NIFB14005U EU Law - Environment, Agriculture & Food

Volume 2014/2015
Bacheloruddannelsen i jordbrugsøkonomi
Bacheloruddannelsen i naturressourcer
MSc Programme in Nature Management
MSc Programme in Agricultural Economics
MSc Programme in Animal Science

This course is aimed at non-law students. The course provides an introduction to basic EU law. This includes an introduction to the core elements of the EU legal system, EU institutions, decision-making procedures and sources of law. Also the concept of sovereignty and the relationship between EU law and national law will be touched upon. The course also gives insight into some substantive areas of EU law, including the internal market and the free movement of goods. Examples will as far as possible be drawn from areas such as environment and nature protection, agriculture and food production. The students will have the opportunity to specialise in EU law matters relevant to environment, agriculture or food through a mandatory written assignment.

Learning Outcome

The overall objective of the course is to ensure a good understanding of how the EU legal system works. The course aims to make students able to identify and evaluate relevant EU law aspects of a specific case, including to identify relevant sources of law and their possible interaction with national law and to carry out a legal analysis based on relevant EU legislation and case law.

- demonstrate knowledge of key EU law concepts and principles
- demonstrate knowledge of core EU institutions and their roles in EU law
- demonstrate knowledge about EU law-making and relevant sources of law
- display insight into the relationship between EU law and national law

- ability to identify relevant matters of EU law in a specific case
- ability to carry out a legal analysis applying relevant EU law
- ability to use and assess case law from the European courts
- ability to assess national law and administration in view of EU law

- discuss and co-operate with the purpose to provide well argued and relevant solutions to concrete EU law problems

Will be announced

The course will consist of introductory lectures as well as exercises based on specific cases, including case law. The students may be asked to present relevant topics. A mandatory small written assignment based on an EU law topic of the students own choice shall be submitted by the end of the course.
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 1
  • Lectures
  • 30
  • Preparation
  • 95
  • Project work
  • 40
  • Theory exercises
  • 40
  • Total
  • 206
7,5 ECTS
Type of assessment
Oral examination, 20 minutter
oral examination (100 %)
Exam registration requirements
Submission of written assignment
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
External censorship
Criteria for exam assesment

To obtain the grade 12 a student must fulfil the learning objectives displaying a high level of command of all aspects, with no or only a few minor weaknesses.