FACULTY OF LAW

 

 

Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, Regulations applicable to Examinations

Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, First University Examination

Bachelor of Civil Law Degree, Second University Examination

Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) Degree Examination

Bachelor of Civil Law (Law with French Law) Regulations applicable to Examinations

Bachelor of Civil Law Degree (Law with French Law), First University Examination

Bachelor of Civil Law Degree (Law with French Law), Second University Examination

Bachelor of Civil Law (Law with French Law) Degree Examination

Diploma in Common Law

Diploma in Arbitration

Diploma in International Arbitration

Diploma in Employment Law

Diploma in Financial Service Law

LLM Degree - By Thesis

LLM Degree (Commercial Law)

LLM Degree (European Law)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL EXAMINATIONS IN THE BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW DEGREE COURSE

 

Candidates who obtain 40% in each of three or more subjects at any given sitting may be exempted in those subjects.

Candidates may carry any exemption obtained in an academic year into the following academic year.

A candidate in First or Second BCL must have passed, or have been awarded compensation in, each examination by the Autumn sitting of the academic year following the year he/she first attended lectures in the prescribed subjects.

Candidates must successfully complete First BCL before progressing to Second BCL and Second BCL before progressing to Final BCL.

To be eligible for Honours, a candidate shall normally be required to have passed the First or Second BCL or the BCL Degree Examination at the first sitting of each in Summer and/or Autumn.

Compensation will be awarded in one subject provided that the candidate:

(a) does not fall below 35% in that subject;

  1. has passed four other subjects;
  2. has excess marks in one other subject, whether taken in the Summer or in the Autumn in that year, equivalent to double the deficiency.

In the First, Second and BCL Degree Examination, a maximum of 30% of the total marks available in any subject may be allotted to course work except that, where the teaching of a subject is equally shared, each examiner may allot a a maximum of 20%.

 

 

HONOURS AT FIRST, SECOND AND BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW DEGREE EXAMINATIONS

(a) a preponderance of marks of 62% or above and no mark below 40%, or

(b) at least one mark of 70% or above, one mark of 62% or above, one mark of 60% or above and no mark below 55%.

(a) a preponderance of marks of 55% or above and not more than one mark below 40%, or

(b) at least one mark of 62% or above, one mark of 55% or above, one mark of 53% or above and no mark below 50%.

(a) a preponderance of marks of 50% or above, or

(b) at least one mark of 55% or above, one mark of 50% or above, one mark of 48% or above and no mark below 40%.

"Preponderance" shall mean a majority of a given grade or above.

The Examinations Board retains a discretion to derogate from the normal application of Marks and Standards where individual circumstances make it just and reasonable to do so.

 

 

 

BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW DEGREE (BCL)

LWBDF0001 BCL

LWRDF0003 BCL International

FIRST EXAMINATION

Course and Code Marks
LAW 1001 Constitutional Law 100
LAW 1002 Criminal Law and Procedures 100
LAW 1003 Law of Contract 100
LAW 1004 Law of Tort 100
LAW 1005 Legal System and Methods 100
Total 500

 

 

 

 

SECOND EXAMINATION

Course and Code Marks
LAW 2013 Land Law and Succession 100
LAW 2014 Law of the European Union 100
Any three subjects from among those options offered in 2 BCL (at 100 marks each) 300
Total 500

 

 

 

 

BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW DEGREE EXAMINATION

Course and Code Marks
LAW 3004 Jurisprudence 100
Any four subjects from among those options offered in 3 BCL (at 100 marks each) 400
Total 500

 

 

 

 

REGULATIONS APPLICABLE TO EXAMINATIONS IN THE BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW (LAW WITH FRENCH LAW) DEGREE COURSE

 

  • Pass Standard

40% in each subject. A satisfactory performance in the examinations taken during the year abroad (Third Year) will be a condition precedent to entry to the Final Year of the BCL (Law with French Law) course.

  • Exemptions

Candidates who obtain 40% in each of three or more subjects at any given sitting may be exempted in those subjects. Candidates may carry any exemption obtained in an academic year into the following academic year.

  • Two Year Rule

A candidate in First or Second BCL (Law with French Law) must have passed, or have been awarded compensation in, each examination by the Autumn sitting of the academic year following the year he/she first attended lectures in the prescribed subjects.

  • Progress

Candidates must successfully complete First BCL (Law with French Law) before progressing to Second BCL (Law with French Law) and Second BCL (Law with French Law) before progressing to Final BCL (Law with French Law).

  • Compensation

Compensation will be awarded in one subject (other than Law 1006 Introduction to French Public Law, Law 2021 Introduction to French Private Law, and Law 4001 Advanced French Law) provided that the candidate:

(a) does not fall below 35% in that subject;

(b) has passed four other subjects;

(c) has excess marks in one other subject, whether taken in the Summer or in the Autumn in that year, equivalent to double the deficiency.

  • Eligibility for Honours

To be eligible for Honours, a candidate shall normally be required to have passed the First or Second BCL (Law with French Law) or the BCL (Law with French Law) Degree Examination at the first sitting of each in Summer and /or Autumn.

  • Course Work

In the First, Second and BCL (Law with French Law) Degree Examination, a maximum of 30% of the total marks available in any subject may be allotted to course work except that, where the teaching of a subject is equally shared, each examiner may allot a maximum of 20%.

 

 

 

 

HONOURS AT FIRST SECOND AND BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW (LAW WITH FRENCH LAW) DEGREE EXAMINATIONS

  • First Class - At least 340 marks with a preponderance of marks of 70% and no mark less than 50%.
  • Second Class, Grade I - At least 300 marks with either:

(a) a preponderance of marks of 62% or above and no mark below 40%, or

(b) at least one mark of 70% or above, one mark of 62% or above, one mark of 60% or above and no mark below 55%.

