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DSCY10150 - Hope
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

This module explores the nature and role of hope for science and society in a post-pandemic world. The teaching team will reflect on hope drawing on their expertise in art history, biochemistry, computer science, law, philosophy, physics, politics, sociology and veterinary medic...
LAW00030 - Introduction to Law in Ireland
Spring, Level 0, Credits 5

This module is aimed at students who wish to acquire a basic knowledge and understanding of how the Irish legal system operates within its societal context. The law module seeks to provide students with confidence and become active, autonomous learners who are conscious of the so...
LAW1001D - Business Law
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

This module provides students with an overview of Business Law. Among the areas covered are:
1. The concepts governing the application of law in Ireland: the court system and the sources of law; the operation of the legal system.
2. The ingredients of a contract: formation of con...
LAW10050 - Constitutional Law: Institutional Framework of the Constitution of Ireland
Autumn, Level 1, Credits 5

This course examines the institutional structure of the state which is set out by the Constitution. It will detail the various institutions and offices which are established by the Constitution. It will also consider the way in which the Constitution's various provisions affect t...
LAW10060 - Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights under the Constitution of Ireland
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

This course considers how the Constitution of Ireland protects fundamental rights and the relationship of these rights to the State's obligations under the international human rights treaties to which it is a party. Examples of the fundamental and human rights that may be conside...
LAW10190 - Negligence and Related Matters
Autumn, Level 1, Credits 5

The topics covered in this module will be:, Negligence;The Duty of Care; The standard of care; Policy considerations in negligence; Negligent Misstatement; Nervous Shock; Economic Loss; Omissions; Liability of public authorities; Professional negligence; Causation and remotenes...
LAW10200 - Nominate Torts
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

Co-requisites:
LAW 10190 Law of Tort I

Description:
The Topics covered in this module will be: Occupiers Liability; The Rule in Rylands v. Fletcher; Liability for Injury caused by Animals; Nuisance; Trespass to Land; Products Liability; Defences; Trespass to the Person;Trespass ...
LAW10260 - Criminal Procedure
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

This module examines the Irish Criminal Process from apprehension (arrest, summons etc) to charge, to trial and on to sentencing. It includes a focus on topics such as remand and release on bail, detention for questioning, and trial by jury, and also looks at aspects of the pena...
LAW10270 - Civil Procedure
Autumn, Level 1, Credits 5

This module examines the Irish Civil Processright from accrual of cause of action through to execution of judgment. Topics to be examined include - accrual of cause of action, limitation periods and statutes of limitation; civil jurisdiction of the courts; initiation of proceedi...
LAW10300 - French Public Law 1(Introduction to French Constitutional Law)
Autumn, Level 1, Credits 5

The course constitutes the first French law module in the BCL (French Law Programmes). It is designed to provide students with an Introduction to French Constitutional Law. It is complemented in stage 2 with the course French Public Law 2 which provides an Introduction to French ...
LAW10340 - Contract: Formation
Autumn, Level 1, Credits 5

This module introduces students to the law relating to the formation of contracts. It will include a study of the following issues: Offer & Acceptance; Consideration (incl. Estoppel); Intention; Certainty & Formal Requirements; Terms of a Contract v Mere Representations; Rules o...
LAW10350 - Contract: Vitiating Factors and Remedies
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

This course will look at possible vitiating factors for a contract. Students will consider the capacity to contract of certain vulnerable groups, such as children. We will look at what happens if one of the parties enters the contract due to improper pressure that was placed on t...
LAW10360 - General Introduction to the Irish Legal System
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

General Introduction to the Irish Legal System (GIILS) seeks to act as a critical introduction for students to the Irish legal system. Students examine the sources and hierarchies of laws in the Irish legal system within a rule of law framework. Common law, legislation, EU and in...
LAW10400 - Business Law 1: Transactions, Negotiations and Organisations
Autumn, Level 1, Credits 5

This module introduces commerce students to the fundamental features of the Irish legal system and to some of the major pillars of Business Law. General legal principles such as precedent and statutory interpretation are covered, as are core aspects of substantive areas of Law in...
LAW10420 - Legal and Professional Skills
Autumn, Level 1, Credits 5

This five-credit module introduces students to the skills and knowledge which are essential to the study of law, effective learning at university and professional development. Students will be given a solid foundation in the skills of legal research; reading and analysing legal m...
LAW10430 - French Private Law 1
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

This module constitutes an introductory course to French Private Law in year 1 of the BCL Law with French Law and BCL/ Maîtrise programmes. It is designed to provide students with a good understanding of the main features of civil law. Substantively, the course falls into 3 secti...
LAW10440 - Law in Europe
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

This module is designed as an Introduction to EU law and Institutions and is not offered to UCD Law students enrolled in a four year BCL or BBL programme . It is available to 'visiting' or international law students and UCD students enrolled in non-law programmes. r
It examine...
LAW10450 - Law and Courts
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

This module acts as a critical introduction for students to the Irish legal system. This module explores the sources of law in the Irish legal system, the structure of the Irish courts system (both at first instance and on appeal); the function of judges and how they are appointe...
LAW10470 - Comparative Study of Law
Autumn, Level 1, Credits 5

The aim of this module in Comparative Study of Law is to provide students with a general knowledge of the comparative approach for studying law. Comparative law is a unique legal subject in that it does not concern, in and of itself, any established legal products on its own, suc...
LAW10480 - French Law Book Club
Spring, Level 1, Credits 5

This module relies on a "law and literature" approach to make the link between French LAW and the FRENCH language (as well as French culture and key literary texts with legal relevance).

