Students from The City Law School taking the ‘The EU in the Global Legal Order’ module are given a virtual tour of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg.

By Mr John Stevenson(Senior Communications Officer), Published

Students on the ‘The EU in the Global Legal Order’ LLB3 module, led by Professor Elaine Fahey and Dr Tawhida Ahmed, were given a virtual tour of the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg as part of Professor Fahey’s Erasmus+ funded Jean Monnet Chair in Law and Transatlantic Relations.

The students were given a presentation of the work, jurisdiction and procedures of the CJEU and its recent caselaw in a range of fields.

Topics covered included transatlantic data flows as well as Brexit and Big Tech fines in the area of competition law.

Students were given the opportunity to ask questions and ask about the work of the Court, employment opportunities at the Court and its staffing.

LLB3 student, Ali Eldeniz, who took the virtual tour, said:

"I am very grateful and honoured to have had the opportunity to be part of the CJEU online visit. I have gained a fantastic understanding of the importance and capabilities of such an important legal institution. My sincere thanks to everyone involved in making this event possible."

Eve Poyner, another LLB3 student, said:

"As we extensively study the CJEU's judgements in class, I thought it was a wonderful oppotunity to delve even deeper into the  Court's inner workings. As someone who would love to one day work for the EU, it was great to be able to speak to someone who worked there and gain special insights into the institution."

LLB3 student Abdirahman Salad was pleased with his virtual visit:

"I thoroughly enjoyed the CJEU visit and gained an understanding of how the institution serves the purpose assigned to it in the Treaties. I also enjoyed the way our guest's answers were relevant to the current problems which the CJEU, and the Union at large, are facing, particularly the issue pertaining to Poland and the Commission."

For more on the work of the Court please visit this weblink.