Accessibility Skip to Global Navigation Skip to Local Navigation Skip to Content Skip to Search Skip to Site Map Menu

LAWS476 Special Topic 7

The European Union has a membership of 28 states with a joint population of close to half a billion people, each of whom carries the status of an EU citizen. Knowledge of the basics of European Union law is a required component of legal training in most EU countries (including the United Kingdom).

Paper title Special Topic 7
Paper code LAWS476
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2023 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $710.30
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

^ Top of page

96 LAWS points
Pre or Corequisite
Any 200-level LAWS paper not already passed
Limited to
LLB, LLB(Hons)
(i) Not all optional papers will be available in any given year. (ii) Summer School students who have not passed the normal prerequisites, or are not taking the programmes specified above, may be admitted with approval from the Dean of Law.
Teaching staff

To be confirmed when paper next offered.


Course materials are provided.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
view more information about Otago's graduate attributes
Learning Outcomes

Students who successfully complete this paper should have

  • A knowledge of the history of the European Union
  • A knowledge of the constitutional basis and operation of the European Union
  • The ability to analyse and apply European legal concepts in the context of the United Kingdom

^ Top of page


Not offered in 2023

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system