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Module Code - Title:

LA4011 - INTRODUCTION TO LAWYERING 1

Year Last Offered:

2019/0

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

0

Lab

3

Tutorial

0

Other

0

Private

7

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

The aim of this module is to provide a detailed understanding of the operation and practice of the legal system in Ireland, paying particular attention to the necessary skills inherent in the process of law at all levels. It forms part of a sequential number of modules within which this aim is achieved.

Syllabus:

The objective of this module is to ensure that upon successful completion, students have a detailed knowledge of the legal process, including an introduction to court structure and procedure, the doctrine of precedent, statutory interpretation and legal research and writing. The syllabus will focus extensively on self-directed learning and active exercises. In addition, students will be expected to explore the role of law in society, paying particular attention to its jurisprudential underpinnings.

Learning Outcomes:

Cognitive (Knowledge, Understanding, Application, Analysis, Evaluation, Synthesis)

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: - Describe the key legal and political institutions of the Irish legal system. - Identify the binding and persuasive sources of law in the Irish legal system. - Explain the role of the courts within the constitutional separation of legal-political powers in Ireland. - Examine and evaluate the operation of stare decisis or precedent in Irish adjudication. - Examine and evaluate the process of statutory interpretation in Irish adjudication. - Summarise and critique the legal reasoning and methodology of the Irish legal system.

Affective (Attitudes and Values)

n/a

Psychomotor (Physical Skills)

n/a

How the Module will be Taught and what will be the Learning Experiences of the Students:

Research Findings Incorporated in to the Syllabus (If Relevant):

Prime Texts:

Other Relevant Texts:

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Autumn - 09/10

Module Leader:

john.lombard@ul.ie