|Course Title||European Union Business Law|
|Institution||Iasi A.I.Cuza University|
I.Place of the course within the curriculum
E.U. Business Law is designed to be an optional (non-mandatory) course, for 4th year law students. It is taught during the fall semester which lasts about 11 or 12 weeks. That means 2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of seminar, weekly.
As a consequence of ECTS (European Credit Transfer System), which functions in "Al. I. Cuza" University, 3 credits were allocated for the E.U. Business Law course.
II.Structure of the course
The course covers only that part of E.U. Business Law, which is related to Private International Law and especially to International Business Law. It is well known that each state has its own system of Private International Law and International Business Law, even if they are called "international" disciplines. There is no "above-national" system available and applicable for every state. The E.U. makes no exception of this rule. The member states have particular rules on these fields. That does not mean that the E.U. Business Law course will deal with each state’s laws (that would be comparative business law).
Considering the fact that the member states signed international conventions, which provide uniform rules, the course covers those aspects. More precisely, it treats conflicts of laws and jurisdictions in the framework of Private International Law with a special emphasis on companies and commercial contracts.The structure of the course is the following:
1.E.U.-short history and background
3.Relationship between E.U. Business Law and Romanian Business
Law: Association Agreements settled by Romania and E.U. and its member states (1993)
4. Harmonization of company laws in E.U.
5.European Business Litigation
6. Introduction to E.U. Competition Law
7. Influence of E.U. Competition Law on Romanian Competition Law
III.Content of the seminars
The seminars are based on essays written and presented by students. In the way in which during the courses the professor provides to students information on this particular subject within a continuous feed-back among them, the seminars presume a higher student participation. An active intervention of all participants under a direct professor supervising is possible.
The essay subjects do not cover the course structure. They are related to it in a different way, having the aim of approaching several "poor lightened" areas. There are 2 main domains; this fall semester the essay subjects were:A. The E.U.-general view
B. E.U. Business Law-aspects related especially to Private International Law