Insegnamento a.a. 2017-2018



Department of Law

Course taught in English

Go to class group/s: 31
CLMG (9 credits - II sem. - OBS  |  IUS/14) - M (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14) - IM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14) - MM (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14) - AFC (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14) - CLEFIN-FINANCE (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14) - CLELI (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14) - ACME (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14) - DES-ESS (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14) - EMIT (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14) - GIO (6 credits - II sem. - OP  |  IUS/14)
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Classes: 31 (II sem.)

Course Objectives

The aim of the course is to provide a comprehensive overview of the European Union legal order and the role of law in the European integration process.

The first part of the course focuses on the EU institutional architecture, the legislative and decision-making process in the EU, as well as the system of remedies for enforcing EU law and judicial review.

In the second part of the course, students acquire a deeper understanding of the legal framework of EU economic integration and the rules governing the EU internal market, focusing in particular on the four freedoms of movement and the role of competition and state aid law in building the internal market.

Throughout the course, attention is also paid to the protection of fundamental rights under EU law. All topics in the course are dealt with particular attention to the leading case law of the Court of Justice of the European Union. A key objective of the course is to impart a problem-solving approach to the study of EU law and to apply EU law to concrete controversies. Finally, the course aims to provide students with a wide understanding of the EU legal system and the interaction of different aspects of EU law and national law, also as a basis for further study of EU legal integration.

Intended Learning Outcomes
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Course Content Summary

  • Evolution of the EU: Overview of European integration.
  • The sources of EU law and the nature of EU law.
  • European law-making and institutional framework.
  • Enforcement of EU Law and the preliminary reference.
  • Judicial review in the EU.
  • Economic objectives of the EU and the internal market.
  • Free movement of goods.
  • Free movement of services and freedom of establishment.
  • Free movement of people.
  • Charter of Fundamental Freedoms.
  • EU citizenship.
  • EU competition law and state aid law.
  • EU external relations.

Teaching methods
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Assessment methods
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Detailed Description of Assessment Methods

Partial and Final written exam (three questions to be answered in English for each exam).


  • Margot Horspool, Matthew Humphreys MBE, and Michael Wells-Greco, European Union Law, Oxford University Press, 2016, Ninth Edition.
  • The texts of the relevant EU treaties.
  • (Suggested) S. WEATHERILL, Cases and Materials on EU Law, Oxford University Press, 2016, 12th edition.
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