(PROVISIONAL)

2019/2020

BCL (Hons) (Law and Irish) Degree [CK304]

NFQ Level 8, Major Award

WORKLOAD GUIDELINE
Where a programme contains elective modules it is recommended that students do not take any more than 40 credits in any semester. Students are therefore advised to choose their modules so that the workload is evenly spread throughout the year.

First Year consists of core modules to the value of 60 credits. In order to be admitted to the First University Examination in Law and Irish a student must have satisfactorily attended prescribed modules as follows:

Core Modules
GA1003 Bunstaidéar ar Theanga agus ar Chultúr na Gaeilge (15 credits)
GA1030 Bunreacht na hÉireann (1937): An Leagan Gaeilge (5 credits)
LW1001 Legal Writing (5 credits)
LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System (5 credits)
LW1112 Constitutional and Institutional Law of the European Union (5 credits)
LW1153 Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits)
LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais (5 credits)

For teaching purposes, the Teaching Council require that students must have verifiable residential experience of at least two months in an area designated as a Gaeltacht area. In order to fulfill this requirement an additional 5 credit module, GA3025 Tréimhse Chónaithe sa Ghaeltacht, is available to students taking this programme. The module is taken in addition to the prescribed programme requirements, at no cost to the student. Work towards this module can be undertaken in part in Semester 3 of years 1, 2 or 3 but must be completed in time for the Summer or Autumn Examination Board in the final year of the programme. The module will not contribute to the final degree award but will be recorded on the student transcript. Students wishing to take this module should contact the Head of the Department of Modern Irish for further information.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the First University Examination in Law and Irish within three academic years from the date of first registration for First Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Law, only for very serious reasons.

Second Year consists of core modules to the value of 50 credits and elective modules to the value of 10 credits. In order to be admitted to the Second University Examination in Law and Irish a student must have: (a) passed the First University Examination in Law and Irish; and (b) subsequently attended in a satisfactory manner prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules
GA2010 Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge II (10 credits)
GA2030 Cásanna Dlí agus an Ghaeilge (5 credits)
LW1106 Law of Torts I (5 credits)
LW1107 Law of Torts II (5 credits)
LW1163 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta (5 credits)
LW2204 Economic Law of the European Union (5 credits)
LW2214 Clinical Legal Skills - Group Work, Presentation and Employability (5 credits)
LW2249 Law of Property I (5 credits)
LW2250 Law of Property II (5 credits)

and modules to the value of 10 credits to be chosen from the following:

Elective Modules
GA2003 Filíocht na hOchtú hAoise Déag (5 credits)
GA2012 Prós na Seachtú hAoise Déag (5 credits)
GA2013 Léann agus Lámhscríbhinní na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA2014 Logainmníocht na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA2016 Dialanna na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA2019 Cineálacha Scéalaíochta: An Litríocht Bhéil agus an Gearrscéal Liteartha (5 credits)
GA2023 Foghraíocht na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA2024 An Ghaeltacht (5 credits)
GA2025 Teanga na Nua-Ghaeilge Luaithe (5 credits)
GA2026 Iriseoireacht na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA2027 Craoltóireacht na Gaeilge (5 credits)

For teaching purposes, the Teaching Council require that students must have verifiable residential experience of at least two months in an area designated as a Gaeltacht area. In order to fulfill this requirement an additional 5 credit module, GA3025 Tréimhse Chónaithe sa Ghaeltacht, is available to students taking this programme. The module is taken in addition to the prescribed programme requirements, at no cost to the student. Work towards this module can be undertaken in part in Semester 3 of years 1, 2 or 3 but must be completed in time for the Summer or Autumn Examination Board in the final year of the programme. The module will not contribute to the final degree award but will be recorded on the student transcript. Students wishing to take this module should contact the Head of the Department of Modern Irish for further information.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Second University Examination in Law and Irish within three academic years from the date of first registration for Second Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Law, only for very serious reasons.

This year can be completed in one of three ways, as follows:

(i) at approved placements in Ireland or abroad;
(ii) at an approved placement and study at a University abroad;
(iii) at a University abroad.

In either case, such programme of studies must be under the direction and supervision of Director of the Programme and the Head of Department of Law. This year on placement and/or abroad forms an integral part of the degree programme.

Path (i)
Students take prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

GA3010 Tréimhse Taithí Oibre I (15 credits)
GA3011 Tionscnamh Tréimhse Taithí Oibre I (10 credits)
GA3012 Tréimhse Taithí Oibre II (15 credits)
GA3013 Tionscnamh Tréimhse Taithí Oibre II (10 credits)
LW3363 Placement II Project (5 credits)
LW3365 Tionscnamh Taithí Oibre (Dlí) I (5 credits)

Path (ii)
Students undertake a placement in Semester 1 and attend a university abroad for Semester 2.

Students take prescribed modules to the value of 30 credits as follows:
GA3010 Tréimhse Taithí Oibre I (15 credits)
GA3011 Tionscnamh Tréimhse Taithí Oibre I (10 credits)
LW3365 Tionscnamh Taithí Oibre (Dlí) I (5 credits)

Students take a further 30 credits of approved courses at the host university.

Path (iii)
Students attend a university abroad for Semesters 1 and 2. The choice of courses to be followed abroad is to be made in consultation with the Director of the Programme and the Head of the School of Law in UCC, equivalent to 60 credits.

