Blueprints: EU Law

Penelope Kent  
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July 2014
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Blueprints provide a unique plan for studying the law, giving a visual overview of the vital building blocks of each topic and the various outside influences that come together in the study of law. This series enables the reader to place everything within memorable context and is useful in providing an overview of the law.


Each text offers a clear understanding of legal study and an engaging introduction to each subject; presenting the study of law as both an academic subject and a force in society. The texts map to undergraduate law degree programmes and are tailored for use harmoniously alongside core law material.


Table of Contents

PART 1: The constitutional law of the European Union and jurisdiction of the EU Courts

1 The historical background to the European Union

2 Decision-making in the EU institutions

3 The Court of Justice and the preliminary reference procedure

4 The sources of EU law and competences of the EU

5 General principles and fundamental rights

6 The supremacy of EU law

7 Direct and indirect effect

8 The principle of State liability

9 Enforcement actions against Member States 

10 Judicial review and damages claims 

PART 2: Free movement and the single market

11 Customs duties, discriminatory taxation and state monopolies

12 The free movement of goods

13 Union citizenship

14 The free movement of workers

15 The right of establishment and the freedom to provide services


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(blōō’print’) n a plan for achieving something: [+for] a blueprint for success

in your studies.


From the people who brought you Law Express, Blueprints offer you a fresh

introduction to the law, bringing the complexity of legal learning into line with

the needs of the aspiring student. Blueprints will help you get to grips with the

indispensable building blocks that make up each area of the law and show you

how they fit together in the big picture.


Each Blueprints guide is visually designed to help you process information and

find answers to your most-asked questions:

  • What is the law and how does it apply?
  • What problems does the law attempt to solve?
  • What do I and others think about the law?
  • How has the law become this way?
  • What factors are shaping the law today?
  • What do I really need to know if I want to understand this subject?
  • Where do different points of the law overlap?
  • Where can I find further information about a topic?

Don’t wait until revision time – build a solid understanding from the ground up

with Blueprints.


Penelope Kent taught EU law for many years at Middlesex University where she was a Principal Lecturer and Teaching Fellow.