European Law: Thinking about It and Teaching It - An Introduction to the Symposium (Dimensions of European Union Law: A Symposium)

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David J. Gerber

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology

Date Written: 1994

Abstract

My central aim in organizing this symposium (Dimensions of European Union Law) was to present U.S. law teachers with tools that should be of value in thinking about, analyzing and teaching the law of the European Union (EU). In recent years, growth and change within the EU have provided an extraordinary amount of legal “data” from and about the EU, and the computer has put much of it at every law professor’s fingertips. The challenge lies in penetrating, organizing and interpreting this expanse of information. It is a daunting task for any observer, but particularly for U.S. legal scholars and teachers who are seldom in a position to focus their primary energies on following these developments and who frequently lack some of the background knowledge about European politics, policies and cultures that can be important for understanding what is happening within the Union. This introduction offers some analytical tools for making sense of the EU.

Keywords: European Union, European law, international law, comparative law, antitrust law, competition law, legal systems

JEL Classification: K19, K21, K33, K42

Suggested Citation

Gerber, David J., European Law: Thinking about It and Teaching It - An Introduction to the Symposium (Dimensions of European Union Law: A Symposium) (1994). Columbia Journal of European Law, Vol. 1, No. 379, 1994; Chicago-Kent College of Law Research Paper. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2296978

David J. Gerber (Contact Author)

Chicago-Kent College of Law - Illinois Institute of Technology ( email )

565 W. Adams St.
Chicago, IL 60661-3691
United States

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