European Union Law (2019/2020)

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 Sep 30, 2019 al Dec 14, 2019.

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 stu-dents 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 in-ternational organizations. The course takes into consideration the historical evolution of European in-tegration, 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:

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.


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 books, 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 textbooks (also taking into account the more recent legislative updates), to which the teacher can offer her support.


BIBLIOGRAPHY

- P. MENGOZZI, C. MORVIDUCCI, Istituzioni di diritto dell’Unione europea, CEDAM-Wolters Kluwer, Milano, 2018;
- G. STROZZI (a cura di), Diritto dell’Unione europea. Parte speciale, quinta edizione, G. Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2017.

Attending students can prepare the exam on:
- P. MENGOZZI, C. MORVIDUCCI, Istituzioni di diritto dell’Unione europea, CEDAM-Wolters Kluwer, Milano, 2018;
- G. STROZZI (a cura di), Diritto dell’Unione europea. Parte speciale, quinta edizione, G. Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2017, only on the following pages 1-97, 241-299, 328-364, 381-448, 545-598;
- notes and materials of the lessons to be added to the study of the reference book.

Non-attending students can prepare the exam on:
- P. MENGOZZI, C. MORVIDUCCI, Istituzioni di diritto dell’Unione europea, CEDAM-Wolters Kluwer, Milano, 2018;
- G. STROZZI (a cura di), Diritto dell’Unione europea. Parte speciale, quinta edizione, G. Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2017, only on the following pages 1-97, 175-299, 328-490, 545-598.

Both attending and non-attending students are required to support the study of the reference textbooks 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 textbooks and according to the same course syllabus as Italian students (P. MENGOZZI, C. MORVIDUCCI, Istituzioni di diritto dell’Unione europea, CEDAM-Wolters Kluwer, Milano, 2018; G. STROZZI (a cura di), Diritto dell’Unione europea. Parte speciale, quinta edizione, G. Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2017, only on the following pages 1-97, 241-299, 328-364, 381-448, 545-598);
- 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
G. Strozzi (a cura di) Diritto dell’Unione europea. Parte speciale (Edizione 5) G. Giappichelli Editore 2017 8892108603 Per studenti frequentanti, limitatamente alle pagine 1-97, 241-299, 328-364, 381-448, 545-598. Per studenti non frequentanti, imitatamente alle pagine 1-97, 175-299, 328-490, 545-598.
R. Schütze European Constitutional Law (Edizione 2) Cambridge University Press 2016 9781316503942 Textbook for Erasmus students who choose to take the exam in English.
P. Mengozzi, C. Morviducci Istituzioni di diritto dell’Unione europea (Edizione 2) CEDAM-Wolters Kluwer 2018 978-88-13-36626-1

Assessment methods and criteria

It will be held an oral test 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 skills.

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