Principles of Legal Thinking in European & International Law
Course contents
  • Principles of Legal Thinking:
    Identifying and understanding basic legal concepts related to health care delivery, management and policy
    Applying legal concepts to various practical examples of health care

    Fundamentals of European Union law

    General overview of the law of the EU (institutional EU-law):
    Basics of EU law
    Special focus: institutions, decision making, lobbying etc
    Special focus: sources of law and legal effects

    Fundamental freedoms (material EU-law):
    Introduction to the fundamental freedoms
    Free movement of goods
    Free movement of workers
    Freedom of services

    Principles of International Business law

    This part of the course will focus on several real life situations which students might encounter in their professionals lives, such as :
    contracts governing medical treatment
    employment contracts
    consumer contracts
    sales contracts, contracts of supply
    contracts of carriage
    liability in the case of accidents or medical mistreatment in another country
    product liability

    Legal fields of importance will comprise:
    The United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods, CISG
    The Rome I Regulation on the Law applicable to contractual obligations
    The Rome II Regulation on the Law applicable to non-contractual obligations
    Several regulations regarding jurisdiction and legal enforcement (Brussels I Regulation, rules on international arbitration)

    Please be aware that this course requires high level of proficiency in English language. All local students have passed an English language test with at least 90 TOEFL points (internet based) or comparable tests.
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