The aim of the module is to help you improve your comprehension of legal French and furthe...
LAW20090 - Company Law I
Autumn, Level 2, Credits 5

This module is the first of two focusing on the law of companies in Ireland which, when taken together, cover the required syllabus for the professional bodies in the subject Company Law.

This module aims to give students a basic understanding of the fundamentals of Irish Comapn...
LAW20170 - Company Law II
Spring, Level 2, Credits 5

This module is the second of two focusing on the law of companies in Ireland which, when taken together, cover the required syllabus for the professional bodies in the subject Company Law.This module builds on learning acquired in the module Company Law I and on basic legal knowl...
LAW20330 - EU Constitutional Law
Autumn, Level 2, Credits 5

The aim of this module is to give students a grounding in the institutional and constitutional framework of the European Union. European Union law is first put in its historical framework by considering the constitutional evolution of the European Union, including an analysis of...
LAW20340 - EU Economic Law
Spring, Level 2, Credits 5

This module explores the key European Union legal policies intended to secure the operation of the Internal Market. The legal policies examined in this module include:
- free movement of goods
- free movement of services
- free movement of workers and families
- competition
...
LAW20360 - French Private Law 2
Spring, Level 2, Credits 5

This module is the second part of the introductory course on French Civil Law for second year students of the BCL Law with French Law and BCL/ Maîtrise programmes. The course is divided into 2 sections: 1. Droit des Contrats (Contract Law). 2. Responsabilité Civile (Tort Law). It...
LAW20370 - Property Law I
Autumn, Level 2, Credits 5

This five credit module introduces candidates to the foundations of the Irish law of property. The module considers how legal systems approach the regulation of property ownership and benefits; the history of the development of real property law in Ireland, including the role pla...
LAW20380 - Property Law II
Spring, Level 2, Credits 5

This 5-credit module builds on the knowledge and skills established in Property Law I. Students will acquire knowledge in property law and further develop their doctrinal, theoretical and analytical skills.

Students will examine the law relating to discrete areas of Property...
LAW20390 - Criminal Liability
Autumn, Level 2, Credits 5

This module begins by introducing the student to the general principles of criminal liability. It examines the nature of criminal (as distinct from civil) liability and considers the elements of crime including in particular the concepts of actus reus, mens rea and issues in caus...
LAW20400 - Criminal Offences and Defences
Spring, Level 2, Credits 5

This module builds on Law20390 to examine in detail the catalogue of criminal offences and the general defences which may apply in respect of those offences. It covers the substantive crimes of homicide, sexual offences, offences against the person, offences against property and ...
LAW27290 - French Public Law 2 (Introduction to Administrative Law)
Autumn, Level 2, Credits 5

The course constitutes the pendant of French Public Law 1 (Introduction to French Constitutional Law) in stage 2 of the BCL (French Law Programmes). It is designed to provide students with an Introduction to French Administrative Law. Substantively, the course falls into two main...
LAW30010 - Banking Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This course addresses the fundamental legal principles which govern the relationship between banks, their customers and third parties in the retail banking context...
LAW3001S - Company Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 10

This module will introduce students to company law and insolvency law. The module aims to equip students to identify company law problems which commonly arise in practice and to respond appropriately. The module will introduce students to the Companies Act and will train students...
LAW3002S - Contract Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 10

This module examines how contracts are formed and their express and implied terms. It explores why contracts may be invalid on the grounds of misrepresentation, duress and undue influence. It examines circumstances which make contracts illegal or unenforceable. It details the pos...
LAW3003S - Introduction to Law and Legal Systems in Singapore
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 10

This module provides a general introduction to the main features of both the Singaporean legal orders. It considers aspects of Singaporean law which are of particular relevance to businesses, including tort and employment law. ...
LAW3004S - Commercial Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 10

This module will introduce students to the key principles of sales law in Singapore. In particular it will examine the definition of the contract of sale; the passage of risk and property; implied terms as to quality, description and sample; title disputes and the remedies availa...
LAW3005S - Introduction to Law and Legal
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 10

This module provides a general introduction to the main features of both the Singaporean legal orders. It considers aspects of Singaporean law which are of particular relevance to businesses, including tort and employment law....
LAW30060 - Equity: History, Doctrines, Remedies
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module focuses on the history of the emergence of equity as a source of law with particular focus on modern equitable remedies and the specific conditions regarding their use today. A legal comparative approach is adopted in the teaching of this module with full considerati...
LAW30070 - Evidence - Foundations
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This is the first of two modules examining the rules that regulate the admission of evidence in a court of law. These rules cover the gathering of evidence in advance of trial and its subsequent presentation in the courtroom. This course places particular emphasis on the struct...
LAW30090 - Revenue Law: Introduction to Revenue Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module provides an introduction to the purpose and nature of tax, and to the principles and policies of revenue law. It looks at the sources of revenue law (Constitution, European Convention of Human Rights, EU law, legislation), territoriality and the connecting factors be...
LAW30160 - Evidence - Practice and Principles
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This is the second of two modules examining the rules that regulate the admission of evidence in a court of law. This course builds on the "Evidence - Foundations" module and focuses on advanced topics within the Law of Evidence. The module begins with a detailed consideration o...
LAW30170 - Employment Law: the Contract of Employment
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

