Introduction to European Business Law

The European Union is one of the world's largest and most important economies. Those interested in doing business with the EU member states must know the rules and the practice of relevant laws. Therefore, we have designed a course that will give students the essentials of European Union Business Law.

About The Course

This introductory course will provide students with the fundamental tools they need in order to be able to do business with the EU, whether they live in Europe or elsewhere. Students will gain an understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of European business law and how the EU's Internal Market operates in a global context. We will focus on topics central to business law and to economic analysis, such as free movement law, competition law, environmental law, trade law and state aids law. Students will also gain a general understanding of the European Union’s legal system and explore the basic constitutional foundations of the European Union. Furthermore, students will learn how to find and use EU legal material.

Throughout this course, you will meet qualified researchers with experience from working with the courts and institutions of the European Union and in private practice. Several of them also teach our Master’s Programme in European Business Law.

We hope that taking this course will lead to a continuing interest in European Business Law for the future.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will I get a certificate after completing this class?

Yes. Students who successfully complete the three quiz assignments will receive a Normal Statement of Accomplishment. Students who successfully complete the three quiz assignments and the case law assignment will receive Statement of Accomplishment with Distinction.

Do I have to sign up for either the Normal or the Distinction track?

Students are not required to sign up for either the Normal or the Distinction track – the choice of the student will be calculated automatically according to the student’s participation during the course.

Do I earn Lund University credits upon completing this course?

No. The student will not earn Lund University credits upon completing the course.

Recommended Background

It is not necessary to be a lawyer, however basic knowledge of law and legal terminology is recommended. The course will provide useful tools to any student, entrepreneur, lawyer or person who is interested in European business law or one of its subtopics.

The course also serves as an introduction to students interested in, or accepted to, the Master’s Programme in European Business Law at Lund University.