Elements of European union law (2016/2017)

Course partially running (all years except the first)

Course code
Name of lecturer
Caterina Fratea
Caterina Fratea
Number of ECTS credits allocated
Academic sector
Language of instruction
2° periodo di lezioni - aprile/maggio 2017, 2° periodo di lezioni - febbraio/aprile 2017

Lesson timetable

Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing the 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 teaching approach includes both a theoretical part and an analysis of case law. The students are thus able to develop the skill of applying European Union Law to actual cases and to acquire the basic competence in order to carry out professional tasks in the public administration, in private or public firms and the non-profit sector.


The history of the European integration. The legal system of the European Union: the competences, the institutional framework, the legal sources, the acts of the EU and the deliberative procedures, the relationship between the EU law and the domestic legal systems, even with regard to the regional dimension. The jurisdictional function and the fundamental rights in the EU legal systems. The EU external action. State liability for the violation of EU law.

- G. STROZZI, R. MASTROIANNI, Diritto dell’Unione europea. Parte istituzionale, settima edizione, Giappichelli, Torino, 2016;
- Texts of the Treaty of the European Union and the Treaty of the Functioning of the European Union.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
G. Strozzi, R. Mastroianni Diritto dell'Unione Europea. Parte istituzionale (Edizione 7) Giappichelli 2016 9788892105287

Assessment methods and criteria

It will be held an oral exam aimed at ascertaining, besides the required , that the Student has developed sufficient analytical capacity. 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 capacity.

Erasmus Students can contact the Professor in order to define the course programme according to the number of ECTs required.

Teaching aids