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 will offer PostBrexitLaw, a Jean Monnet Module to rigorously study EU Law and Policy After Brexit. PostBrexitLaw will be a foundational full-year course, including in-class teaching and policy dialogues. This innovative interdisciplinary module will be divided in two parts: the first half will analyse 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 will use 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 4-volume book series “The Law & Politics of Brexit” published by Oxford University Press. PostBrexitlaw will be offered within the DCU’s flagship Masters of European Law and Policy (MELP), an interdisciplinary program targeting students with a diverse background, including several civil servants. The module will also be an instance of specialised teaching on EU developments that will complement DCU’s existing curriculum in EU studies also in other postgraduate programmes such as the LL.M. and the Master in Public Policy. Within the framework of the Brexit Institute, there will be several dissemination, information and communication events 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 will offer 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 will teach 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 will include a study trip to a European Capital in 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 within DCU’s flagship Masters of European Law and Policy (MELP) as an instance of specialised teaching in EU developments that will complement DCU’s EU studies’ curriculum also in other 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.