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European union law

  • A.A. 2015/2016
  • CFU 9
  • Ore 45
  • Classe di laurea LMG/01
Andrea Caligiuri / Professore di ruolo - II fascia / Diritto internazionale (IUS/13)
Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza

Students are expected to have attended the course of Constitutional Law.

Obiettivi del corso

The course provides an introduction to the Law of the European Union. It explores the theories of the European integration and examines the constitutional and institutional structure of the EU. Particular attention is devoted to the division of competences among the EU institutions and between the EU and its member States. Other topics include the EU's role in promoting human rights and key legal aspects of the external action of the EU.
The course will challenge students not only to understand, but also to critically assess the structures, methods and content of EU law.

Programma del corso

1. The History of European integration.
2. Membership of the EU.
3. The constitutional nature of the EU.
4. Citizenship of the EU.
5. Competences of the EU.
6. The institutional framework of the EU.
7. Sources of EU law.
8. Legislative powers and procedures in the EU.
9. Judicial control within the EU.
10. Supremacy of EU law.
11. Human rights protection in the EU.
12. European economic integration.
13. Area of freedom, security and justice.
14. The EU as an international actor.
15. EU and the Law of the sea.

Testi (A)dottati, (C)onsigliati
  • 1.  (A) Robert Schutze European Constitutional Law Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2012
Altre informazioni / materiali aggiuntivi

- Students regularly attending the Course will be expected to prepare for the exam on the basis of the notes taken during the Course and of the relevant materials indicated by the lecturer.
- Students not attending the Course are advised to consult the Treaties (TEU and TFEU) as well as relevant EU legislation and cases as cited in the textbook.

Metodi didattici
  • - Frontal lecturing
    - Seminars
    - Case Study Analysis
Modalità di valutazione
  • - Written test with open questions (the test language is English).

    The test is used to determine the level of knowledge and understanding of matter.
Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che possono essere utilizzate per l'attività didattica


Lingue, oltre all'italiano, che si intende utilizzare per la valutazione