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Module Code - Title:

LA4052 - INTRODUCTION TO LAWYERING 2

Year Last Offered:

2020/1

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 begun to deal with core issues in the practice of law including logical reasoning, questioning, option generation, problem solving, oral argument and advocacy, together with client interviewing. The syllabus will focus extensively on self-directed learning and active exercises. In addition, students will be expected to explore the role of ethics and professional responsibility in the legal system, paying particular attention to comparative approaches.

Learning Outcomes:

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

On successful completion of this module, students will be able to: - Identify the core areas in legal practice such as logical reasoning, problem solving and option generations - Specify the key role of lawyers within the wider community and the underlying responsibility of legal practice. - Outline the process for effective client interviewing. - Differentiate the approaches to lawyering in different jurisdictions, in particular the distinction between common and civil law jurisdictions - Distinguish the role of advocacy in legal argument from advocacy for public or sectional interest. - Critique the role of ethics and professional responsibility in legal practice

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:

Spring - 09/10

Module Leader:

caroline.sweeney@ul.ie