57802 - European Union Law (P-Z)

Academic Year 2023/2024

  • Teaching Mode: Traditional lectures
  • Campus: Bologna
  • Corso: Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 9232)

Learning outcomes

The course aims at analysing the main elements of the European integration process, with particular regard to the legal implications arising from it. The student will develop the ability to analyse the main implications related to the institutional structure and action of the European Union, identifying the effects attributable to the action of its institutions and main bodies. He/she will also be able to comprehensively determine the effects that EU legislation produces in the Italian legal system and to illustrate the main reform trends taking place at European level.

Course contents

The programme will cover the main institutional and substantive profiles of the Union's legal order, namely:

_ The sources of European Union Law;

_ The Union's competences and their exercise;

_ The institutions of the Union;

_ The relationship between Union rules and domestic law;

_ Judicial protection;

_ The internal market of the Union;

_ European citizenship;

_ The Union's external action;

_ The area of freedom, security and justice.



  • R. Adam, A. Tizzano, Lineamenti di Diritto dell'Unione Europea, Torino, Giappichelli, 2022.

As well as ONE of the following books:

  • P. Manzini (ed.), I confini dell'antitrust, Giappichelli, 2023, forthcoming, OR
  • A.M. Calamia, M. Di Filippo, M. Gestri, S. Marinai, F. Casolari, Lineamenti di Diritto internazionale ed europeo delle migrazioni, CEDAM - Kluwer, 2021, chapters I-XI.

Teaching methods

The course aims to promote joint work with students. The teaching method combines the theoretical framework with the study of practical cases and judgments to enable students to develop an ability to immediately apply EU law to concrete situations.


Assessment methods

The final examination will consist of an oral examination on the programme. The interview will focus on topics related to those indicated in the "Course Contents" section.

The course is held in the first semester and therefore those who have completed the certificate of attendance in the current academic year will be able to sit the exam from January.

The verification of the expected knowledge takes place during the examination, which is designed to assess the achievement of the planned training objectives. The examination consists of an interview with the lecturer and the chair's collaborators on the topics covered by the course programme.

The assessment will take into account knowledge of institutional profiles, the ability to analyse doctrinal and jurisprudential orientations, to make connections between the various parts of the programme and to develop critical arguments, as well as clarity of exposition.

By way of example only, the awarding of the final grade will be based on the following criteria:


Fair or rather good preparation on the topics addressed, poor critical ability, difficulty in using technical-legal language → 18-21;
Fair or rather good preparation on the topics addressed, fair critical ability, good use of technical-legal language → 22-25
Good or more than good preparation on the topics addressed, good critical ability, mastery of technical-legal language → 26-29
Substantially comprehensive preparation on the topics addressed, very good critical ability, full command of technical-legal language → 30-30L.




Teaching tools

Teaching materials for those attending will be made available through Virtuale.


Office hours

See the website of Mauro Gatti