Law with History (LWW2)

This new law degree is a merger of the discipline of Law with a grounding in history.

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The programme is for students who wish to add to a profound understanding of Irish law along with a sustained course of study in History. The programme enables students to proceed to professional training as lawyers in Ireland and elsewhere. Through combining Law with History, it also provides an even broader range of career-relevant knoweldge, skills and experience. 



We aim for students to be active, motivated, autonomous learners who understand the social, cultural and political dimensions of law with the additional perspectives gained through their study of History. Gradautes will obtain the academic basis for a successful career in law as well as more widely applicable knowledge and skills. 



We strive for a learning environment that encourages students to work individually or as part of a team, so they can develop their own and others' leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Small group teaching, online collaboration and practice-based learning are key elements of this. Students have the option of spending a semester at one of the School's partner universities.



To these ends the programme uses teaching, learning and assessment approaches such as tutorials, seminars, supervised academic writing, work placement and simulations of professional practice.


1 - demonstrate specialised, detailed knowledge and understanding of the legal systems of Ireland and of the European Union.
2 - demonstrate specialised, detailed knowledge and understanding of aspects of Irish, European and world history.
3 - apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to their specific work or vocation in the field of law and/or history.
4 - gather and interpret the relevant data from a variety of sources, both legal and factual, to inform judgments on problems within the major branches of law and/or history.
5 - make their own judgments, including the capacity to reflect on relevant political, social, economic, historical, or ethical issues associated with law and/or history.
6 - to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, considering the importance of legal and/or historical arguments in public policy debates, in an accessible and intelligible manner to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
7 - realise those learning skills that are necessary for them to continue to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.
8 - identify, in the field of legal scholarship, the relevant sources of law and commentary upon and analysis of it and to frame their own original legal arguments.
9 - identify, in the field of historical scholarship, the relevant sources of law and commentary upon and analysis of it and to frame their own original arguments.
This law degree is a merger of the discipline of Law with a grounding in History.

The objectives of this programme are to provide you with:

- A knowledge of the principles and rules of law

- An understanding of law in its broader historical context

- An understanding of how historical scholarship can inform our knowledge of law and the development of legal systems

You will learn the fundamental legal concepts and principles, cultivate an ability to analyse law, engage in legal reasoning, gain a thorough understanding in the academic discipline of history and impart research skills in the fields of law and history.
STAGE 1
Stage 1 of this four-year degree programme includes many of the core modules of the BCL programme:
- Law of Contract
- Law of Tort
- Constitutional Law

And a choice of two modules in History, for example:
- Barbarianism and Christianity
- Comparative Revolutions
- Japan, China and Korea
- American History

STAGE 2
Stage 2 introduces you to Land Law, EU Law, Criminal Law and a number of optional modules from Law and History.

STAGES 3 & 4
History of Public Law and History of Private Law are core modules in Stages 3 and 4. You will also choose from a range of optional and elective modules in Law and History. There is also an option to complete a substantial research dissertation in lieu of one of the taught modules in the final stage.
You may apply to study abroad for either a semester or a year through the Erasmus programme or on a non-EU exchange. UCD has over 200 Erasmus partners in Europe and an increasing number of non-EU exchange agreements with universities in the USA, Canada, Australia, Japan and elsewhere.

Please visit the Erasmus section by clicking on the International Office link at the top of this page.
BCL (Law with History) graduates can go on to qualify as solicitors and barristers, and pursue law careers in Ireland or abroad.

