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School of Economics and Political Science
Course unit
EPP8084215, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
EP2444, Degree course structure A.Y. 2018/19, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track Common track
Number of ECTS credits allocated 9.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination EU AND INTERNATIONAL LAW
Department of reference Department of Political Science, Law, and International Studies
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Single Course unit The Course unit can 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 PAOLO PIVA IUS/14

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses IUS/14 European Union Law 9.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Lecture 9.0 65 160.0 No turn

Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2018 course timetable

Examination board
Examination board not defined

Prerequisites: None
Target skills and knowledge: Students shall have to acquire a certain familiarity with the fundamental texts of EU law and International law along with a good knowledge of the case-law on some specific subject-matters (state aids, procurement law) which shall be furnished by the teacher
Examination methods: The exam will be divided in two parts: the first one will consist in a written exam which will count for 70% of the final grade; the second one will be either a class presentation or a written assignment will count for 30%. Further details will be provided in class or during office hours for non attending students.
Assessment criteria: The students shall be judged according to the appropriateness of the answer, the quality of the argumentation and the command of the basic knowledge. The peruse and possess of the ECJ and ICJ case law shall be particularly appreciated.
Course unit contents: The course aims at studying in depth the gradual integration between the Member States within the EU and the specificities of EU Law in relation to Internationa law. Some areas of law shall be eligible for special comparison between the two legal orders, as for instance competition law, procurement law and Human rights protection. As to the latter, the course will focus on the dialogue between Courts in a multilevel perspective of judicial protection of Human Rights.
Human rights, democracy and the rule of law have become the core values of the European Union and the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty has certainly strengthened such a new perspective.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The students are strongly recommended to gain a considerable command of the fundamental EU Law and the relevant case-law of the EU Court of justice in order to be able to solve the main problems which arise in a some specific domain of the law. The teaching methods respect the traditional approach of Continental Universities, at the same time recognizing the importance and usefulness of a case-study approach which particularly well fits with the Court of Justice approach.
Additional notes about suggested reading: In addition to the basic texts on EU Law and International law enshrined in the Treaties (TEU and TFEU on one part and Core International instruments on the other) case law materials will be easily available during the courses.
Study materials will be available to students on the Moodle platform before the course gets started
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

Innovative teaching methods: Teaching and learning strategies
  • Case study
  • Working in group

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Reduced Inequalities