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EUROPEAN UNION LAW

CODE 64933
ACADEMIC YEAR 2017/2018
CREDITS 9 credits during the 3nd year of 7995 LAW (LMG/01) GENOVA
SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINARY SECTOR IUS/14
LANGUAGE Italian
TEACHING LOCATION GENOVA (LAW)
SEMESTER 1° Semester
SECTIONING This unit is divided into 2 sections:
PREREQUISITES
Prerequisites
You can take the exam for this unit if you passed the following exam(s):
  • LAW 7995 (coorte 2015/2016)
  • CONSTITUTIONAL LAW 64900
  • INSTITUTIONS OF PRIVATE LAW I 64899
Prerequisites (for future units)
This unit is a prerequisite for:
  • LAW 7995 (coorte 2015/2016)
  • EUROPEAN UNION LAW II 64951
TEACHING MATERIALS AULAWEB

OVERVIEW

The European Integration process is constantly evolving through the years, with different speeds and features, according also to the historical period. Studying EU law is useful for an understanding of the legal dynamics of the European integration process and their impact on the Member States’ legal frameworks and on the governance of the regional and global phenomena that they have to face within the legal system of the European Union.

AIMS AND CONTENT

AIMS AND LEARNING OUTCOMES

EU law course is intended to provide students with an adequate knowledge and understanding of the main rules of the European Union. From this perspective, the course analyzes, first and foremost, the institutional set-up of the European Union, the rules and principles governing the functioning and reciprocal relations between institutions, the regulatory sources of the system and their effects in the legal frameworks of the Member States and also the characteristics of the European Union as a subject of international relations. Special attention will also be given to the mechanisms of judicial protection provided by the Treaties in order to ensure the legality of the European Union legal system and the protection of the subjective legal positions resulting from its rules. The third and final part of the course will be devoted to the examination of the material rules governing the internal market and some other policies of the European Union.

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of 54 hours of lectures held by the teacher and is also based on the study of the contribution of the Court of Justice to the development of European Union through  the prepared and active participation of students in the discussion of cases already decided by the Court. Therefore, the lessons will be carried out with the aid of teaching material, also available on the portal of the University www.aulaweb.unige.it. For a better organization of the teaching activity, students are required to register on the course site as soon as possible. In order to allow the discussion at the course, the calendar of all lectures will be announced in advance and the reference documents available on the University website.

SYLLABUS/CONTENT

I. The institutional structure. 1. Origin and evolution of the European Union 2. Relations between the European Union and the Member States 3. The institutions of the European Union and their mutual relations; 4. The European Union as a subject of international law and its external relations.

II. The regulatory system. 1. Primary sources of law; 2. Secondary sources of law 3. Atypical sources of law 4. Relations with the internal organization of the Member States. II. European Court of Justice and the Tribunal; 2. Appeals: action for annulment (in particular: protection of natural and legal persons), action for failure and for infringement (pre-litigation and litigation, effects of the judgment and financial penalties) 3. Reference for a preliminary ruling and validity

III 1. Fundamental and political freedoms of the European Union 2. Free movement of persons: European citizenship, right of entry and residence, freedom of movement for workers, freedom of establishment 3. Free circulation of "products" (goods and services); rules on competition applicable to companies 5. Competition law applicable to States.

RECOMMENDED READING/BIBLIOGRAPHY

ADAM – TIZZANO, Manuale di diritto dell’Unione europea, Torino, 2014 (or a more recent edition) pp. 55-102, 129-232, 263-330, 341-359, 378-385, 395-474, 485-514, 531– 580, 613-640, 657-692, 783 – 845 e 873-892. 

For the documents: NASCIMBENE, Unione europea. Trattati, Giappichelli, Torino, ult. ed.

 

Textbooks suggested to students not attending the course

ADAM – TIZZANO, Manuale di diritto dell’Unione europea, Torino, 2014 (or a more recent edition) pp. 1-474, 485-580, 613-640, 657-692, 783-858, 873-892.  

For the documents: NASCIMBENE, Unione europea. Trattati, Giappichelli, Torino, ult. ed.

TEACHERS AND EXAM BOARD

Exam Board

LORENZO SCHIANO DI PEPE (President)

ILARIA QUEIROLO (President)

LAURA CARPANETO

SIMONE CARREA

PIERANGELO CELLE

CHIARA CELLERINO

MARIA ELENA DE MAESTRI

MARCO FERRUGLIO

PAOLA IVALDI

FRANCESCO MUNARI

FRANCESCO PESCE

CHIARA ENRICA TUO

LESSONS

TEACHING METHODS

The course consists of 54 hours of lectures held by the teacher and is also based on the study of the contribution of the Court of Justice to the development of European Union through  the prepared and active participation of students in the discussion of cases already decided by the Court. Therefore, the lessons will be carried out with the aid of teaching material, also available on the portal of the University www.aulaweb.unige.it. For a better organization of the teaching activity, students are required to register on the course site as soon as possible. In order to allow the discussion at the course, the calendar of all lectures will be announced in advance and the reference documents available on the University website.

LESSONS START

I semester from September, 18th to December, 7th 2017 (12 weeks)
II semester from February, 26th to May, 18th 2018 (12 weeks)

Class schedule

EUROPEAN UNION LAW B

EXAMS

EXAM DESCRIPTION

Oral Exam. Attending students will be offered the opportunity to take the written exam on the topics faced during the lectures.

ASSESSMENT METHODS

At least two questions on topics that are representative of the whole course program.