5004CLS European Union Law CW2

Faculty of Business and Law
Assignment Brief Mode E and R Regulations

Assessment Information

This assignment is an individual assignment.

This assignment requires you to answer ONE of the following questions:

Question 1

Read the following article:

Christophe Hillion, ‘Withdrawal under article 50 TEU: an integration-friendly process’ (2018)
55 Common Market Law Review 29, 52.
To what extent do you agree, or disagree, with Professor Hillion that the process of withdrawing from the European Union illustrates the importance of law in maintaining and advancing EU integration? You may wish to consider, in particular, the role of supremacy and direct effect in advancing EU integration, as well as the enduring role of EU law in the UK legal system.  

Question 2

Critically evaluate the legal effects of Brexit on UK businesses. Consider, in particular, the barriers to exporting goods to the EU, and the ability of UK businesses to challenge measures that make it more difficult to trade in EU Member States.

Criteria for Assessment

This coursework will be assessed against the following criteria:

• Breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding of European Union law;
• Use of relevant legal authorities and referencing;
• Critical engagement;
• Analysis and conclusions;
• Writing style and structure.

This assignment is designed to assess learning outcomes:

2. Evaluate the role of the Institutions of the European Union and the law making process.
3. Analyse the limits of European Union law in providing remedies to Member States and individuals.
4. Critically analyse substantive EU law.
Word Limit
The word limit is 1,750 words.

There will be a penalty of a deduction of 10% of the mark (after internal moderation) for work exceeding the
word limit by 10% or more.
The word limit includes quotations, but excludes the footnotes and bibliography.

How to submit your assessment

The assessment must be submitted by 18:00 on 07/04/2022. No paper copies are required. You can access the submission link through the module web.

• Your coursework will be given a zero mark if you do not submit a copy through Turnitin. Please take care
to ensure that you have fully submitted your work.  
• Please ensure that you have submitted your work using the correct file format, unreadable files will
receive a mark of zero. The Faculty accepts Microsoft Office and PDF documents, unless otherwise advised
by the module leader.
• All work submitted after the submission deadline without a valid and approved reason (see below) will be
given a mark of zero.  
• The University wants you to do your best. However, we know that sometimes events happen which mean
that you can’t submit your coursework by the deadline – these events should be beyond your control and
not easy to predict.  If this happens, you can apply for an extension to your deadline for up to 5 working
days, or if you need longer, you can apply for a deferral, which takes you to the next assessment period
(for example, to the resit period following the main Assessment Boards). You must apply before the
You will find information about the process and what is or is not considered to be an event beyond your
control at https://share.coventry.ac.uk/students/Registry/Pages/Deferrals-and-Extension.aspx
• Students MUST keep a copy and/or an electronic file of their assignment.
• Checks will be made on your work using anti-plagiarism software and approved plagiarism checking


As part of your study you will be involved in carrying out research and using this when writing up your
coursework. It is important that you correctly acknowledge someone else’s writing, thoughts or ideas and that you do not attempt to pass this off as your own work.  Doing so is known as plagiarism.  It is not acceptable to copy from another source without acknowledging that it is someone else’s writing or thinking. This includes using paraphrasing as well as direct quotations. You are expected to correctly cite and reference the works of others. The Centre for Academic Writing provides documents to help you get this right. If you are unsure, please visit www.coventry.ac.uk/caw.  You can also check your understanding of academic conduct by completing the Good Academic Practice quiz.

Self-plagiarism or reuse of work previously submitted

You must not submit work for assessment that you have already submitted (partially or in full), either for your
current course or for another qualification of this and any other university, unless this is specifically provided
for in your assignment brief or specific course or module information. Where earlier work by you is citable, ie.
it has already been published/submitted, you must reference it clearly. Identical pieces of work submitted
concurrently will also be considered to be self-plagiarism. Self-plagiarism is unacceptable because you cannot gain credit for the same work twice.

The University VLE includes a plagiarism detection system and assessors are experienced enough to recognise plagiarism when it occurs. Copying another student’s work, using previous work of your own or copying large sections from a book or the internet are examples of plagiarism and carry serious consequences. If you are a business student and joined Coventry University in September 2020 or later please use APA 7th edition referencing, if you joined prior to this date you may use APA or the existing Harvard Reference Style (Coventry version) that you are familiar with. Law students should use OSCOLA. Please be consistent in the referencing style that you use and use it correctly to avoid a case of plagiarism or cheating being brought. If you are unsure, please contact the Centre for Academic Writing, your Progress Coach or a member of the course team.

Return of Marked Work

You can expect to have marked work returned to you by 03/05/2022. If, for any reason, there is a delay you
will be kept informed. Marks and feedback will be provided online. As always, marks will have been internally
moderated only, and will therefore be provisional; your mark will be formally agreed later in the year once the
external examiner has completed his / her review.