EU Law

INB429 EU Law

Spring 2019

Autumn 2019
  • 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.

  • 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-based exam, 4 hours.

  • 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 2018

Course responsible

 Professor Erling Hjelmeng, Institutt for regnskap, revisjon og rettsvitenskap