European Union Law (ćwiczenia) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr Agnieszka Parol
Organising unit:Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Europeistyki
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
The aim of this course is to introduce students to the basics of European Union Law: EU institutions, sources of EU law and the relationship between EU and national legal orders.
This is introductory EU Law course for non-law students.
Learning outcomes
Category: KNOWLEDGE:
K_W01 Has broadened knowledge in the field of EU Law and policies
K_W02 Has broadened knowledge on the development of EU governance and administration
K_W05 Has broadened knowledge of development of EU agencies, external relations and EU financial and tax regulations

Category: SKILLS:
K_U01 Can apply theoretical knowledge to describe and analyse reasons for and development of cooperation in the field of foreign relations and security policy
K_U02 Can properly analyze the roots and current state of affairs of EU external relations as well as predict trends of their development
K_U03 Can properly analyze EU legal system and understands institutional structure and organization of EU administration
K_U06 Can prepare and deliver oral presentation in English in the field of EU law and policy
K_U07 Is able to prepare written works in English regarding EU law and policy

K_K01 Is able to participate actively in the labour market
K_K02 Understands 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
Teaching method
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
Introduction class.
The Legal Development of European Integration.
The Relations between European Law and National Law
The supremacy (primacy) in Jurisdictions of European Court of Justice
The supremacy (primacy) in Jurisdictions of National Courts
First Written Colloquium (30 min.) Political Institutions: The European Council, Council of European Union
Political Institutions: European Parliament, European Commission and other European Institutions
Second Written Colloquium (30 min.) Case Law: State Liability
Case Law: Citizenship of the Union
Case Law: Protection of Fundamental Rights in the European Union
Case Law: Free movement of Goods
Case Law: Free movement of Persons
Oral Colloquium
Group exercise. Case assignment
Group exercise. Case assignment
Forms of assessment

1. Attendance. Student may leave maximum 2 classes. All absences shall be justified or worked off during office hours.
2. Passing all colloquiums (obtaining minimum 50% points per each)
Above conditions shall be complied cumulatively.


25 pts – First Written Colloquium
15 pts – Second Written Colloquium
35 pts – Oral Colloquium
15 pts – Group exercise. Case assignment
5 pts – Activity during classes (within each class student can get 1 pt. but not more than 10 in total)
5 pts – full attendance

90 – 100 pts - bdb (5,0)
83 – 89 pts - plus db (4,5)
68 – 82 pts - bd (4,0)
60 – 67 pts - plus dst. (3,5)
50 – 59 pts - dst. (3,0)
Required reading list
1. Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union
2. Treaty on European Union
3. Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union
4. Directive 2004/38/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 29 April 2004 on the right of citizens of the Union and their family members to move and reside freely within the territory of the Member States


Damian Chalmers, Gareth Davies, Giorgio Monti, European Union Law, Cases and Materials, 2nd Edition, Cambridge 2010

Paul Craig, Gráinne de Búrca, EU Law. Text, Cases, and Materials , 4th edition Trevor Hartley, The Foundations of European Union Law, 7th Edition, Oxford 2010
Oxford 2007
J.H.H. Weiler & M. Kocjan, The European Union Law: Teaching Materials for 2006/07 available at
K. Lenaerts en P. Van Nuffel; R. Bray (ed.), Constitutional Law of the European Union, London, 2nd edition, Sweet & Maxwell 2005,
Field of study: European Union Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 1
Number of ECTS credits: 0
Form of assessment: Grade