The Irish Legal System
Trinity College Dublin
Area of Study
Taught In English
Places are limited. Priority will be given to students studying law in their home university and are attending Trinity on a law exchange programme. Auditing this module is only possible subject to availability of spaces.
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 Credits5
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units7
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis module is intended to provide students with a thorough grounding in a number of aspects of the Irish legal system. Commencing with an identification of the key sources of
law in Ireland and the principal features of the common law system, the module also includes a detailed analysis of the courts system in Ireland, as well as a thorough examination of the key principles of common law precedent. The impact of the European Convention on Human Rights is also explored in detail. The course concludes with an overview of key aspects of
civil and criminal procedure.
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.