Course Description

Law – Irish Legal System

Institute of Technology Carlow

This programme offers students a thorough understanding of the Irish Legal System. Students will be introduced to a broad range of legal topics, giving them a basis on which to develop their legal knowledge.

This programme is an ECTS 10 credit module of the Law Degree.

On completion of this programme, students should be able to:
Discuss the main sources of Irish law and appreciate their relative importance;

Identify the various divisions within the law;

Differentiate between the functions of the various members of the legal profession;

Distinguish between the different courts in the Irish system and know the composition of each and which cases/offences are tried in each;

Discuss the doctrine of precedent as it operates in Ireland and be able to apply the doctrine to practical situations;

Identify the different types of legislation in Irish law and map the legislative process;

Analyse the role and approaches of the courts in interpreting legislation;

Assess the relevance of the Constitution, the European Union and International law and their impact on the Irish legal system.

Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Code CW HRILS S
College Name Institute of Technology Carlow
Course Category Law, Law, Legal Studies
Course Qualification Level 1 Certificate
Course Location Carlow Town, Carlow, Ireland
Course Fee 575
Course Duration 1 year
Course Times 1 night per week.
Entry Requirements All applicants will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Lifelong Learning reserves the right to require applicants to attend for an interview to determine their suitability for the programme.
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