DISCIPLINA: Introduction to EU Internal Market|
|Luís António Sousa Uva Durão Barroso|
Sítio da Disciplina: http://sca.lisboa.ucp.pt/e-sca/moodle.aspx?CdDis=14C423620173
Faculty: Luís Barroso
Academic Year: 2017/2018 | 1st Semester | Elective Course
Teaching Hours: 20 | 4 ECTS
Teaching Method: Theoretical-Practical Classes
This course provides an introduction to the law of the EU internal market, prompting students to develop informed ideas about the legal, social and political challenges underpinning market integration in Europe. To this end, the course introduces the main legal framework governing the internal market freedoms, while also presenting and discussing some of the central judgments of the Court of the Justice of the European Union concerning in this domain.
- Legal basis to legislate in the internal market
- Strategies of market integration
- Free movement of goods
- Free movement of services
- Free movement of economically active persons
- Free movement and EU citizenship
- Trade restrictions and public goods
STATEMENT OF CONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE PROGRAM CONTENTS AND THE COURSE OBJECTIVES___________________________________________________________
The program contents address the central features of EU internal market law. In most seminars, the focus will be on the legal framework, in connection with the case-law of the Court of Justice, while some attention is also devoted to institutional, political and social developments, where relevant for the legal analysis.
TEACHING METHOD AND ASSESSMENT ______________________________________
Students are expected to come well prepared to class, which essentially requires that they have read the recommended texts for that session. While the idea is not to overload students with readings, it is important that they understand the core texts and, then, have the capacity to express their views in class. Students should, therefore, be participative and fully engaged in the relevant discussions.
The assessment of the students will be primarily based on a written exam. The quality of the participation of students in class can also have a positive impact on the final grade, even if the exam will remain the primary element of individual assessment.
STATEMENT OF CONSISTENCY BETWEEN THE TEACHING METHODS AND THE COURSE OBJECTIVES ___________________________________________________________
The teaching methods will induce students to participate fully in class and understand/question the case-law of the Court of Justice. The methods used will also help students examine and explore, critically, the wider context in which EU internal market law has developed.
- Seminar 1: introduction and general themes
- Seminar 2: Free movement of goods
- Seminar 3: Free movement of services
- Seminar 4: Free movement of economically active persons
- Seminar 5: Free movement and EU citizenship
- Seminar 6: Trade restrictions and public goods
- Seminar 7: Overview and revisions
Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, as well as relevant secondary legislation, to be indicated.
SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY _________________________________________________
Damian Chalmers et al., European Union Law: cases and materials, 3rd edition, 2014, Cambridge
Other readings will be indicated for each seminar.