European Union Law

A.Y. 2016/2017
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The course aims to offer a deep knowledge of the institutional structure of the European Union, as extensively modified by Lisbon Treaty. The course also aims to give an overview of the most im-portant issues of substantive law of the Union with specific attention to the rules of the internal market.
Expected learning outcomes
- Knowledge and understanding of the subjects of the course. Students will be expected to demonstrate an adequate knowledge and understanding of the EU law and the European Inte-gration process and of the rules and principles which regulate the relationships between EU and national law (in particular, Italian law).
- Ability to work with principles and provisions. Students will be expected to successfully apply the notions learnt during the course to practical cases, through the study of official documents of the EU and, in particular, the case-law of the European Court of Justice.
- Independent judgment. Students will be expected to convincingly debate and put forward ar-guments with respect to the subjects of the course.
- Legal terminology skills. Students will be expected to express the knowledge acquired during the course in a coherent, well-argued fashion as well as with proper legal terminology.
- Ability to learn. Students will be expected to have acquired the basic skills to further develop and update their knowledge of EU law, by applying the legislative framework as well as the relevant case-law, also at a national level.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First semester
Course syllabus
2. Syllabus
2.1 General part
European Community and European Union: from the Treaty establishing the European Economic Community to the Treaty of Lisbon. Institutions, bodies and organisms: in particular, the European Parliament, European Council, Council, European Commission and European Central Bank. Struc-ture and powers of the Court of Justice of the European Union and the judicial system (with specific attention to the preliminary ruling procedure and the dialogue between the Court of Justice and the national courts). The acts of the European Union: sources of law, distinctive features and legal effects (the implementation in the Italian legal order).

2.2 Special part
European Union Citizenship and the Free Movement of Persons, Capitals, Goods and Services. The Freedom of Establishment. EU Competition Law. State aids.

Assessment methods
The final exam will be oral. No written test is foreseen.


1. U. Villani, Istituzioni di Diritto dell'Unione europea, 3ª ed., Bari, Cacucci, 2013 or the latest available edition;
1. L. Daniele, Diritto dell'Unione europea, 5ª ed., Milano, Giuffrè, 2014, or the latest available edition;
2. L. Daniele, Diritto del mercato unico europeo, 2ª, Milano, Giuffrè, 2012, or the latest available edition, (except ch. V);
2. G. Strozzi, Diritto dell'Unione europea, Parte speciale, 4ª ed., Torino, Giappichelli, 2015, (e-xcept ch. II par. III - IV and ch. V,VIII, IX);

See also B. Nascimbene, Unione europea - Trattati, 3 ª ed., Torino, Giappichelli, 2016.

And, for the EU and national case-law, see B. Nascimbene, Giurisprudenza di diritto dell'Unione europea. Casi scelti, Milano, 2017.

Further reading material will be indicated during the classes.
IUS/14 - EUROPEAN UNION LAW - University credits: 9
Lessons: 60 hours
Professor: Sanna Cecilia