European Union Law (wykład) - 2017/2018
dr Tomasz Sieniow
Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Europeistyki
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The aim of this course is to present the developments in the European Union Law after the Lisbon Treaty, analyzing provisions of the Treaty on European Union and the Treaty on the functioning of the European Union. The basic method in the research work will be legal analysis of the provisions of the EU Law and studying fundamental judgments delivered by the European Court of Justice.
On completion of this course students will be able to understand the process of European integration and the EU decision-making process. Student will understand the role of different EU legal instruments characterize the role of main Institutions of the European Union. The course will help with analyses of the European Court of Justice case-law in the areas of Protection of Fundamental Rights, Citizenship and Internal Market. It will help students to apply the general principles of the European Union Law to standard situations.
This is general EU Law course for non-law students. The course updates knowledge of students concerning European Union after Lisbon Treaty, analyzing some policy issues and discussing case-law.
K_W01 Has broadened knowledge in the field of EU Law and policies
K_W06 Knows and understands basic concepts and principles of IP protection
K_W08 Knows how to start and develop a business
K_U01Can apply theoretical knowledge to describe and analyse reasons for and development of cooperation in the field of foreign relations and security policy
K_U03 Can properly analyze EU legal system and understands institutional structure and organization of EU administration
K_U04 Is able to apply knowledge acquired in the field of busines and finance
K_U05 Can effectively uses principles of negotiation and mediation
K_K01Is able to participate actively in the labour market
K_K02Understands team work rules and is able to manage a group work
K_K03 Understands a need of constant mobility on the labour market
K_K04 Can individually update his/her knowledge and skills, benefitting from various fields of knowledge
K_K05 Can participate in, establish and develop social, political and economic initiatives
On completion of this course students will be able to:
• Understand the process of European Integration
• Characterize the role of main Institutions of the European Union
• Understand the EU Decision-Making Process and the role of different EU legal instruments
• Identify main problems in relations between National and EU Legal Order
• Analyse case-law of the European Court of Justice in the areas of Protection of Fundamental Rights, Citizenship and Common Market
The basic method in the research work will be legal analysis of the provisions of the EU Law and studying fundamental judgments delivered by the European Court of Justice.
Course content description
The Legal Development of European Integration, including the European Treaties, the European Communities and the European Union; Character and structure of the European Union; Institutions: European Parliament, European Commission, The European Council, Council of European Unionand other European Institutions; Group exercise (Council of the European Union debate and voting); European Union Legislation; Sources of Law of the European Union; The Nature and Application of EU Law; European Court of Justice and its Jurisdiction; Citizenship of the Union; Regulation of the Internal Market: Free movement of Persons, Goods, Services and Capital.
Forms of assessment
mid-term examination - 30 %, student\'s activity during the classes- 10%, written case - law exam - 60%.
Exam mark - from 2 to 5. To pass the final examination student should get at least 3.0 which means at least 50 points (the maximum number of the points is 100)
For 2 student:
W student does not have sufficient knowledge about European integration and law system
U student cannot use proper terminology
K -student cannot organise his /her work properly, was not participating actively in the classes
For 3 student:
W - knows some terms and selected concepts in the EU law area, has selected knowledge on EU institutions
U - student is able to use selectively his/her knowledge to interpret some case law
K - student understands the need to organise his worhship but in practice is not very active
For 4 student:
W- student knows majority of the terms and current problems of the ECJ case law
U - student is able to use majority of the knowledge to solve the legal problems in practice
K - student knows methods of working in group and has a need to participate actively in its work
For 5 student:
W - student knows all the basis terms in the area of EU integration, material and institutional law
U - student is able to use his/her knowledge to analyse the law provisions
K - Student organises his/her work properly, is active during the classes
Required reading list
1. Kuś A. (ed.), Krzysztofik E., Miaskowska-Daszkiewicz K., Pal R., Parol A., Sieniow T., Szachoń-Pszenny A., Woch K., Wojtasik P., Introduction to European Union Institutional Law, KUL 2013.
2. Treaty on European Union and Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union available at http://eur-lex.europa.eu/en/treaties/index.htm
3. Selected cases of the European Court of Justice available at www.curia.europa.eu
1. Damian Chalmers, Gareth Davies, Giorgio Monti, European Union Law, Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition, Cambridge 2010.
2. Trevor Hartley, The Foundations of European Union Law, 7th Edition, Oxford 2010.
3. Paul Craig, Gráinne de Búrca, EU Law. Text, Cases, and Materials, 5th edition Oxford 2011.
Field of study: European Union Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year I - Semester 1
Number of ECTS credits: 6
Form of assessment: Examination