Studying Law at Roma Tre

Academic Year 2022-2023

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Spring Semester (March 1 - May 31, 2023)


EU Transport Law 2023

Prof. Francesco Morandi

Course description:  
The course aims at introducing the EU policies in the field of transport and their intersections with many other relevant aspects: competition, environmental protection, passengers rights, external relations.
The transport sector is currently recovering from the dramatic consequences of the pandemic, which has not only paralyzed movement of passengers but has also brought to a stand-still many legislative initiatives that should have been enacted in 2020. The course therefore will take into account this new scenario.
In particular the course will focus on two of the means of transport which have undergone – and are still undergoing – a considerable development in EU law, air transport and rail transport, as well as on the other means of transport on which regulation has intervened.
The course will also tackle the controversial issues of liberalization of port services and those of local transport (in particular UBER).
A relevant part of the course will be devoted to  the growing expansion of passengers (travellers, consumer, user) rights in the field of transport and their connection with the tourism sector (package travel, cruises, etc).

The course aims at introducing student in an extremely important area of EU law with significant influences on a thriving economic activity, enhancing their ability to understand the general system of the European Union law and its implication on national systems.

Course Learning Activities
The course consists of lectures on the main subjects of EU transport law. During the course students will be asked to present to the rest of the class, in ppt, a series of important cases, mostly from the Court of Justice of the European Union.

Assessment tools
Student evaluation will be based on class work and class participation, oral presentations given during the semester, and a final written exam. The final exam consists in two essay questions (selected by the student among a choice of three questions).

Attendance policy
Class attendance is compulsory. Students are allowed a maximum of 7 (seven) absences, whatever the reason of the absence.

Course textbook:
M. Colangelo – V. Zeno-Zencovich, Introduction to European Union Transport Law (Third  edition) freely available and downloadable on the Roma TrE-Press website                                                           [ ].


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