Module leader: Dr Julian Lonbay
This module provides an introduction to substantive aspects of the Lisbon Treaty relating to the internal market which it compares with other forms of economic integration. The focus is on the legal foundations of the EU internal market, in particular the free movement goods and persons. The module starts by looking at the fiscal barriers to trade (customs duties and charges of equivalent effect along with indirect taxation) and then turns to non-tariff barriers (quantitative restrictions and measures of equivalent effect). The module also deals with the free movement of persons. It examines the legal rules on free movement of services and especially the rules on freedom of establishment, the principle of mutual recognition and the free movement of lawyers which are examined in detail. In addition, seminars are provided on the issues of education and EU citizenship. Other related EU law issues can be considered for inclusion if the attendees agree.
Methods of assessment
Modules on the LLM programmes will be assessed in one of the following ways. As this website is set up in advance, it is not possible to specify which method of assessment will be implemented for each module.
One 3-hour written examination
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