LAW30810 Comparative Law

Academic Year 2023/2024

This is a generic module descriptor that will cover different summer schools involving the School of Law. At present two US Law Schools, Fordham and Tulsa, offer such programmes and discussions are on-going with a number of US Law Schools about a bespoke programme offered at UCD in which their students could participate alongside a Chinese Law School. Each summer school will cover areas of comparative law and will be led by members of staff of the UCD School of Law and/or our partner Schools of Law in the United States and China.

Show/hide contentOpenClose All

Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completing this module students will be able to:
• Demonstrate their skills in researching legal materials across a number of jurisdictions;
• Demonstrate an understanding of the particular area of law;
• Discuss the points of comparison and contrast in the particular area of law in differing jurisdiction;
• Elaborate on the reasons for the points of contrast and their impact on the nature and scope of the particular area of law in differing jurisdictions.
• Reflect on the development of their skills in the presentation of legal argument.

These learning outcomes will be demonstrated through the completion of the assessment in the modules selected by the student.

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning


Seminar (or Webinar)




Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This is a module where UCD students join the Fordham Law summer School sharing the classroom with Fordham and Queens University Belfast law students . Law students learn to engage with approaches to law in a comparative context with student centred learning through class discussion and reading. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
LAW30760 - Legal Placement

Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: An essay as set by the leaders of the modules taken by the student (2000 words) Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Essay: An essay as set by the leaders of the modules taken by the student in the relevant Summer School (2000 words) Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded No


Carry forward of passed components
Remediation Type Remediation Timing
In-Module Resit Prior to relevant Programme Exam Board
Please see Student Jargon Buster for more information about remediation types and timing. 
Not yet recorded
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.

There are no rows to display