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LS4050: EUROPEAN ECONOMIC LAW (2020-2021)

Last modified: 05 Aug 2021 13:04


Course Overview

Historically, markets of the EEC/EU were integrated mainly on the basis of the case law of ECJ/CJEU using fundamental freedoms as a tool. Today, these freedoms are still an important pillar of the economic constitution, but free trade and competition between Member States’ undertakings have to be supported by other policies and the creation of competition in markets that suffer from market failure. This course looks at the integrating function of fundamental freedoms and develops further insights into the essential influence that the European Legal Order has on State domestic legal systems - and also, especially, on the economic systems. 

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 4
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 25 credits (12.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Professor Florian Becker

Qualification Prerequisites

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • One of Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4 or Programme Level 5
  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Law (LS) (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Course Aims: Familiarizing students with the essential influence the European Legal Order has on domestic legal systems especially as the economic system is concerned; gaining a deeper insight into European Economic Law by scrutinizing and analysing selected problems in that area. Main Learning Outcomes: Familiarizing students with the essential influence the European Legal Order has on domestic legal systems especially as the economic system is concerned; gaining a deeper insight into European Economic Law by scrutinizing and analysing selected problems in that area. Content: The course will explore and critically evaluate key principles of the European economic constitution. It will the function of fundamental freedoms as instruments for negative integration against the background of the system decisions. It will also explore topics of deregulation and the relationship between the EU and the WTO.


In light of Covid-19 this information is indicative and may be subject to change.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Seminars during University week8
  • 1 Seminar during University weeks 11 - 12, 14 - 15

More Information about Week Numbers


In light of Covid-19 and the move to blended learning delivery the assessment information advertised for second half-session courses may be subject to change. All updates for second-half session courses will be actioned in advance of the second half-session teaching starting. Please check back regularly for updates.

Summative Assessments

essay 2,500 words; topic available 30th October, due 13th November,  feedback 4th December

essay 2,500 words; topic available 4th December, due 18th December, feedback 15th January

Alternative Resit Arrangements

Resit failed element in same format

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
FactualRememberILO’s for this course are available in the course guide.

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