DN600 Law (LWS6)

Academic Year 2019/2020

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This programme is for students who wish to study the law of Ireland and acquire a profound understanding of how law works in theory and practice, both in Ireland and elsewhere. The programme enables students to proceed to professional training as lawyers in Ireland and elsewhere but also provides knowledge, skills and experience applicable in a wide variety of careers.



We aim for students to be active, autonomous learner, who are conscious of the social, cultural and political dimension of the law, as well as having the academic basis for a successful career in law and more widely applicable knowledge and skills.



We strive for a learning environment that encourages students to work individually or as part of a team, so that they can develop their own and others' leadership, teamwork and communication skills. Small-group teaching, online collaboration and practice-based learning are key elements of this.



To these ends the programme uses teaching, learning and assessment approaches such as tutorials, seminars, supervised academic writing, work placements and simulations of professional practice.


  • demonstrate specialised, detailed knowledge and understanding of the legal systems of Ireland and of the European Union.
  • apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to their specific work or vocation in the field of law.
  • gather and interpret the relevant data from a variety of sources, both legal and factual, to inform judgments on problems within the major branches of law.
  • make their own judgments, including the capacity to reflect on relevant political, social economic, historical, or ethical issues associated with law.
  • to communicate information, ideas, problems and solutions, considering the importance of legal arguments in public policy debates, in an accessible and intelligible manner to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • realise those learning skills that are necessary for them to continue to undertake further study with a high degree of autonomy.
  • identify, in the field of legal scholarship, the relevant sources of law and commentary upon and analysis of it and to frame their own original legal arguments.
As a BCL graduate you are well positioned to pursue a variety of careers. Many graduates go on to qualify as solicitors or barristers who practise law independently, or work in:

  • Law firms in Ireland or internationally
  • Large corporations as in-house lawyers
  • State bodies (e.g. advisory counsel in the Attorney General’s Office)
  • Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs)
  • EU or other international institutions
  • Legal research
  • Academia

    BCL graduates can also pursue successful non-legal careers, e.g. as diplomats, journalists, broadcasters, authors or researchers, in Ireland or abroad. Graduates can undertake postgraduate law study programmes such as a LLM and/or PhD in their area of interest.
  • Module ID Module Title Trimester Credits
    Stage 1 Core Modules
         
    LAW10050 Constitutional Law: Institutional Framework of the Constitution of Ireland Autumn

    5

    LAW10190 Negligence and Related Matters Autumn

    5

    LAW10270 Civil Procedure Autumn

    5

    LAW10340 Contract: Formation Autumn

    5

    LAW10420 Legal and Professional Skills Autumn

    5

    LAW10060 Constitutional Law: Fundamental Rights under the Constitution of Ireland Spring

    5

    LAW10200 Nominate Torts Spring

    5

    LAW10260 Criminal Procedure Spring

    5

    LAW10350 Contract: Vitiating Factors and Remedies Spring

    5

    LAW10360 General Introduction to the Irish Legal System Spring

    5

    Stage 1 Core Modules
         
    Stage 1 Options - A)MIN1OF:
    You should choose one module from Autumn term and can choose a module from spring term as an elective
         
    HIS10070 The Making of Modern Europe: 1500-2000 Autumn

    5

    PHIL10040 Introduction to Ethics Autumn

    5

    PHIL10160 Critical Thinking Autumn

    5

    CHN10010 Chinese Language Experience I Autumn and Spring (separate)

    5

    CHN10020 Chinese Language Experience II Autumn and Spring (separate)

    5

    ECON10030 Introduction to Quantitative Economics Autumn and Spring (separate)

    5

    ECON10720 Microeconomics for Business Autumn and Spring (separate)

    5

    INRL10010 Foundation of Political Theory & International Relations Autumn and Spring (separate)

    5

    IR10040 Teanga na Gaeilge I Autumn and Spring (separate)

    5

    IR10140 Litríocht na Gaeilge Autumn and Spring (separate)

    5

    POL10160 Foundations of Contemporary Politics Autumn and Spring (separate)

    5

    HIS10080 Rome to Renaissance Spring

    5

    PHIL10030 Introduction to Modern Philosophy Spring

    5

    PHIL10100 Existentialism and Humanism: An Introduction to Continental Philosophy Spring

    5

    POL10120 Foundations in Global Development Spring

    5

    SSJ10020 Global Justice: Towards an Egalitarian Global Order Spring

    5

    SSJ10060 Inequality and Social Justice in Irish Society Spring

    5

    Stage 1 Options - A)MIN1OF:
    You should choose one module from Autumn term and can choose a module from spring term as an elective
         
    Stage 2 Core Modules
         
    LAW20090 Company Law I Autumn

    5

    LAW20330 EU Constitutional Law Autumn

    5

    LAW20370 Property Law I Autumn

    5

    LAW20390 Criminal Liability Autumn

    5

    LAW20170 Company Law II Spring

    5

    LAW20340 EU Economic Law Spring

    5

    LAW20380 Property Law II Spring

    5

    LAW20400 Criminal Offences and Defences Spring

    5

    Stage 2 Core Modules
         
    Stage 2 Options - A)2 OF:
    Choose 2 of the following
         
    LAW30400 Matrimonial Law and Reliefs Autumn

    5

    LAW30440 Environmental Law and Policy Autumn

    5

    LAW30470 International Human Rights Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37450 English Public Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30310 European Human Rights Law Spring

    5

    LAW30380 English Land Law Spring

    5

    LAW30450 Family and Child Law Spring

    5

    LAW37460 Planning Law Spring

    5

    Stage 2 Options - A)2 OF:
    Choose 2 of the following
         
    Stage 3 Options - A)MIN9OF:
    Choose ten of the following, or nine if you select LAW37580, 10-credit Research module.
         
