The students visited European institutions in Brussels and Luxembourg
For yet another year, the students in the Master´s Degree Program in International and European Business Law (“MIEBL”, as it is referred to commonly) traveled to Brussels and Luxembourg to learn about and study European institutions. Students learn about the EU from three perspectives: through the most important institutions, the law firms that work with them, and visits to Embassies of member states and non-members. The visit is part of the course on "EU Economic Institutions". Among other meetings, the group met with the Head of Sanctions of the US Embassy for the EU in order to learn about the position of President Trump towards the EU. At the European Court of Justice, they met with two judges, who spoke to them about procedural matters within the Court.
In addition, they visited partners at Garrigues and Clifford Chance Law Firms to learn about their cases of Competition Law vis-à-vis the institutions and their legal strategies. At the European Parliament, they met with parliamentarian Juan Fernando López Aguilar, and at the European Commission, they met with officials who spoke to them about tax issues, data protection and competition law. For the 23 students who participated, the majority from outside the EU, it was a unique opportunity to get to know the institutions and understand the European Union in more depth than in the books and articles read in class. This is the fifth year that the trip has been made.