Course syllabus EPP - EU Law and Enterprise (ŠAVŠ - SS 2017/2018)

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Course title:
EU Law and Enterprise
SS 2017/2018
Course supervisor:
Supervising department: Department of Law and Economics (ŠAVŠ)
Prerequisites for registration:
Time allowance:
full-time, 2/0 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Type of study:
Form of teaching:
Mode of completion and credits: Exam (4 credits)
Course objective:
To provide students with orientation in the basic parameters of the business environment, which are formed by harmonized EU legislation, to teach them to find relevant EU legal acts and their mandatory interpretation by ECJ in its case law, to understand their impact on business practice and also the possibility of businesses to make use of tools given by EU law for their own benefit.
Course methods: Interactive learning with ppt presnetations support that combines lecturing with in class discussion. Students are invited to participate actively and to communicate on-line with the lecturer during their preparations for the final exam. Home reading and studying is essential, especially of texts and documents provided to students via SAVS information system.
Course content:
EU as environment for doing business (allowance 1/0)
EU law - sources and its system characteristics (allowance 1/0)
EU Law - European Court of Justice and practical application (allowance 1/0)
Businessman and defense of his European rights (allowance 1/0)
Workshop: caselaw on defense of individual rights in the EU law (allowance 1/0)
EU Single market (I) (allowance 1/0)
EU Single Market (II) (allowance 1/0)
EU Single Market (III) (allowance 1/0)
EU Single Market (IV) (allowance 1/0)
Workshop: Company and the internal barriers of the EU Single Market (allowance 1/0)
EU policies affecting the business (I) (allowance 1/0)
Summary of the course, revision before the final exam (allowance 1/0)
Learning outcomes and competences:
After completing the course, student:
Will analyze practical situations of disrupting the freedoms of the EU internal market, will distinguish and connect their factual and legal side, will draw conclusions for their solution in accordance with EU law
Will define and explain the content of individual freedoms of the EU internal market, will be able to illustrate their principles on cases handled by the EU Court of Justice
Will explain and illustrate the basic principles and tools of protection of the rights of individuals protected by EU law, will apply them to simple practical situations
Will name and explain the main EU law sources, will demonstrate and illustrate their national impact

Teaching methods and workload (hours of workload):
Type of teaching method
Daily attendance
Direct teaching
     Attendance of lectures
24 h
     Consultations with teacher (part-time form of study)0 h
     Course reading and ongoing preparation32 h
     Ongoing evaluation
38 h
     Composing of presentation
4 h
     Preparation for final test
42 h
140 h
Assessment methods:
Requirement type
Daily attendance
Active lecture/seminar/workshop/tutorial participation
10 %
15 %
Mid-term test(s)
15 %
Final test
60 %
100 %
Course completion:
Two short written tests during the semester focusing on the learning outcomes listed as LOs 1 and 2, i.e. system and sources of EU law and protection of rights of individuals in EU law. Each test carries the 15 % weight in the final assessment. One od the short tests can be replaced by an individual presentation prepared and presented by student on an ssigned topic. In combined/distance studies there is, due to a limited number of meetings, only 1 mid-term test that carries 30 % weight in the final asssessment. Final exam combining a written part with subsequent oral discussion focusing the learning outcomes listed as LOs 2,3,4, i.e. legal framework of the EU Single market freedoms and a legal solution of case-situations. Final exam carries the 60 % weight in the final assessment. Participation to at least 80 % of in-class activities (incl. taking part in discussions) represents 10 % of the final assessment. Each requirement contributing to the final assessment should be successfuly completed by at least 40 %.
Support for combined/distance forms of study:
Set of basic texts and documents provided to students upfront via SAVS information system. Powerpoint presentations and readings provided by lecturer after each class. On-line consulations with lecturer during the whole semester.
Reading list:
Language of instruction: Czech
TOMÁŠEK, M. -- TÝČ, V. -- MALENOVSKÝ, J. -- PELIKÁNOVÁ, I. -- PETRLÍK, D. -- KŘEPELKA, F. -- PÍTROVÁ, L. -- ŠMEJKAL, V. -- KUNERTOVÁ, T. -- PŘEVRÁTIL, J. -- SEHNÁLEK, D. -- SMOLEK, M. -- SVOBODOVÁ, M. -- VONDRÁČKOVÁ, A. Právo Evropské unie. 2nd ed. Leges, 2017. 496 p. Student. ISBN 978-80-7502-184-7.
SVOBODA, P. Úvod od evropského práva. Praha : C.H. Beck, 2011. 382 p. ISBN 978-80-7400-334-9.
ŠLÉGROVÁ, K. -- KUNC, B. -- LIČKA , M. Komentovaná rozhodnutí Soudního dvora Evropské unie. Praha: Linde, 2010. 447 p. ISBN 978-80-7201-812-3.
CHARLES, W. -- BALWIN, R. Ekonomie evropské integrace. Praha : Grada Publishing , 2013. 580 p.

N. Moussis: ACCESS TO EUROPEAN UNION (18th updated edition), ISBN: 2-930119-41-1, EUROPEAN STUDY SERVICE, Rixensart, Belgium, 2009
Language of instruction: Czech
PÍTROVÁ, L. -- POMAHAČ, R. Průvodce judikaturou evropského soudního dvora, díl 1.-4. (2000-2006). Praha: Linde, 2006.
TÝČ, V. Základy práva Evropské unie pro ekonomy. Praha: Leges, 2011. 301 p.

Study plans:
Field of study N-EM-GPP Law in the Global Business Environment, full-time form, initial period SS 2016/2017, place of teaching Mladá Boleslav
Run in the period of:
Course tutor:
doc. JUDr. Václav Šmejkal, Ph.D. (examiner, lecturer, supervisor)
Teaching language: Czech
Mladá Boleslav

Last modification made by Ing. Lucie Kočí on 06/28/2018.

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