The Jean Monnet Module is intended to implement a course on EU Competition Law addressed to undergraduate Law students of the University of Verona. The aim is to develop the existing teaching activities by providing a new course on a subject that represents one of the EU main policies directly related to the functioning of the internal market and that, given its implications, strongly requires to be part of a proper legal education.
The course will allow students to acquire a comprehensive range of skills. Not only will the teaching programme cover both public and private enforcement of competition law, but the teaching staff will also be multifaceted and international, which represents an innovative feature for a university undergraduate course. Lectures will be delivered by young EU law professors/research fellows of the Universities of Verona and Milan, an economist from Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Barcelona), an officer of the Italian Competition Authority and a competition adviser from Intesa SanPaolo Group. Besides enhancing the quality of the teaching staff, this varied composition will enable students to better understand how competition legal issues are strictly related to the economic ones and, thanks to the practical experience of practitioners operating in the field, how the competition procedures are carried out in practice. In addition, an information visit to the EU Commission for the students of the course will take place.
Moreover, lectures will be paired up with practice-oriented workshops where students will be called to actively deal with pilot cases as if they were in real practice.
The teaching staff will also be committed to publish articles in peer-reviewed, preferably foreign, specialised journals on European and competition studies or in collective works. This will make it possible for the young academics to deepen their knowledge on the subject matter, which is imperative to enhance the quality of University education and expand young academics’ expertise.
Finally, every year a conference will be organised in order to give visibility to the Module and to the host institution, enabling to reach a wider public of professionals and representatives of the civil society.