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LAWS476 Special Topic 7: European Union Law


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: European Union Law
Paper code LAWS476
Subject Law
EFTS 0.1000
Points 15 points
Teaching period Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $672.30
International Tuition Fees (NZD) $3,118.80

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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.
Teaching staff

To be confirmed

Course materials 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.
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Learning Outcomes

After completing the paper, students 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.

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Not offered in 2020, expected to be offered in 2021

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system