LAW40550 Irish Law & Legal Procedure

Academic Year 2023/2024

This module focuses on the Irish law of contract, tort, evidence and litigation procedure. The focus is on the general principles rather than on the principles specific to arbitration, and the purpose of the module is to equip students 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. Students who are qualified barristers or solicitors or who hold approved university law degrees or interdisciplinary degrees having a substantial law component are exempt from this module.

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Curricular information is subject to change

Learning Outcomes:

On completion of this module students will:
 Be able to demonstrate an understanding of the sources of Irish Law and an 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.
 Have covered the syllabus of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Module 1 “Laws of Obligations and Civil Evidence”

Student Effort Hours: 
Student Effort Type Hours
Autonomous Student Learning






Approaches to Teaching and Learning:
A lecture based module comprising 2hour weekly lectures with 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 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
Ms Katie Nolan 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