European Union Law Treatises
A Guide to European Union Law: as Amended by the Treaty of Lisbon
Good introduction to the history and institutions of the EU. It begins with a concise overview of the treaties and history from the European Coal and Steel Community up through the accession of Bulgaria and Romania in 2007 and then moves on to the institutions, trade, policies, and finishes with a review of the EU's interaction with other nations and international organizations. References to the draft constitution are mentioned in each chapter.
Encyclopedia of European Union Law: Constitutional Texts
Neville March Hunnings, editor
This seven volume looseleaf set is a thorough collection of treaties and other agreements associated with the European Union. Brief introductions are provided at the beginning of each section, but the value of this set is in the extensive compilation of documents.
Josephine Steiner & Lorna Woods
This is more of a textbook, but it presents a good overview of the EU and its institutions. Citations to relevant EU cases are also provided.
European Constitutional Law
The European Union has existed for over half a century. Having started as the 'Europe of the Six' in a specific industrial sector, the Union today has twenty-seven Member States and acts within almost all areas of social life. The Union's constitutional structures have evolved in parallel with this immense growth. Born as an international organization, the Union has developed into a constitutional Union of States. This new textbook analyses the constitutional law of the European Union after Lisbon in a clear and structured way. Examining the EU through a classic constitutional perspective, it explores all the central themes of the course: from the history and structure of the Union, the powers and procedures of its branches of government, to the rights and remedies of European citizens. A clear three-part structure and numerous illustrations will facilitate understanding.
European Union Law
Very comprehensive treatise with chapters on major topics such as legislative process, supremacy of EU law, citizenship, and much more. There is also a useful table detailing the old article numbering with the new article numbering of the Treaty on European Union. This can be helpful when reading older EU case law that references the old article numbering.
European Union Law in a Nutshell
Ralph H. Folsom
This study aid is from the popular nutshell series and offers a concise overview of EU history, institutions, policies, and major areas of law.
The Foundations of European Community Law: An Introduction to the Constitutional and Administrative Law of the European Community
Trevor C. Hartley
This sixth edition provides an introduction to the constitutional and administrative law of the European Community. Earlier editions have been referred to as the "Rolls Royce fo works in English on Community Law" (Josephine Shaw, 13 Eur. L. Rev 435).