Teaching

Teaching is a key component of the Jean Monnet Chair's activities. The Chair develops new seminars and lectures, which are offered to students of different academic levels and backgrounds. The aim is to integrate European legal studies and sustainability as key dimensions into the curriculum and to promote interest for the European Union and sustainable development.

Winter Semester 2019/2020

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Current Developments in International Economic Law and the EU WTO-Trade Agreements - Investment Law - Sustainable Development - China

This seminar for advanced students addresses a number of current developments in international economic law, such as the Multilateral Investment Court and the UNCITRAL process, the future of WTO dispute settlement and recent EU trade agreements. In addition, the role of the People’s Republic of China in the world economy is analysed. The seminar takes place in Brussels.

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International and European Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

This lecture adresses concepts and problems related to Environmental Law and Sustainable Development on both European and International level.

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International and European Economic Law

This lecture introduces basic concepts of international economic law and its history. It examines regional economic integration, multinational firms and the economic law enacted by the UN. The lecture also focuses on fundamental principles of the European economic law, including the EU Single Market, the fundamental freedoms and financial law of the EU. The lecture is held in German.

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European Law I

This lecture gives an overview of the institutional and substantive law of the European Union. It looks at the historical development of the European integration, the legal nature of the EU, the allocation of competence between the EU and member states, the EU organs, the structure of EU law and legal protection mechanisms. In addition, the lecture provides an introduction of the European freedoms, the Charter of Fundamental Rights and the Convention on Human Rights. The lecture is held in German.

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European Administrative Law

This lecture analyses links and connections between the German administrative law, inluding procedural law, and European law. Background knowledge of European law is useful, but not mandatory. The lecture is held in German.

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Summer Semester 2019

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Sustainable Development and sustainability reporting

Sustainable development is one of the key principles of environmental, economic and social policies at international, European and national levels. While introduced already some time ago, the meaning and the implications of the principle are still in need for clarification. Beyond exploring the evolution, concept and legal relevance of the principle in general terms the seminar will address the role, that sustainable development plays in legislative and administrative assessments and newer forms of reporting of enterprises.

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Cases and Developments in European and International Economic Law

The course provides an overview on general as well as contemporary developments in international economic law and sustainable development. A particular focus is put on the highly debated legal regime of international investment law. Additionally, international trade law, in particular the law of the WTO, and its recent developments and challenges are covered. The lecture examines the EU’s role as an international actor and the EU’s relevance in the fostering of global sustainable development in its external relations. Throughout the course, selected cases are discussed. These cases do not only cover some of the "classics", but also recent judicature in international economic and sustainability law. E-Learning courses are integrated.

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International and European Economic Law

This lecture introduces basic concepts of international economic law and its history. It examines regional economic integration, multinational firms and the economic law enacted by the UN. The lecture also focuses on fundamental principles of the European economic law, including the EU Single Market, the fundamental freedoms and financial law of the EU. The lecture is held in German.

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Winter Semester 2018/2019

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World Economy in Unsettled Times and the Role of the European Union

US tariff measures, retaliatory action by the PR China and the European Union, the use to the national security exemption and the blockade of the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organisation put the system of the world economy to the test. The seminar, which will be fully conducted in English will address relevant questions of international economic law, including historical perspectives, assess the systemic stability of the system and discuss options to move forward, taking into account the specific perspective of the European Union.

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International and European Environmental Liability: A Contribution to Sustainable Development?

The liability of states and private institutions for enrionmental damages has developed rapidly over the past years and is often discussed in the context of climate protection. The seminar adresses the existing legal foundation of environmental liability and its current developments. Single cases are analysed to examine the function, potentials and deficits of environmental liability. The seminar is held in German.

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International and European Environmental Law and Sustainable Development

This lecture adresses concepts and problems related to Environmental Law and Sustainable Development on both European and International level.

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International and European Economic Law

This lecture introduces basic concepts of international economic law and its history. It examines regional economic integration, multinational firms and the economic law enacted by the UN. The lecture also focuses on fundamental principles of the European economic law, including the EU Single Market, the fundamental freedoms and financial law of the EU. The lecture is held in German.

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