European Union Law Treatises
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.