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New Edition of Professor Richard Scott’s The Law of the European Union

October 21, 2013

TJSL Distinguished Professor of International Law Richard Scott has announced that his new co-authored publication, the second edition of The Law of the European Union, has just been published by the Carolina Academic Press. His co-authors are Alain Levasseur and Christine Corcos of Louisiana State Law Center, and Arnaud Raynouard and Joel Moneger of the University of Paris-Dauphine. The new edition reflects both American and French legal cultures, and its format is designed for use in the U.S. and abroad. 

According to Professor Scott, “The new edition is an update across the board, featuring the impact of the new Treaty of Lisbon throughout, with many enlarged topics, including the broadening of European Union (EU) economic law, competition law and enforcement, trade relations between the EU and the U.S, and financial systems. There is major new material on the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights, foreign direct investment in the EU and the new system on external relations with the EU diplomatic service. Particularly noteworthy are the revision of the basic structure of the EU, the continuing movement toward greater integration of EU member states and the increase of democratic control through the enlarged legislative powers of the European Parliament.”

An international lawyer, Professor Scott’s impressive career includes service as Deputy General Counsel to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and as the founding General Counsel for the International Energy Council in Paris. He also is the co-author of several books, including The International Legal System, one of the most respected and widely used casebooks in the world, and the acclaimed author of the three-volume History of the International Energy Agency. His courses at TJSL have included European Union Law, International Economic Law, International Law and World Trade Organization Law.

His newest work is available for ordering at Professor Scott notes that the acknowledgments in the new edition include a tribute to the “very dedicated librarians who worked silently, efficiently but anonymously to support” the authors.