Checking date: 23/05/2022

Course: 2022/2023

European Union Law
Study: Dual Bachelor in International Studies and Law (321)

Coordinating teacher: ABAD CASTELOS, MONTSERRAT

Department assigned to the subject: Department of International Law, Ecclesiastical Law and Philosophy of Law, Department of Public State Law

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
Instituciones básicas de derecho público
The core competence that the student shall acquire will be a basic knowledge of European Union law, particularly regarding its constitutional and administrative aspects. As a result of learning, the student will acquire knowledge on history of European integration, European institutions, principles of Community law as supremacy and direct effect, and in general on the process of European integration through law.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
The following topics shall be discussed in this course: History of European Construction EU Institutions The powers/competences of the EU Sources of EU law The principles of the legal system of the European Union The EU system of access to the Court of Justice of the EU
Learning activities and methodology
The system of continued assessment is based on a practice-oriented learning that aims to reinforce theory through direct experience in cases that should facilitate the understanding and management of the teaching contents. Academic activities are divided into Lectures (large group) and laboratory sessions (small groups). 1. Lectures (Large Groups), in which the basic aspects of each subject will be theoretically explained 2. Practice/Laboratory Sessions (Small Group), in which specific activities will be developed through a practical understanding. The activities to be developed will include the resolution of practical exercises as well as, where appropriate, other control activities, for example, reading literature or analyses of relevant case law and surprise questions to check the level of knowledge on each of the subjetcs. Methodologically speaking these may include the use of methodologies such as internet, audiovisual media, video, literature on the process of European integration, artistic expressions relating to the process of European construction, etc., which will provide additional applied knowledge on the European integration process in general and through the law, and which should serve to introduce the student of EU law, in an innovative way, in a deeper understanding of the EU realities, the history of the EU, its public policies, and the international role of the EU as a key player in an increasingly globalized world.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 60
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 40
Basic Bibliography
  • Paul Craig and Grainne de Burca. EU law. Oxford UP. 2015

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.