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Current Academic Year 2023 - 2024

Please note that this information is subject to change.

Module Title Advanced European Union Law
Module Code LG358
School School of Law & Government
Module Co-ordinatorSemester 1: Janine Silga
Semester 2: Janine Silga
Autumn: Janine Silga
Module TeachersJanine Silga
NFQ level 8 Credit Rating 5
Pre-requisite None
Co-requisite None
Compatibles None
Incompatibles None
Exam. Assignment.

This module builds on EU Law (LG318) by exploring further constitutional, administrative, social and economic aspects of EU law and policy. The module aims to reflect critically on the nature of EU law and the place of Europe within the current debates about globalization and the ‘new world order’. The module covers study of the internal market and touches upon some of the recent developments in relation to Brexit. It addresses social policy in respect of the principle of equal treatment between men and women, the concept of Union citizenship and “third-country nationals”. Finally, the module introduces and analyses the role of the EU in regard to competition law and policy.

Learning Outcomes

1. Appraise the reach and impact of EU law on issues of sovereignty, identity, and fundamental rights.
2. Critically assess the possible future development of the EU in areas such as citizenship, equal treatment and the internal market
3. Appreciate the social, economic and political perspectives that underlie developments in EU law.
4. Apply legal principles to factual scenarios.

Workload Full-time hours per semester
Type Hours Description
Lecture24No Description
Tutorial3Problem based discussion
Independent Study50Reading for lectures
Assignment Completion24Research and write-up
Independent Study24Exam revision
Total Workload: 125

All module information is indicative and subject to change. For further information,students are advised to refer to the University's Marks and Standards and Programme Specific Regulations at: http://www.dcu.ie/registry/examinations/index.shtml

Indicative Content and Learning Activities

Indicative syllabus
1. Economic Governance & the Eurozone Crisis 2. Introduction to the Internal Market & Free Movement of Workers 3. Free movement of Goods 4. Free movement of Services 5. Freedom of Establishment 6. Union Citizenship 7. Equal treatment of men and women 8. EU Competition Law

Students will be expected (via the guidelines, links and suggested readings on Moodle) to read case law and legislation, academic articles and core texts; participate in class discussions and keep abreast of ongoing developments in this area of law.

Assessment Breakdown
Continuous Assessment20% Examination Weight80%
Course Work Breakdown
TypeDescription% of totalAssessment Date
Group assignmentn/a30%n/a
AssignmentOne essay and one problem question70%n/a
Reassessment Requirement Type
Resit arrangements are explained by the following categories;
1 = A resit is available for all components of the module
2 = No resit is available for 100% continuous assessment module
3 = No resit is available for the continuous assessment component
This module is category 1
Indicative Reading List

  • Craig & de Burca,: 0, EU Law: Text, Cases and Materials, latest ed,
  • Chalmers, Hadjiemmanuil, Monti & Tomkins: 0, EU Law, latest ed,
Other Resources

38682, Journals, 0, The Common Market Law Review; European Law Journal; European Law Review, 38683, Websites, 0, www.europa.eu; http://eur-lex.europa.eu; http://curia.europa.eu,
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BAJPIBachelor of Arts (BAJPI)
BAJPNBachelor of Arts (BAJPN) - Intra P
BCLBachelor of Civil Law (Law & Society)
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EBGBA in Global Business (Germany)
EBSBA in Global Business (Spain)
EPLBA in Economics, Politics and Law
EPLNBA in Economics, Politics and Law
EPLYABA in Economics, Politics and Law (Int)
Date of Last Revision06-JAN-12

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