Uusi opinto-opas (sisältäen myös opetusohjelmat) lukuvuodelle 2018-2019 sijaitsee osoitteessa https://opas.peppi.utu.fi . Tältä sivustolta löytyvät enää vanhat opinto-oppaat ja opetusohjelmat.

The new study guide (incl. teaching schedules) for academic year 2018-2019 can be found at https://studyguide.utu.fi. This site contains only previous years' guides.

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TLS_1026 The Law of the EU Internal Market 12 ECTS
Organised by
Turku Law School
Person in charge
Professor Jukka Snell
Minimum preceding studies
85 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 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

By the end of the course the students should:
- Understand the fundamental rules and principles governing the internal market of the EU
-Be able both to analyze and to evaluate critically the main norms related to the four freedoms of the EU
-Have an in-depth understanding of selected contemporary issues and problems relating to the application of the law of the internal market.
-Be able to engage in legal research
-Be able to present research findings both in writing and orally through the medium of English
-Be able to assess and discuss research produced by other students.


- 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

Further information on prerequisites and recommendations

ON/OTM students must have studied at least 85 credits consisting of the basic studies and foundations of laws courses.

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

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 ( Oxford: Oxford University Press, the most recent edition)

Further information

Restricted entry, limited to 24 students.

Application period 8 December at 9.00 until 12 December 12.00. Instructions and application form for the degree students in Finnish language programmes:https://intranet.utu.fi/fi/yksikot/law/studying/perustutkinto-opiskelu/erikoistumisjaksot/Sivut/Ilmoittautuminen-ja-valinta-erikoistumisjaksoille.aspx .

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
Optional courses (MDP in Law and Information Society)
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Faculty of Law
Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.
Faculty of Law
Bachelor of Laws
Master of Laws DP
MDP in Law and Information Society
Doctor of Laws
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