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LAW7473

Faculty of Law

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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelPostgraduate
FacultyFaculty of Law
OfferedCity (Melbourne) Second semester 2011 (On-campus block of classes)
Coordinator(s)Dr Angela Ward

Synopsis

This unit builds on the introductory unit LAW7019 European Union law and policy. It focuses on elements of the European Union that are of most interest to external actors. Key topics examined in this unit are:

  1. introduction to the institutions: key European Union organs and external affairs
  2. the Common Foreign and Security Policy: practice unbridled by law
  3. the competence of the European Union to enter into international agreements and the residual authority of its member states
  4. the Common Commercial Policy and the European Union in the international trading system
  5. the External Human Rights Policy of the European Union and its impact on commerce.

Objectives

Students will develop their knowledge of European Union law and policy by examining in detail several substantive areas of EU law with which policy makers working from 'the outside' are required to grapple. In this way, the unit will provide students with the practical tools for engaging with the EU in their professional lives, and an insight into EU policies that are of most relevance to the international plane.

Assessment

Research assignment (7,500 words): 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Angela Ward

Contact hours

24 contact hours per teaching period (either intensive, semi-intensive or semester long, depending on the Faculty resources, timetabling and requirements).

Prerequisites

LAW7019 or equivalent unit or experience