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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
ECM0013188, A.A. 2018/19

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course First cycle degree in
EP2093, Degree course structure A.Y. 2014/15, A.Y. 2018/19
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EUROPEAN PRIVATE LAW
Website of the academic structure
Department of reference Department of Economics and Management
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit CANNOT be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Teacher in charge LAURENCE KLESTA IUS/01

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines IUS/14 European Union Law 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 3rd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Start of activities 25/02/2019
End of activities 14/06/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2014 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: The course requires basic knowledge of legal concepts in the private law field.
Target skills and knowledge: The course aims at developing the following competencies and abilities:
1. To understand the impact of the “Europeanization” regulation process upon private-to-private relationships and on business activities.
2. To understand the essential features of the European legal order and the principle of subsidiarity
3. To critically assess the nature and operation of rules of UE law and the “level playing field” of the Internal Market
4. To understand how businesses could take advantages from the European fundamental freedoms, and why/how they might be affected by competition rules
Examination methods: Teamwork (presentation to the class of an assigned topic/paper) and Final written exam consisting of a legal case-study and open-ended questions on the topics covered in class and in compulsory readings.
Assessment criteria: Your grade is determined as follows: 30% Teamwork; 70% Exam. For students not regularly attending the course the grade is determined solely on the basis of the written examination.
Course unit contents: The course is divided in two main parts. The first part covers the following topics:
- Aims and policies of the European Union
- Sources and supremacy of EU law
- Impact on domestic legal rules

The second part covers the following topics:
- Establishment and functioning of the Internal Market
- Role of the fundamental freedoms relating to goods, establishment and services
- Product standardization and consumer protection
- Competition law with a focus on concerted practices and abuse of dominant position

More detailed information on the course content is provided on the course website (Moodle)
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures, case-study analysis, teamwork presentations.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Materials for the final exam preparation include : class slides, your personal notes and compulsory readings. Class slides will be posted on the course website prior to each lecture. Compulsory readings will be announced at the beginning of each lecture. All the class slides and readings are compulsory exam material (slides/notes do not replace readings and readings do not replace slides/notes).
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Working in group
  • Active quizzes for Concept Verification Tests and class discussions
  • Loading of files and pages (web pages, Moodle, ...)

Innovative teaching methods: Software or applications used
  • Moodle (files, quizzes, workshops, ...)

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