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    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).

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    Paper title Special Topic 7
    Subject Law
    EFTS 0.1
    Points 15 points
    Teaching period Not offered in 2024 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $730.20
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    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.
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    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


    Not offered in 2024

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    This paper is taught On Campus
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