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Course module: 620227-B-6
European Union Law
Course info
Course module620227-B-6
Credits (ECTS)6
CategoryBA (Bachelor)
Course typeCourse
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byTilburg University; Tilburg Law School; TLS: Europ. and International Public Law; European and International Public Law;
Is part of
B Law: Track International and European Law
B Global Law
PM International and European Law
prof. dr. L. Hancher
Other course modules lecturer
Academic year2019
Starting block
SM 2
Course mode
RemarksThis course is no longer taught in 2019-2020. The replacement course is 620248-B-6 GLB: European Union Law.
Registration openfrom 09/01/2020 up to and including 02/08/2020
The specific learning goals for this course are:
LG1: Know, Understan, and Give an account of EU institutional Law
LG2: Understand and explain the relationship between EU Primary Law and EU Secondary Law
LG3: Discuss and apply EU (primary and secondary) Law (in the areas of: Internal Market, Citizenship, Competition Law)
LG4: Understand and explain the relationship between EU Law and National Law (in the areas of: Internal Market, Citizenship, Competition Law)
LG5: Indicate, interpret, and apply key principles and rules established by the CJEU in its case law (in the areas of: Internal Market, Citizenship, Competition Law)
LG6: Understand, explain, and differentiate the role of the CJEU and the role of national courts in ensuring compliance with European Union Law
(learning goals which have been formulated specifically for Global Law students)
LG7: Understand and assess the EU project as a system of supranational cooperation aimed at addressing global challenges
LG8: Understand and assess the impact of EU law on the international scenario

Required Prerequisites

This course will build on the knowledge and skills acquired during the course: Introduction to International and European Law

European Union law will build on the knowledge and skills acquired by students in the course "Introduction to International and European Law". After a brief introduction to the European project the focuss will shift to the following key areas of European law: institutional law, general principles of EU law, judicial protection, the Internal market, Competition law and state aid. The students will be introduced to leading cases of the Court of Justice and the General Court as well as secondary EU legislation regulating these policy areas which they will be expected to apply to problem cases during the tutorials. The interaction between the various policy areas and the implications of EU law for national law will also be discussed. Students are required to prepare and submit assignments, which will be discussed during the tutorials. These assignments aim at helping students to analyse provisons of EU law and apply them to problem cases. They are also designed to help students critically assess the legal framework in the light of the Court of Justice's case law.

Type of instructions


Type of exams

Written Exam + Assignments

Contact person
Dr C. Raucea
Timetable information
European Union Law
Required materials
Students are required to careful read the Syllabus of the course which will published on Blackboard. The syllabus includes detailed information on the goals of the course, on the course structure, on the required material and on the examination.
Title:European Union Law (second edition)
Author:C. Barnard, S. Peers (eds)
Publisher:Oxford University Press (2017)
Copies of the European Union Treaty and of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union which cover amendments made by the Treaty of Lisbon. Copy of the relevant EU secondary legislation indicated in the syllabus as compulsory for this course. It is recommend the use of the bundle: N. Foster, Blackstone's EU Treaties and Legislation; but students can also download and print the versions of the Treaties and EU secondary legislation available on EUR-lex.
"Case-law -reading pack 2018-2019" (available on Blackboard for self-printing and on Tilburg University Web shop)
List of literature
Reading Material (for Competition Law and State Aid), which students are responsible to search and download themselves from the internet. The list with required reading material will be included in the syllabus.
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