    LAW37580 Research Module 10 cr 2 Trimester duration (Aut-Spr)

    10

    LAW30010 Banking Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30060 Equity: History, Doctrines, Remedies Autumn

    5

    LAW30070 Evidence - Foundations Autumn

    5

    LAW30170 Employment Law: the Contract of Employment Autumn

    5

    LAW30180 Jurisprudence Autumn

    5

    LAW30190 Media Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30240 Administrative Law: Grounds of Review Autumn

    5

    LAW30400 Matrimonial Law and Reliefs Autumn

    5

    LAW30440 Environmental Law and Policy Autumn

    5

    LAW30470 International Human Rights Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30610 Commercial Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30690 Advocacy and Mooting Autumn

    5

    LAW30730 Public International Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30740 Intellectual Property Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37450 English Public Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37480 Personal Rights and the Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37520 International Family Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37530 Financial Law of the EU Autumn

    5

    LAW37570 Insolvency Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30090 Revenue Law: Introduction to Revenue Law Spring

    5

    LAW30160 Evidence - Practice and Principles Spring

    5

    LAW30230 Overview of Law Relating to Creation and Administration of Trusts Spring

    5

    LAW30290 Administrative Law: Remedies for Unlawful Administrative Action Spring

    5

    LAW30300 Criminology: Criminal Justice and Penology Spring

    5

    LAW30310 European Human Rights Law Spring

    5

    LAW30330 Employment Law: Employment Rights Spring

    5

    LAW30380 English Land Law Spring

    5

    LAW30450 Family and Child Law Spring

    5

    LAW30530 Criminological Theory Spring

    5

    LAW30700 The Lawyer, Professional Ethics & Legal Practice Spring

    5

    LAW30820 Private International Law Spring

    5

    LAW37430 Jury Trials Spring

    5

    LAW37460 Planning Law Spring

    5

    LAW37470 Advanced International Law - The Law of Int Organisations Spring

    5

    LAW37490 Advanced International Law - The Law of the Sea Spring

    5

    LAW37510 Sports Law Spring

    5

    LAW37540 Comparative Constitutional Law Spring

    5

    LAW37590 International Economic Law Spring

    5

    LAW37600 Migration Law Spring

    5

    LAW37610 Medical Law Spring

    5

    LAW30760 Legal Placement Summer

    5

    Stage 3 Options - A)MIN9OF:
    Choose ten of the following, or nine if you select LAW37580, 10-credit Research module.
         
    Stage 4 Options - A)MIN9OF:
    Choose ten of the following, or nine if you select LAW37580, 10-credit Research module.
         
    LAW37580 Research Module 10 cr 2 Trimester duration (Aut-Spr)

    10

    LAW30010 Banking Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30060 Equity: History, Doctrines, Remedies Autumn

    5

    LAW30070 Evidence - Foundations Autumn

    5

    LAW30170 Employment Law: the Contract of Employment Autumn

    5

    LAW30180 Jurisprudence Autumn

    5

    LAW30190 Media Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30240 Administrative Law: Grounds of Review Autumn

    5

    LAW30400 Matrimonial Law and Reliefs Autumn

    5

    LAW30440 Environmental Law and Policy Autumn

    5

    LAW30470 International Human Rights Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30610 Commercial Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30640 Competition Law in Practice Autumn

    5

    LAW30690 Advocacy and Mooting Autumn

    5

    LAW30730 Public International Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30740 Intellectual Property Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37450 English Public Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37480 Personal Rights and the Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37520 International Family Law Autumn

    5

    LAW37530 Financial Law of the EU Autumn

    5

    LAW37570 Insolvency Law Autumn

    5

    LAW30090 Revenue Law: Introduction to Revenue Law Spring

    5

    LAW30160 Evidence - Practice and Principles Spring

    5

    LAW30230 Overview of Law Relating to Creation and Administration of Trusts Spring

    5

    LAW30290 Administrative Law: Remedies for Unlawful Administrative Action Spring

    5

    LAW30300 Criminology: Criminal Justice and Penology Spring

    5

    LAW30310 European Human Rights Law Spring

    5

    LAW30330 Employment Law: Employment Rights Spring

    5

    LAW30380 English Land Law Spring

    5

    LAW30450 Family and Child Law Spring

    5

    LAW30530 Criminological Theory Spring

    5

    LAW30550 Legal History: The History of Public Law Spring

    5

    LAW30570 Contemporary Issues in Law and Politics Spring

    5

    LAW30700 The Lawyer, Professional Ethics & Legal Practice Spring

    5

    LAW30820 Private International Law Spring

    5

    LAW37410 Human Rights Education Spring

    5

    LAW37430 Jury Trials Spring

    5

    LAW37460 Planning Law Spring

    5

    LAW37470 Advanced International Law - The Law of Int Organisations Spring

    5

    LAW37490 Advanced International Law - The Law of the Sea Spring

    5

    LAW37510 Sports Law Spring

    5

    LAW37540 Comparative Constitutional Law Spring

    5

    LAW37590 International Economic Law Spring

    5

    LAW37600 Migration Law Spring

    5

    LAW37610 Medical Law Spring

    5