Jean Monnet seminar in European Public Law


academic year 2018/2019


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.The theme of the seminar will be the EU’s global leadership in developing and protecting 'the rule of law'. The seminar will discuss basic concepts of EU law, explaining them through a contemporary global setting. Certain topics that may be covered include, for example: 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, the concept of ‘rule of law’ in the case law of the Court of Justice, the rising threats to the ‘rule of law’ in Europe, EU law and policy on refugee protection, EU fundamental rights, 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 2018/19 the seminar will host a visiting lecturer Emily Hancox, European University Institute, Florence.



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

- Nika Bačić Selanec, LLM

International visiting lecturer

- Emily Hancox, European University Institute, Florence


Location and time

Ćirilometodska 4, lecture room V, ground floor

Fridays, 11:00h

(first class will take place on Friday, 15 March 2019)




Friday, 15 March 2019

A “New Legal Order” in a Comparative Common Law Perspective


Friday, 22 March 2019

Constitutionalizing EU


Friday, 29 March 2019

Direct Effect of EU Law in Practice


Thursday, 4 April 2019 (please notice the change in time!)

(Ćirilometodska 4, lecture room V, 11:15 h)

Mangold-Ajos Saga: On general principles of EU law & how to make directives apply in horizontal situations?

+ How to write a seminar paper


Friday, 26 April 2019

EU Economic freedoms v. Fundamental Rights: An analysis of the CJEU "veil cases"


Friday, 3 May 2019 

tbc (visiting lecture)


Friday, 10 May 2019 

Free Movement of Goods in a Digital Market


Friday, 17 May 2019 

The Rule of Law in the EU


Friday, 24 May 2019 

tbc (visiting lecture)