Jean Monnet seminar "European Public Law and Global Mobility"

Seminar description

This seminar is offered in English to 2nd year law students, and is equally open to all exchange students.

The seminar is intended to complement the general course on European Public Law, analysing the topics already taught in the course lectures by using a more interactive and practical approach.

This year’s theme of the seminar will be global mobility. Certain topics that may be covered include, for example, EU institutional relationships as explained in decision-making for refugee crisis management; the development of a “new (EU) legal order” in a comparative common law perspective (understanding EU case law development based on comparison with the US legal system); the direct effect of EU law in practice etc.

The classes will be interactive, based on the discussions of lecturers and students. The materials for each class will be published in advance on the seminar website, together with a list of questions around which the debate will be conducted. Students will be obliged to prepare in advance and to be ready to discuss the questions indicated in the materials.

In 2016/17 the seminar will host a visiting lecturer Martijn van den Brink, European University Institute, Florence.



- Prof. dr. Tamara Perišin, MJur (Oxon)

- Nika Bačić Selanec, LLM


International visiting professors

- Martijn van den Brink, European University Institute, Florence


Location and time

Ćirilometodska 4, lecture room IV, ground floor

Fridays, 12:00h



LIST OF UNITS 2016/2017 

- Titles and materials to be gradually updated or uploaded...

Class 1 - 10 March 2017






Class 2 - 17 March 2017

Van Gend en Loos & Costa

Please read the opinion of AG Roemer in Van Gend en Loos.


Class 3 - 24 March 2017

The Nature of the EU from the Perspective of National Courts


Class 4 - 31 March 2017

Direct Effect


Class 5 - 13 April 2017

State Liability


Class 6 - 21 April 2017

Preparations for the first colloquium


Class 7 - 5 May 2017

Free movement of goods 

Repetition & hypothetical case solving


Class 8 - 12 May 2017

"Spillover effect" of Union powers over Member State competences

The issue of same-sex marriage recognition in the EU


Class 9 - 19 May 2017

Economic freedoms v. fundamental rights

An analysis of the CJEU "veil cases"


Class 10 - 16 May 2017

Repetition - Workers, services, citizenship

31 May 2017 - seminar papers due date (unless otherwise agreed on seminar)

2 June 2017 - second colloquium, details available here

26 June 2017 - grade entry, 11:00h, Cirilometodska, room 53 / II. floor

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