L16020 European Union Law

Scuola di Diritto
Academic Year 2019/20 First Semester

Docente TitolareGaetano Vitellino
Office"Torre" (main tower), 3rd floor
Phone0331 572372

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course students will be able:

  1. to critically analyse the European integration policy, from a legal viewpoint;
  2. to solve the problems arising from the enforcement of EU law within the national legal systems.

Learning targets

This course aims at providing students with a thorough understanding of the institutional aspects of the EU legal system, making them capable of managing the various problems related to the application of EU law.

Course Content

This course deals mainly with the institutional aspects of the EU law, i.e. the institutions and the powers of the European Union; the different sources of EU law and their implementation in the national legal systems; the direct effect and the supremacy of the EU law; the judicial protection of the rights stemming from EU rules.

In order to better illustrate the abovementioned institutional issues, the course touches also upon some substantive topics, such as the internal market principles and competition law.

Course Delivery

The course will run under a workshop format requiring active students’ involvement. Lectures are held throughout the entire semester. Students are responsible for learning the material before coming to class and for providing a meaningful contribution to the discussion led by the instructor.

Students are responsible for consulting on a regular basis the website of the course on “my.liuc.it” where updates, additional material and slides about the course are posted.

Course Evaluation

Oral examination.

For students regularly attending classes, the mark also depends on class participation, which might be evaluated through review questions.

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