European Immigration Law
intermediate - advanced / 3rd - 4th year
This is a Themis course. It is also open to non-Themis students.
online course in the winter term 2020/21, no classroom teachingContact Hours
2 hrs per week Students must be online during the dates and times provided in the course catalogue. Please check the course hours through the link provided under the headline "Time Schedule and Course Venue" (below).
5 (if course has been attended regularly and exam has been passed)
The course will be held at irregular intervals. It will be available in the winter term 2020/21.
Time Schedule and Course Venue
An up-to-date electronic course catalogue for the winter semester will be available on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv from late August to late February. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Fremdsprachiges rechtswissenschaftliches Lehrangebot" in order to find out course hours and rooms.
This course provides an analysis of EU law relating to migration. The module is divided into six parts. The first part covers the law relating to the free movement of EU citizens and their families. The course then explores the entry of non-EU (third country) nationals and aspects of the external borders control. The third part analyzes the legal migration of third country nationals including long-term residents, economic migrants and family members. Then, the course focuses on the common EU Asylum system. The fifth part deals with issues of irregular migration. Finally, the course examines the role of human rights provisions for the EU Immigration and Asylum Law. The main textbook for this course will be European Migration Law (2nd edition, Intersentia, 2014) by Pieter Boeles, Maarten den Heijer, Gerrie Lodder, Kees Wouters, although materials will also be used from the other assigned textbooks. Lectures will be enriched with articles and court decisions.
Pieter Boeles, Maarten den Heijer, Gerrie Lodder, Kees Wouters, European Migration Law (Intersentia, 2014).
Steve Peers, Elspeth Guild and Jonathan Tomkin (ed.), EU Immigration Law (Text and Commentary), Volume 1 (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012).
Steve Peers, Elspeth Guild, Diego Acosta, Kees Groenendijk and Violeta Moreno-Lax (ed.), EU Immigration Law (Text and Commentary), Volume 2 (Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2012).
Kay Hailbronner (ed.), EU Immigration and Asylum Law, Commentary on EU Regulations and Directives (Beck, 2010).
no (that means that everyone who signs up for this course in time can take part in this course)
You will find this course under "Study Program for Exchange Students - Module 7"
registration period: 1 October - 20 November 2020
De-Registration from this Course
regular drop period: 1 October - 20 November 2020
After the regular drop period you can only drop this course with a valid cause until 14 days prior to the exam. Please contact the International Office at the Law Department if you have to use this option.
Type of Exam
There will be a written final examination.
The exam will probably take place in the last week of the lecture period. → Academic Calendar
Registration for the Exam
Students will automatically be registered for the exam when they sign up for this course.
De-Registration from the Exam
Students who drop this course via Campus Management are automatically de-registered from the exam. Students who do not drop this course via Campus Management and do not take the exam, are going to finish this course with a non-passing grade (0 points).