Colleges and Universities Offering Bachelor of Law Studies in Ireland

  • Course Name: Bachelor of Law Studies()
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Institutions Offering Bachelor of Law Studies

  •  National University of Ireland, Galway  
    Course Outline:
    Course and module offerings and details may be subject to change.

    Year 1 (60 credits)
    This year focuses on building knowledge/skills with strong foundational teaching. The module ‘Understanding the Law’ builds a platform of essential skills and helps students to transition to the expectations of a university degree.
    Compulsory Core Modules (50 credits)
    • Understanding the Law (10 credits)
    • Critical Thinking for Lawyers (10 credits)
    • Constitutional Law (10 credits)
    • Contract Law (10 credits)
    • Tort Law (10 credits)
    Optional Modules (10 credits)
    • Family Law (10 credits)
    • Language: Legal French/ Legal German/ Teanga an Dlí (Legal Irish) (10 credits)

    Year 2 (60 credits)
    In second year, students develop their skills further with modules such as ‘Mooting’ which helps develop teamwork and written/oral communication and advocacy skills. There is also a wide range of optional modules to choose from.
    Compulsory Core Modules (50 credits)
    • Criminal Law I & II (10 credits)
    • European Union Law I & II (10 credits)
    • Company Law I & II (10 credits)
    • Evidence Law I & II (10 credits)
    • Administrative Law I (5 credits)
    • Mooting (5 credits)
    Optional Modules (10 credits)
    • Labour Law I (5 credits)
    • Labour Law II (5 credits)
    • Industrial and Intellectual Property Law (5 credits)
    • Comparative Disability Law (5 credits)
    • Information Technology Law (5 credits)
    • Language: Legal French/ Legal German/ Teanga an Dlí (Legal Irish) (10 credits each)

    Year 3 (60 credits)
    In third year, students can customise their off-campus experience by choosing either professional work placement or study abroad.
    Caithfidh na mic léinn a dhéanann Teanga an Dlí seimeastar amháin ag staidéar ar champas Gaeltachta Ollscoil na hÉireann Gaillimh ar an gCeathrú Rua agus seimeastar amháin eile ar shocrúchán oibre i dtimpeallacht lán-Ghaeilge. (Students who study Legal Irish will spend one semester studying at NUI Galway’s Gaeltacht campus in An Cheathrú Rua and one semester of professional work placement in an Irish-speaking environment.)

    Year 4 (60 credits)
    In final year, students will have the opportunity to shape their degree by choosing a specialist stream. Students will also complete a ‘Guided Research Essay’ on a topic of their choice and will be supported by an academic mentor.
    Compulsory Core Modules (35 credits)
    • Equity I & II (10 credits)
    • Land Law I & II (10 credits)
    • Jurisprudence (5 credits)
    • Legal & Business Ethics (5 credits)
    • Guided Research Essay (5 credits)
    Optional Specialist Streams (25 credits)
    Students will have the opportunity to shape their degree by choosing a specialist stream. Students may choose one of the following specialist streams including the ‘General’ stream which allows students to choose modules from multiple streams. Certain specialist streams have prerequisite modules which must be passed before choosing the stream in the final year.

    Business and Commercial Law
    • Banking Law (5 credits)
    • Alternative Dispute Resolution (5 credits)
    • Labour Law I (5 credits)
    • Labour Law II (5 credits)
    • Commercial Law (5 credits)
    • International Trade Law (5 credits)
    • Law and Economics (5 credits)
    • Industrial and Intellectual Property Law (5 credits)
    • Comparative Competition Law (5 credits)
    • Entrepreneurial Venture Development (5 credits)
    • Law and Innovation (5 credits)
    Public Law, Risk and Regulation
    • Environmental Law I (5 credits)
    • Environmental Law II (5 credits)
    • Criminology (5 credits)
    • Housing Law & Policy (5 credits)
    • Information Technology Law (5 credits)
    • Industrial and Intellectual Property Law (5 credits)
    • Admin Law II (5 credits)
    • Entrepreneurial Venture Development (5 credits)
    • Law and Innovation (5 credits)
    Human Rights, Crime and Equality
    • Criminology (5 credits)
    • Family Law (10 credits)
    • Labour Law I (5 credits)
    • Labour Law II (5 credits)
    • Housing Law & Policy (5 credits)
    • Applied Legal Theory (5 credits)
    • European Human Rights Law – Systems & Themes I (5 credits)
    • European Human Rights Law – Systems & Themes II (5 credits)
    • Comparative Disability Law (5 credits)
    • Public International Law (10 credits)
    • International Human Rights I (5 credits)
    • International Human Rights II (5 credits)
    International, Comparative and Transnational Law
    • Comparative Disability Law (5 credits)
    • Applied Legal Theory (5 credits)
    • Public International Law (10 credits)
    • Comparative Competition Law (5 credits)
    • International Trade Law (5 credits)
    • European Human Rights Law – Systems & Themes I (5 credits)
    • European Human Rights Law – Systems & Themes II (5 credits)
    • International Human Rights I (5 credits)
    • International Human Rights II (5 credits)
    Language
    Students who choose a language must also choose 15 credits worth of modules on other streams to meet credit requirements.
    • Legal German / Legal French/ Teanga an Dlí (Legal Irish) (10 credits)




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