Constitutional Law and Judicial Review (Taster Course)
Gain an in-depth knowledge of the history and evolution of Constitutional Law in Ireland
This module will introduce students to the history and evolution of Constitutional Law in Ireland as well as its fundamental principles and substantive rules.
This course focuses on the development of professional skills; while it does not sit on the national framework, the module is drawn from Griffith College’s suite of QQI-validated programmes.
Why Study Constitutional Law and Judicial Review at Griffith College?
The Constitutional Law and Judicial Review from DLSP course is conducted on a part-time evening basis over an 8-week period. This course is for any individuals wishing to specialise in constitutional law.
- You will gain a firm understanding of the legislative, judicial and executive functions of the State.
- You will gain a broad knowledge of the provisions of the Constitution conferring rights upon the citizens of the State and describe the way in which the Constitution may be amended.
- You will obtain a valuable insight into the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights on the Irish Constitution
- You will become acquainted with the practice of summarising procedures for Judicial Review.
- Option to further your studies in this area by pursuing our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course.
The next intake for this course will be:
- November 2023*
*Subject to sufficient numbers
Please see the timetable section.
Constitutional Law and Judicial Review
- History of Constitutional Law in Ireland
- The Nation and the State
- Separation of Powers
- Fundamental Rights and the impact of the European Convention on Human Rights
- Judicial Review
If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.
November 2023, dates to be confirmed
Please contact [email protected] to request a timetable
How to Apply
All applicants must complete the Introduction to the Irish Legal System course.
If you are 23 years or over from the 1st January of this year, you can apply for this course directly using the College’s online application form.
Under 23 Years
Old Leaving Cert (Pre 2017)
Min. 5 OD3's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award and 1 year's legal experience.
New Leaving Cert
Min. 5 O6/H7's in the Irish Leaving Certificate or equivalent award and 1 year’s legal experience.
If English is not your native language, you must show that your English level is of a suitable standard. For further information please contact a member of the Admissions Team.
Griffith College is now accepting the online Duolingo English Test (DET) as valid proof of English proficiency. Please see here for further details.
How to Apply
Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department
Study Mode: Part-Time
Fee: EUR 445.83
What further study can I do?
Graduates of the Constitutional Law and Judicial Review from DLSP course may progress onto our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course.