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030459 PUE Practical exercise in preparation of the oral exams in European law (2023W)

Key ECJ case law and legal reasoning

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


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max. 46 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

  • Dienstag 14.11. 14:00 - 18:00 Hörsaal U12 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
  • Mittwoch 15.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal U13 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
  • Mittwoch 15.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Seminarraum SEM51 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 5.OG
  • Donnerstag 16.11. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum SEM61 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum 6.OG
  • Freitag 17.11. 10:00 - 12:00 Hörsaal U15 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1
  • Freitag 17.11. 13:00 - 17:00 Hörsaal U15 Schottenbastei 10-16, Juridicum, KG1


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

EU law is largely judge-made law. Successfully solving EU law problems – whether on the exam or in real life – therefore requires an insight in the way the ECJ reasons. In this course we will uncover that reasoning method, while rehearsing some of the key issues of EU constitutional law.
Each class focuses on one particular core concept of EU constitutional law (primacy, division of competence, judicial protection…). First the key problem will be introduced be looking at the reasoning behind one of the classic judgments wherein the problem first arose, revealing how the ECJ got to its classic solution. Next we will revisit the issue in a far more recent case, thus unveiling how the ECJ adapts its reasoning to the current age. Finally, through hypotheticals and questions – often inspired by recent or even pending cases before the Court – students are tasked to try to get to a solution themselves taking into account the reasoning style and arguments behind the ECJ case law.
Lecture 1: Primacy
Lecture 2 : Direct effect
Lecture 3 : Invocability of Directives
Lecture 4 : Choice of legal basis
Lecture 5 : Institutional balance
Lecture 6 : National procedural autonomy
Lecture 7 : Effective judicial protection against the institutions
Lecture 8 : Free movement
Lecture 9 : Harmonisation
Lecture 10 : Fundamental rights

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Exam: case note on a recent ECJ judgment related to the course.
More informations during the first lecture.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance, participation and case note


More informations during the first lecture.


EU case law (https://curia.europa.eu/juris/recherche.jsf?language=en); T. Jaeger, Introduction to European Union Law, Facultas, 2023.
Provisional case list (subject to change)
Lecture 1: Primacy
- 6/64 Costa v. Enel
- 106/77 Simmenthal
- Polish Constitutional Court K-3/21
- C-430/21 RS
Lecture 2 : Direct effect
- C-26/62 Van Gend & Loos
- C-268/06 Impact
- C-573/17 Popławski
- C-205/20 NE v. Bezirkshauptmannschaft Hartberg-Fürstenfeld
Lecture 3 : Invocability of Directives
- Case 152/84 Marshall
- C-91/92 Faccini Dori
- C-201/02 Wells
- C-261/20 Thelen Technopark Berlin
Lecture 4 : Choice of legal basis
- C-300/89 Commission v Council (titanium dioxide)
- C-166/07 European Parliament v Council (International Fund for Ireland)
- C-479/21 PPU Governor of Cloverhill Prison
Lecture 5 : Institutional balance
- C-70/88 European Parliament v Council (order of 22 May 1990)
- C-658/11 European Parliament v Council
- C-928/19 EPSU v Commission
- Joined Cases C 643/15 and C 647/15 Slovak Republic and Hungary v Council
Lecture 6 : National procedural autonomy
- Case 33/76 Rewe and Case C-45/76 Comet
- C-430/93 and C-431/91 Van Schijndel en Van Veen
- C-312/93 Peterbroeck
- C-222/05 van der Weerd
- C-455/06 Heemskerk & Schaap
- C-246/17 Diallo
Lecture 7 : Effective judicial protection against the institutions
- 25/62 Plaumann v Commission
- 294/83 Parti écologiste "Les Verts" v European Parliament
- C-263/02 P Commission v Jégo-Quéré
- Case C-244/16 P Industrias Químicas del Vallés/Commission
Lecture 8 : Free movement
- 8/74 Dassonville
- 120/78 Rewe-Zentral
- C-267/91 and C-268/91 Keck and Mithouard
- C-405/98 Gourmet International Products
- C-36/02 Omega Spielhallen
Lecture 9 : Harmonisation
- C-84/94 United Kingdom v Council
- C-376/98 Germany v European Parliament and Council
- C-210/03 Swedish Match
- C-482/17 Czech Republic v Parliament and Council
Lecture 10 : Fundamental rights
- 11/70 Internationale Handelsgesellschaft
- Opinion 2/94 Accession to the ECHR
- Opinion 2/13 Accession to the ECHR
- C-617/10 Åkerberg Fransson
- C-399/11 Melloni

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Fr 10.11.2023 11:47