General information

Course type AMUPIE
Module title European Union Law
Language English
Module lecturer prof. UAM dr hab. Maciej Mataczyński
Lecturer's email
Lecturer position university professor
Faculty Faculty of Law and Administration
Semester 2022/2023 (summer)
Duration 30
USOS code 10-EUL-w-Erasm


Module aim (aims)

The aim of this module is to present the European Union law assumptions and structure, to familiarize students with the EU institutional system and sources of law. To present the relationship between the EU and national legal systems and system of judicial protection including preliminary ruling procedure. The second part of the module will be dedicated to the internal market assumption and principles of economic freedoms.

Pre-requisites in terms of knowledge, skills and social competences (where relevant)

It is recommended (though not obligatory) that students complete an international public law module, constitutional law module and basic modules on substantive law (civil, administrative and criminal law).


Upon completion of the course, the student will:




PUE_01 present and discuss the structure and assumptions of the EU law system K_W1, K_U1




PUE_02 explain key EU law and EU legal doctrine terms and describe the relationship between the EU law and the Polish law referring to current opinions expressed in the literature and the ECJ case law K_W2, K_U2




PUE_03 explain the operational rules of the EU institutional and legislative system K_W3, K_U1




PUE_04 be able to find and perform a basic interpretation of effective EU laws K_W4,K_W5, K_U3, K_U04, K_U5




PUE_05 apply selected treaty provisions and solve a case study related to practical application of the EU law K_W6, K_W7; K_U02, K_U05




Learning content description 




1. Legal nature of the European Union.




2. EU Institutional System




3. Sources of the EU law.




4. EU citizenship.




5. The relationship between the EU law and the national law.




6. Legal protection system.




7. Compensatory liability of MS for violating the EU law




8. Customs union and free movement of goods.




9. Freedom of establishment.




10. Economic and currency union and the free movement of capital.




11. Freedom of providing services.

Reading list

K. Laenarts, The Foundations of European Community Law. Oxford University Press, Seventh Edition, 2010.C. Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms, Oxford 2013