Introduction to the Irish Legal System (Taster Course from DLSP)


Professional / Short Course


8 Weeks x 1 Evening

Validated by

Griffith College




Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level


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.

Intake Dates

The next intake for this course will be:

  • September 2022*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetable section for the course dates.

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