European Union law, Legal studies

In co-operation with the Department of Legal Studies of CEU and the Total Law™ team

Course date

3 July - 22 July, 2006
Application deadline:
15 February, 2006
Course Director(s): 

Marie-Pierre Granger

CEU, Department of Public Policy, Budapest, Hungary

Imola Streho

Master Affaires Européennes, Sciences Po, Paris, France

Joseph Weiler

School of Law, New York University (NYU), USA
Course Faculty: 

Jose de Areilza

Aspen Institute España, Madrid, Spain

Kieran St C. Bradley

Legal Service, European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium

Damian Chalmers

European Institute, London School of Economics, UK

Miguel Poiares Maduro

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
The program is about the Practice of European Union Law, providing insider hands-on analysis of the functioning of the European Union. As such, it constitutes an excellent course for those wishing to deepen their knowledge in the field or to prepare for working in or with EU institutions. The Total Law-method believes in contextualization, situating a legal controversy, a court decision, a Treaty provision, a Directive or Regulation in its economic, social and political context. 
The Total Law™ team, led by Joseph Weiler, University Professor and Jean Monnet Chair at New York University School of Law, is a unique blend of well-known academics and senior officials working in the European Union institutions who have also written widely in the field. The members of this team are José M. de Areilza, Professor of European Union Law and Vice Dean of Legal Studies at Instituto de Empresa, Madrid; Kieran Bradley, Head of Unit in the Legal Service of the European Parliament, Brussels; Damian Chalmers, Reader in EU law at the London School of Economics and Political Science; Miguel Poiares Maduro, Advocate General at the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg and Professor of European and International Law at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, and Imola Streho, coordinator of the Team, référendaire at the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg. Petra Bard, S.J.D. candidate at the Central European University, Budapest.
The coursework will consist of seminars, workshops and daily assignments that will be completed individually or in group. A basic knowledge of European Union Law is required to follow this advanced course. Those without this knowledge but wishing to participate are required to take a one-week Introductory Course to European Union Law, offered immediately prior to the start of the program and taught by faculty from CEU Department of Legal Studies.
Up to four special scholarships may be awarded to participants of exceptional quality, and financial support in the form of partial tuition waivers granted on the basis of merits and status.
Central European University is a US-style, internationally recognized institution of post-graduate education in the social sciences and humanities, located in the capital city of Hungary, Budapest. Incorporated in the State of New York, CEU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (in the United States) and by the Hungarian Ministry of Education. Further information: 
Those who do not wish to apply to the Introductory Course in European Union Law course, and would be interested in applying to another SUN course as well, can submit an application to any other course of their choice.
Please note that the Total Law™ course is a fee-paying course.
Financial assistance in the form of a partial tuition waiver may be granted to candidates in a difficult financial situation. The special fellowships may only be granted, on a discretionary basis, to candidates of exceptional quality unable to pay for the fees.