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European Public law

6 ECTS credits
150 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 4017553FNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (F) Master - specialised level.

Information about this course is applicable on academic year 2017-2018.

1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Grading method

Grading (scale from 0 to 20)

Can retake in second session
Enrollment requirements
Alvorens men een inschrijving kan nemen voor 'European Public law' moeten de studenten binnen de Master Rechten minstens 20 studiepunten van hun master verworven hebben.
Taught in
Faculty of Law and Criminology
Responsible organisation
Publiek recht
Educational Team:
  • Tim CORTHAUT (course titular)
    Activities and contact hours
    • 52 contact hours Lecture
    Course content
    Membership of the European Union has major consequences for the public law of its member states. Conversely the European Union legal order is itself inspired by concepts and principles that emanate from the various national legal orders. In this course these interactions are studied. Through a study of a number of topics it will be examined how the public law, and in particular the administrative law, of the member states must adapt in order to give full effect to EU law, and how the EU legal order is transformed by constitutional principles inspired by its member states. The course thus combines insights from (comparative) administrative law, EU constitutional law and EU judicial protection.
    The students are expected to prepare for extensive classs room discussions, on the basis of the assigned cases and materials. The seven three hour lectures require intensive study of the assigned materials ahead of the lecture.
    The exam will be a written exam, with an essay question and a fictitious case.
    Course material
    • Handbook (Recommended): EU Administrative Law, Paul Craig, Oxford University Press, 978-0-19-956863-5, 2012
    Additional info

    The text book offers background reading for those unfamiliar with EU law, and especially EU administrative law. Main materials are, however, the cases and materials to be posted weekly on Pointcaré.

    Programme Objectives




    The final grade is composed based on the following categories:

    • Other Exam determines 100% of the final mark.

    Within the Other Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

    Examen Andere with a relative weight of 1 which comprises 100% of the final mark.

    Additional info with regard to grading

    Open book exam with practical cases and essay questions.

    Open boek examen met ficitieve casussen en open vragen.