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EU and EEA Commercial Law

Semester of Instruction

Autumn

Objectives and Content

The course aims to provide students with an overview of EU/EEA commercial law, focussing particularly on the regulation of the internal market and certain ancillary policies inherently connected thereto.

The topics covered by the course constitute the very core of EU/EEA cooperation, and will include (but not be limited to) both theoretical and practical aspects of the rules governing the EU Customs Union, the Four Freedoms (i.e. free movement of goods, services, workers and capital) and restrictions, derogations and justifications thereto, and the EU Common Commercial Policy (CCP).

Certain cross-policy aspects, particularly concerning the relationship between the Four Freedoms, state aid and competition rules, will also be touched upon during the course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, students will be expected to be able to demonstrate:

1. Thorough knowledge and understanding of the core EU Treaty and EEA-Agreement rules and principles with regard to the internal market and certain ancillary policies thereto, including (but not limited to):

  • The four freedoms (free movement of goods, services, workers and capital), including restrictions, derogations and justifications thereto
    • EU Common Commercial Policy
    • Certain cross-policy issues (particularly the relationship between the Four Freedoms, state aid and competition regulatory regimes)

2. General awareness of the most recent developments in the case-law of the EU and EFTA Courts in the policy fields in question.

3. General knowledge and understanding of the relationship between the EU and EEA regulatory regimes, and their relationship to the national legal systems of the EU and EFTA Member States.

By the end of the course, students should have developed the following skills:

  • Reading and critical analysis enabling them to evaluate academic works in the field
    • Written and oral skills, including the clear and succinct expression of ideas through presentations and case-studies
    • A basic grounding in research skills and techniques particular to EU and EEA commercial law

Required Previous Knowledge

Good level of English language.

Three years of university studies.

Recommended Previous Knowledge

Good level of English language.

Three years of university studies.

Access to the Course

The course is available for the following students:

  • Admitted to the integrated master programme in law
  • Admitted to the two-year master programme in law
  • Granted admission to elective courses at the Faculty of Law
  • Granted additional right to study following completed master degree in law at UiB
  • Exchange students at the Faculty of Law

The pre-requirements may still limit certain students' access to the course

Teaching Methods and Extent of Organized Teaching

Lectures and seminars

Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Students will be required to submit a paper during the course (approximately 2500 words), constituting 50 % of their final grade in the subject.

Students may be asked to prepare case-studies and/or short presentations for certain lectures/seminars.

Forms of Assessment

Exam only in semesters with teaching.

Final grade is made up of paper (50%) and 30 minute oral examination (50%).

Resit examination, same semester: Students that fail the paper will have a second chance to resubmit their paper before the oral exam.

A - E for passed, F for failed.

Exam language:

  • Question paper: English
  • Answer paper: English

Subject Overlap

No overlapping with other courses at the Law Faculty.

Combines successfully with JUS258-2-A EU and EEA Public Procurement Law and JUS258-2-B Competition Law.

Course Evaluation

According to faculty routines

Contact

Contact Information

Professor Christian Franklin

Professor Halvard Fredriksen

Associate Professor Ronny Gjendemsjø

Contact information: elective-courses@jurfa.uib.no

Exam information

  • Type of assessment:

    Exam period
    06.12.2017–07.12.2017
    Withdrawal deadline
    22.11.2017
    Additional information