2017/2018

THE DEGREE OF LLB

NFQ Level 8

The LLB is a Bachelor of Laws degree which runs over two years full-time or four years part-time.  In either case, such studies or research must be under such direction and supervision as may be approved by the School of Law. A full-time candidate may not, during the currency of the studies or research, simultaneously pursue any other form of education, training or employment, without the advance permission of the School of Law.

Candidates must be approved by the School of Law and must normally hold a Degree (NFQ Level 8) with at least Second Class Honours.

Applicants who hold a Law Degree (Level 8) with at least Second Class Honours (or have equivalent professional qualification/s and experience in law, as determined by the School of Law) will be exempt the 60 credits of Year 1 and will commence the programme in Year 2 (or, if part-time, in Year 3 of 4).

The number of places available in any given year is dependent on resources and all qualified candidates may not be admitted.

FULL-TIME

Year 1
Year 1 students take 60 credits in total including Core Modules to the value of 55 credits and elective modules to the value of 5 credits as follows:

Core Modules
LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System (5 credits)
LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits)
¹LW1106 Law of Torts I (5 credits)
¹LW1107 Law of Torts II (5 credits)
²LW1161 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights (5 credits)
or
²LW1163 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta (5 credits)
³LW1162 Constitutional Law: Institutions of Government (5 credits)
or
³LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais (5 credits)
LW1112 Constitutional and Institutional Law of the European Union (5 credits)
LW1153 Criminal Law (10 credits)
LW6008 Legal Research and Writing (5 credits)

and one 5 credit module to be chosen from the following:

Elective Modules

LW2207 International Human Rights Law (5 credits)
LW2208 Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (5 credits)
LW2276 Family Law:  Family Relationships (5 credits)

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

Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2018 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2017/2018.

Year 2
Students take 60 credits in total, including core modules to the value of 10 credits and elective modules to the value of 50 credits (other than those chosen in year 1). Students who have already completed LW2249 and LW2250 or equivalent at degree level must instead choose 60 credits of elective modules.

Core Module:
LW2249 Law of Property I (5 credits)
LW2250 Law of Property II (5 credits)

and modules to the value of 50 credits to be chosen from the following:  
Elective Modules
LW2006 The Law of Evidence I (5 credits)
LW2007
The Law of Evidence II (5 credits)
LW2204 Economic Law of the European Union (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)
LW2254 Commercial Law (10 credits)
LW2261 Information Technology Law (10 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)
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)
LW3316 Financial Services: Law and Regulation (5 credits)
LW3317 Banking Law (5 credits)
LW3345 Company Law: Fundamental Concepts and Doctrines (5 credits)
LW3346 Company Law: Finance, Management and Insolvency (5 credits)
LW3347 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Law (5 credits)
LW3357 English Land Law (5 credits)
LW3366 Advanced Legal Reasoning (5 credits)
LW3367 Jurisprudence (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)
LW3375 Law Review Clinic (5 credits)
LW3404 Medical Law and Ethics (5 credits)
LW3405 Medical Law: Regulation of Healthcare (5 credits)
LW6502
LLB Dissertation (10 credits)

Note:

Module Semester Information may be found here. Module Descriptions may be found here.
Examinations
Full details and regulations governing Examinations for each programme will be contained in the Marks and Standards 2018 Book and for each module in the Book of Modules 2017/2018.

PART-TIME

Year 1

Students take 30 credits in total as follows:

Core Modules
LW1104 Foundations of the Legal System (5 credits)
LW6008 Legal Research and Writing (5 credits)

LW1154 Law of Contract (10 credits)
¹LW1161 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights (5 credits)
or
²LW1163 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Bunchearta (5 credits)
²LW1162 Constitutional Law: Institutions of Government (5 credits)
or
²LW1164 Dlí Bunreachtúil: Institiúidí an Rialtais (5 credits)

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

Year 2

Students choose core modules to the value of 25 credits and elective modules to the value of 5 credits as follows:

Core Modules
³LW1106 Law of Torts I (5 credits)
³W1107 Law of Torts II (5 credits)
LW1112 Constitutional and Institutional Law of the European Union (5 credits)
LW1153 Criminal Law (10 credits)

and one module to be chosen from the following:

Elective Modules
LW2207 International Human Rights Law (5 credits)
LW2208 Law of the European Convention on Human Rights (5 credits)
LW2276 Family Law: Family Relationships (5 credits)

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

Year 3

Students take 30 credits in total, including core modules to the value of 10 credits and elective modules to the value of 20 credits (other than those chosen in year 2). Students who have already completed LW2249 and LW2250 or equivalent at degree level must instead choose 30 credits of elective modules.

Core Module
LW2249 Law of Property I (5 credits)
LW2250 Law of Property II (5 credits)

and modules to the value of 20 credits to be chosen from the following:
Elective Modules
LW2006 The Law of Evidence I (5 credits)
LW2007
The Law of Evidence II (5 credits)
LW2204 Economic Law of the European Union (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)
LW2254 Commercial Law (10 credits)
LW2261 Information Technology Law (10 credits)
LW2263 Law of Public Administration (5 credits)
LW2264 Administrative Law: Grounds of Judicial Review (5 credits)
LW2267 Welfare Law: Social Inclusion and the Law (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)
LW3316 Financial Services: Law and Regulation (5 credits)
LW3317 Banking Law (5 credits)
LW3345 Company Law: Fundamental Concepts and Doctrines (5 credits)
LW3346 Company Law: Finance, Management and Insolvency (5 credits)
LW3347 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Law (5 credits)
LW3357 English Land Law (5 credits)
LW3366 Advanced Legal Reasoning (5 credits)
LW3367 Jurisprudence (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)
LW3375 Law Review Clinic (5 credits)
LW3404 Medical Law and Ethics (5 credits)
LW3405 Medical Law: Regulation of Healthcare (5 credits)

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

Part-time

Year 4

Students take 30 credits in total from the list of elective modules (other than those chosen in year 2 or 3)
Elective Modules
LW2006 The Law of Evidence I (5 credits)
LW2007
The Law of Evidence II (5 credits)
LW2204 Economic Law of the European Union (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)
LW2254 Commercial Law (10 credits)
LW2261 Information Technology Law (10 credits)
LW2263 Law of Public Administration (5 credits)
LW2264 Administrative Law: Grounds of Judicial Review (5 credits)
LW2267 Welfare Law: Social Inclusion and the Law (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)
LW3316 Financial Services: Law and Regulation (5 credits)
LW3317 Banking Law (5 credits)
LW3345 Company Law: Fundamental Concepts and Doctrines (5 credits)
LW3346 Company Law: Finance, Management and Insolvency (5 credits)
LW3347 Contemporary Issues in Corporate Law (5 credits)
LW3357 English Land Law (5 credits)
LW3366 Advanced Legal Reasoning (5 credits)
LW3367 Jurisprudence (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)
LW3375 Law Review Clinic (5 credits)
LW3404 Medical Law and Ethics (5 credits)
LW3405 Medical Law: Regulation of Healthcare (5 credits)
LW6502
LLB Dissertation (10 credits)

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

Note:

Exit Award: Higher Diploma in Law (NFQ Level 8)
Upon successful completion of Year 1 Full-time or Years 1 and 2 Part-time students may opt not to proceed with the programme and exit with a Higher Diploma in Law.

Programme Learning Outcomes for LLB (NFQ Level 8)
On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:

Programme Learning Outcomes for Higher Diploma in Law (NFQ Level 8)
On successful completion of the programme students should be able to:


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