LAW40550 Irish Law & Legal Procedure

Academic Year 2023/2024

This micro-credential provides an introduction to Irish law and procedure, focusing on the law of contract, tort, evidence and litigation procedure. The focus is on the general principles of law, and the purpose of the micro-credential is to equip learners who do not hold university law degrees or equivalent qualifications with the knowledge to be able to address legal issues arising in the substance of a dispute.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module learners will:

● Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the sources of Irish Law
● Intimate knowledge and understanding of the fundamental principles and substance of Irish law of contract, tort, evidence and
civil litigation procedure
● Be able to analyse given fact scenarios and problems and apply the correct legal principles to advise on appropriate solutions

Indicative Module Content:

● Introduction to Irish Law and Sources of Law
● Civil Litigation and Civil Procedure
● Alternative Dispute Resolution
● Arbitration Principles
● Law of Evidence
● Law of Contract
● Law of Tort

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
This micro-credential consists of weekly 2 hour lectures, supplemented by online reading and resources and in-class and online exercises. Learners are encouraged to engage with the teaching activities for this micro-credential on campus at UCD (face-to-face). However, lectures will be available online, to suit learners' circumstances and requirements.

A repository of resources will be available to support your learning, and as a UCD student you will have full access to the library.

This is a 5 ECTS micro-credential and involves approximately 100-125 hours of learner effort. Assessment will take the form of a mid-semester assignment covering topics covered to date and an end of semester exam. 
Requirements, Exclusions and Recommendations

Not applicable to this module.

Module Requisites and Incompatibles
Not applicable to this module.
Assessment Strategy  
Description Timing Open Book Exam Component Scale Must Pass Component % of Final Grade
Essay: 2000 Word Problem / Essay Varies over the Trimester n/a Graded No


Assignment: End of Semester Take-Home Examination Coursework (End of Trimester) n/a Graded Yes


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. 
Feedback Strategy/Strategies

• Feedback individually to students, post-assessment
• Group/class feedback, post-assessment

How will my Feedback be Delivered?

Group feedback will be supplied in class and/or online following assessment following UCD Sutherland School of Law policies Individual feedback may also be sought by individual students on how they stand relative to the group feedback

Name Role
Mr Michael Moran Lecturer / Co-Lecturer
Timetabling information is displayed only for guidance purposes, relates to the current Academic Year only and is subject to change.
Lecture Offering 1 Week(s) - 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33 Wed 16:00 - 17:50