Graduates are also well placed to pursue careers in:
  • Legal Research
  • Politics
  • Journalism
  • Academia

    Relevant graduate programmes include LLM degrees in:
  • International Human Rights
  • European Law & Public Affairs
  • Legal History
  • UCD Law Programme Office,
    Roebuck Castle,
    Belfield,
    Dublin 4
    Tel: +353 1 716 8342/8754
    Email:law@ucd.ie
    Web:www.ucd.ie/blprogrammes

    Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
    Stage 1 Core Modules History
         
    HIS10390 Creating History Autumn and Spring (separate)

    5

    Stage 1 Core Modules History
         
    Stage 1 Core Modules Law with History
         
    LAW10050 Constitutional Law: Institutional Framework of the Constitution of Ireland Autumn

    5

    LAW10190 Negligence and Related Matters Autumn

    5

    LAW10340 Contract: Formation Autumn

    5

    LAW10420 Legal and Professional Skills Autumn

    5

    LAW10060 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights under the Constitution of Ireland Spring

    5

    LAW10200 Nominate Torts Spring

    5

    LAW10350 Contract: Vitiating Factors and Remedies Spring

    5

    LAW10360 General Introduction to the Irish Legal System Spring

    5

    Stage 1 Core Modules Law with History
         
    Stage 1 Options - History A)MIN2OF:
    Students should choose 1 option in each trimester, and may choose 1 further option as an elective from Spring term modules
         
    HIS10070 The Making of Modern Europe: 1500-2000 Autumn

    5

    HIS10320 The Making of Modern Ireland, 1800-2000 Autumn

    5

    HIS10440 The United States, 1776-1991 Autumn

    5

    HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance Spring

    5

    HIS10310 Ireland's English Centuries Spring

    5

    HIS10450 Radicals and Revolutionaries Spring

    5

    Stage 1 Options - History A)MIN2OF:
    Students should choose 1 option in each trimester, and may choose 1 further option as an elective from Spring term modules
         
    Stage 1 Options - Law with History B)MIN0OF:
    LAW10260 can be chosen as an elective
         
    LAW10260 Criminal Procedure Spring

    5

    Stage 1 Options - Law with History B)MIN0OF:
    LAW10260 can be chosen as an elective
         
    Stage 2 Core Modules History
         
    HIS21140 History Today Autumn

    5

    Stage 2 Core Modules History
         
    Stage 2 Core Modules Law with History
         
    LAW20330 EU Constitutional Law Autumn

    5

    LAW20370 Property Law I Autumn

    5

    LAW20390 Criminal Liability Autumn

    5

    LAW20340 EU Economic Law Spring

    5

    LAW20380 Property Law II Spring

    5

    LAW20400 Criminal Offences and Defences Spring

    5

    Stage 2 Core Modules Law with History
         
    Stage 2 Options - History A)MIN3OF:
    Choose 3 modules from the list below. Students may choose additional modules in places of electives if they wish.
         
    HIS20460 Islam and Christianity in the Middle Ages Autumn

    5

    HIS20950 European Statecraft, Strategy & Culture, c. 1470-c.1770: Personalities & Power Autumn

    5

    HIS20960 Living Loving & Dying in 19th Century Ireland Autumn

    5

    HIS21320 Sport and the modern world Autumn

    5

    HIS20820 Nazi Germany Spring

    5

    HIS21120 Northern Ireland, 1920-2010: from partition to Paisley Spring

    5

    HIS21170 The Making of the Middle East Spring

    5

    HIS21240 Celts, Romans and Vikings: The Formation of Early Ireland Spring

    5

    HIS21260 From the Goldmines to Trump: A global history of nativism and anti-immigration since the mid-19th c. Spring

    5

    HIS21330 Global Asia Spring

    5

    Stage 2 Options - History A)MIN3OF:
    Choose 3 modules from the list below. Students may choose additional modules in places of electives if they wish.
         
    Stage 2 Options - Law with History A)MIN0OF:
    You should choose both LAW20090 and LAW20170 instead of electives to be Compliant for the Irish Legal ProfessionalBodies.
         
    LAW20090 Company Law I Autumn

    5

    LAW20170 Company Law II Spring

    5

    Stage 2 Options - Law with History A)MIN0OF:
    You should choose both LAW20090 and LAW20170 instead of electives to be Compliant for the Irish Legal ProfessionalBodies.
         
