EU Law

INB429 EU Law

Spring 2020

  • Topics

     The course will focus on five major areas: (1) the development of the EU;

    the basic functions of its four major institutions - the Commission, Council, Parliament and the European Court of Justice; (3) the EU legal system and the application of EU law in the member states; (4) free movement of goods, services, persons and capital (5) The competition rules applicable to undertakings.

    The legal implications of the Brexit is also treated, but his does not form part of the formal learning requirements.

  • Learning outcome

    Upon completion of the course, the candidates shall


    • have a detailed overview of the institutional structure, substantive laws and the relationship between the EU and its member states
    • be familiar with the EU legal system
    • understand how "Europeanization" impacts on business life



    • be able to identify and address European Law issues relevant to a business, NGO or a Member State
    • be able to provide answers to simple legal questions in the field of free movement and competition law
    • be able to convey a message before the European Institutions




    • be able to use legal rules both strategically and protectively in order to promote the position of a business, NGO or a Member State
    • be able to discuss and reflect on the impact of EU on the economic development in Europe

  • Teaching

    Lectures, group assignments, cases

  • Requirements for course approval


  • Assessment

    Written individual school exam, 4 hours. The exam is to be answered in English.

  • Grading Scale


  • Literature

    Nigel Foster: Foster on EU Law, Second edition 2009. Mandatory reading:

    Chapter1-10 + a chapter on competition law which will be handed out separately.


ECTS Credits
Teaching language

Autumn. Offered Autumn 2019

Course responsible

 Professor Erling Hjelmeng, Institutt for regnskap, revisjon og rettsvitenskap