ao. Univ.-Prof. Alina-Maria Lengauer, LL.M.

KU EU Constitutional Law: Principles and Structure


2 Stunden, 3 ECTS-Punkte

anrechenbar im Wahlbereich des Wahlfachkorbes "Europarecht vertiefend"






Dienstag, 21.03.2017, 12.00-14.00, Sem33

Dienstag, 28.03.2017, 10.00-13.00, Sem33

Dienstag, 28.03.2017, 15.00-18.00, Sem33

Donnerstag, 30.03.2017, 10.00-13.00, Sem33

Donnerstag, 30.03.2017, 15.00-18.00, Sem33

Samstag, 01.04.2017, 15.00-18.00, Sem33

Samstag, 01.04.2017, 15.00-18.00, Sem33


Course Synopsis

The course "EU Constitutional Law - Principles and Structures" intends to deal with structural features and principles of EU constitutional law.

The methodology to Approach discussion will revolve around comparative Analysis of constitutional law and their influence on EU constitutional law. The first part of the course is thus devoted to the principle of democracy and the development of the European Union and ist defining feature, then centering on the principle of primacy and the preliminary rulings procedure. The second part focuses on the actors of European integration and their interplay. The third part is devoted to the principles of direct effect, State liability. The fourth part is scheduled to deal with fundamental rights. Finally, in the fifth and last part of this course, questions of the Union citizenship and human rights' protection shall be discussed, folled by a general war-up discussion.


Grading and examination

Essay (homework): 70%

Participation in class: 30%

Discussion and Exchange of ideas are essential to academic work. For assignments in this Course, you are encoured to consult with your classmates on the choice of paper Topics and to share sources.

Collaboration in written work is permissable, however, you should ensure that any written work you submit for evaluation is the result of your own research and writing and that it reflects your own approach to the topic. You must also adhere to standard citation practices. If you receive any help with your writing (e.g. feedback on drafts), you must also acknowledge this assistance.


Required reading

A list of judgements of the ECJ and works of reference to be consulted before each class will be provided via the Moodle-system on 1st March 2017.