    Stage 3 Options - History A)1OF:
    Level 3 10 Credit Options:
         
    HIS31280 Rise, Fall, Rise of Modern Japan Autumn

    10

    HIS31320 The Irish Revolution, 1910-1923 Autumn

    10

    HIS31500 Past, Present and Future in Medieval England Autumn

    10

    HIS31850 Contested Histories in Australia Autumn

    10

    HIS32430 Florence 1200 - 1400 Autumn

    10

    HIS32620 US Pivots To Asia, 1890s-1950s Autumn

    10

    HIS32720 Frontiers of Empire Autumn

    10

    HIS32730 The Digital Humanities Autumn

    10

    HIS32780 The Viking Age Autumn

    10

    HIS32860 Jonathan Swift and Ireland Autumn

    10

    HIS32950 Weimar Germany Autumn

    10

    HIS32970 The 1641 Rebellion Autumn

    10

    HIS31900 Roads to Heaven & Hell Autumn and Spring (separate)

    10

    HIS32710 Manufacturing Truth in the Modern World Autumn and Spring (separate)

    10

    HIS32850 Settler colonialism Autumn and Spring (separate)

    10

    HIS31310 Madness and Civilisation Spring

    10

    HIS31400 British Atlantic History, 1607-1776 Spring

    10

    HIS31760 Irish Foreign Policy, 1919-73: A Place Among the Nations Spring

    10

    HIS32230 Biography and History Spring

    10

    HIS32330 A History of Decadence: Sex, Spectacle and Corruption in Eighteenth-Century Venice Spring

    10

    HIS32440 Florence 1400-1530 Spring

    10

    HIS32480 Anticolonial Thought in the Twentieth Century Spring

    10

    HIS32650 Migration Nation: The Irish Migration Experience since 1945 Spring

    10

    HIS32660 Conservative Political Activism in the United States, 1960-1980 Spring

    10

    HIS32680 Medieval Myth and History Spring

    10

    HIS32770 Life on the Edge: Drugs, Institutions, and Stigma in Ireland since 1960 Spring

    10

    HIS32800 History from below: Rural life in the middle ages Spring

    10

    HIS32870 Spectacle and the modern world Spring

    10

    HIS32880 Sexuality and Society Spring

    10

    HIS32920 Britain in the Islamic World: Themes of empire, religion, and resistance 1800-1950 Spring

    10

    HIS32940 Devolution, Dominion, Democracy: Ireland's constitutional history north and south, 1870-2007 Spring

    10

    HIS32960 Pills, Patents & Policies Spring

    10

    Stage 3 Options - History A)1OF:
    Level 3 10 Credit Options:
         
    Stage 3 Options - History B)MIN2OF:
    Choose 2 modules from the list below, 1 each trimester.
         
    HIS32460 Conquering Ireland, 1579-1691 Autumn

    5

    HIS32900 Questions in History Autumn

    5

    HIS32310 Revolutionary Russia, 1905-1921 Spring

    5

    HIS32380 Genocide & Mass Violence in the Twentieth Century Spring

    5

    Stage 3 Options - History B)MIN2OF:
    Choose 2 modules from the list below, 1 each trimester.
         
    Stage 3 Options - Law with History A)MIN5OF:
    Choose six of the following, or five if you select LAW37580, 10-credit Research module.
         
    LAW37580 Research Module 10 cr 2 Trimester duration (Aut-Spr)

    10

    LAW20090 Company Law I Autumn

    5

    LAW30010 Banking Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30060 Equity: History, Doctrines, Remedies Autumn

    5

    LAW30070 Evidence - Foundations Autumn

    5

    LAW30090 Revenue Law: Introduction to Revenue Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30170 Employment Law: the Contract of Employment Autumn

    5

    LAW30240 Administrative Law: Grounds of Review Autumn

    5

    LAW30300 Criminology: Criminal Justice and Penology Autumn

    5

    LAW30400 Matrimonial Law and Reliefs Autumn

    5

    LAW30440 Environmental Law and Policy Autumn

    5

    LAW30470 International Human Rights Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30610 Commercial Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30690 Advocacy and Mooting Autumn