The relationship between employer and employee is based on a contract. This module is concerned with that contract, tracing the contract from its inception to its termination. The course begins by identifying a contract of employment. It examines the formation, enforceability and...
LAW30180 - Jurisprudence
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

Jurisprudence spans over two millennia of history of people thinking about what law is and what purpose it serves. It examines approaches to law in diverse societies as ancient Rome, medieval Europe, Victorian Britain, Soviet Russia, Nazi Germany and contemporary Ireland. The ...
LAW30190 - Media Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This course deals with the main areas of law which affect the daily working of all media - the law of defamation, the law of contempt of court and the legal protection of privacy and confidential information and broadcasting and press regulation. It examines those principles and ...
LAW30230 - Overview of Law Relating to Creation and Administration of Trusts
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module focuses on the rules relating to the creation and administration of trusts and the role which the trust plays in modern society. A legal comparative approach is adopted in the teaching of this module with full consideration of the leading Irish and English cases and ...
LAW30240 - Administrative Law: Grounds of Review
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

Judicial review is the individual's remedy for the correction of llegal action by public agencies or officers. Judicial review is also one of the most common legal processes in the superior courts. The remedy by way of judicial review is available only where the agency commits on...
LAW30290 - Administrative Law: Remedies for Unlawful Administrative Action
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module begins by reviewing the principal remedy for illegal administrative action: judicial review. After examining the history of the judicial review process, it turns to practical bars to public law redress such as the law of costs. It surveys the extent to which the ind...
LAW30300 - Criminology: Criminal Justice and Penology
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module explores the politics of law and order, the history of coercive confinement, the role of the prison in society, and approaches to penal reform. A wide range of source material is used including official statistics, policy papers, and academic studies....
LAW30310 - European Human Rights Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

European Human Rights Law provides a detailed exploration on select rights contained within the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). As well as exploring process and procedures for bringing a complaint before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR), this module provides...
LAW30330 - Employment Law: Employment Rights
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

The theme of this module is the set of statutory rules constraining the employer's prerogative in the employment relationship. The module focuses on the extent to which the legislature, often in the context of Ireland's EU obligations, has prescribed employee rights in respect o...
LAW30400 - Matrimonial Law and Reliefs
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module will examine Constitutional Law aspects to marriage, the family and members thereof. The module essentially involves an examination of marriage validity and the legal remedies available upon marriage breakdown. It will involve an in-depth examination of marriage valid...
LAW30440 - Environmental Law and Policy
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

Environmental law is fundamental to how society interacts with the natural world around it. This module will examine the key principles of environmental law, its underlying philosophies, and how it is applied, at national, European and international levels. It will trace the de...
LAW30450 - Family and Child Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

Family law is a fascinating and dynamic subject that raises important issues of social policy. Historically and constitutionally, Irish law has only recognised one form of family - the marital unit. This module focusses instead on two alternative views of the family - parent-chil...
LAW30470 - International Human Rights Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module involves the study of the promotion and protection of human rights under international law. It aims to provide students with a substantial grounding in the legal foundations of contemporary international human rights law (IHRL), with a particular emphasis on the Inter...
LAW30530 - Criminological Theory
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module explores key theories of crime, including biological, psychological and sociological explanations of criminal behaviour. It examines both classic and recent criminological theories, investigating their origins, principal ideas and practical implications. ...
LAW30550 - Legal History: The History of Public Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module is concerned with two broad legal historical themes, both with a constitutional character.

The organising theme of the first part of the module is the legal history of personal constitutional rights. The module includes the following topics: (i) The history of wom...
LAW30570 - Contemporary Issues in Law and Politics
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module will deal with a selection (which may vary from offering to offering) of topics which illustrate the interface between the law, politics and public policy. Specific topics that may be dealt with - but which will vary from year to year - are the legislative process (an...
LAW30610 - Commercial Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module examines commercial law and the sale of goods. The following areas in particular will be covered: typical commercial relationships; their key features and contract structures; operation of commercial contracts; methods of dispute resolution; the role of the Irish cour...
LAW30630 - French Law Dissertation
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

The course constitutes the last French law module in the BCL Law with French Law programme. It is a non-taught module and students are asked to write a 5,000 words dissertation in the French language on a topic agreed with their supervisor. It is designed to provide students the ...
LAW30640 - Competition Law in Practice
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module examines how EU Competition Law operates in practice.
Art 101 TFEU prohibits anti-competitive arrangements among market actors and Art 102 TFEU prohibits the abuse of a dominant position by one or more undertakings.
Taking a practical and problem based perspective...
LAW30690 - Advocacy and Mooting
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

In this module students will be given an overview as to courtroom etiquette and behaviour so that they know how to address the court and are aware of various formalities that surround appearing in and representing a client in Court.

