Topical Issues in Transnational Law
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Course title in Estonian
Rahvusülese õiguse aktuaalsed küsimused
Course title in English
Topical Issues in Transnational Law
ECTS credits
approximate amount of contact lessons
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lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
õppejõud on määramata
lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
lecturer not assigned
Course aims
The objective of this course is to deepen the students understanding of the relationship between national law, European law, and international law and how current issues form and shape that relationship. Students will be encouraged to participate in active seminar discussions of current issues. Critical thinking, and oral and writing abilities are advanced in this course.
Brief description of the course
This is a course on current issues in international, transnational or comparative law. The influence of transnational problems and policies on the law is discussed through interactive seminars led by leading academics and practitioners. The course introduces students to current topical issues and research in transnational law. The lecturers and seminars are framed around deepening the students’ understanding of the relationship between national law, European law and international law, and how current issues and events shape and form that relationship.
Independent work
Compulsory reading assignments including case briefs, legislation and scholarly articles to be read before lectures and seminars, as assigned by the lecturer and detailed in the course program. Other tasks may include case analysis, written seminar papers, presentations, independent or group work as detailed in the course program.
Learning outcomes in the course
After a successful completion of the course, a student will:
-Have an understanding of the nexus of national and international law and how both are shaped by current events.
Assessment methods
Written exam.
Other methods as detailed by the lecturer in the course program, including individual or group problem solving exercises, case presentations/analysis, a term or scholarly paper, and attendance and participation in seminar discussions.
Rein Müllerson
Study literature
Literature will be assigned by the lecturer.