    5

    LAW30700 The Lawyer, Professional Ethics & Legal Practice Autumn

    5

    LAW30730 Public International Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30870 Patent Law and Trademarks Autumn

    5

    LAW37520 International Family Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37530 Financial Law of the EU Autumn

    5

    LAW37560 Social Inclusion Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37620 Law and Hate Autumn

    5

    LAW37690 Children, State Protection & the Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37700 Internet Law and Regulation Autumn

    5

    LAW20170 Company Law II Spring

    5

    LAW30160 Evidence - Practice and Principles Spring

    5

    LAW30180 Jurisprudence Spring

    5

    LAW30190 Media Law Spring

    5

    LAW30230 Overview of Law Relating to Creation and Administration of Trusts Spring

    5

    LAW30290 Administrative Law: Remedies for Unlawful Administrative Action Spring

    5

    LAW30310 European Human Rights Law Spring

    5

    LAW30330 Employment Law: Employment Rights Spring

    5

    LAW30360 Consumer Law Spring

    5

    LAW30450 Family and Child Law Spring

    5

    LAW30530 Criminological Theory Spring

    5

    LAW30820 Private International Law Spring

    5

    LAW37460 Planning Law Spring

    5

    LAW37470 Advanced International Law - The Law of Int Organisations Spring

    5

    LAW37490 Advanced International Law - The Law of the Sea Spring

    5

    LAW37510 Sports Law Spring

    5

    LAW37590 International Economic Law Spring

    5

    LAW37600 Migration Law Spring

    5

    LAW37610 Medical Law Spring

    5

    LAW37630 Law in the Classroom Spring

    5

    LAW37670 Copyright Law Spring

    5

    LAW37710 Applied Legal Skills Spring

    5

    LAW37720 Internat'l Law: Current Issues Spring

    5

    Stage 3 Options - Law with History A)MIN5OF:
    Choose six of the following, or five if you select LAW37580, 10-credit Research module.
         
    Stage 4 Core Modules Law with History
         
    LAW30550 Legal History: The History of Public Law Spring

    5

    Stage 4 Core Modules Law with History
         
    Stage 4 Options - History A)MIN2OF:
    Choose 2 modules from the list below.
    An additional option module may be chosen in place of 10 credit of electives.
         
    HIS31280 Rise, Fall, Rise of Modern Japan Autumn

    10

    HIS31320 The Irish Revolution, 1910-1923 Autumn

    10

    HIS31500 Past, Present and Future in Medieval England Autumn

    10

    HIS31850 Contested Histories in Australia Autumn

    10

    HIS32430 Florence 1200 - 1400 Autumn

    10

    HIS32620 US Pivots To Asia, 1890s-1950s Autumn

    10

    HIS32720 Frontiers of Empire Autumn

    10

    HIS32730 The Digital Humanities Autumn

    10

    HIS32780 The Viking Age Autumn

    10

    HIS32860 Jonathan Swift and Ireland Autumn

    10

    HIS32950 Weimar Germany Autumn

    10

    HIS32970 The 1641 Rebellion Autumn

    10

    HIS41780 Origins of Modern Diplomacy Autumn

    10

    HIS31900 Roads to Heaven & Hell Autumn and Spring (separate)

    10

    HIS32710 Manufacturing Truth in the Modern World Autumn and Spring (separate)

    10

    HIS32850 Settler colonialism Autumn and Spring (separate)

    10

    HIS31310 Madness and Civilisation Spring

    10

    HIS31400 British Atlantic History, 1607-1776 Spring

    10

    HIS31760 Irish Foreign Policy, 1919-73: A Place Among the Nations Spring

    10

    HIS32230 Biography and History Spring

    10

    HIS32330 A History of Decadence: Sex, Spectacle and Corruption in Eighteenth-Century Venice Spring

