European Union Business Law
The 2011-12 academic year’s successful Project-Based Learning course parsed the crucial T-Mobile decision and considered the range of important issues about European antitrust law that the case raised. The class worked as a team to shape and carry out an “unpacking” of this decision. Sub-teams worked on discrete tasks, and collectively refined their thinking and identified new areas of research. Two members of the team went to Brussels, Belgium, and were able to meet with lawyers and officials active in competition law. The team presented their findings to an outside group of in-house and firm counsel, and created a website. This year’s project builds on that year’s. The second phase is to discern trends in Commission thinking on competition law that resulted from the decision. Using contacts forged this year, the members of the class will work as a team to observe the impact of the decision on community law and business practices. A follow-up trip to Brussels is planned. Once again, the team will present their work at the end of the course to an outside group of in-house and firm counsel, and add to the existing website.
Pre/co-requisite: European Union Law; Recommended: European Union Competition Law.