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TLS_1026 The Law of the EU Internal Market 12 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Responsible teacher: Professor Jukka Snell, jukka.snell@utu.fi
Minimum preceding studies
110 ECTS.
Preceding studies
All students must have basic knowledge of European law. Knowledge of commercial law may also be an advantage. The students of the Faculty of Law (=LIS and OTM students) must have completed the foundational courses on European law ("eurooppaoikeuden perusteet”), or equivalent. It is also recommended that they have completed a foundational course on commercial law ("kauppaoikeuden perusteet").

Learning outcomes

The aim of the course is provide students with a thorough understanding of the basic rules and principles governing the internal market of the EU. Students will be expected both to apply and to analyze and evaluate critically the main norms related to the four freedoms of the EU. They will also have an opportunity to engage actively with some of the key problem areas of internal market law.


• The different stages and methods of economic integration
• The subject matter of the four freedoms
• The personal scope of the four freedoms
• The notion of restriction on free movement
• The ‘wholly internal’ rule
• Justifications and derogations
• The principle of proportionality
• Regulating the internal market

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Lectures 24 h 0 h
Seminar 24 h 0 h

The course consists of lectures that lead to a set of research seminars based on student papers. The seminars are student-led.

Teaching language


Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Written exam
  • In English
  • In English
Participation in classroom work
  • In English
Written exam and Seminar and Participation in classroom work

Written exam; the writing and presentation of a seminar paper, and participation in the seminar series.

The students are expected to participate in lectures and to take an examination on the course literature and lectures. Each student will also write and present an essay of approximately 15-20 pages which will be discussed in a seminar. All students are expected to participate actively in the seminars where the written essays are presented, and a participation rate of at least 75 per cent is required for a student to pass the course.

Evaluation and evaluation criteria

Numeric 0-5.
Written examination 50 %. Seminar paper 50%.

Study materials

C Barnard, The Substantive Law of the EU: The Four Freedoms (4th edn, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013)

Further information

TIME: 2.9-25.10.2013

Restricted entry, limited to 24 students. 2 of the places is reserved for students of the Master's Degree Programme in Law and Information Society (LIS).

A law student of the Faculty of Law may continue to work with his or her essay and expand it into a bachelor's thesis (ON-seminaarityö).

Belongs to following study modules

Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Finnish Study Modules
Master of Laws DP
Law, Studies for Bachelor/Master of Laws Degree