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Basic Course in Legal Studies

Course Type: Part Time and Evening
Institute Name: Malahide Community School - Adult Learning
Fee: 110
Duration: 10 weeks
Time: Monday 7.30-9.30pm
Course Locations: County Dublin

Course Details

This course commences Monday 29th January 2018, 7:30 - 9:30pm, and runs for 10 weeks.

 

BASIC COURSE IN LEGAL STUDIES

 

This course will include a visit to the courts and will cover the following:
 

 Week 1: Introduction to the Irish Court System: 1) Small Claims, 2) District Court, 3) Circuit Courts, 4) High Court, 5) Supreme Court . . . and 6) European Court of Human Rights. The differences between the Common Law and the Law of Equity.

 

Week 2: Personal Rights under The Irish Constitution. Negligence: Duty of Care, Standard of Care; Personal Injuries, Burden of Proof. Examples of Court Documents in Negligence and Personal Injuries Cases.

 

Week 3: Negligence: Duty of Care, Standard of Care; Personal Injuries, Burden of Proof. Examples of Court Documents in Negligence and Personal Injuries Cases. Pitfalls of taking a case re Costs.

 

Week 4: Statute of Limitations. Differences between Civil Law and Criminal Law. Murder, Assault.

 

Week 5: Sexual Offences, Rape, Sexual Assaults.

 

Week 6: Criminal Defences and the Rights of the Suspect under the Irish Constitution.

 

Week 7: Theft and Fraud Offences.

 

Week 8: Wills: What Constitutes a Valid Will. Case law outlining challenges made to wills.

 

Week 9: Squatters Rights: Adverse Possession.

 

Week 10: Occupiers Liability / Introduction to Contract Law.

 

Tutor: Bernard Stobie LL.B., Barrister-At-Law, LL.M Cost: 110

 

Registration for our courses is available by going onto our school website  www.malahidecs.ie and clicking on the 'Enrol Here' button on the right-hand-side of the screen, by postal registration using the form on the inside cover of our Programme or on our walk-in enrolment night on Monday 22nd January 2018, 7:30pm - 9.00pm. Students can meet the course tutors at this session. Complimentary tea/coffee will also be available at this enrolment/open evening. 

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