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European Administrative Law


Course Type and Contact Hours

Lecture / 2 hrs per week

Course Language



6 (if exam has been passed)


This course will be taught at irregular intervals. It will be available in the summer term 2015.

Time Schedule and Course Venue

An up-to-date electronic course catalogue for the summer semester will be available on the website http://www.fu-berlin.de/vv from late February to mid August. Please select "Fachbereiche" - "Rechtswissenschaft" - "Staatsexamensstudiengang" and "Rechtswissenschaft" in order to access the Law courses.

Content of the Course

This course provides an analysis of the idea of the European Union administration, its foundation and the major actors involved in its establishment and operation. The module is divided into four parts. The first part explores the constitutional framework of EU administrative law. The course then analyzes the EU governance structures and procedures. Within this framework, the comitology system and the role of EU administrative agencies and private parties within the EU governance will be examined. The third part of the course concentrates on the decision-making processes of the EU administration. Finally, the course examines how the EU enforces its acts along with the administrative, political and judicial supervision of EU administrative action.

The main textbook for this course will be Administrative Law and Policy of the European Union by Herwig C.H. Hofmann, Gerard C. Rowe, and Alexander H. Türk. Lectures will be enriched with articles and court decisions.


 Students must have successfully completed a course on administrative law of any jurisdiction.

Course Registration

Prior registration for this course is not required.


There will be a final written exam.

Registration for the Exam

Students have to register for the exam with the course instructor. They are not required to register formally at the Examination Office.