However the main focus of this module is to g...
LAW30700 - The Lawyer, Professional Ethics & Legal Practice
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module examines the role of the legal profession in contemporary social, economic and political life and the competing pressures of values and ethics in professional life. It engages students in developing critical awareness of how the legal education and the practice of la...
LAW30730 - Public International Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

Traditionally, public international law was said to concern the legal relations between sovereign equal states. If that description was ever really accurate or adequate, today it is certainly a view of international law under strain. The growing and increasingly complex web of tr...
LAW30750 - Research Module
Summer, Level 3, Credits 5

This module offers students an opportunity to pursue independent research on an aspect of law that is of particular interest to them.
It is a 5-credit module that takes place over the summer trimester and is delivered in a hybrid and flexible manner.
Students will devise their...
LAW30810 - Comparative Law
Summer, Level 3, Credits 5

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 ...
LAW30820 - Private International Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module looks at how the law responds to private disputes which transcend national borders: eg cross-border contract litigation, torts committed abroad. This module will explore the three core elements of Private International Law: jurisdiction (when will an Irish court hear ...
LAW30870 - Patent Law and Trademarks
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

The first part of this module examines the law and policy of the patent system.

Topics covered may include: the justification for the patent system, the framework of patent law, including the European Patent Convention and the proposal for a unitary patent package, the criter...
LAW37460 - Planning Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

Planning law has historically been controversial, politicised and adversarial in Ireland, making for a fascinating mix of law, policy and politics. This module will introduce students to core features of planning law, including: development; planning applications and decisions; a...
LAW37470 - Advanced International Law - The Law of Int Organisations
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module examines the legal regimes governing and produced by inter-governmental organisations. This includes a consideration of the legal and conceptual nature of such organisations. It seeks to discern unity, while recognising that each organisation has its individual legal ...
LAW37490 - Advanced International Law - The Law of the Sea
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

More than two thirds of the earth's surface is covered by water, and the sea and the sea-bed are used by states for a variety of purposes. The creation of rules to govern activities in these areas has consequently become one of the most important functions of contemporary interna...
LAW37510 - Sports Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module will examine core areas of sports law as they affect athletes, spectators and organizers of sports events. In particular, it will consider contractual issues in sport between the various actors, the structure and powers of sports associations and the role of intellect...
LAW37520 - International Family Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module is concerned with family disputes transcending national borders. Classes will explore the cross-border recognition of adoption, surrogacy, marriage and divorce; the regulation of international parental responsibility disputes and the return of abducted children; and t...
LAW37560 - Social Inclusion Law
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

Law has a complex relationship with social inclusion. Within the realms of social welfare law and housing law, significant state architecture exists to, in part, meet the needs of persons. This module describes legislative entitlement to certain social welfare payments and forms ...
LAW37580 - Research Module 10 cr
2 Trimester duration (Aut-Spr), Level 3, Credits 10

This module offers students an opportunity to pursue independent research on an aspect of law that is of particular interest to them.

This is a 10 credit module that takes place over both trimesters. At the end of the module students should have completed an 8.000 word paper...
LAW37590 - International Economic Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

Whilst Public International Law governs the legal relationships between sovereign states, International Economic Law is that area of Public International Law dealing with the trading relationships between states. The scope of this area covers not only international trade law but ...
LAW37600 - Migration Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

States have a right under international law to limit access by non-citizens to a state. Rights of non-citizens in a State may differ to those who are citizens or permitted residents. This module engages with questions regarding how law permits or potentially limits State regulati...
LAW37610 - Medical Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

Medical law is a module providing students with the opportunity to understand and examine the legal frameworks (tort law, constitutional law, human rights law, and professional guidelines) that govern the provision of healthcare in Ireland and internationally. In doing so, studen...
LAW37620 - Law and Hate
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module seeks to introduce students to the topical issue of hate speech and how it is regulated at the international and European levels, as well as comparatively in various jurisdictions. There is not a universal definition for hate speech, so the first part of the module wi...
LAW37630 - Law in the Classroom
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module aims to guide students to prepare children in DEIS schools at primary level to participate in a mock trial in their classroom as barristers, solicitors, defendants, judges, jury etc. The module is part of a collaboration between UCD Access & Lifelong Learning and th...
LAW37670 - Copyright Law
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

Copyright law has become increasingly important with the advance in information technology. Today, copyright law largely determines how we access information online and how we interact with and share such content. The Module will introduce students to the basics of copyright law ...
LAW37680 - BCL Internship
Spring, Level 3, Credits 30

This paid internship module (which is open to third year students studying Law as a single subject) enables students to experience a 14 week placement with an employer in a professional environment. The module provides students with the opportunity to apply the skills and knowled...
LAW37700 - Internet Law and Regulation
Autumn, Level 3, Credits 5

This module introduces the key aspects of internet law and regulation from an Irish and European perspective. Topics covered will include e-commerce, platform regulation, intermediary liability, cybercrime and data protection....
LAW37710 - Applied Legal Skills
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

