EU Law (seminarium) - 2018/2019

Course description
General information
Lecturer:dr hab. Anna Kosińska
Organising unit:Faculty of Law, Canon Law and Administration - Instytut Europeistyki
Number of hours (week/semester): 2/30
Language of instruction:English
Course objective
Course objective:
C1 specialization of the knowledge as regards the system of EU law
C2 achieving competences in writing short forms and analyzing case law in this area
C3 achieving competences of critical thinking in the EU law area
C4 achieving workshop competences in the area of edition of short forms
Student starting the course should:
W1 have basic knowledge on legal terms in the European Union law
W2 have knowledge in the structure and legal instruments in the system of EU law
W3 be able to determine his/her area of interest
Learning outcomes
Learning outcomes:
W10 Has basic knowledge on the methods and sources of EU law

U01 Is able to analyze basic social, political and economic processes of the national, regional and international scope
U07 Is able to prepare standard written works (papers) in Polish and foreign language in the fields and scientific disciplines covered by the study curriculum, with a use of proper terminology and diverse sources

K01 Is able to participate actively in the labour market
K02 Understands team work rules and is able to manage a group work
K03 Understands a need of constant mobility on the labour market
K04 Can participate in social, political and economic initiatives
Teaching method
The basic didactic method is discussion with students. The students will be asked to present some determined issues in the form of short papers combined with the presentation
Course content description
MA Thesis /Exam
European Union Law

1) Establishment of the European Communities
2) Enlargements and attempts to build unified Community in 1980s
3) Maastricht Treaty and its main provisions v Amsterdam Treaty and its main provisions
4) Lisbon Treaty and new legal order
5) Institutional framework of EU
6) Historical development of European Council
7) National legal system and sources of law – relation between national and EU law
8) Principle of primacy – definitione
9) Definition of Acquis Communautaire
10) Primary sources of law
11) Secondary legislation
12) Regulation as a source of law
13) Directive as a source of law
14) Decision as a source of law
15) The EU policies on integration CJEU rulling in cases
16) European Agenda on Migration and current policies concerning migration
17) Migrants rights protection in EU legal system
18) The development of protection of FR – early judgments at the example of the Nold case and van Eyck case.
19) The meaning of Article 6 of TEU and the sources of fundamental Rights
20) The judgments of constitutional courts: Solange I and Solange II
21) The process of establishment of the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms – a historical overview.
22) The Structure of the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights
23) The standard of protection provided by the Charter: Art. 52 and 53 of the European Union Charter of Fundamental Rights.
24) The Content of British Protocol
25) EU Citizenship as a fundamental status guaranteed in the Treaties
26) The activity of European Ombudsman
27) Commission of Petitions and its role.
28) European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights – mandate and tasks.
29) The EU accession to the ECHR
30) Right to move freely and its limitations in the EU

Institutional law of the European Union. Substantial EU law. Impelmentation of the EU policies in the national systems. Protection of individual rights with special consideration of preliminary procedure. Freedoms of internal market
Forms of assessment
Forms of assessment:
For 2 student:
W student does not have sufficient knowledge about EU law
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
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 EU law system
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 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
T.C. Hartley, The Foundatons of European Union Law, Oxford
Field of study: European Union Law
Course listing in the Schedule of Courses:
Year/semester:Year I - Semester 2
Number of ECTS credits: 1
Form of assessment: Credit
Year/semester:Year II - Semester 4
Number of ECTS credits: 1
Form of assessment: Credit