The Impact of Constitutionalisation, Enlargement and Diversity on the Law of the European Union
Since its foundation the EUI, through its Law Department, has played a fundamental role in the creation of contemporary scholarship in European Union law and in the formation of its practitioners and scholars. The dynamic and transnational environment and the specific mandate of the EUI created a fertile ground from which emerged many of the figures who have shaped not only the teaching of European Law but also our understanding of that law itself. Distinctive conceptions of ‘integration through law’ and the constitutionalisation of law within Europe were born here. Our current professors of European law and their colleagues continue in this tradition and are particularly concerned with the evolution of constitutional law within Europe and the mutual relations of EU and national constitutions, social integration within the EU, the interaction between national, European and global legal orders, the contribution to be made by European law and legal systems within Europe to the development of governance at the regional and global level, the EU as a regional and global actor, and transnational legal and judicial dialogue.