The aim of this module is to allow students to further develop and reflect on their legal skills. These skills include legal writing skills, legal research skills, referencing, presentation skills and project management skills. Students will be encouraged to consider their progre...
LAW37720 - Advanced International Law: Current Issues
Spring, Level 3, Credits 5

This module aims to give students with existing knowledge of international law the chance to undertake more in-depth study and research into contemporary issues that raise salient international legal problems. Recent events and issues such as the Russian invasion of and ongoing w...
LAW40060 - International Commercial Arbitration
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

A study of the domestic and international law and practice of commercial arbitration.The course will cover: The Arbitration Agreement: form; scope and effect; the proper law of the arbitration agreement; giving effect to the agreement to arbitrate; litigating the subject matter o...
LAW40120 - Foundations of Environmental Law
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This module comprises a practical, in-depth examination of the foundations of environmental law, with a focus on European and international perspectives. It traces the development of EU and international environmental law to date and analyzes the legal principles applied to envi...
LAW40140 - International Economic Law
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This module will provide students with an introduction to the nature and scope of International Economic Law. In particular, the module will examine the nature of the law established through the creation of World Trade Organization, with particular emphasis on the process of disp...
LAW40150 - International Competition Law
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

The course explores the internationalisation of competition law in a globalising world. It examines different competition regime models. It examines why there is no international competition law regime despite the growth of international trade. It adopts an institutional analys...
LAW40280 - Trade Mark Law
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

The module is concerned with trade mark law. The module will explore functional theories of trade mark law; the development of statutory systems of registration and infringement; the expansion of passing off and the development of unfair competition law; the development of intern...
LAW40290 - Dissertation
Summer, Level 4, Credits 30

This module prepares students to independently research a graduate level dissertation in Law and/or Criminology. Students are introduced to various legal and criminological research approaches and methodologies. Training in legal research skills (such as academic honesty, locatin...
LAW40360 - Advanced Issues in European Competition Law
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This advanced level module critically examines how EU competition law governs particular actions of private market actors. It considers the rationale behind EU competition law and how this area of law fits in to the EU's economic order and philosophy. It explores and critiques t...
LAW40520 - Arbitration Law & Procedure
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This module focuses on the law and practice of domestic arbitration, covering the arbitration agreement, the arbitrator, the arbitral process, the award, recourse against the award, and enforcement of the award....
LAW40530 - Arbitration Skills
Summer, Level 4, Credits 5

This module focuses on the key skills required of arbitrators in terms of management of arbitral procedure....
LAW40540 - Award Writing
Summer, Level 4, Credits 5

This module focuses on writing a valid and enforceable reasoned arbitral award....
LAW40550 - Irish Law & Legal Procedure
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

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 eq...
LAW40610 - Crime and Society
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

A defining feature of modern societies is a heightened awareness of crime and its consequences. Individuals take account of victimisation risk when planning their routine activities; governments respond with repressive legislation and an increased use of imprisonment; confidence ...
LAW40620 - Punishment, Prisons & Public Policy
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

The response to crime since the mid-1990s has been characterised in many developed countries by an emphasis on penal expansionism. This module explores some of the dilemmas that confront prison systems everywhere (e.g. violence, self-harm, segregation, and recidivism). The extent...
LAW40640 - Advanced Criminological Theory
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This module explores key theories of crime, including biological, psychological and sociological explanations of criminal behaviour. Students are encouraged to critically examine both classic and recent criminological theories, including their origins, principal ideas, strengths...
LAW40670 - Corporate Governance
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

The module will cover both the legal and regulatory environment and the informational and market infrastructures which apply in Ireland and the wider EU. The objective of this module is to develop an understanding of the development of corporate governance and its importance to c...
LAW40760 - NGOs: Law, Governance and Social Change
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This seminar is a clinical legal module. It examines the law relating to non-governmental organisations, non-profit organisations and charities. Using Ireland as a case-study, the seminar explores the political, social and legal context in which NGOs operate in Ireland, neighbou...
LAW40780 - Law of the ECHR
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This module involves a critical examination of key aspects of the operation and substantive law of the 1950 European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR). In particular this module focuses on the incorporation of the ECHR into domestic law, the individual complaint procedure as it ...
LAW40920 - Principles of Jurisprudence
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This module examines legal thought over the past two millennia of human history. Jurisprudence is a broad subject that explores what law is and what purpose it serves. This module will examine the works of persons from differing schools of thought on the subject of law and speci...
LAW40970 - Desistance, Rehabilitation and Reintegration
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

The majority of offenders cease to commit crime in early adulthood. This phenomenon, known as desistance from crime, is well-documented in the criminological literature. Recently, there has been a growing interest in studying the mechanisms and contexts involved in the transitio...
LAW40980 - Victims
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

