By the end of this course, students will be able to|
LG1: Know and explain: a) how EU Institutions work, b) the relation between EU Primary Law and EU Secondary Law, and c) the relationship between EU Law and National Law
LG2: Discuss and apply substantial EU rules (both primary and secondary Law) in the areas of free movement of goods, free movement of persons, and competition law.
LG3: Indicate, interpret, and apply key principles and rules established by the CJEU in its case-law (in the three areas of institutional law, free movement of goods, free movement of persons and competition law)
LG4: Explain how the EU system of judicial protection works, and critically differentiate the role of the CJEU from the role of national courts in ensuring compliance with European Union Law.
LG5: Discuss how European Union Law influences and is influenced by different levels of governance (both national level, and international level)
Content and Method of Instruction|
This course will be structured in 5 modules. Each module will include both main lectures and tutorials. For tutorials, students will be divided in 3 tutorial groups.
The modules will be organized as follows:
Lecture 1: (2 h) Introduction to the EU: structure and functioning
Lecture 2: (2 h) The interplay between EU law and domestic Law
Tutorial 1: (2 h) Discussing assignment 1 on direct effect
Lecture 3: (2 h) The project of an ‘Internal Market’ and the removal of Fiscal Barriers
Lecture 4: (2 h) Free Movement of Goods: the principle of mutual recognition and its limitations
Tutorial 2: (2 h) Discussing assignment 2 on Measures Having Equivalent effects and other obstacles to FM of goods
Lecture 5: (2 h) Free Movement of persons: workers and quasi-workers under EU Law
Lecture 6: (2 h) European Citizenship: is it time to move beyond the cross-border rule?
Tutorial 3: (2 h) Discussing assignment 3 on Free Movement of persons for economically active and inactive citizens
Lecture 7: (2 h) Competition Law: part 1
Lecture 8: (2 h ) Competition Law: part 2
Tutorial 4 (2 h) Discussing assignment 4 on competition law
Lecture 9: (2 h) The EU judicial system of protection and Enforcement Action
Lecture 10: (2 h) Protecting Rights in the EU: Preliminary Rulings and Annulment Action
Tutorial 5: (2 h ) Discussing assignment 5 on direct and indirect actions
Guest Lecture (3 h) The erosion of Rule of Law in Europe?
Type of assessment
Final grade = 20 % assignment grade + 80 % written exam
To receive an assignment grade students must submit all the 5 assignments on Canvas. One assignment (between assignments 2,3,4,5) will be randomly selected and grade. The same assignment will be graded for all students. Students who do not submit assignments 2,3,4,5 according to the deadline will automatically receive 0 as assignment grade.
The duration of the written exam is 120 minutes. The written exam will consist of short open-ended questions.
Final grade = 100 % written exam
The duration of the resit written exam is 180 minutes. The written exam will consist of short open-ended questions + 1 case. The second written exam will count as resit opportunity both for the assignment grade and for the first chance to sit the written examination.