This course is discontinued

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Course content

New course code starting from the fallsemester 2011 - please see the website for JUS5310 – EU Competition Law (the course now gives 10 credits).

The course examines the competition rules of the European Community, particularly the competition rules concerning undertakings in Articles 85-90 EC. Students need no former knowledge of European Community Law before taking this course, but it may require some additional reading. For those who are not familiar with the competition rules, these are the rules which attempt to regulate private firms' market conduct. The competition rules contain provisions concerning anti-competitive agreements, abuse of market power and mergers.

Competition Law is often described as the rules of the market and the provisions, and the case Law illustrates the difficulties for the regulator trying to regulate the conduct of private companies. The rules are of great significance since any firm may be subject to heavy fines and/or liability for damages if infringing them. The maximum fine may be as high as 10% of a firm's annual turnover.

The European Commission plays an active part in enforcing the competition rules, and a study of Competition Law is therefore also a study of EC Administrative Law. This area of Law also gives the student a good opportunity to study the interrelation between Law and economics, since these legal norms often are based on economic theory. Students are expected to take an active part in the course since the emphasis is placed upon seminars and discussion groups rather than formal lectures. Students must also be prepared to give presentations to the rest of the group.

Learning outcome

See ‘Detailed course information’ regarding requirements and syllabus.

Admission

You may register for this course if you have admission to a Master of Law-programme at UiO, the faculty's exchange-programme or have admission to Law-electives at masters-level. All applicants must fill the formal prerequisites.

International applicants, if you are not already enrolled as a student at UiO, please see our information about admission requirements and procedures for international applicants

Prerequisites

Formal prerequisite knowledge

  • Admission to the faculty’s exchange-programme or
  • Active study-right for a study programme, masters-level at the University of Oslo or
  • Norwegian Masters of Laws degree or equivalent or
  • Passed forth year, 96 – Cand. Jur programme (or exams that are equivalent) or
  • Passed JUR3000, Masters of Laws programme at the University of Oslo (or exams that are equivalent).

Recommended previous knowledge

Three years of law studies.

Teaching

Lectures/seminars.

Examination

4 hour written examination.

Examination support material

Auxiliary materials allowed during examinations for courses taught in English.

Recommended/Special Material

Language of examination

Students may answer the examination question in English, Norwegian, Swedish or Danish pursuant to Regulations governing studies and examinations at the University of Oslo. (§ 5.4 Forskrift om studier og eksamener ved Universitetet i Oslo)

Grading scale

Grades are awarded on a scale from A to F, where A is the best grade and F is a fail. Read more about the grading system.

Explanations and appeals

Resit an examination

Withdrawal from an examination

It is possible to take this exam up to 3 times. If you withdraw from the exam after the deadline or during the exam, this will be counted as an examination attempt.

There are special rules for resitting a passed examination in the master's programme in Law.

Special examination arrangements

Application form, deadline and requirements for special examination arrangements.

Please se Detailed regulations for the Faculty of Law, Chapter 3 regarding application, responsibilities and special measures.

Evaluation

The course is subject to continuous evaluation. At regular intervals we also ask students to participate in a more comprehensive evaluation.

Other

This subject is taught at Master 's level. The subject is also taught at Bachelor's level (15 ECTS credits), see JUR1310 – EU Competition Law (BA).
Please see the chapter above, regarding overlap. For instances of overlap, credits will be deducted on the subject at Bachelors's level.

Facts about this course

Credits

15

Level

Master

Teaching

Autumn 2010

Starting from autumn 2011, the course will continue with a new course code. Please see the website for JUS5310 – EU Competition Law

Examination

Autumn 2010

Starting from autumn 2011, the course will continue with a new course code. Please see the website for JUS5310 – EU Competition Law

Teaching language

English