LAW10440 Law in Europe

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module is designed as an Introduction to EU law and Institutions and is not offered to UCD Law students enrolled in a four year BCL or BBL programme . It is available to 'visiting' or international law students and UCD students enrolled in non-law programmes. r
It examines the powers and roles of key EU institutions and pays close attention to the European Commission and the European Courts (Luxembourg). It examines important EU principles such as supremacy and direct effect.
It analyses selected areas of EU Economic Law such as free movement of citizens/workers/ goods throughout the EU.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module, students should
be able to express an informed understanding of the legal principles underlying selected ares of EU law and the institutional architecture.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours


Autonomous Student Learning




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
face to face lectures 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW10050 - Constitutional Frameworks, LAW20340 - EU Economic Law, LAW41920 - Advanced EU Economic Law, LAW41990 - Advanced Constitutional Law 1

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade In Module Component Repeat Offered
Examination: In person closed book examination 2 hour End of Trimester Exam No Graded No



Carry forward of passed components
Resit In Terminal Exam
Autumn Yes - 2 Hour
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

General written feedback will be provided to the class as a whole after grading is completed

Name Role
Professor Gavin Barrett Lecturer / Co-Lecturer