INB429 EU Law
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.
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
Lectures, group assignments, cases
Requirements for course approval
Written individual school-based exam, 4 hours.
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
Professor Erling Hjelmeng, Institutt for regnskap, revisjon og rettsvitenskap