University College Dublin
Area of Study
Legal Studies, Pre-Law
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.
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits2.5 - 3
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units3.75 - 4.5
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis 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.
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.