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European Union Law 2017/2018

  • 5 ECTS
  • Taught in Portuguese
  • Both continuous and final Assessment

Objectives

The student must be able to:
-describe the genesis of the European Union;
- Recognize the founding treaties of the European Union in a legal evolutive perspective;
-to understand the immediate and mediate objectives of the European Union;
- operate all legal acts of European Union law in the case studies;
- identify and characterize the acts of European Union Law;
- to show knowledge of the relationship between European community law and the national laws of the member States;
-identify the Community institutions aimed at achieving the objectives of the European Union.

Recommended Prerequisites

CURRICULAR UNITS:
Constitutional Law
Public International Law

Teaching Metodology

To comply with the required in curriculum development and to meet the proposed objectives, are followed different methodologies of teaching / learning. The lecture is not waived where the debate of ideas and the expression of well-founded opinion is a constant, with the analysis and critique of law, judgments and other documents. Alongside the legal resolution of problems posed allows a very close contact with the reality of work and the difficulties and steps that are being overcome in a real context through case studies. Accompanying this process encourages the student to research and promotes up your self-study.

Body of Work

1. GENESIS AND EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
1.1. Europe until 1951: Stage of Cooperation
1.2. From 1951 to 1957: Stage of Integration
1.3. From 1958 to 1969: Progress and setbacks of the Community
1.4. The new era of Integration

2. EUROPEAN UNION GOALS

3. INSTITUTIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

4. SOURCES OF THE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

5. EUROPEAN UNION LAW COMPETENCES AND POWERS

6. THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN EUROPEAN UNION LAW AND NATIONAL LAW

7. LEGAL NATURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

Recommended Bibliography

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Complementary Bibliography

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Weekly Planning

1. week
Presentation
Metodology

2. week
1. GENESIS AND EVOLUTION OF THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITIES
1.1. Europe until 1951: Stage of Cooperation

3. week
1.2. From 1951 to 1957: Stage of Integration
1.3. From 1958 to 1969: Progress and setbacks of the Community

4. week
1.4. The new era of Integration
1.4.1 Chronological order
1.4.2 Treaty revisions EU
1.4.3 Lisbon Treaty

5. week
2. OBJECTIVES OF THE THE EUROPEAN UNION

6. week
3. INSTITUTIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

7. week
3. INSTITUTIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

8. week
3. INSTITUTIONS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

9. week
4. SOURCES OF THE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

10. week
4. SOURCES OF THE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

11. week
5. THE POWERS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

12. week
6. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND DOMESTIC LAW

13. week
6. RELATIONS BETWEEN THE LAW OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND DOMESTIC LAW

14 week
7. LEGAL NATURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

15. week
7. LEGAL NATURE OF THE EUROPEAN UNION

PRACTICAL LECTURES

1. week
N/A

2. week
Opening Lecture
Introduction to EU Law
Methodology
Bibliography
Practical Issues related to EU legislation and bibliography.
European Union Moot Court

3. week
European Communities Evolution
European Union States
European Union Chronology - Documents and History

4. week
European Communities Enlargement
European Union Goals

5. week
European Union Institutions

6. week
European Union Acts

7. week
European Union Law and National Law of the State Members.

8. week
Legal Nature of the European Union. Constitutional Principles of the EU

9. week
European Moot Court

10. week
European Moot Court

11. week
European Moot Court

12. week
European Moot Court

13. week
Revisions for the final exams

14. week
Mini Test

15. week
Academic year balance

Demonstration of the syllabus coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

Describe the genesis of the European Union and Recognize the founding treaties of the European Union in a legal evolutive perspective is achieved through the study of Part 1.Understand the immediate and mediate objectives of the European Union is achived through the study of Part 2.about the GOALS. Identify the Community institutions aimed at achieving the objectives of the European Union and identify and characterize the acts of European Union Law can be reached for the content of Part 4.Show knowledge of the relationship between European community law and the national laws of the member States can be reached for the content of Parts 5 and 6.
Operate all legal acts of European Union law in the case studies by the content of Part 7.

Demonstration of the teaching methodologies coherence with the curricular unit's objectives

For all learning objectives uses the lecture method with the debate of ideas and expression well-founded opinion.So to describe the genesis of the European Union and Recognize the founding treaties of the European Union in a legal evolutive perspective we use legal analysis and critical review of the legislation, Court decisions and others documents. In order to understand the immediate and mediate objectives of the European Union and identify EU institutions legal problem solving is used. To identify and characterize the acts of European Union Law and To show knowledge of the relationship between European community law and the national laws of the member States we use the case study methodology.

relevant generic skillimproved?assessed?
Achieving practical application of theoretical knowledgeYesYes
Analytical and synthetic skillsYesYes
Ethical and responsible behaviourYes 
Problem-solvingYesYes
Research skillsYes 
TeamworkYes 
Written and verbal communications skillsYesYes
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