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Wednesday, 10 July 2013
EU Law - not just an academic subject!
In order to gain a "Qualifying Law Degree" in English Law, it is necessary to have a solid grounding in EU Law. Since Britain joined the EEC (now EU) in 1973 - it has become as much a part of English law as statutes passed at Westminster and as cases decided within English Courts. [see European Communities Act 1973 s2].
There are some excellent textbooks & casebooks available. But the practical details of the law - the rights it gives to European citizens; to persons trading or working in other Member States; can be found in literature available from the EU institutions. Sometimes these can be a lot more readable than some academic texts.
It can also be useful to consider how the rules make a difference to individuals (a useful approach for lawyers!)
An experienced lecturer, tutor & researcher with practical experience of working in the UK and European Parliaments.
I have a keen academic and practical interest in the workings of both the UK Parliament and the US Congress.
Over the years I have broadcast on both UK & US Politics for BBC local radio stations.