Legal studies

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

Course date

14 July - 26 July, 2008
Application deadline
15 February, 2008
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

Damian Chalmers

European Institute, London School of Economics, UK

Miguel Poiares Maduro

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal

This advanced course is about the practice of European Union Law. Participants receive hands-on insider analysis about the functioning of the European Union. The program is designed to combine seminars on different subjects as well as workshops supporting the topics addressed in these seminars or some aspects thereof. The 2008 course gives a special focus on the Reform treaty and its consequences for each topic covered during the course.

The Total LawTM 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 St C. Bradley, Head of Unit in the Legal Service of the European Parliament, Brussels; Damian Chalmers, Professor 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. The 2008 summer course was designed and put together by the Total LawTM team. This year, four members of the team will be teaching the course in Budapest, José M. de Areilza, Damian Chalmers, Miguel Poiares Maduro and Imola Streho. In addition, guest lectures will be given by Marie-Pierre Granger, Assistant Professor at CEU and Petra Bard, Vice-Chairperson of the Hungarian Europe Society.

The program brings together participants from all over the world and from diverse legal backgrounds, i.e. law students near completion of their law degree, law graduates and legal professionals, who are seeking further credentials and experience in the field. It may be particularly appealing to government officials and those aiming at a career in national, international and/or European civil service and those who wish to apply for jobs in the field of European Union law.

The course awards three (3) CEU Legal Studies credits (based on US credit transfer system), which is equivalent to six (6) ECTS credits.

This summer course is financed through tuition fees (750 EUR), and will not be able to offer any scholarships or tuition waivers. The fee includes participation in the summer course, some administrative costs, an orientation program and welcome pack, access to the CEU Library and IT facilities, reading materials, printing quota, and some social activities. Participants are also expected to cover their travel and accommodation expenses.