Victims have become increasingly salient in academic, political and media discourse, reflecting a growing awareness of the need to support, inform and protect people who have suffered harm arising from a criminal offence. In recent years, initiatives designed to assist victims a...
LAW41040 - Law and Governance of the EU
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This module asks the question: what is the role of law in the governance of the EU? This involves identifying and analysing the nature of the rule of law, the nature of the EU legal order; what is governance in general and in the EU. Having briefly reviewed EU legal structures,...
LAW41050 - Coercive Confinement
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This module provides an overview of the incarceration of tens of thousands of men, women and children during the first fifty years of Irish independence. Psychiatric hospitals, mother and baby homes, Magdalen homes, reformatory and industrial schools, prisons and Borstal formed a...
LAW41090 - Climate Change Law and Policy
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our time. This module critically examines the regulatory responses to climate change across the globe: internationally, at EU level, and nationally. Both mitigation and adaptation responses will be dealt with, as well as exampl...
LAW41150 - Online Regulation
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

This module examines current issues in internet regulation. It considers the legal, regulatory and technical framework within which internet activities take place and examines how particular areas fit within that framework. It will assess the notion of the internet as a borderles...
LAW41200 - Cross-Border Litigation: European and International Perspectives on the Conflict of Laws
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

Litigation is more complex where it has a foreign element: for example, where it concerns an international contract or a transnational tort.

The appropriate location for hearing the case may be unclear and highly contested where the parties are based in different countries. B...
LAW41270 - Data Protection and Privacy: National and International Perspectives
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This module provides a detailed introduction to data protection and privacy law, taking an international perspective that focuses on Irish and EU law. The course will consider theoretical approaches to conceptualizing an individual’s interest in personal information. It will also...
LAW41310 - Asylum and Refugee: Law, Politics and Rights
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

Over 89 million people are currently displaced in the world due to conflict, persecution and violations of human rights. Asylum and refugee law considers the particular legal frameworks relating to persons seeking protection from persecution and serious harm outside of their coun...
LAW41450 - International Tax Law
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

Tax, particularly international tax, has generated a high level of public discourse in the past decade. Witness the US Senate questioning Apple on its corporate structure involving subsidiaries in Ireland (May 2013), the chair of the UK Public Accounts Committee labelling Google...
LAW41500 - White Collar Crime
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

This module explores the ambiguous nature of corporate and white-collar wrongdoing, behaviour which often straddles the boundaries between criminal and non-criminal wrongdoing, and which often combines the respectable person and the criminal in one figure. Key topics for analysis...
LAW41590 - Law of Aviation Finance
Spring, Level 4, Credits 7.5

The objective of this module is to develop students’ understanding of the legal framework for the financing of civilian aircraft. The module will begin by considering the fundamentals of the law of finance including the law of contract, property, equity and trusts. It will then ...
LAW41610 - Patent Law
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

This module examines the law and policy of the patent system. Basic principles and current issues of patent law and policy are approached from a European and international perspective, comparisons with other jurisdictions will be drawn where appropriate.

The module will intro...
LAW41630 - Professional Diploma in Professional Regulation
Spring, Level 4, Credits 20

The programme will provide participants with a detailed knowledge of the aims of professional regulation and the functions of a regulator. Participants will explore some of the distinctive ethical problems faced by professionals, and will focus in detail on the fitness to practi...
LAW41650 - Arbitration Project
Summer, Level 4, Credits 30

This module comprises a mix of classes, workshops and exercises conducted in the third trimester. Students are introduced to the practice and skills of commercial arbitration which they then develop in a variety of role-play exercises and problem focused scenarios, many led by ar...
LAW41660 - Planning Law APEP
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

Planning law has historically been controversial, politicised and adversarial in Ireland, making for a fascinating mix of law, policy and politics. This module will introduce students to core features of planning law, including: development; planning applications and decisions; a...
LAW41730 - Foundations of Environmental Law SBES
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

This module comprises a practical, in-depth examination of the foundations of environmental law, with a focus on European and international perspectives. It traces the development of EU and international environmental law to date and analyzes the legal principles applied to envir...
LAW41750 - Law of Cult Pol&Arts Mgmt
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 2.5

This module introduces the legal framework relevant for practitioners in the arts, culture, and heritage sectors.
It examines how culture is defined in law; what areas of culture are governed; and how human rights and culture
interact with one another. It also examine the fun...
LAW41790 - Data Protection Governance
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

This module examines the law and practice around data protection governance. It examines the procedural rules and safeguards which are in place to guarantee data protection rights, such as the role of data protection officers, the carrying out of data protection impact assessment...
LAW41800 - Advanced Administrative Law 2
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This module reviews the principal remedies for illegal administrative action: judicial review (and habeas corpus/Article 40.4.2 of the Constitution); actions for damage for unlawful administrative action; the right of recovery of illegally extracted taxes and charges; the crimin...
LAW41810 - Advanced Administrative Law 1
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

Judicial review is the individual's remedy for the correction of illegal action by public agencies or officers. Judicial review is also one of the most common legal processes in the superior courts. The remedy by way of judicial review is available only where the administrative a...
LAW41820 - Advanced Company Law 2
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

Together with Advanced Company Law I, this module focuses on the law of companies in Irish law and in addition covers the required syllabus for the professional bodies in the subject Company Law.

