Karen Shay West: Tel: (508) 844-9776
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Overview: Note that this course was taken in 2014, before Brexit. The European Union is one of the world's largest and most important economies. Those interested in doing business with the EU member states must know the rules and the practice of relevant laws. The course was designed to give students the essentials of European Union Business Law. This introductory course provided students with the fundamental tools they need in order to be able to do business with the EU, whether they live in Europe or elsewhere. Students gained an understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of European business law and how the EU's Internal Market operates in a global context. The focus was on topics central to business law and to economic analysis, such as free movement law, competition law, environmental law, trade law and state aids law. Students gained a general understanding of the European Union’s legal system and explore the basic constitutional foundations of the European Union. Students learned how to find and use EU legal material. Throughout the course, qualified researchers with experience from working with the courts and institutions of the European Union and in private practice gave lectures.