European Union Law (2017/2018)

Course code
4S00314
Name of lecturer
Maria Caterina Baruffi
Coordinator
Maria Caterina Baruffi
Number of ECTS credits allocated
9
Academic sector
IUS/14 - EUROPEAN UNION LAW
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
1° periodo di lezioni dal Oct 2, 2017 al Dec 15, 2017.

Lesson timetable

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Learning outcomes

The course aims at providing a general frame of European Union Law by means of the analysis of the legal system set up after the Lisbon Treaty entered into force on 1st December 2009. Its main purpose focuses on providing the methodological tools to better understand the complex functioning of such system through the study of the interpretative methods created by 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 tasks in the legal professions field as well as in international organizations. The course takes into consideration the historical evolution of European integration, the institutions of the European Union and their acts and competences, and also specific aspects of European Union policies such as competition law and State aids.
In this context, the main objective of the course is a proficiency ability to use of the EU legal sources and case-law, with full understanding of the evolution of the European legal framework.

Syllabus

In summary, the following topics will be covered:

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 foreign and defence policy; the fundamental rights in the EU legal system; the European citizenship.
EU POLICIES MODULE
Free movement of persons; free movement of goods; freedom of establishment and to provide services. The EU competition law through the main EU acts and the case-law of the European Court of Justice: EU competition policies addressed both to undertakings, as prohibition of unfair agreements and abuse of dominant position, and to Member States, as State aids rules.

TEACHING METHODS
Classes are taught in Italian.
As for attending students, the teaching 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.
During the lessons the Professor will avail herself of powerpoint presentations.
The teaching materials used during the course, to be added to the reference book, will be provided to the students through the University e-learning platform.
As for non-attending students, the teaching methods will consist in the study of the proposed textbook (also taking into account the more recent legislative updates), to which the teacher can offer her support.

BIBLIOGRAPHY
R. ADAM, A. TIZZANO, Manuale di diritto dell’Unione europea, Giappichelli, Torino, 2014.

Attending students can prepare the exam on:
- R. ADAM, A. TIZZANO, Manuale di diritto dell’Unione europea, Giappichelli, Torino, 2014, excluding pages 475-484, 581-612, 693-779 (for the students who have purchased the second edition of the textbook - year 2017 - the excluded pages are: pp. 467-477, 585-619, 709-804);
- notes and materials of the lessons to be added to the study of the reference book.

Both attending and not attending students are required to accompany the preparation on the book with an updated edition of the Treaty of the European Union and the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union.

Erasmus students may choose to take the exam:
- orally in Italian, studying on the same textbook and according to the same course syllabus as Italian students (R. ADAM, A. TIZZANO, Manuale di diritto dell’Unione europea, Giappichelli, Torino, 2014, excluding pages 475-484, 581-612, 693-779; for the students who have purchased the second edition of the textbook - year 2017 - the excluded pages are: pp. 467-477, 585-619, 709-804);
- orally in English, studying on the following textbook: R. SCHÜTZE, European Constitutional Law, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, second edition, 2016.

Reference books
Author Title Publisher Year ISBN Note
R. Schütze European Constitutional Law (Edizione 2) Cambridge University Press 2016 9781316503942
R. Adam, A. Tizzano Manuale di diritto dell’Unione europea Giappichelli 2014 9788834847336 Per gli studenti frequentanti sono escluse le seguenti pagine: 475-484, 581-612, 693-779. Per gli studenti frequentanti in possesso della seconda edizione del manuale - anno 2017 - le pagine escluse dal programma sono le seguenti: pp. 467-477, 585-619, 709-804.

Assessment methods and criteria

It will be held an oral exam aimed at ascertaining, besides the knowledge of the topics of the course, 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.

Attending students will be also entitled to take an oral pre-examination right after the completion of the course.

Teaching aids

Documents

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2017/2018