Studying Law at RomaTre

Academic Year 2018-2019

Fall Semester (October 1 - December 21, 2018)


European Integration Law

Prof. Emanuela Pistoia

(includes a 2-CFU module on EU Law for Syllabus + Non-EU Students, which is required for all non-EU students taking this course.)

Course Description
“European Integration Law” is an advanced course of European Union Law. It focuses on some selected topics that should be already relatively familiar to students, with the purpose of providing additional awareness and an in-depth knowledge of the relevant case-law of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) and the doctrinal debate. Those topics are as follows:

  1. Constitutional principles of the European Union (primacy and effectiveness of EU law, autonomy of the EU legal order, mutual trust). 
  2. The Charter of Fundamental Rights of the EU and the European Convention of Human Rights (including the relevant case-law of the European Court of Human Rights)
  3. EU citizenship law.

Course Learning Objectives:

  • To familiarize participants with the EU judicial system and with the role of the European Court of Human Rights.
  • To understand the constitutional model of the European integration at the current stage.
  • To give insights into the leading cases of the Court of Justice of the European Union .
  • To provide the tools whereby students should be able to identify relevant issues of EU law.
  • To develop critical skills in the analysis and interpretation of the EU legal order.
  • To develop the ability to present a topic to a qualified audience and to discuss presentations.

Course Learning Activities

  1. Presentations prepared by students on pre-established topics. The relevant supporting material will be indicated in due time.
  2. Discussion on topics presented by the Professor
  3. Discussion of cases as applicants/defendants

Assessment tools (see also “Course Learning Activities”)

  1. Presentations that students are required to prepare on pre-established topics (35%)
  2. Class discussion (35%)
  3. Final short written essay (30%)

Attendance policy
Attendance is required as inherently part of some assessment tools (see above). Moreover, admission to the intermediate essay and to the final essay is open to students who attended 2/3 of classes.

Course textbook(s)
No textbook reading is required. However, the support of a textbook in English is useful to prepare presentations and/or to gain or improve one’s knowledge of specific topic(s).  
Students should read the judgements listed below as well as a limited number of essays provided by the Professor.


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