European and Swedish Labour and Employment Law (ESAR-P)

Course description


Welcome
From semester VT15 the European and Swedish Labour and Employment law will only be given in english.

This course focuses on European Union as well as Swedish labour and employment law. The advantage of this juxtaposition is that the students follow the historical developments in the respective systems, then can identify areas of conflict. The European Union member states comprise different industrial relations models, and the course will give insight into areas in which conflicts can arise between EU law and member state law, as well as issues that can arise with respect to the different member states. Of particular interest is freedom of movement and establishment as balanced against the rights of the social partners.

For earlier terms of European and Swedish Labour and Employment law pleas visit here


Learning objective/Course Aim
Outline of the Course: The objective of this course is to create a better understanding of European and Swedish labour and employment law, as well as strengthen English legal writing and oral skills.The course goes through the historical development of both European and Swedish law in the field of employment, as well as the Swedish implementation of Community law. Specific areas of labour law that are covered include freedom of association, rights to negotiation and to take industrial action as well as issues of joint regulation between employers and employee organizations. Areas of employment law that are addressed include the limits of the employer’s prerogative, employment protection and discrimination legislation.


Pre-requirements
Requirements for participation: Students taking this course should have successfully completed at least 100 credit points (150 hp/ECTS) of compulsory courses within the law programme as well as have passed the course Civilrätt C (or Civilrätt 1) and Processrätt. Foreign undergraduate students enrolled in the Department of Law at Stockholm University are also eligible to take the course. Students must be sufficiently proficient in English to be able to participate in the course.


Course description

Teaching: The course consists of seminars conducted in English, or in total about 60 class hours in the entire course. The course is based on the case-law method, and students are expected to actively participate in the seminars. Participation in class is obligatory. Students who cannot attend a seminar for whatever reason, will have to do a make-up in the form of a short paper on the topic of the seminar. The moot court is mandatory with no make-up available.For any absence the student needs to apply for grant of exception from the course director.



Examination
Grading is based on the following:
20 % of the grade is based on the moot court (a paper and oral presentation); and 80 % of the grade is based on the examination (all answers are to be in English).


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Grading is based on the following:
20 % of the grade is based on the moot court (a paper and oral presentation); and 80 % of the grade is based on the examination (all answers are to be in English).

Written examination

Instructions concerning the written examination.

The written examination will take place March 20th and will go on for 4 hours. This is an open book examination. You may bring all course litterature and your own notes. You may not bring any other material, such as the Statue Book of Sweden.

The examination is scheduled to take place in Lex Lab 1. A paper with the question/-s will be handed out. You will type your answers on a computer, in Word, and hand in by e-mailing the file to Gia Le Truong according to further instructions. All students must have an e-mail account .

All students who plan to take the exam must register for it in Fastreg. Bring your ID.

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Course title:
European and Swedish Labour and Employment Law
Semester: Spring term 2017
Study period: 1
Rate of studies: 100%
Level:
Credits: 15.0
Language of instruction: English
Syllabus

Contact:


Course contact:
Course coordinator:
Gia Le Truong
Course manager:
Laura Carlson
Ronnie Eklund