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Eligibility Requirements   

Externship at the European Court of Justice


 

Applications are due to Professors Tracy Kaye or Catherine McCauliff.  Please email Professor Tracy Kaye at [email protected] or her Paralegal Assistant, Latisha Porter-Vaughn at [email protected] for the application. More details available below.



The purpose of the Dean Acheson Legal Stage Program is to promote mutual understanding between the peoples of the United States and the European Union in the context of the legal profession.  It is therefore open to American citizens and legal permanent residents only.  Priority will be given to applicants who have completed three years of law school and who have a strong knowledge of Community Law.  As noted above, some knowledge of French is required, varying with the type of stage.  Knowledge of an EU language other than French and English is an advantage, and generally necessary for a stage with an Advocate General. 

Priority will be given to applicants who have completed three years of law school and who have a strong knowledge of Community Law.  As noted in the "Dean Acheson Stage Categories" section, some knowledge of French is required, varying with the type of stage.  Knowledge of an EU language other than French and English is an advantage, and generally necessary for a stage with an Advocate General.  * ROSETTA STONE SOFTWARE is available in Study Room 330 located in the Rodino Library.  Study room signup is required and can be completed online here.

As an externship for academic credit, the program is only available to third-year students who have a minimum GPA of 3.30, have completed the course in European Union Law (Fall semester availability) and possess proficiency in French.

Number Name Credit Type Offering

INTL9602

European Union Business Law

This seminar will concentrate on the basic legal rules of the common market and the constitutional structure of the European Union. The developing jurisprudence of the Court of Justice of the European Union will be analyzed with a particular focus on the free movement of persons, both the rights of workers and establishments, to be free of discriminatory tax obstacles. The seminar will also explore special topics such as Brexit, company law, EU taxation of the digital economy, EU external relations, intellectual property law, and the Treaty articles on state aid. U.S. constitutional principles are compared throughout the course. There is an optional fall break one credit travel component that may be taken by the students in this course. This course fulfills the requirement of EU law and an EU paper that is necessary for application to the European Court Externship Program (Dean Acheson Stage Program).



This seminar meets one day a week in the fall for two hours.

3

Seminar

in-class

 

Students who are planning on applying to this program should complete the European Union Law course by their second or third-year of law school.

Note that European Union Law is a prerequisite to participation in the Dean Acheson Externship at the Court of Justice of the European Union and the General Court (specializing in antitrust/competition law) in Luxembourg. The Dean Acheson Legal Stage Program, sponsored by the European Court of Justice and the American Embassy in Luxembourg, promotes the understanding of European Union Law among American lawyers. The Legal Stage Program is an extraordinary opportunity for third year law students and recent graduates to engage in substantive research and work with a Judge or Advocate General of the Court of Justice or a Judge of the General Court.


Fall is the only time EU Law will be offered this academic year and nominations are made by the Dean every April 1st. Thus, any rising second year student who wishes to apply for the Stage program during their third year (for fall term 2019 or spring term 2020), must take this class this Fall. Furthermore, any rising third year student who intends to apply for the Stage program after they graduate, must take this class this Fall as it will not be offered again before their graduation. For more information on the Dean Acheson Program, please consult the website or contact Professors Kaye or McCauliff.

Selection Process

Students are nominated by the Dean on April 1st of each year for either the fall or spring semester. Only three nominees per participating school are allowed.


Seton Hall Law
Dean Acheson Stage Participants

Caitlin Parker '19
Beata Safari '17
Ariel Risinger '15
Catherine Savio '15
Yasmine Fulena '14
Anthony Marroney Noto '11
Elizabeth Dawson '05
Eileen Quinn Steiner '01
Christina Eoanna Giallourakis '00
Janine Tramontana '99
Mel Marquis '97
Aurora Rodriguez de Aragon '97
William Matsikoudis '97
Susan Ludwigson '96

 

Participating
Law Schools

American University
Arizona State University
Boston University
Columbia University
Cornell University
Duke University
Fordham University
Georgetown University
George Washington University
Harvard University
New York University
Northwestern University
Seton Hall University
Stanford University
Southern Methodist University
University of Alabama
University of California, Berkeley
University of California, LA
University of Chicago
University of Connecticut
University of Illinois
University of Michigan
University of Minnesota
University of Pennsylvania
University of Pittsburgh
University of Southern California
University of Texas at Austin
University of Virginia
Vanderbilt University
Washington University, St. Louis
West Virginia University
Yale University