ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Alina-Maria Lengauer, LL.M.

030652 KU EU Constitutional Law: Principles and Structures



  • Dienstag, 10.10.2017, 10:00 - 12:00, SEM51 (Vorbesprechung)
  • Dienstag, 14.11.2017, 10:00 - 13:00 SEM33
  • Dienstag, 14.11.2017, 15:00 - 18:00 SEM33
  • Donnerstag, 16.11.2017, 10:00 - 13:00 SEM41
  • Donnerstag, 16.11.2017, 15:00 - 18:00 SEM63
  • Freitag, 16.11.2017, 10:00 - 13:00 SEM34
  • Freitag, 16.11.2017, 15:00 - 17:45 SEM34


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2 Stunde(n), 3 ECTS-Punkte

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch


Course Synopsis:

The course EU Constitutional Law - Principles and Structures intends to deal with structural features and principles of EU constitutional law.

The methodology to approach discussion will revolve around comparative analysis of constitutional law and their influence on EU constitutional law.
The first part of the course is thus devoted to the principle of democracy and the development of the European Union and its defining features, then centering on the principle of primacy and the preliminary rulings procedure. The second part focusses on the actors of European integration and their interplay. The third part is devoted to the principles of direct effect, State liability. The fourth part is scheduled to deal with fundamental rights. Finally, in the fifth and last part of this course, questions of union citizenship and human rights' protection shall be discussed, followed by a general wrap-up discussion.


Grading and examination:

Essay (homework): 70% and
Participation in class: 30%

Discussion and exchange of ideas are essential to academic work. For assignments in this course, your are encouraged to consult with your classmates on the choice of paper topics and to share sources.

Collaboration in written work is permissible, however, you should ensure that any written work you submit for evaluation is the result of your own research and writing and that it reflects your own approach to the topic. You must also adhere to standard citation practices. If you receive any help with your writing (e.g. feedback on drafts), you must also acknowledge this assistance.


Required Reading:

A list of judgements of the ECJ and works of reference to be consulted before each class will be provided via the Moodle-system.