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EU External Trade Relations Law and Policy

  • 15 credits

The course EU External Trade Relations Law and Policy aims at providing students with in-depth knowledge of the EU member states ' common trade policy and the regulation of trade with third countries.

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EU External Trade Relations Law and Policy is given as an elective course within the framework of the law program at the Department of Law, Stockholm University. Exchange students admitted by the department are also given access to the course.


Read more about exchange programmes at the Department of Law


The course covers in particular the allocation of competences between the Union and its member states, bilateral trade agreements, Brexit, the work of the Union in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and the implementation of external actions in the member states. The course draws on EU constitutional law as expressed in the founding treaties, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and in the case law of EU Court of Justice, as well as in bilateral and multilateral trade agreements and international law. Negotiation processes, dispute settlement mechanisms and the work of the investment tribunals are also studied, as well as EU investments and projects in developing countries.

In conclusion, both substantive as well as institutional and procedural aspects of the subject are addressed. The course aims also at deepening the students' method awareness and further develop their critical thinking and scientific approach. Overall, the student should be given sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to independently carry out a major academic work such as a 30-credit degree thesis.

 

  • Course structure


    Follow the link below to read more about the course details.

    Syllabus - EU External Trade Relations Law and Policy

     

    Teaching format


    Instruction is given in the form of lectures, seminars and essay supervision. The language of instruction is English.
     

    Assessment


    Examination and assessment of the expected learning outcomes are carried out through a written examination, the writing of an independent essay of ca. 15 pages on one aspect of the Common Commercial Policy and the writing of a comment on another student's essay (peer-review).
     

  • Course literature

    Note that the course literature can be changed up to two months before the start of the course.
  • More information


    Learning platform

    During the course, registered students will receive additional course information on the Athena learning platform.

    https://athena.itslearning.com/


    Previous course website

    For those who read this course during a previous semester and then used FastReg as learning platform, you can reach the old website through the link below.

    FastReg


    The Departement

    Read more about education at the Department of Law at Stockholm University on our homepage.

    Education - Department of Law 

     

  • Contact


    Course contact: 
    etrlp@juridicum.su.se  

    Teaching assistant: 
    Asnate Maddalo  

    Course manager: 
    Claes Granmar