Free Movement under EU and EEA Internal Market Law - Bachelor

Undergraduate course

Course description

Objectives and Content

The course aims to provide students with an overview of EU/EEA commercial law, focusing particularly on the regulation of the internal market and certain ancillary policies inherently connected thereto.

The topics covered by the course constitute the very core of EU/EEA cooperation, and will include (but not be limited to) both theoretical and practical aspects of the rules governing the EU Customs Union, the Four Freedoms and restrictions, derogations and justifications thereto, and the EU Common Commercial Policy (CCP).

Certain cross-policy aspects, particularly concerning the relationship between the Four Freedoms, state aid and competition rules, will also be touched upon during the course.

Learning Outcomes

Knowledge and skills:

By the end of the course, students will be expected to be able to

  • understand the relationship between the EU and EEA regulatory regimes, and their relationship to the national legal systems of the EU and EFTA Member States on a basic level.
  • be aware of the most recent developments in the case law of the EU and EFTA Courts in the policy fields in question.
  • identify and apply the core EU Treaty and EEA Agreement rules and principles about the internal market and certain ancillary policies thereto, including (but not limited to):
    • the four freedoms (free movement of goods, services, workers and capital), including restrictions, derogations and justifications thereto.
    • EU Common Commercial Policy
    • certain cross-policy issues (particularly the relationship between the four freedoms, state aid and competition regulatory regimes)

General competence:

By the end of the course, students should be able to:

  • read and mindfully analyze legal sources, as well as academic works, in the field
  • express ideas and legal reasoning through oral presentations and written case studies
  • demonstrate a basic grounding in research skills and techniques particular to EU and EEA internal market law

ECTS Credits


Level of Study


Semester of Instruction


Place of Instruction

Faculty of Law, University of Bergen
Required Previous Knowledge
Two years of law studies.
Recommended Previous Knowledge

Good level of English language.

JUS2300 EU and EEA Institutional Law and Policymaking - Bachelor

Credit Reduction due to Course Overlap

Combined with JUS287-2-A EU and EEA Commercial law or JUS3501 Free movement under EU and EEA market law this course will generate no new credits.

Combines successfully with JUS2315/JUS3515 EU and EEA Public Procurement Law, JUS2309/JUS3509 Competition Law, JUS2300/JUS3500 EU and EEA Institutional Law and Policymaking and JUS2302/3502 EU and EEA State aid law.

Access to the Course

The course is available for the following students:

  • Admitted to the five-year master programme in law
  • Exchange students at the Faculty of Law
Teaching and learning methods
Lectures and seminars Students may be asked to prepare case-studies and/or short presentations for certain lectures/seminars.
Compulsory Assignments and Attendance

Compulsory attendance at lectures/seminars.

Students will be required to submit a paper during the course (approximately 2500 words). A passed paper is required for taking the oral exam. Students who fail the paper will have a chance to resubmit their paper before the oral exam.

Forms of Assessment

Exam only in semesters with teaching.

Type of exam: oral examination.

Exam language: English

Grading Scale
A - E for passed, F for failed.
Assessment Semester
Reading List
The reading list will be ready 1 july for the autumn semester.
Course Evaluation
According to the administrative arrangements for course evaluation at the Faculty of Law
Examination Support Material

Support materials allowed during exam:

See section 3-5 of the Supplementary Regulations for Studies at the Faculty of Law at the University of Bergen.

Special regulations about dictionaries at school exam:

  • According to the Regulations for Studies, one dictionary is permitted support material during the examination. Bilingual dictionaries containing for example both Norwegian-English and EnglishNorwegian are considered as one dictionary.
  • Bilingual dictionaries to/from the same two languages - for example Norwegian-English/EnglishNorwegian - in two different volumes are also considered as one dictionary (irrespective of publisher or edition).
  • Dictionaries as described above cannot be combined with any other types of dictionaries.
  • Any kind of combination which makes up more than two physical volumes is forbidden.

In case a student has a special need for any other combination than the above mentioned, such combination has to be clarified with/approved by the course coordinator minimum two weeks before the exam. Students who have not been granted permission to have a special combination minimum two weeks before the exam will be subject to the usual regulations (Section 3-5) about examination support materials

Programme Committee
The Academic Affairs Committee (Studieutvalget) at the Faculty of Law is responsible for ensuring the material content, structure and quality of the programme.
Course Coordinator
Melanie Hack and Ingrid Margrethe Halvorsen Barlund