The study of the sources of European Union law is essential within the framework of the Master on European Union, Only with an excellent knowledge of this subject, students will be able of understanding properly the other subjects of the Master. It is therefore a compulsory subject. We have to take into account that Union Legal System is based on several sources of law, and in this sense, the competeces conferred upon the Community and later the Union have grown considerably in strength and extent since the inception of the Union. Therefore, the field of application of Union Law has been widened by each sucessive Treaty and the Union institutions have received more powers throught these Treaties.
During the academic year, emphasis will be placed on the novelties deriving from the entry into force of the Lisbon Treaty, both at the primary and secondary law levels.
Extensive knowledge of the EU Law system is fundamental within the framework of the Official Master's Degree on the European Union (specialization in Law). It is a basic premise to understanding how EU law is created.
In the teaching of the contents, the theoretical and practical point of view will be combined .Moreover, in addition to the theoretical contents, practicial issues can be analysed through the use of specific material with the purpose of clarifying and deepening particularly complex and important aspects of the subject.
At the same time, we will include in the teaching methodology the orientation of the contents, methods and research techniques toward the elaboration of work in accordance with the lines of the Master programme and the bibliographical and jurisprudential material related to the subject of study.