Students will gain a understanding of Irish legal system.
This module will develop the understanding of the branches of the legal profession, their key roles and functions and how they are inter-related.
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 the Irish Legal System at Griffith College?
This module aims to introduce students to the following:
- Both what ‘law’ is and the difference between a common law and a civil law system.
- The historical development of the Irish legal system and in particular the influence of the reception of the Constitution of 1937.
- The doctrine of precedent and increase the learners’ awareness of the structure and jurisdiction of the various courts in the Irish court system.
- The knowledge of the sources of law, in particular, the Irish Constitution of 1937.
- Introduce learners to the concept of legal reasoning.
The next intake for this course will be:
- September 2022*
*subject to sufficient numbers
Please see the timetable section for the course dates.