    10

    HIS32440 Florence 1400-1530 Spring

    10

    HIS32480 Anticolonial Thought in the Twentieth Century Spring

    10

    HIS32650 Migration Nation: The Irish Migration Experience since 1945 Spring

    10

    HIS32660 Conservative Political Activism in the United States, 1960-1980 Spring

    10

    HIS32680 Medieval Myth and History Spring

    10

    HIS32770 Life on the Edge: Drugs, Institutions, and Stigma in Ireland since 1960 Spring

    10

    HIS32800 History from below: Rural life in the middle ages Spring

    10

    HIS32870 Spectacle and the modern world Spring

    10

    HIS32880 Sexuality and Society Spring

    10

    HIS32920 Britain in the Islamic World: Themes of empire, religion, and resistance 1800-1950 Spring

    10

    HIS32940 Devolution, Dominion, Democracy: Ireland's constitutional history north and south, 1870-2007 Spring

    10

    HIS32960 Pills, Patents & Policies Spring

    10

    Stage 4 Options - History A)MIN2OF:
    Choose 2 modules from the list below.
    An additional option module may be chosen in place of 10 credit of electives.
         
    Stage 4 Options - Law with History A)MIN4OF:
    Choose five of the following, or four if you select LAW37580, 10-credit Research module.
         
    LAW37580 Research Module 10 cr 2 Trimester duration (Aut-Spr)

    10

    LAW30010 Banking Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30060 Equity: History, Doctrines, Remedies Autumn

    5

    LAW30070 Evidence - Foundations Autumn

    5

    LAW30090 Revenue Law: Introduction to Revenue Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30170 Employment Law: the Contract of Employment Autumn

    5

    LAW30240 Administrative Law: Grounds of Review Autumn

    5

    LAW30300 Criminology: Criminal Justice and Penology Autumn

    5

    LAW30400 Matrimonial Law and Reliefs Autumn

    5

    LAW30440 Environmental Law and Policy Autumn

    5

    LAW30470 International Human Rights Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30610 Commercial Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30640 Competition Law in Practice Autumn

    5

    LAW30690 Advocacy and Mooting Autumn

    5

    LAW30700 The Lawyer, Professional Ethics & Legal Practice Autumn

    5

    LAW30730 Public International Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30870 Patent Law and Trademarks Autumn

    5

    LAW37410 Human Rights Education Autumn

    5

    LAW37520 International Family Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37530 Financial Law of the EU Autumn

    5

    LAW37560 Social Inclusion Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37620 Law and Hate Autumn

    5

    LAW37690 Children, State Protection & the Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37700 Internet Law and Regulation Autumn

    5

    LAW30160 Evidence - Practice and Principles Spring

    5

    LAW30180 Jurisprudence Spring

    5

    LAW30190 Media Law Spring

    5

    LAW30230 Overview of Law Relating to Creation and Administration of Trusts Spring

    5

    LAW30290 Administrative Law: Remedies for Unlawful Administrative Action Spring

    5

    LAW30310 European Human Rights Law Spring

    5

    LAW30330 Employment Law: Employment Rights Spring

    5

    LAW30360 Consumer Law Spring

    5

    LAW30450 Family and Child Law Spring

    5

    LAW30530 Criminological Theory Spring

    5

    LAW30570 Contemporary Issues in Law and Politics Spring

    5

    LAW30820 Private International Law Spring

    5

    LAW37460 Planning Law Spring

    5

    LAW37470 Advanced International Law - The Law of Int Organisations Spring

    5

    LAW37490 Advanced International Law - The Law of the Sea Spring

    5

    LAW37510 Sports Law Spring

    5

    LAW37590 International Economic Law Spring

    5

    LAW37600 Migration Law Spring

    5

    LAW37610 Medical Law Spring

    5

    LAW37630 Law in the Classroom Spring

    5

    LAW37670 Copyright Law Spring

    5

    LAW37710 Applied Legal Skills Spring

    5

    LAW37720 Internat'l Law: Current Issues Spring

    5


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