European law

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

Course date

2 July - 21 July, 2007
Application deadline
15 February, 2007
Course Director(s): 

Marie-Pierre Granger

CEU, Department of Public Policy, Budapest, Hungary

Imola Streho

Master Affaires Européennes, Sciences Po, Paris, France
Course Faculty: 

Jose de Areilza

Aspen Institute España, Madrid, Spain

Damian Chalmers

European Institute, London School of Economics, UK

Miguel Poiares Maduro

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

Joseph Weiler

School of Law, New York University (NYU), USA

Just as the sharp distinction between public and private has broken down in domestic settings, so has the distinction between national, regional and international. The principal determinants of prosperity, social justice and more generally the exercise of power in the public sphere are situated in a legal sphere overlapping the local and national, the regional and global. Trade is one of the most important features of the globalization phenomenon with its promise and discontents. The Advanced Course is about some of the central aspects of the legal and institutional disciplines of the European Union and the WTO taught through an approach which emphasises the mix between the pragmatic and the theoretical, insider experience coupled with rigorous and challenging doctrinal and conceptual analysis - all hallmarks of the Total LawTM approach.

Therefore this course is about the practice of the European Union and the WTO Law. Participants receive hands-on insider analysis about the functioning of the European Union and the WTO. The program is designed to combine seminars on different subjects as well as workshops supporting the topic addressed in these seminars or some aspects thereof. The Total LawTM teaching team is a unique blend of well known academics and senior officials working in European Union institutions, who have also written widely in these fields. The particular composition of the team gives the seminar and the workshop both that advanced knowledge and the insider view that is so valuable for the participants.