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European Union Law


Admission requirements

  • Background in law

  • Sufficient command of English (IELTS 6.5 or higher)

Preferably students are familiar with the basics of international or European law.


The Course will provide a thorough introduction into the institutional and substantive law of the European Union. The first half of the course will be devoted to the institutional law of the EU. The second half will deal with the four freedoms on the EU’s the internal market.

Course objectives

Objectives of the course:

  • To be determined

Achievement levels:
After this course, students will:

  • understand the institutional setting and law of the EU

  • will have a good grasp on the substantive law of the EU


The timetable of this course can be found in uSis.

Mode of instruction


  • Number of (2 hour) lectures: 10

  • Names of lecturers: Dr. Moritz Jesse and Dr. Jorrit Rijpma

  • Required preparation by students: Reading and preparation is to be done before the sessions. The lectures will be interactive.


  • Number of (2 hour) seminars: 10

  • Names of instructors: see lectures

  • Required preparation by students: see lectures

Assessment method

Examination form(s)

  • Written exam

Areas to be tested within the exam
The examination syllabus consists of the required reading (literature) for the course, the course information guide and the subjects taught in the lectures, the seminars and all other instructions which are part of the course.


More information on this course is offered in Blackboard.

Reading list

Obligatory course materials

  • reader and other literature (textbook to be determined)

Course information guide:

  • to be determined


  • to be determined

Recommended course materials

  • to be determined


Students have to register for courses and exams through uSis.

Contact details

  • Coordinator: Dr Darinka Piqani

  • Work address: KOG B.1.25

  • Contact information: by email of appointment

  • Telephone number: 071-527 8503

  • E-mail:


  • Institution: Public Law

  • Division: European Law

  • Room number secretariat: KOG, B.1.21

  • Opening hours: Monday to Friday 09:00 – 17:00

  • Telephone number secretariat: +31 (0)71 527 8837

  • E-mail: