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Family Law (Taster Course)

Family Law (Taster Course)


Taken from the DLSP curriculum, this module will familiarise learners with the fundamental principles and substantive rules of Irish family law.

Provide learners with a sound knowledge of the law regulating the formation, breakdown, and dissolution of the institution of marriage and the family unit.

Why Study Family Law at Griffith College?

  • Provide learners with a sound knowledge of the law regulating the formation, breakdown, and dissolution of the institution of marriage and the family unit.
  • Provide learners with an understanding of the fundamental rights and duties of the State and of individuals in relation to the family and children.
  • Enable learners to apply family law theory to different factual situations.
  • Acquaint learners with practice and procedures before the Family Courts in Ireland.
  • Ensure that learners can prepare documents necessary to bring a case to trial before the family courts in Ireland.

Intake Dates

Course commencing 

  • March 2020*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Course details

Family Law Subjects

  • Introduction to Family Law
  • Marriage, Cohabitation and Civil Partnership
  • Nullity
  • Judicial Separation, Divorce and Mediation
  • Ancillary Relief
  • Child Law, Guardianship and Custody
  • Domestic Violence
  • Procedures Before the Family Law Courts

Course Contatcs

If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.


March 2020, dates available on Request


How to Apply

Enquiry Requirements

All applicants must complete the Introduction to the Irish Legal System course.

Mature Students 

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)

Two Honours Level, Grade C3s or above and four Ordinary Level D3s (subjects to include a language, English, Irish or another language) or equivalent exam taken.

New Leaving Cert

2 H5 and 4 O6/H7 grades, to include a language (English, Irish or another language).

How to Apply

Directly to Griffith College Short Courses Department


Study Mode: Part-Time

Fee: EUR 412.50


What further study can I do?

Further to completion of this module, learners are recommended to continue their studies at Griffith College by applying for our Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course.


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