For teaching purposes, the Teaching Council require that students must have verifiable residential experience of at least two months in an area designated as a Gaeltacht area. In order to fulfill this requirement an additional 5 credit module, GA3025 Tréimhse Chónaithe sa Ghaeltacht, is available to students taking this programme. The module is taken in addition to the prescribed programme requirements, at no cost to the student. Work towards this module can be undertaken in part in Semester 3 of years 1, 2 or 3 but must be completed in time for the Summer or Autumn Examination Board in the final year of the programme. The module will not contribute to the final degree award but will be recorded on the student transcript. Students wishing to take this module should contact the Head of the Department of Modern Irish for further information.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the Third University Examination in Law and Irish within three academic years from the date of first registration for Third Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Law, only for very serious reasons.

Fourth Year consists of core modules to the value of 20 credits and elective modules to the value of 40 credits. In order to be admitted to the BCL (Hons) (Law and Irish) Degree Examination, a student must have: (a) passed the Third University Examination in Law and Irish; and (b) subsequently attended in a satisfactory manner prescribed modules to the value of 60 credits as follows:

Core Modules
GA3001 Úsáid agus Cruinneas na Gaeilge (10 credits)
GA3030 Litríocht na Nua-Ghaeilge agus an Dlí (5 credits)
LW3367 Jurisprudence (5 credits)

and modules to the value of 40 credits to be chosen as follows:
Either
(a) 25 credits of Law elective modules and 15 credits of Irish elective modules
or
(b) 30 credits of Law elective modules and 10 credits Irish elective modules
or
(c) 35 credits of Law elective modules and a 5 credit Irish elective module

Law Elective Modules
LW2006 The Law of Evidence I (5 credits)
LW2007 The Law of Evidence II (5 credits)
LW2207 International Human Rights Law (5 credits)
LW2208 Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (5 credits)
LW2211 Principles of Public International Law (5 credits)
LW2212 Public International Law: Application and Selected Issues (5 credits)
LW2263 Law of Public Administration (5 credits)
LW2264 Administrative Law: Grounds of Judicial Review (5 credits)
LW2267 Social Inclusion and the Law (5 credits)
LW2269 Privacy and Data Protection Law (5 credits)
LW2270 Intellectual Property and Cybercrime in a Digital World (5 credits)
LW2275 Family Law: Child Law (5 credits)
LW2276 Family Law: Family Relationships (5 credits)
LW3301 Employment Law: Contracts, Rights and Termination (5 credits)
LW3302 Employment Law: Employee Protection, Equality and Industrial Relations (5 credits)
LW3303 Law of Equity: Doctrines and Remedies (5 credits)
LW3305 Law of Equity: Trusts (5 credits)
LW3310 Advanced Constitutional Law (5 credits)
LW3316 Financial Services: Law and Regulation (5 credits)
LW3345 Company Law: Fundamental Concepts and Doctrines (5 credits)
LW3346 Company Law: Management, Finance and Insolvency (5 credits)
LW3347 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Law (5 credits)
LW3366 Advanced Legal Reasoning (5 credits)
LW3368 Principles of Revenue Law (5 credits)
LW3369 Income Tax Law (5 credits)
LW3370 Sports Law (5 credits)
LW3371 Sources and Foundations of Environmental Law (5 credits)
LW3372 Environmental Law: Contemporary Issues in Governance, Regulation and Enforcement (5 credits)
LW3373 Sports Law Clinic (5 credits)
LW3404 Medical Law and Ethics (5 credits)
LW3405 Medical Law: Regulation of Healthcare (5 credits)

Irish Elective Modules
GA3002 Litríocht na Gaeltachta i gCúige Mumhan (5 credits)
GA3003 Filíocht na Seachtú hAoise Déag (5 credits)
GA3004 Nua-fhilíocht na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA3007 Scéalaíocht na Nua-Ghaeilge (5 credits)
GA3008 An tÚrscéal sa Ghaeilge (5 credits)
GA3016 Filíocht na Nua-Ghaeilge Luaithe (5 credits)
GA3017 Léamh agus Litriú na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA3022 Litreacha na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA3023 Fóneolaíocht na Gaeilge (5 credits)
GA3024 Tionscnamh Taighde (5 credits)
GA3027 Próstéacsanna na Nua-Ghaeilge Luaithe (5 credits)

For teaching purposes, the Teaching Council require that students must have verifiable residential experience of at least two months in an area designated as a Gaeltacht area. In order to fulfill this requirement an additional 5 credit module, GA3025 Tréimhse Chónaithe sa Ghaeltacht, is available to students taking this programme. The module is taken in addition to the prescribed programme requirements, at no cost to the student. Work towards this module can be undertaken in part in Semester 3 of years 1, 2 or 3 but must be completed in time for the Summer or Autumn Examination Board in the final year of the programme. The module will not contribute to the final degree award but will be recorded on the student transcript. Students wishing to take this module should contact the Head of the Department of Modern Irish for further information.

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.

Examinations
Full details of regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2019/2020 Book, and for each module in the Book of Modules, 2019/2020.

Three Year Rule
Students must pass the BCL (Hons) (Law and Irish) Degree Examination within three academic years from the date of first registration for Fourth Year. Failure to comply with this rule would mean that the student would be ineligible to proceed further with his/her studies. Exceptions to this rule may be granted by the School of Law, only for very serious reasons.

Programme Learning Outcomes for BCL (Hons) (Law and Irish) (NFQ Level 8, Major Award)
On successful completion of this programme, students should be able to:


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