Internal Market Law
The course will first cover EU Internal Market law. The aim is to give participants a good understanding of the philosophy, architecture and main components of the Law of the EU Internal Market. To this effect, it discusses the concept of the Internal Market as an advanced form of economic integration, then proceeds to examine the four internal market freedoms: free movement of goods, persons, services and capitals. EU Competition Law, which is also a major component of Internal Market Law, is not addressed here as it benefits from specialised courses.
Foundations of Trade and Investment Law
International Economic Law will be the other focus of this course. Students will be given the basis to understand the legal concepts underlying globalisation, including trade, investment, technology, labour movements, financial, monetary and development issues under international law.
The course will also provide an introduction to the legal concepts underlying international trade in goods and services as well as factor movements (investment, labour, technology) and monetary and development issues; and an overview on positive integration in areas leading to restrictions on international economic activities.
6 ECTS credits