Law with Social Justice (LWW9)

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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 the range of subjects offered in the Social Justice minor. The programme enables students to proceed to professional training as lawyers in Ireland and elsewhere. Through combining Law with Social Justice, 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 and their role as global citizens, as a result of the additional perspectives gained through their study of Social Justice. 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 key debates in Social Justice.
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 social justice.
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 social justice.
5 - make their own judgments, including the capacity to reflect on relevant political, social, economic, historical, or ethical issues associated with law and/or social justice.
6 - communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, considering the importance of legal and/or social justice 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 social justice scholarship, the relevant sources of law and commentary upon and analysis of it and to frame their own original arguments.
This degree will provide an ideal platform for careers in:

  • National and international NGOs as legal advisors or researchers
  • Public policy

    Relevant graduate study programmes include:

  • International Human Rights
  • Criminology
  • Equality Studies
  • Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
    Stage 1 Core Modules Law with Social Justice
         
    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 Social Justice
         
    Stage 1 Core Modules Social Justice
         
    SSJ10070 Exploring Gender Autumn

    5

    SSJ10090 Social Justice Perspectives Autumn

    5

    Stage 1 Core Modules Social Justice
         
    Stage 1 Options - Law with Social Justice A)MIN0OF:
    The below module can be chosen an elective.
         
    LAW10260 Criminal Procedure Spring

    5

    Stage 1 Options - Law with Social Justice A)MIN0OF:
    The below module can be chosen an elective.
         
    Stage 1 Options - Social Justice A)1 OF:
    Choose 1 of the following
         
    SSJ10020 Global Justice: Towards an Egalitarian Global Order Spring

    5

    SSJ10060 Inequality and Social Justice in Irish Society Spring

    5

    Stage 1 Options - Social Justice A)1 OF:
    Choose 1 of the following
         
    Stage 2 Core Modules Law with Social Justice
         
    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 Social Justice
         
    Stage 2 Core Modules Social Justice
         
    SSJ20140 Human Rights & Social Justice Autumn

    5

    SSJ20160 Race and Racism: Critical Perspectives Autumn

    5

    SSJ20110 Gender, Power and Politics - Historical Perspectives Spring

    5

    SSJ20150 Political Economy & Social Justice Spring

    5

    Stage 2 Core Modules Social Justice
         
    Stage 2 Options - Law with Social Justice A)MIN0OF:
    You should choose both LAW20090 and LAW20170 instead of Electives to be Compliant for the Irish Legal Professional Bodies
         
    LAW20090 Company Law I Autumn

    5

    LAW20170 Company Law II Spring

    5

    Stage 2 Options - Law with Social Justice A)MIN0OF:
    You should choose both LAW20090 and LAW20170 instead of Electives to be Compliant for the Irish Legal Professional Bodies
         
    Stage 3 Options - Law with Social Justice 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

    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

    LAW37570 Insolvency 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

    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

    LAW30300 Criminology: Criminal Justice and Penology Spring

    5

    LAW30310 European Human Rights Law Spring

    5

    LAW30330 Employment Law: Employment Rights 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

    Stage 3 Options - Law with Social Justice A) MIN5OF
    Choose six of the following, or five if you select LAW37580, 10-credit Research module.
         
    Stage 3 Options - Social Justice A)MIN2OF:
    Choose 20 credits in options (20 credits can be met by choosing two 10-credit modules; one 10-credit and two 5-credit modules; four 5-credit modules)
         
    SPOL30010 Policy-making, Implementation & Evaluation Autumn

    5

    SPOL38210 Migration, Racism and Irish Society Autumn

    5

    SSJ30070 Gender War and Violence Autumn

    5

    SSJ30080 Masculinities Autumn

    5

    SSJ38240 Childhood & Global Justice Autumn

    10

    SSJ38260 Social justice and the city Autumn

    10

    SSJ38270 Inequality in the Lab Market Autumn

    5

    EDUC20070 Travellers, Ethnicity & Rights Spring

    5

    EDUC30050 Schools and Society Spring

    5

    GEOG20130 Cities in a Global World Spring

    5

    POL20060 Law, Politics, and Human Rights Spring

    5

    SPOL30220 Social Policy, Social Justice and the Environment Spring

    5

    SSJ38290 Discrimination: Law & Society Spring

    10

    Stage 3 Options - Social Justice A)MIN2OF:
    Choose 20 credits in options (20 credits can be met by choosing two 10-credit modules; one 10-credit and two 5-credit modules; four 5-credit modules)
         
    Stage 4 Options - Law with Social Justice 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

    LAW30400 Matrimonial Law and Reliefs Autumn

    5

    LAW30440 Environmental Law and Policy Autumn

    5

    LAW30470 International Human Rights 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

    LAW37570 Insolvency 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

    LAW30300 Criminology: Criminal Justice and Penology Spring

    5

    LAW30310 European Human Rights Law Spring

    5

    LAW30330 Employment Law: Employment Rights Spring

    5

    LAW30450 Family and Child Law Spring

    5

    LAW30530 Criminological Theory Spring

    5

    LAW30550 Legal History: The History of Public Law 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

    Stage 4 Options - Law with Social Justice A) MIN5OF
    Choose six of the following, or five if you select LAW37580, 10-credit Research module.
         
    Stage 4 Options - Social Justice A)MIN2OF:
    Choose 20 credits in options (20 credits can be met by choosing two 10-credit modules; one 10-credit and two 5-credit modules; four 5-credit modules)
         
    SPOL20050 Economics of Social Policy Autumn

    5

    SPOL30010 Policy-making, Implementation & Evaluation Autumn

    5

    SPOL38210 Migration, Racism and Irish Society Autumn

    5

    SSJ30070 Gender War and Violence Autumn

    5

    SSJ30080 Masculinities Autumn

    5

    SSJ38260 Social justice and the city Autumn

    10

    SSJ38270 Inequality in the Lab Market Autumn

    5

    EDUC20070 Travellers, Ethnicity & Rights Spring

    5

    EDUC30050 Schools and Society Spring

    5

    POL20060 Law, Politics, and Human Rights Spring

    5

    SPOL20260 Social Protection: Security, Work and Poverty Spring

    5

    SPOL20280 Housing Policies, Neighbourhoods and Homes Spring

    5

    SPOL30220 Social Policy, Social Justice and the Environment Spring

    5

    SSJ38290 Discrimination: Law & Society Spring

    10


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