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Bok Course: The European Court of Justice (Reich)
Fall 2011   LAW 547-001  

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Meeting Times/Location
MWF 1:30PM - 2:50PM

This course meets during a special session:
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Arie Meir Reich

Bok Visiting International Professor
Additional Information

Course Concentrations
International Law, Human Rights, and Immigration
Perspectives on the Law

Satisfies Senior Writing Requirement




A special 3-week course in September taught by Arie Reich, Dean of the Law Faculty at Bar Ilan University. This course will deal with the role played by the European Court of Justice (ECJ) in the process of economic and political integration between the member states of the European Union (EU). It will follow the emergence of the ECJ from an insignificant component of the Treaty of Rome to one of the major forces of integration within the EU. It will show how through the use of judicial activism and teleological interpretation the ECJ has constructed a binding constitutional regime for the EU that has become an indispensable part of the EU's political structure. We will also discuss the developments in the relationship between the Court and the political organs of the EU, one the one hand, and between the Court and the Member States and its courts, on the other hand. Throughout these discussions we will follow the evolving relationship in the Court's jurisprudence between EU Law and national law, on the one hand, and between EU Law and International Law and institutions, on the other hand.