Course Description

The aim of this module is to give students a sound understanding of the institutional and constitutional structure of the European Union (EU). EU law is placed in its historical context by considering the constitutional development of the EU, including an examination of the impact of the Treaty of Lisbon. The institutional structure and operation of the Court of Justice of the European Union are analysed, as are the various categories of litigation which the Court considers. The law relating to the institutions is thoroughly explored along with an analysis of the legislative processes of the EU law-making institutions. The sources of EU law are examined, including the Treaties, secondary legislation, and general principles, with a focus on fundamental rights. The doctrines of EU law, such as the primacy of EU law, supremacy, direct effect, the interpretive obligation, and state liability are considered. The impact of concept of Union citizenship is also evaluated.

Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Code CW HREUL S
College Name Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Category Law, Law, Legal Studies
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Fee 775
Course Duration 1 year
Course Times 1 night per week.
Entry Requirements All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.
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