Scientific Disciplinary Sector (SSD)
IUS/14 - EUROPEAN UNION LAW
1° periodo lezioni (1A), 1° periodo lezioni (1B)
The course is intended to provide students with the legal tools and methodologies necessary to understand the European integration process, in the light of its interplay with both international and domestic legal orders. To this aim, the course will focus on the EU institutional system and the main fields of intervention of the European Union by means of the study of the Treaties and the case law of the Court of Justice. In this context, ultimate aim of the course is to acquire full command of EU legal sources and awareness of the evolution of European legal order.
Prerequisites and basic notions
Constitutional Law; Elements of Private Law (not required for Erasmus Students).
In summary, the following topics will be covered:
I. INSTITUTIONAL MODULE
• history of the European integration;
• the institutional structure of the European Union: the institutions, the organs and their functioning;
• EU competences;
• the system of the EU legal sources and the features of the EU acts;
• the interplay between EU and national law, also in relation to the internal regional dimension;
• the jurisdictional protection;
• the EU external relations, the EU joint foreign and security policy;
• the fundamental rights in the EU legal system;
• the European citizenship.
II. EU POLICIES MODULE
• fundamental freedoms: goods, persons, services and establishment
• EU competition law: general overview, modernization of EU competition law, EU rules on competition addressed to undertakings (prohibition of restrictive agreements and abuse of dominant position) and to Member States (State aids);
• common commercial policy;
• Economic and monetary Union;
• EU immigration policies.
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Classes are taught in Italian.
They will comprise both lectures focused on the study of the basic notions and legal sources regarding European Union law and practical lectures during which the relevant case law will be discussed.
The teaching materials used during the course, to be added to the reference books, will be provided to the students through the e-learning platform "Moodle".
Learning assessment procedures
The oral exam covers the whole course’s program.
Erasmus students can choose to take the oral exam
- in Italian, according to the same course syllabus and examination methods provided for Italian students;
- in English, according to a course syllabus and examination methods to be agreed with the professor.
The oral exam is aimed at ascertaining, besides the knowledge of the topics of the course, that the student has developed sufficient analytical abilities. In particular, the oral examination is aimed at assessing:
- the level of the preparation of the student;
- the use of the appropriate legal jargon;
- the ability of connecting the different topics of the programme;
- the analytical skills.
Criteria for the composition of the final grade
The final mark will be expressed in thirtieths and will refer to the oral test as a whole.
Italiano (italiano o inglese per gli studenti Erasmus).