European Union Law and Institutions (LAW-911-001)
This course is part of the Europe summer law program, which meets in London, Paris, Brussels, and Luxembourg from 5/29 - 6/25. You must complete an application for the specific Summer Program Abroad to be eligible for this class. Please visit https://www.wcl.american.edu/summer/abroad/
This three-credit, two-week course, the second part of the Europe Summer Abroad program, provides an introduction to the fundamental treaties governing the European Union and the major institutions of the European Union. Students will examine such issues as: basic freedoms under the treaty, including free movement of persons, goods, services, and capital; and competition law in the EU. In addition, this course will introduce the European regional systems that govern the protection of human rights, including the Council of Europe and the European Court of Human Rights. Other EU legal topics may include privacy, refugees and intellectual property. WCL Prof. Stephen Wermiel is the professor of record for this course. Prof. Geert Van Calster, a law professor at KU Leuven in Belgium and an adjunct for the American University Brussels Center, will provide guest teaching.
Textbooks and Other Materials
First Class Readings
Not available at this time.