European Union Law, Legal Studies

Advanced European Union Legal Practice

June 29 - July 11, 2009

In co-operation with the Department of Legal Studies of CEU and the Total LawTM team




CREDITS, ACADEMIC REQUIREMENTS,
EXAMINATION AND GRADING



Enrollment Options
Option 1. CEU Diploma in Advanced European Legal Practice

Law students near completion of their law degree, law graduates and legal professionals who, at the time of enrollment, register for the examination, will receive a CEU Certificate of Participation, and, if they pass the examinations, a CEU Diploma in Advanced European Union Legal Practice and a CEU transcript with transferable credits. Students are advised to check on credit transferability at their home institution prior to applying to this program.


Option 2. CEU Certificate of Participation

Law students near completion of their law degree, law graduates and legal professionals, who choose, at the time of enrollment, not to take the examination, will receive a Certificate of Participation. Such participants will not receive credits.
All participants enrolled in the Advanced Course are required to attend all the sessions.


Examination

All participants enrolled in the Advanced Course are required to attend all the sessions.

The examination will be scheduled on Saturday, July 11, 2009. It will be in the form of an open-book, computer-based examination, conducted in the computer laboratories of CEU, under supervision. Please note that personal laptops cannot be used for the exam. Participants will receive a set of questions at the start of the examination. The submitted examinations will be graded by the individuals who taught the Advanced Course. The Coordinator of Total LawTM Team will harmonize the grades, according to the CEU grading system. Retake examination will NOT be available.


Credits

The course awards three (3) Legal Studies credits (based on US credit transfer system, one CEU Legal Studies credit equals 700 minutes of teaching), and is equivalent to six (6) credits ECTS (European Credit Transfer System). Participants who take and pass the examination at the end of the course will receive a CEU transcript with US credits and ECTS equivalent. Law school students should check with their home institution about the transfer of credit policies before applying to this program.


Credits and Certificates for CEU students

CEU students from the Department of Legal Studies interested in European Legal issues and in taking the Total LawTM Summer Course on Advanced European Legal Issues can opt for an MA/LLM with Specialization in European Union Law, which require them to complete successfully 8 EU related credits, i.e. 5 CEU Legal Studies Department credits (the Jean Monnet course on European integration counting as 3 credits for that purpose) and 3 Total LawTM summer course credits.

If CEU students take and pass the Total LawTM Course Examination (no retake available), they will receive 3 credits which they can use towards the specialization attached to their LLM or MA. CEU Legal Studies MA/ LLM students completing these requirements will graduate with an LLM in CCL/IBL/HR with Specialization in European Union Law. On the MA/LLM diplomas, there will be no indication of whether they received a distinction at the Total Law exam (i.e. "Cum Laude", "Summa Cum Laude" or "Magna Cum Laude"), but the distinction will appear on the transcript.

Please note that CEU LLM and MA students CANNOT use the 3 credits obtained with the Total LawTM course towards the LLM/MA degree itself, i.e. they CANNOT use them in replacement of credits attached to courses offered by the Legal Studies department and counting towards the degree. CEU students' GPA will not be affected by the Total LawTM exams results.

SDJ students enrolled in CEU Legal Studies Department may be able to participate in the Total Law Summer course under the same conditions as external participants, but they should discuss this participation and the possibility of gaining credits for it with their supervisor.