Introduction to European Union Law

TU Dresden | Wintersemester 2021 / 2022

Introduction to European Union Law


Prof. Dr. Dominik Steiger

Time and Place Tuesday (3), GER/037
Start October 12, 2021
Corresponding Modules Pflichtveranstaltung im Modul BA-IB-P6; Wahlpflicht in WP-H-IR3
Eligible Students

Students enrolled in the Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in International Relations


Fundamental knowledge in constitutional law or public international law


This course will provide an overview of the Institutional Law and fundamental freedoms of the European Union. After an outline of the history and the institutions of the EU we will engage with the sources of EU Law, the competences of the EU and the system of legal protection under the TFEU. Furthermore, we will look into the direct effect and supremacy of EU law and give an overview of the fundamental freedoms with a focus on free movement of goods. During the course, the relevant case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) will be highlighted.

A sourcebook and reading material will be provided.

Further information This lecture will be held in English.
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