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Course module: 620281-B-6
GLB: European Union Law
Course info
Course module620281-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 Global Law
prof. dr. L. Hancher
Other course modules lecturer
Dr C. Raucea
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

At the end of this course, students will be able to critically analyse key areas of EU law and to apply the acquired knowledge of primary and secondary law, and of the CJEU’s case law to practical cases. Students will also be able to understand and critically assess the relationship between the European Union and its Member States, and the role of the CJEU and national courts in ensuring compliance with European Union law.

The specific learning goals for this course are:
LG1: Give an account of EU institutional Law.
LG2: Understand and illustrate the relationship between EU Primary Law and EU Secondary Law.
LG3: Discuss and apply EU (secondary) Law (in the areas of Internal Market, Citizenship, Competition Law).
LG4: Understand and illustrate the relationship between EU Law and National law (in the areas of Internal Market, Citizenship, Competition Law, Judicial Protection).
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, Judicial Protection). LG6: Understand, explain, and differentiate the role of the CJEU and the role of national courts in ensuring compliance with European Union law.

Moreover, for students following the GL tracks, the following two specific learning goals have been formulated:

LG7: Understand and assess the ‘EU’ project as a form of supranational cooperation to address global challenges
LG8: Understand and explain the impact of EU law on the international scenario



The course "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
Top-Classes (for Global Law students)

Type of exams
Written Exam + Assignments

Required Prerequisites
This course will build on the knowledge and skills acquired during the course: Introduction to International and European Law
Contact person
Dr C. Raucea
Timetable information
GLB: European Union Law
Required materials
Students are required to careful read the Syllabus of the course which will be 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 (2nd Edition)
Author:C. Barnard, S. Peers (eds)
Publisher:Oxford University Press (2017)
"Case-law -reading pack 2018-2019" (available on Blackboard for self-printing and on Tilburg University Web shop)
Author:C. Raucea
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.
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.
Recommended materials
Written (80%)

Final Result

Paper (20%)

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