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Law and Justice in the European Union

Do we want more or less integration in the EU? Both as lawyers and as citizens, we are all confronted with this question on a daily basis. Current challenges within the continent and at a global scale, such as growing inequality, seem to call for “more” and “less EU” at the same time. But does “more” integration necessarily mean legal homogeneity? How much regulatory diversity is possible and desirable among member states? The minor ‘Law and Justice in the European Union’ investigates integration and disintegration dynamics, their drivers and consequences in addressing several policy challenges for the Union and the world. Among other challenges, it explores the various ways in which European Union increases and reduces inequality, with a specific focus on the EU private law as an agent of inequality and equality.

What is this minor about?

Students and lecturers from Law and Justice in the EU will tell you what you can expect from this minor.

This minor helps you to boost your learning of the law in its social, political and economic contexts. At the same time, it enhances your ability to read, listen, write, and argue in English about legal issues, an indispensable skill in many working environments. The minor culminates in an intensive moot court exercise, in which you will experience the law in practice.


The minor is organized in three separate courses:

  • Integration and Disintegration within European Union Law (6 EC)
  • European Private law and Inequality (6 EC)
  • Moot Court in European Union Law (3 EC)

Entry requirements

The course is open to Law students and students on a law track in an interdisciplinary study such as PPLE, AUC, European Studies or Business Administration. If you are currently enrolled in a university Bachelor’s programme but fail to meet the admission requirements for this minor, please contact the coordinator. HBO (higher education with applied emphasis) students are ineligible for this minor.


R.J. (Rodrigo) Vallejo Garretón

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Facts & Figures
Credits 15 ECTS, 6 months
Language of instruction English
Location Roeterseiland campus