European Public Law - seminar
Chair of European Public Law
European Public Law - seminar
Study: Law - 4. semester
Code: 31827
ECTS: 4.0
Course coordinators: prof. dr. sc. Tamara Ćapeta
prof. dr. sc. Iris Goldner Lang
Tamara Perišin
doc. dr. sc. Melita Carević
izv. prof. dr. sc. Snježana Vasiljević
Lecturers: dr. sc. Nika Bačić Selanec - Seminar
Exam dates:
  • 16. 09. 2019.
Exam registration: Studomat
Basic data
European Public Law - seminar Law - 4. semester
4.0 31827
Lecturer in charge Consultations Location
prof. dr. sc. Tamara Ćapeta Ćirilometodska 4, room 50
prof. dr. sc. Iris Goldner Lang Ćirilometodska 4, room 51
Tamara Perišin Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba 56
doc. dr. sc. Melita Carević

Thursdays from 10 until 11 (with a prior notice to 

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba Ćirilometodska 4, soba 52
izv. prof. dr. sc. Snježana Vasiljević

Please shedule an apponitment at:

Ćirilometodska 4, room Ćirilometodska 4, soba 53
Lecturer Consultations Location
dr. sc. Nika Bačić Selanec (Seminar) Ćirilometodska 4, room 53/II kat
Tamara Ćapeta, Siniša Rodin; Osnove prava Europske unije; (2018), str. 203
Siniša Rodin, Tamara Ćapeta, Iris Goldner Lang; Reforma Europske unije; Narodne novine Zagreb (2009), str. 412
Seminar will build upon the knowledge and skills obtained in lectures on European Public Law. Students will better understand the curriculum of European Public Law by analysing it from different perspectives. Also, the students will develop skills of analysing problems in European law by writing observations for the parties in the proceedings, presenting them orally and working in group on a hypothetical case involving new legal issues.
Exam dates
16. 09. 2019.
Detailed data
Cognitive Skills:

- to understand sources of legitimacy problem of the EU and arguments for ana gainst legitimacy of decision-making in the European Union

- to distinguish between inductive from deductive methods in the interpretation, and recognise some of the most frequent arguments used by the European Court - to understand the relation beteen lower courts toward superior national courts on one hand, and the European Court on the other

- to understand the problem of the lack of orizontal effect of directives, and to understand arguments for and against horizontal effect

- to understand arguments for the state liability for damage caused by courts

- to recognise arguments for wider or narrower powers of the EU

- to recognise steps in the analysis and argumentation in cases about internal market issues

- to understand the scope of the concept of citizenship in European law

Practical and Generic Skills:

Legal skills

- to recognise legal problems in European law

- to critically analyse court practice of the European Court

- to interpret legal rules from European law depending on the position in court procedure

- to use judgments of the European Court depending on the position in court procedure

- to explain personal and other people's legal standpoints related to European law orally and in writing

- to structure legal argumentation

- to solve a legal rpoblem from European law through group work

- to apply European law to factual descriptions

- to draft a legal standpoint for a party in court procedure


Practical skills

- to determine a legal problem for a seminar paper and conduct a research using different research tools, including libraries and the Internet

- to plan a research, including prioritising according to the relevance for the seminar paper

- to plan and conduct an independent student research project within preparation of the seminar paper


Communication skills

- to articulate and express ideas in an appropriate and clear manner, orally and in writing;

- to read and understand complex legal materials;

- to manage and contribute to group work

Matching Assessments to Learning Outcomes:

Mid-term examination (partly based on solving a hypothetical case), written paper (petition of a party in procedure) and activity in seminar sessions