The syllabus of topics which may be explored in this module includes:
Corporate...
LAW41830 - Advanced Company Law 1
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

Together with Advanced Company Law 1, this module focuses on the law of companies in Irish law and in addition covers the required syllabus for the professional bodies in the subject Company Law.

The syllabus of topics which may be explored in this module includes - Character...
LAW41840 - Advanced Trusts
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This module is designed to examine the scope and legal framework of the law regarding Trusts. The module aims to enable the student to develop the requisite knowledge and understanding of the main concepts, principles and rules of modern trust law. The module will develop and ass...
LAW41850 - Advanced Equity
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

This module is designed to examine the scope and legal framework of the law regarding the doctrines and remedies of Equity. The module aims to enable the student to develop the requisite knowledge and understanding of the main concepts, principles and rules of modern equity. The ...
LAW41860 - Advanced Evidence 2
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This is the second of two modules examining the rules that regulate the admission of evidence in a court of law. This course builds on the Advanced Evidence 1 module and focuses on advanced topics within the Law of Evidence. The module begins with a detailed consideration of the ...
LAW41870 - Advanced Evidence 1
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

The law of evidence concerns the admission of proof in courts of law. This course examines the rules that govern this process. It also analyses the philosophical and practical considerations that underpin the rules on admissibility of evidence. The structure of the trial process ...
LAW41880 - Advanced Property Law 2
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This module will consider leasehold tenure and the commerical applications of the law of real property including covenants, mortgages, business tenancies and residential tenancies....
LAW41890 - Advanced Property Law 1
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

This module will introduce students to fundamental concepts in Irish property law. It will cover:

(a) The legal nature of property and property rights
(b) The role and influence of the law of equity
(c) The theory of estates
(d) Freehold estates
(e) Adverse possession
...
LAW41900 - Advanced Criminal Law 2
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This module builds on earlier learning to examine in more detail the catalogue of criminal offences and the general defences which may apply in respect of those offences. It covers the substantive crimes of homicide, sexual offences, offences against the person, offences against ...
LAW41910 - Advanced Criminal Law 1
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

This module begins by introducing the student to the general principles of criminal liability. It examines the nature of criminal (as distinct from civil) liability and considers the elements of crime including in particular the concepts of actus reus, mens rea and issues in caus...
LAW41920 - Advanced EU Economic Law
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This module explores the key European Union legal policies intended to secure the operation of the Internal Market. The legal policies examined in this module include:
- free movement of goods
- free movement of services
- free movement of workers and families
- competition
...
LAW41930 - Advanced EU Constitutional Law
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

The aim of this module is to give students a grounding in the institutional and constitutional framework of the European Union. European Union law is first put in its historical framework by considering the constitutional evolution of the European Union, including an analysis of ...
LAW41940 - Advanced Contract Law 2
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

The purpose of this module is to look at the various vitiating factors that might apply to a contract. It then goes on to consider the various remedies available where there has been a breach of contract....
LAW41950 - Advanced Contract Law 1
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

The purpose of this module is to look at the various vitiating factors that might apply to a contract. It then goes on to consider the various remedies available where there has been a breach of contract....
LAW41960 - Advanced Tort Law 2
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This module will examine in detail various stand alone torts. The topics will relate to land based torts including Public and Private Nuisance, Rylands v. Fletcher and Trespass to land. Strict liability will be investigated including Liability for Animals and Products Liabilit...
LAW41970 - Advanced Tort Law 1
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

The module involves a detailed examination of the law of negligence. It will trace the historical evolution of negligence to its current format examining the forms of liability that arise in negligence from misstatements to pure economic loss to nervous shock and omissions. The...
LAW41980 - Advanced Constitutional Law 2
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

This module examines fundamental rights under the Constitution of Ireland and related rights under the European Convention on Human Rights. It is intended to provide students with the knowledge and understanding that is required of those who seek to enter professional training co...
LAW41990 - Advanced Constitutional Law 1
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 5

This module examinations the institutional aspects of Irish constitutional law, concentrating on the concept of the separation of powers. It is intended to provide students will the knowledge and understanding of this subject required of those who seek to embark of professional t...
LAW42000 - Copyright Law
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This module examines the law and policy of the copyright system in an international context. Copyright harmonization at EU level will form the basis for comparative analysis of different areas of copyright law, including subject matter, exclusive rights, exceptions and limitation...
LAW42010 - Comparative Corporate Governance
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

Comparative regulation explores the public and private character of regulatory governance, exploring how regulatory instruments and functions differ across distinct jurisdictions, exploring in particular, divergences and convergences across Ireland, Europe and America. Co-located...
LAW42020 - Law of Armed Conflict
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

It is an unfortunate fact of our contemporary reality that armed conflicts continue in many countries around the world, claiming a considerable number of direct and indirect victims. This module examines the branch of public international law that aims to protect those victims wh...
LAW42030 - Vis Arbitration
2 Trimester duration (Aut-Spr), Level 4, Credits 10

The Vis Arbitration Moot module an intensive clinical legal education module where students knowledge and skills in international arbitration advocacy are developed. The module focuses on preparation for and participation in the elite Wilhelm C. Vis International Arbitration Moot...
LAW42040 - Culture, Heritage and Human Rights
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

