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Module Code - Title:

LA4038 - FAMILY LAW

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

Hours Per Week:

Lecture

2

Lab

0

Tutorial

1

Other

0

Private

7

Credits

6

Grading Type:

N

Prerequisite Modules:

Rationale and Purpose of the Module:

The aim of the course is to familiarise students with the core concepts of Irish family law.

Syllabus:

The module will examine the following: nullity; domestic violence; child custody and access disputes; maintenance, separation agreements; judicial separation; divorce; preliminary and ancillary relief in judicial separation and divorce proceedings; and the non-marital family.

Learning Outcomes:

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

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: - Identify the differing concepts of the family unit both at constitutional and legislative levels. - Specify the criteria for creating the marital relationship and the necessary consents and mental elements and the protections and obligations owed within the marriage relationship. - Outline the key ways in which a marriage may be dissolved or terminated and the consequences of such dissolution or termination. - Differentiate between the rights of married and unmarried parents and their children. - Distinguish remedies available during a subsisting marriage compared with those arising on the dissolution or termination of such marriage. - Critique the treatments of the family unit within 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:

The module can be taught through traditional instruction in the classroom but it may also be taught on-line.

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

Prime Texts:

Nestor (2011) An Introduction to Irish Family Law , Gill and MacMillan
Crowley (2013) Family Law , Round Hall

Other Relevant Texts:

Programme(s) in which this Module is Offered:

BLLAPLUFA - Law Plus

Semester - Year to be First Offered:

Spring

Module Leader:

Susan.Leahy@ul.ie