European Union Law Event October 2011

European Union Law in Practice Friday, 21st October, 2011
5-7 pm Boole 1 Lecture Theatre, Main Campus, UCC

European Union (EU) law impacts on an ever increasing number of areas of legal practice including employment law, family law, planning and environmental law, agriculture law, fisheries law, immigration law, competition law and consumer law. In the case of conflict between EU law and national law, EU law takes precedence. The Court of Justice has developed a number of doctrines to ensure the effectiveness of EU law in the national legal order including supremacy, direct effect, consistent interpretation and State liability. In practice, however, the interaction between EU law and national law can prove contentious and the courts are often called upon to resolve points of conflict. EU law is sometimes perceived as being complex and difficult to decipher. This state of affairs is compounded by the sheer volume of EU measures and the rapidity with which the law evolves. This seminar aims to demystify EU law and to explore its relevance in day to day legal practice.


 Chair John Lucey SC


5.00-5.15 Opening Remarks

Declan Walsh, Faculty of Law, UCC


5.15-5.45 Anthony M Collins SC


5.45-6.15 Dr Vincent Power

Head of EU and Competition A&L Goodbody

Adjunct Professor of Law, UCC


6.15-7.00 Questions and Discussion


This event is supported by funding from the Department of Foreign Affairs Communicating Europe Initiative

 Continuing Professional Development: 2 hours General CPD – Group Study


To register, please fill in attached booking form and return to:

Ms Noreen Delea,

EU Law Seminar,

Department of Law,

University College Cork

Email:                       Tel: 021 490 3220


European Union Law in Practice booking form 


School of Law

Scoil an Dlí

Room 1.63, T12 T656