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030495 UE Compulsory practical exercise in EU-Law (2020W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 3 - Rechtswissenschaften
Continuous assessment of course work



max. 40 participants
Language: English


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

During the winter term 2020/2021, the course will take place entirely online - i.e. virtual classes on Moodle.

The class on 13th October 2020 is cancelled. It will be replaced by a class on 10th November 2020, 9.00 - 12.15.

Tuesday 13.10. 09:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 20.10. 09:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 03.11. 09:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 09:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 09:00 - 12:15 Digital
Tuesday 12.01. 09:00 - 12:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims at training students to apply principles of EU law to concrete cases. The course aims at achieving such objective by analyzing selected judgments of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and by discussing hypothetical cases of application of EU law (i.e. mock cases). Selected CJEU judgments in the areas of constitutional principles of EU law, judicial protection of EU rights and EU internal market law will be discussed during the classes. In addition, students will be asked to solve mock cases, in order to show their ability to apply principles of EU law to concrete cases.

Assessment and permitted materials

The final written exam will take place via the Moodle platform: the day of the exam, students will be able to download the text of the exam from Moodle as a Word file. Students will have 2 hours' time to reply to the questions and to upload the right answer on Moodle.

The final exam will be structured as a mock case, including 4 questions. Students have to reply to every question referring to the relevant CJEU judgments and legislations discussed in the class and to apply the relevant provisions/case law to the facts of the mock case.

Students who actively participate in the class by summarizing the facts and the content of one of the judgments or solving one of the mock cases assigned for the class will receive a +. Every + will increase the final grade of 0.25 points, up to a maximum of 1 point.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Students are required to attend every virtual class of the course. A maximum number of 2 absences will be tolerated without the need of any further justification.

Students are required to be enrolled on U:Space, at least on the waiting list.

Examination topics

Students are required to read the selected CJEU judgments and EU legislation uploaded on Moodle before each class. Each class will include a discussion of the selected CJEU judgments, as well as the analysis of a mock case similar to the case assigned in the written exam.

Reading list

The course takes for granted a basic knowledge of the functioning of the EU institutions and decision-making procedures. Students who have not previously attended any class of EU law are encouraged to read the textbook Essential EU Law in Text. This textbook provides in a schematic manner an introduction to EU law.

TOBLER C., BEGLINGER J., Essentials EU Law in Text. 5th edition (post-Brexit). Hvgorac, Budapest

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Last modified: Mo 05.10.2020 10:08