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English

Subtitles: English

Learners taking this Course are

  • Lawyers
  • Paralegals
  • Translators
  • Economists
  • Public Relations Specialists

Syllabus - What you will learn from this course

Week
1
3 hours to complete

Introduction to EU law

7 videos (Total 64 min), 7 readings, 1 quiz
7 videos
The History of the EU- A Changing Europe6m
The Institutions of the EU5m
The Court of Justice of the EU7m
Treaties of the European Union13m
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Part I16m
The Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, Part II8m
7 readings
Course Instructions10m
Synopsis10m
The History of the EU- A Changing Europe10m
The Institutions of the EU10m
The Court of Justice of the EU10m
Treaties of the European Union10m
The Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union, part I and II10m
1 practice exercise
Introduction to EU Law20m
Week
2
2 hours to complete

Sources and Method

5 videos (Total 36 min), 5 readings, 1 quiz
5 videos
Introduction to EU Law Sources6m
Treaties and Legislation6m
Case Law5m
Commission Documents4m
5 readings
The Legal Sources and the Legal Method of the EU10m
Introduction to EU Law Sources10m
Treaties and Legislation10m
Case Law10m
Commission Documents10m
1 practice exercise
Legal Resources20m
Week
3
2 hours to complete

Fundamental Principles

6 videos (Total 53 min), 6 readings, 1 quiz
6 videos
The Effects of EU Law11m
The Principle of Fundamental Rights8m
The Principle of Proportionality6m
The Principle of Non-discrimination9m
The Principle of Legal Certainty8m
6 readings
Conferral and Subsidiarity10m
The Effects of the EU10m
The Charter of Fundamental Rights10m
The Principle of Proportionality10m
The Principle of Non-discrimination10m
The Principle of Legal Certainty10m
1 practice exercise
Fundamental Principles20m
Week
4
4 hours to complete

The Economic Freedoms

5 videos (Total 52 min), 5 readings, 2 quizzes
5 videos
Free Movement of Persons11m
Freedom of Establishment11m
Free Movement of Services11m
Free Movement of Capital6m
5 readings
Free Movement of Goods10m
Free Movement of Workers10m
Freedom of Establishment10m
Free Movement of Services10m
Free Movement of Capital10m
1 practice exercise
The Economic Freedoms20m
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Top reviews from European Business Law: Understanding the Fundamentals

By JSOct 25th 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!

By EKOct 4th 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.

Instructors

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Hans Henrik Lidgard

Senior Professor
Faculty of Law
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Xavier Groussot

Pro Dean and Professor
Faculty of Law
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Julian Nowag

Senior Lecturer
Faculty of Law
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Jörgen Hettne

Associate Professor
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Anna Wiberg

Librarian
Faculty of Law
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Eduardo Gill Pedro

Doctoral Student
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Angelica Ericsson

Doctoral Student
Faculty of law
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Magnus Schmauch

Lecturer
Faculty of Law

About 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 centres 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. In addition, International Institute for Industrial Environmental Economics (IIIEE) is part of the university and works to advance strategies for sustainable solutions through cutting edge interdisciplinary research, high-quality innovative education, and effective communication and strong partnerships. ...

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  • 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 EU policies and their influence on foreign trade and investment

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