Elements of European union law (2015/2016)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Annalisa Ciampi
Annalisa Ciampi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° Periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2016, 2° Periodo di lezioni - febbraio/marzo 2016

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing students with the basic knowledge of the legal system of the European Union by means of the analysis of the Treaties, as amended by the Lisbon Treaty entered into force on 1st December 2009, and the main case law of the European Court of Justice. The purpose is thus to develop the necessary competence in order to carry out professional tasks in the self-employment field, in the public administration, in private or public firms and the non-profit sector.


The course will focus on EU general institutional issues including: history of the EU: the deepening and enlargement dynamics; the institutional framework; sources, including direct effect, supremacy and State liability. The Court & judicial protection; the European citizenship and human rights.
Attending students are involved in the study of legal cases and the discussion of the issues raised. The course is taught entirely in English and will include lectures by Dr. Oana Stefan, Senior Lecturer at The Dickson Poon School of Law, King's College London.


Attending students shall prepare on their notes and the materials indicated or made available during the course. A copy of the treaties shall be downloaded or printed out (http://eur-lex.europa.eu/collection/eu-law/treaties.html?locale=en) for regular reference. R. Schütze, An Introduction to European Law, 2nd ed., Cambridge University Press, 2015 can be used as a reference text.
Students who did not attend the course shall prepare on: G. STROZZI, R. MASTROIANNI, Diritto dell’Unione europea. Parte istituzionale, Giappichelli, Torino, sesta edizione, 2013; a copy of the treaties for regular reference can be found in F. POCAR, M. TAMBURINI, Norme fondamentali dell’Unione europea, Giuffrè, Milano, ult. edizione. or downloaded at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/collection/eu-law/treaties.html

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
R. Schütze An Introduction to European Law (Edizione 2) Cambridge University Press 2015
G. STROZZI, R. MASTROIANNI G. STROZZI, R. MASTROIANNI, Diritto dell’Unione europea. Parte istituzionale (Edizione 6) Giappichelli 2013

Assessment methods and criteria

The examination shall be written and in English for students who attended the course. It shall be written and in Italian for non attending students.

Teaching aids