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About the Course

The European Union is one of the world’s largest and most important economies. This six week course is the first in a series of three that will provide students with an insight into European Business Law. The series ranges from considering the basic structures and principles of the European Union to focusing on various specialized areas of law. Each course will give the students an understanding of the laws and policies that regulate the internal market of European Union, as well as relevant case law and useful inputs from leading practitioners in the field. At the end of this course series, you will have a basic understanding of how to: • Navigate EU legal sources • Understand relevant laws and regulations governing the internal European Union market • Apply the fundamental principles of EU law within the EU legal framework • Utilize the rules of freedom of movement and their impacts on trade in the EU • Relate EU law with national laws • Understand how individuals and companies are able to enforce their EU rights on national level • Understand how an individual can challenge an inadequate EU legislation • Understand EU policies and their influence on foreign trade and investment About the Series In the first course, Understanding the Fundamentals, we will examine the core structures and principles of the European Union as well as the main sources of law. In the second course, Doing business in Europe, we will focus on the main laws that regulate various aspects of establishing and running a business within the European Union. In the final course, Competing in Europe, we will go into more depth about how to compete on the internal market and protect your brand, product or invention. To keep up to speed on the course series, visit our Facebook page at: Syllabus and Format Each course consists of a number of modules where one module represents about one week of work. A module includes a number of lectures and readings, and finishes with a voluntary assessment – a quiz, a small peer graded assignment or a case law review. The assessments are intended to encourage learning and ensure that you understand the material of the course. Participating in forum discussions is voluntary. Course I - Understanding the Fundamentals Module 1. Introduction to EU law Module 2. Legal Method and Sources Module 3. Constitutional Freedoms and Fundamental principles Module 4. Enforcement of EU Law and Judicial Review Module 5. Freedom of Movement Module 6. The External Dimension Course II - Doing Business in Europe Module 1. Making Business Transactions Module 2. Establishing a Company Module 3. Employing and Working in Europe Module 4. Paying Taxes and Complying with Environmental Standards Module 5. Resolving Cross-border Disputes Module 6. Case Clinic Course III - Competing in Europe Module 1. Trademarks as Essential Assets Module 2. Defending Patents Module 3. Competition: Illegal Agreements Module 4. Competition: Abuse of Dominance and Mergers Module 5. Selling to the State and State Aid Module 6. Advocacy and Legal Writing Lund University Lund University was founded in 1666 and has for a number of years been ranked among the world’s top 100 universities. The University has 47 700 students and 7 500 staff based in Lund, Sweden. Lund University unites tradition with a modern, dynamic, and highly international profile. With eight different faculties and numerous research centers and specialized institutes, Lund is the strongest research university in Sweden and one of Scandinavia's largest institutions for education and research. The university annually attracts a large number of international students and offers a wide range of courses and programmes taught in English. The Faculty of Law is one of Lund University’s four original faculties, dating back to 1666. It is a modern faculty with an international profile, welcoming both international and Swedish students. Education, research and interaction with the surrounding community are the main focus of the Faculty’s work. The connection between the three is particularly apparent in the programmes and courses offered by the university, including the university’s MOOC course in European Business Law. The students get the chance to engross themselves in traditional legal studies, while interacting with both researchers and professionally active lawyers with qualifications and experience from various areas of law. The faculty offers three international Masters: two 2-year Master’s programmes in International Human Rights Law and European Business Law, and a 1-year Master’s in European and International Tax Law. Students from around 40 countries take part in the programmes which offer a unique subject specialization within each field, with highly qualified researchers and professional legal practitioners engaged in the teaching. The Master’s programme in European Business Law provides an in-depth understanding of both the practical and the theoretical aspects of business law within the European Union. The programme provides both general and specific knowledge of the European Union legal framework, which is necessary for students intending to work as legal advisors or business decision-makers. The programme is delivered in English and is open to students with at least a three year degree in Law (Bachelor, LL.B, or equivalent) who want to specialise in European economic and business law. The MOOC course in European Business Law is a great course to start with for students intending to apply for the Master’s programme in European Business Law. Even though the MOOC course does not grant credits previous knowledge of the subject is considered upon admission to the master’s programme. For more information about the Master’s programme in European Business Law see!meb...

Top reviews

Oct 24, 2018

It is very clear and all the information provided on the lectures is relevant for the field of study. I loved the structure, the teachers and the way how the topics were presented. Highly recommended!

Oct 3, 2017

Great Material. although the support by coursera was lacking and the students aren't getting answers to Qs. Also there are not enough assignments to complete the peer graded assignments.

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By Modestman

Feb 13, 2017

Good course.

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By Wong H L A

Feb 13, 2016

very good!

By Naimul R

Jun 12, 2020

Very good

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Oct 28, 2021

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By R S

Apr 24, 2018

The course is very nicely outlines the various rights and obligations of the member states of EU and the EU itself. Further, it is quite amusing to be taught by various professors instead of just one professor teaching all of it and indeed quite appropriate for a subject as vast as this one. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who seeks to gain understanding of the EU Business Laws. It not only provides you with the knowledge of the EU Business Law but also how it developed and why it developed throughout the ages to be what it is.

By Catharina H

May 13, 2020

This course works quite well as a repetition of EU law for law students. The lectures cover the most basic and important topics of EU law (not just relevant for business law), and if you take advantage of the "mandatory" material as well as the suggested reading material, the learning outcome may be very good.

By Yaren K

Apr 26, 2020

I enjoyed the course very much. I have a background in EU law so I am familiar with many things but it was good to go through everything again and there were parts completely new to me such as the external relations of the EU. Thank you for everything! I will be following up on the next chapters.

By Mateus M R

Jul 14, 2017

Excellent introduction to the complex system of the EU. The only nitpick I have is that I would have liked if the syllabus provided more comments on the most important aspects of the lectures.

By ajay d

Apr 2, 2019

This course helped me gain knowledge about various EU institutions and their functioning along with verified case study helping in shaping a practical knowledge base about the organization.

By Wallace W

Jul 31, 2021

The course introduces fundamentals of the European law which is quite good for beginners to learn about structure and basics of the European law. It helps me a lot.

By Arjun S

Jul 23, 2020

Some of the instructor were absolutely incredible in terms of their oral delivery and understanding of law. This was overall a very enriching experience

By Darshita D T

Jan 11, 2020

Great course for fundamentals. Could have more examples and illustrations to help with the learning of the various institutions and agreements.

By Roy M

Sep 3, 2017

very informative. A diagram of the eu government showing relationships between organizations with notations would have been helpful.

By Gustavo R S

Jan 12, 2021

Excellent course! Amazing teachers in a complex theme...

I already want to prepare my bags and do the classroom course !


May 25, 2020

A very thorough and interesting course with great lecturers, This course is a must!

By Rishu K

Oct 19, 2021

The course was very to the point with overall explanation of EU law.

Thank you!