EU Internal Market Law


Course Objective

This course equips students to understand and criticize the law which
allows goods, services, companies, citizens and their families, and
investment capital to freely move within the EU. A particular emphasis
is on the case law of the European Court of Justice and: this relates to the written law of the Treaties, and to national
law and institutions,
2. How it has developed over time, and the internal logic of that
3. what the social, legal and economic consequences of that case law
have been,
4. which theories and ideas have been used to criticise and understand
it, and whether these provide an adequate explanation, and
5. how the law can/should develop in the light of the current situation
in the EU.

These goals are primarily achieved by reading the judgments themselves,
and a certain amount of academic literature, and discussing them in the
light of the points above. This contributes in particular to the goals
selected from
the lists above.

Course Content

The EU law providing for the free movemement of goods, persons,
services, companies and capital between the Member States of the EU.
This includes the law relating to EU citizens and their family members,
including family members from outside the EU. Particular topics
addressed include:
market law and the welfare state; product deregulation and its
consequences; regulatory competition; EU citizens and migration of
family members to the EU; the rights of EU citizens to work and live in
other states; migration of non-economically active citizens and
inter-state solidarity; the effect of free movement law on private
organizations, including insurers, trade unions and sports regulators;
the internal market and cross-border investment.
The consequences of Brexit will be considered.

Teaching Methods

Interactive lectures with discussion and Q and A.

Method of Assessment

Written exam


Chalmers, Davies and Monti, EU Law, (CUP, 4th edn, 2019)

Target Audience

Apart from regular students, the course is also available for:
Students from other universities/faculties
Exchange students
Contract students (students who pay for one course)

Courses from a master at the faculty can only be taken as a secondary
course if you have a diploma that gives access to the relevant master/
specialization and if you are enrolled in a master.

Additional Information

Degree programme objectives International Business Law

The Master’s graduate has thorough knowledge and understanding of the
main areas of international business law.

The Master’s graduate understands the relationships between the main
areas of international business law and recognizes which legal issues
are involved and how these influence each other.

The Master’s graduate knows who the actors of the international business
law environment are and how they interact with each other, while
acknowledging legal and cultural differences. The Master’s graduate
understands the role of governments and the horizontal economic
relationships between them, the vertical relationship between them and
private business and, finally, the horizontal relationships between
private companies. Consequently, the graduate discerns the legal
position of various parties and understands how the conduct of these
parties can influence legal positions.

The Master’s graduate possesses analytical skills to apply acquired
knowledge and insights to concrete problems in the area of IBL.

The Master’s graduate ‘translates’ practical problems into legally
manageable problems.

The Master’s graduate shows evidence of an independent, critical
attitude with regard to existing theories and knowledge.

The Master’s graduate should be able to analyse complex issues in
relation to international business and make useful legal
recommendations. A Master’s graduate can formulate an independent and
well-substantiated opinion on complex legal issues and take a
substantiated position within the existing debates on various
international business law topics.

The Master’s graduate has a self-critical attitude that enables them to
independently acquire new knowledge and to improve their analytical,
research and communicative skills.

The following course objectives are only available in Dutch:

Eindtermen master Rechtsgeleerdheid

De afgestudeerde master beschikt over een academisch werk- en

heeft diepgaande en specialistische kennis van en inzicht in minimaal
één deelgebied van het recht

heeft inzicht in de samenhang tussen verschillende onderdelen van het
recht, met inbegrip van het nationale en internationale recht

De afgestudeerde master beschikt over de volgende (juridische)

Analytische vaardigheden:

de juridische en maatschappelijke aspecten van een vraagstuk in hun
onderlinge samenhang beoordelen en daarover kritisch nadenken/oordelen

zich inzicht verschaffen in de problemen die zich bij rechtsvorming op
het gekozen deelgebied voordoen en een bijdrage leveren aan oplossing

Probleemoplossende vaardigheden:

complexe casus diepgaand analyseren en interpreteren en zelfstandig
juridische oplossingen aandragen

complexe juridische problemen onderkennen, analyseren en oplossen

Onderzoeks- en presentatievaardigheden:

met argumenten onderbouwde mening formuleren over een complex juridisch
probleem of een nieuwe ontwikkeling

actief deelnemen aan een wetenschappelijk debat op het deelgebied dat
het masterprogramma beslaat

Recommended background knowledge

Exchange - Some basic EU law concepts, or willingness to do some extra
background reading and sufficient academic ability to cope with this.

General Information

Course Code R_EUIML
Credits 6 EC
Period P1
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Law
Course Coordinator prof. dr. G.T. Davies
Examiner prof. dr. G.T. Davies
Teaching Staff prof. dr. G.T. Davies
C. Kaupa

Practical Information

You need to register for this course yourself

Teaching Methods Lecture
Target audiences

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