Jean Monnet Modules

In the framework of the EU Jean Monnet Action program, Prof. Federico Fabbrini and Dr. Christy Ann Petit won two grants for new Jean Monnet Modules: EU Law and Policy after Brexit (PostBrexitLaw) and EU Banking and Finance Law & Policy after NGEU (NGEULaw).

DCU offers PostBrexitLaw, a Jean Monnet Module to rigorously study EU Law and Policy After Brexit. PostBrexitLaw is a foundational full-year course, including in-class teaching and policy dialogues. This innovative interdisciplinary module is divided in two parts: the first half analyses the legal and institutional architecture of the EU with the aim of introducing students to the core structural features of the EU constitutional order. The second half uses the historical example of the UK’s departure from the EU as a case study to enhance students’ understanding of EU law & policy.

PostBrexitLaw is led by Prof. Federico Fabbrini, Full Professor of Law at the School of Law and Government at DCU and founding Director of the DCU Brexit Institute. He is the editor of the 5-volume book series “The Law & Politics of Brexit” published by Oxford University Press. PostBrexitlaw will be offered within the DCU’s curriculum in EU studies also in postgraduate programmes such as the LL.M. and the Master in Public Policy. Within the framework of the Brexit Institute, there is several dissemination, information and communication events planned on subjects relevant to PostBrexitLaw, which will feature EU, national, regional & local policymakers thereby involving students in these policy initiatives. PostBrexitLaw will closely coordinate with other EU initiatives hosted at DCU, including the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence REBUILD.

DCU now offers a Jean Monnet Module focused on EU Banking and Finance Law & Policy after NGEU (NGEULaw), to study EU law and policy in the field of banking and finance after the Great Financial Crisis and the COVID-19 pandemic. It is a foundational full-year course with a strong interdisciplinary grounding that will run for three years, until 2025. NGEULaw module teaches a methodological approach to European integration generally and banking and finance specifically, surveying different school of thought and the practical, legal and policy issues. The module also includes a study trip to a European Capital each spring.

The module is delivered by Dr. Christy Ann Petit, Assistant Professor in EU Law at the School of Law and Government at DCU, and Deputy Director of the DCU Brexit Institute. The course will be offered as an instance of specialised teaching in EU developments that will complement DCU’s EU studies’ curriculum also in postgraduate programmes such as the LL.M. and the Master in Public Policy. The results of NGEULaw activities will be disseminated on different platforms and will be connected with other initiatives in EU affairs at DCU. In particular, it will leverage the existing expertise at the Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence REBUILD, a 3-year research project on the EU post-pandemic recovery plan.