Cultural heritage is increasingly viewed as a human rights issue, yet the substance of the relationship between cultural heritage and human rights remains clouded in uncertainty.
This module sheds light on the nature, scope and limits of human rights vis-à-vis cultural heritage ...
LAW42050 - Culture, Heritage and Human Rights
Spring, Level 4, Credits 5

Cultural heritage is increasingly viewed as a human rights issue, yet the substance of the relationship between cultural heritage and human rights remains clouded in uncertainty.
This module sheds light on the nature, scope and limits of human rights vis-à-vis cultural heritage ...
LAW42060 - Law, Finance and Technology
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

Purpose & Content

The module is designed to provide students with the extensive knowledge of the regulation of Financial Technology (FinTech), Technology for Finance (TechFin), Regulatory Technology (RegTech), Supervisory Technology (SupTech) and Legal Technology (LegalTech). We...
LAW42080 - Mediation Skills Workshop
Year-long (12 months), Level 4, Credits 10

This module introduces students to the practical skills and techniques of mediation with input from experts in the field. Students will acquire and practice the skills in a role play environment, and may complete an assessment for external accreditation purposes....
LAW42090 - Technology and Regulations
Year-long (12 months), Level 4, Credits 10

This Module builds upon the knowledge and skills acquired in Modules 42100 (Mediation Process and Skills) and Law 42100 (Dispute Resolution Skills), focusing on

- The Law and Practice of Commercial Mediation;
- The Law and Regulation of Mediation:
- Technology and Mediat...
LAW42100 - Mediation Processes & Skills
Year-long (12 months), Level 4, Credits 10

This module focuses on:

- The Fundamentals of Negotiation;
- Mediation Practice and Skills;
- Dispute Resolution Lawyering; and

Students will learn and practice the knowledge and skills involved in managing a mediation as a party or party representative, and will gain i...
LAW42110 - Dispute Analysis &Intervention
Year-long (12 months), Level 4, Credits 10

This module focuses on disputes and ways to manage and resolve them. The module looks at:

- Conflict and Dispute Resolution;
- Alternative Dispute Resolution;
- Communication Skills; and
- Mediation Theory.

Learning Outcomes:
On successful completion of this Module, ...
LAW42130 - United Nations Human Rights Practice
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

This module aims to train students to engage in a practical way with the procedures of United Nations human rights bodies frequently used by lawyers, civil society actors and national human rights institutions as advocacy tools. The module will consist of of a critical explorat...
LAW42140 - Employment Law 1
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

The theme of this module is the set of statutory and common law rules constraining the employer's prerogative in the employment relationship. The module focusses on the extent to which the legislature, often in the context of Ireland's EU obligations, has prescribed a floor of em...
LAW42150 - Employment Law 2
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

The theme of this module is the set of statutory and common law rules constraining the employer's prerogative in the employment relationship. The module focusses on the extent to which the legislature, often in the context of Ireland's EU obligations, has prescribed a floor of em...
LAW42160 - Cybersecurity Law and Regulation
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10


This module examines the legal and regulatory context of cybersecurity, considering both Irish law and the wider international framework. It looks at the development of criminal offences in relation to cybercrime and the way in which international cooperation in this area has d...
LAW42170 - Behavioural Law & Economics
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

This course will cover the basic concepts in the field of Behavioral Law and Economics. It will trace the history of the field, starting from its beginnings, as a criticism of the then-accepted Law and Economics paradigm, to its present importance in analyses of law. Law and Ec...
LAW42180 - Regulatory Investigation
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

The objective of this module is to help learners develop a greater understanding of the objectives, contexts and challenges of regulatory investigations, and to develop skills to make them better equipped to approach them.

In particular, it aims to help learners distinguish ...
LAW42190 - Environmental Moot Court
Spring, Level 4, Credits 10

In this module, students are given the opportunity to develop their legal research, writing and advocacy skills. Students are given a case study comprising a hypothetical factual scenario that raises issues of environmental law. Students are asked to identify the relevant legal i...
LAW42210 - Theory and Practice of Commercial Relations
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

The module explores commercial relations in their practical and theoretical dimension. The first part of the module introduces students to the function of the contracts as tools for structuring legal relations. Students will examine the processes of contract drafting in relation ...
LAW42220 - Marine Environmental & Conservation Law
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

Recent years have seen rising concerns over the human impact on the marine environment, marine ecosystems and biodiversity. Overexploitation of marine living resources, ocean warming and acidification as well as harmful pollution, especially from micro plastics, together suggest ...
LAW42230 - Natural Resources Law
Autumn, Level 4, Credits 10

This module on Natural Resources Law, which is taught fully online via weekly live classes and other online resources, covers a range of environmental sectors including for example Nature Conservation and Biodiversity Law, Air Law, Water Law, Industrial Licensing Law, Waste Law, ...
LAW50030 - Advanced Research in Law
Autumn, Level 5, Credits 5

This module provides an introduction to advanced methods and approaches in legal research for students starting their research degree in law. It takes the epistomological question: how do you know what you know? as its starting point to investigate different research methodologi...