Civil Procedure

University College Dublin

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Civil Procedure

  • Host University

    University College Dublin

  • Location

    Dublin, Ireland

  • Area of Study

    Legal Studies

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • ECTS Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    2.5 - 3
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    3.75 - 4.5
  • Overview

    This module examines the Irish Civil Processright from accrual of cause of action through to execution of j
    udgment. Topics to be examined include - accrual of cause of action, limitation periods and statutes of
    limitation; civil jurisdiction of the courts; initiation of proceedings, including summonses and service;
    pre-trial aspects such as injunctions and discovery; aspects of the civil trial including the burden of proof,
    and the role of expert witnesses; enforcement and execution of judgment. Attention will also be given to
    alternative forms of dispute resolution ("ADR") including mediation and arbitration. There is also a focus on
    the history of civil procedure and the influence it has had on the development of modern civil law.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

ECTS (European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System) credits are converted to semester credits/quarter units differently among U.S. universities. Students should confirm the conversion scale used at their home university when determining credit transfer.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Please note that some courses with locals have recommended prerequisite courses. It is the student's responsibility to consult any recommended prerequisites prior to enrolling in their course.


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