legal materials on EU Law which are written in technical and complex language . The delivery of the module will embed PRME principles including -360b7 developing an inclusive and sustainable global economy b7 inculcating global social responsibility, sustainability and responsible leadership

Syllabus

This module aims to provide students with a thorough understanding of the institutional law of the European Union as well as certain areas of its substantive law, together with an understanding of their impact on the national legal orders of the Member States. In doing so, the module focuses on the legal nature of the EU and its legal system, the functions of the EU institutions and their mutual interaction, the sources of EU law and the legislative process, the procedural law of the EU, including the judicial remedies available to institutions, Member States and private parties. It also examines certain substantive areas of EU law, such as the free movement of persons, goods, services and capital.

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this module, the student should be able to:" Demonstrate a comprehension of the principles of the substantive areas of law, as set out in the syllabus." Analyse a given set of facts so as to identify the relevant legal issues arising therefrom, explain the relevant law and apply it so as to take appropriate action." Identify, analyse and synthesise the legal issues arising in practical problems" Appraise and synthesise legal concepts so as to construct a persuasive argument using recognised legal sources in justifying their application to a given set of facts" Communicate confidently with legal experts on a range of legal matters regulating to EU Law" Demonstrate an understanding of solutions to legal challenges arising from EU Law, including issues related to choice of law and conflict of laws." Demonstrate an understanding and application of relevant principles of responsible management education in in all learning outcomes" Demonstrate an ability to extend collective knowledge of the challenges in meeting social and environmental responsibilities and to explore jointly effective approaches to meeting these challenges" PRME Learning Outcome: demonstrate an ability to explore ethical and socially responsible responses to issues arising within the context of the EU law.

Teaching / Learning Strategy

Students attend 26 hours of lectures in total and a 1 hour seminar per week. The structured seminar and directed studies programme of learning to be undertaken encourages active, student-centred learning which enables students to access and analyse a variety of primary and secondary source material in order to address and solve set questions and case studies. Internationalisation: The delivery of this module will set Scots, UK and EU law as appropriate in an international context. Feedback will be provided to students as follows: -360 1. Students will be provided with feedback within three weeks of submission of all summative assessments providing information on strengths, weaknesses and suggestions for corrective action to be applied in future submissions. The tutor will also provide generic feedback at the seminars where coursework will be handed back. Students may also discuss any points with their lecturer or tutor. -360 2. The virtual learning environment site will be used to feedback overall performance by students on all summative assessments highlighting overall strengths and weaknesses. -360 3. Discussion boards will be used to encourage teacher and peer-to-peer dialogue on certain topic areas where this form of communication would be regarded as effective. Student feedback on teaching, learning and assessment will be sought at the end of the semester through a module evaluation questionnaire. GSBS will continue to use the advancement of GCU Learn as a blended learning tool through its teaching and learning as well as through engagement with students. GSBS will ensure that all modules are GCU Learn enabled and with the support of the Learning Technologists at the cutting edge of development of online materials. Academic staff and the Learning Technologists will continue to work together to develop and operate all modules on GCU Learn to ensure student support and information sharing. Students are provided with formative and summative feedback via a variety of mechanisms. Feedback on coursework is provided within 3 working weeks of submission.

Indicative Reading

Books Margot Horspool & Mathew Humphreys EUROPEAN UNION LAW 7 th edition Oxford 2012 Craig and De Burca EU Law Text, Cases and Materials, 5 th Edition Oxford, 2011 Jo Steiner, Lorna Woods, and Christian Twigg-Flesner TEXTBOOK ON EU LAW 10th edition Oxford 2009 Stephen WEATHERILL: CASES AND MATERIALS ON EU LAW (9th Edition) Oxford 2010 Nigel Foster: EU TREATIES AND LEGISLATION (2010-2011) Oxford 2010 Texts available from the Internet: CJ: Judgments http://www.curia.eu.int Law Journals: Journal of Competition Law European Competition Law Review Official Journal European Court Reports Common Market Law Reports

Transferrable Skills

By the end of this module students will have gained competence in the following key areas: Analysis, Synthesis, Critical Judgement and Evaluation The ability to identify issues, assimilate, evaluate and analyse information to construct written or oral solutions to a problem by bringing together and integrating relevant information, and selecting key material, from a variety of different sources. The ability to present arguments for and against propositions, acknowledging ranking of sources and relative impact in context. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: -360b7 Preparing for and participating in seminars/tutorials b7 Preparing for and delivering group and individual presentations b7 Preparing for and delivering group portfolio b7 Preparing for and delivering reflective seminar reports Personal Management, Independence and Ability to Learn The ability to organise and prioritise effectively the expenditure of time and effort in the performance of all aspects of student work. The ability to learn effectively and be aware of their own learning strategies; to manage their own learning development and to reflect upon their learning, seeking and making use of feedback. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: -360b7 Preparing for lectures b7 Consolidating material delivered at lectures b7 Supplementing delivered material with additional reading b7 Reflecting on lecture, hand-out and self-searched material b7 Preparing for and participating in group meetings and other group activities b7 Preparing for and participating in seminars/tutorials b7 Preparing for and delivering group and individual presentations b7 Preparing for and delivering group portfolio b7 Preparing for and delivering reflective seminar reports Communication and Literacy The ability to communicate information, ideas, advice and choices in an effective and succinct manner and in plain English without losing focus on key issues. The ability to listen and question effectively, to give and receive feedback and to make presentations addressing an allocated topic within the prescribed time frame. The ability to communicate both orally and in writing (and, where appropriate, by the use of electronic means) using the English language accurately by creating work which is comprehensible to the intended audience. The ability to create documents which are analytical, descriptive and inquisitive using appropriate terminology and recognised methods of citation and reference. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: -360b7 Consolidating material delivered at lectures b7 Supplementing delivered material with additional reading b7 Reflecting on lecture, hand-out and self-searched material b7 Preparing for and participating in group meetings and other group activities b7 Preparing for and participating in seminars/tutorials b7 Reflecting on feedback from seminar contributions, group and individual presentations, and online tests b7 Preparing for and delivering group presentations b7 Preparing for and delivering group portfolio b7 Preparing for and delivering reflective seminar reports Numeracy, Information, Technology and Teamwork Where relevant and as the basis for an argument, the ability to present and evaluate information provided in numerical or statistical form. The ability to produce and present in an appropriate form a word-processed essay or other appropriate format. The ability to conduct efficient searches of websites to locate relevant information; and exchange documents by E-mail. The ability to work productively and cooperatively in different kinds of groups; to establish working relations with others, defining, sharing and delegating responsibilities within the group. Such skills are developed within this module through the following activities: -360b7 Consolidating material delivered at lectures b7 Supplementing delivered material with additional reading b7 Preparing for and participating in group meetings and other group activities b7 Accurately applying numerical and percentage based rules with regards to various company law activities within groups b7 Preparing for and participating in seminars/tutorials b7 Preparing for and delivering group presentations b7 Preparing for and delivering group portfolio b7 Preparing for and delivering reflective seminar reports

Module Structure

Activity Total Hours
Assessment (FT) 50.00
Seminars (FT) 11.00
Independent Learning (FT) 113.00
Lectures (FT) 26.00

Assessment Methods

Component Duration Weighting Threshold Description
Coursework 1 n/a 20.00 35% Individual case report.
Coursework 3 n/a 40.00 35% Essay,1500 words.
Coursework 2 n/a 40.00 35% Essay,1500 words.