81812 - European Union Intermal Market Law

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  • Teacher Giacomo Di Federico

  • Credits 7

  • SSD IUS/14

  • Language English

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Single cycle degree programme (LMCU) in Law (cod. 0659)


This teaching activity contributes to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN 2030 Agenda.

Good health and well-being Quality education Industry, innovation and infrastructure

Academic Year 2020/2021

Learning outcomes

The course requires a sound background in EU Law and aims at offering an in-depth knowledge of the principles of the EU legal order, with particular regard to the functioning of the internal market and of the rights of EU citizens. The highly interactive nature of the course is intended to enhance the analytical skills of the students, as well as their legal reasoning and their oral and written presentation abilities.

Course contents

The programme will cover the following topics: the constitutional principles of the EU; the free movemento of goods, workers (employees and self-employed), services, the freedom of establishment and the relation between economic freedoms and fundamental rights in the internal market and the rights attached to EU citizenship.


C. Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU. The Four Freedoms, Oxford University Press, 2019 (except pp. 477-557).

Teaching methods

The course will be highly interactive. Theoretical issues will be confronted with practical cases in order to allow the students to understand and verify how EU law is actually implemented. Moreover, students will occasionally be asked to prepare in advance judgments or other reading material uploaded on the IOL platform.The course will host national and foreign professors and experts (also via webinars). The dates and topics of the seminars will be timely communicated.

Assessment methods

The (attending) students' learning will be constantly verified through discussions and debates. The final exam will be oral (for attending and not attending students). The questions posed by the examining commission will regard the topics indicated in the Section “Course contents”. For the preparation of the exam students can refer to the text book indicated in the Section “Readings/Bibliography”. No additional teaching material will be required in order to pass the exam.

Further requirements for Italian students. In order to sit for the exams it is necessary to have passed the European Union law exam.

Teaching tools

Teaching materials for regular attenders (slides, documents, bibiographical references) will be made available through the platform Insegnamenti Online (https://iol.unibo.it ).

Office hours

See the website of Giacomo Di Federico