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Law and the European Economic Community, basic course , 15 ECTS Credits
COURSE CATEGORY   Fristående kurs
MAIN FIELD OF STUDY   Commercial and Business Law
  COURSE CODE   747G75
On completion of the course, the student should be able to
- account for basic knowledge of the judicial regulation and historical background of the European Union,
- demonstrate basic knowledge of how European law interacts with and influences Swedish national law,
- identify and solve legal issues within fields relevant for the course by means of the legal rules, legal practice and doctrine,
- use information technology as support for retrieving legal material from both the EU law and Swedish national law,
- explain more complicated legal arguments in the legal fields that the course covers,
- reflect on issues relevant for the course,
- evaluate the reasonableness and/or consequence of chosen solutions,
- critically examine and analyse legal source material.
The course can be seen as divided into three blocks. In the initial block, the historical background of EU is studied. Community institutions are examined concerning their tasks, competences and participation in the legislative process. The creation of the source of law order is also studied, as well as how the regulatory system is applied. The interplay between European law and national law, and the influence of the European law on national law, mainly the Swedish law, constitute the conclusion on the first block of the course.

The main part of the course, the second block, is devoted to the regulatory framework concerning the common market and the four freedoms for goods, services, capital and individuals. The focus is mainly on studying competition law. The common regional and agricultural policy is treated at a general level. Certain in-depth studies take place at seminars, where the discussions revolve around questions that concern the four freedom and competition law.

The final block of the course covers questions concerning independent citizens' rights vis-à-vis the community organs, the procedures of the Court of Justice of the European Union, union membership and the joint police and criminal law cooperation and the Schengen Agreement. The block, and the course, is completed with study of the common foreign and security policy, the external engagements of the EU and questions around the future development of the EU.
Teaching takes the form of lectures, exercises and compulsory seminars. Further, written assignments may occur. These may be solved individually and/or in groups. Apart from this, the student should study independently.
The course is examined through written and individual examination and active participation in compulsory seminars. If written assignments occur, these are examining. Detailed information can be found in the study guide.

Students failing an exam covering either the entire course or part of the course two times are entitled to have a new examiner appointed for the reexamination.

Students who have passed an examination may not retake it in order to improve their grades.

Completed Basic Course on Commercial Law, 15 HE credits (or the equivalent).
A grade of Pass with Credit, Pass or Fail is given for the course
Course certificate is issued by the Faculty Board on request. The Department provides a special form which should be submitted to the Student Affairs Division.
The course literature is decided upon by the department in question.
Planning and implementation of a course must take its starting point in the wording of the syllabus. The course evaluation included in each course must therefore take up the question how well the course agrees with the syllabus.

The course is carried out in such a way that both men´s and women´s experience and knowledge is made visible and developed.
Law and the European Economic Community, basic course
EU-rätt, grundkurs
Department responsible
for the course or equivalent:
IEI - Department of Management and Engineering
Registrar No: LiU-2010-00180   Course Code: 747G75      
    Exam codes: see Local Computer System      
Subject/Subject Area : Commercial and Business Law          
Level   Education level     Subject Area Code   Field of Education  
G1X   Basic level       JU  
The syllabus was approved by the Board of Faculty of Arts and Science 2010-04-23