European Union Law

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The aim of the course is to provide students with the knowledge and the understanding of the European Union legal order, through the analysis of: the institutional system, the functions of the institution, the exercise of its competence, the relationship with the Member State's legal order and its external action.
Expected learning outcomes
At the end of the course, the student will know the institutional system of the European Union and how the European Union carry out the tasks referred by its Member States. The student will also be able to understand the relationship with the legal order of the Member States, as well as its external action.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
First trimester
The lectures will take place on MS Teams.
The bibliography and the teaching materials (on ariel) will be unaffected.
Course syllabus
EU legal order
- History of European integration.
- The "constitutional" principle of the European Union's legal order: conferral, subsidiarity and proportionality.
- EU citizenship.
- The institutional framework.
- EU legal sources and its decision making process.
- The European Union's external action.
- Judicial control within the European Union
- Primacy of EU law
- Italy's participation to the European integration.
Prerequisites for admission
Pre-requisites: Public law
The course is addressed to students who are already familiar with the fundamental concepts of law, in particular public law.
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons
Teaching Resources
Textbook and EU Treaties and Legislation. All EU law can be found at

Reading list:
For attending students:
A. Valvo, Istituzioni di diritto dell'Unione europea, Giappichelli Editore, Torino, 2019

For non attending students:
One of the following textbooks:
P. Mengozzi, C. Morviducci, Istituzioni di diritto dell'Unione europea, CEDAM, Padova, 2018
U. Villani, Istituzioni di diritto dell'Unione europea, Cacucci Editore, Bari, 2020
Assessment methods and Criteria
The oral exam consists of an interview in order to ascertain whether the student has learnt the fundamental concepts of European Union law and if he/she is able to present them with appropriate vocabulary and an adequate critical eye.
IUS/14 - EUROPEAN UNION LAW - University credits: 6
Lessons: 40 hours