  • Second Class, Grade II - At least 265 marks with either:

(a) a preponderance of marks of 55% or above and not more than one mark below 40%, or

(b) at least one mark of 62% or above, one mark of 55% or above, one mark of 53% or above and no mark below 50%.

  • Third Class - At least 240 marks with either:

(a) a preponderance of marks of 50% or above, or

(b) at least one mark of 55% or above, one mark of 50% or above, one mark of 48% or above and no mark below 40%.

"Preponderance" shall mean a majority of a given grade or above.

 

The Examinations Board retains a discretion to derogate from the normal application of Marks & Standards where individual circumstances make it just and reasonable to do so.

 

 

 

 

LWBDF0004 BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW (BCL) LAW WITH FRENCH LAW

 

FIRST EXAMINATION

Course and Code Marks
LAW 1006 Introduction to French Public Law 100
LAW 1001 Constitutional Law 100
LAW 1002 Criminal Law 100
LAW 1003 Contract 100
LAW 1004 Tort 100
Total 500

 

 

 

SECOND EXAMINATION

Course and Code Marks
LAW 2021 Introduction to French Private Law 100
LAW 2013 Land Law and succession 100
LAW 2014 Law of the European Union 100
Any two subjects from among those options offered in 2 BCL (Law with French Law) (at 100 marks each) 200
Total 500

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BACHELOR OF CIVIL LAW (LAW WITH FRENCH LAW) DEGREE EXAMINATION

Course and Code Marks
LAW 4001 Advanced French Law 100
LAW 3004 Jurisprudence 100
Any three subjects from among those options offered in 3 BCL  
(Law with French Law), excluding those taken in 2 BCL (Law with French Law) (at 100 marks each) 300
Total 500

 

 

 

 

 

LWDPF0001 DIPLOMA IN COMMON LAW

Four subjects (from the BCL curriculum) at 100 marks each.

Pass: 40%

Compensation:

Compensation will be awarded in not more than one subject provided that candidates do not fall below 35% in any subject and that they have excess marks in one other subject equivalent to double the deficiency.

 

 

 

 

LWDPP0002 DIPLOMA IN ARBITRATION

Examation Period: Winter
Marks Maxima: 300
Pass Standard: 50% Irish Law and Legal Procedure

50% Arbitration Law and Procedure

70% Award Wrting

Number of Subjects: 3
Time Limit: One Semester. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may permit a candidate who has failed one subject to resit that subject only at the next examination sitting
Exemptions: Irish Law and Procedure: must satisfy Faculty of qualifications and /or experience
Course Work: A maximum of 40% of the total marks available in any one subject

 

 

 

LWDPP0003 DIPLOMA IN INTERNATIONAL ARBITRATION

Examation Period: Summer
Marks Maxima: 100
Pass Standard: 50%
Number of Subjects: 1
Course Work: A maximum of 40% of the total marks available

 

 

LWDPP0004 DIPLOMA IN EMPLOYMENT LAW

Examination Period: Spring
Marks Maxima: 100
Pass Standard: 50%
Number of Subjects: 1
Distinction: 66
Course Work: A maximum of 40% of the total available.

 

 

LWDPP0001 DIPLOMA IN FINANCIAL SERVICES LAW

Examination Period: Winter
Marks Maxima: 100
Pass Standard: 50%
Number of Subjects: 1
Course Work: A maximum of 40% of the total available

 

 

 

LWMRF0001 LLM DEGREE (BY THESIS)

Thesis: 1,000

Pass Standard: 500 marks;

Honours First Class, 700 marks;

Honours Second Class, 600 marks.

 

 

LWMXF0003 (FT)/ LWMXF0003 (PT) LLM DEGREE (COMMERCIAL LAW)

Full-time students must take examinations in four full subjects or in three full subjects and two half subjects. The examinations must be taken as a whole in one sitting . Part-time students completing the examinations over two academic years must take examinations either in two full subjects per sitting or in one full subject and two half subjects per sitting.

Full Subjects

Course and Code Marks
LAW P001 Commercial Arbitration 100
LAW P002 Corporate Finance Law 100
LAW P103 European and International Competition Law 100
LAW P003 Information Technology 100
LAW P010 Insolvency Law 100
LAW P004 Intellectual Property Law 100
LAW P005 Law of Credit and Security 100
LAW P006 Private International Law 100
LAW P016 Dissertation (with Faculty Agreement) 100

 

Half Subjects

Course and Code Marks
LAW P007 Banking Law 50
LAW P008 Competition Law 50
LAW P009 Environmental Law 50
LAW P013 European Merger Control Law 50
LAW P015 Insolvency Law 50
LAW P011 International Commercial Transactions 50
LAW P012 International Trade Law 50
LAW P014 Regulation of Financial Intermediaries 50
  • Course work, which shall not exceed 40% of the available marks in any one subject, may be taken into account. Students may submit a minor dissertation, previously agreed with the Faculty, the marks for which shall not exceed 100. This dissertation can be submitted to replace one of the above courses.
  • Pass standard: 50%
  • The examinations must be passed as a whole, except in the case of part-time students who must complete the examinations over two academic years. Part-time students who fail one subject only at the first sitting may proceed into the second year, carrying that failed subject. Compensation as between full subjects or half subjects is not permitted.

 

  • Distinction will be awarded if three subjects are assessed at 65% or above and no one subject falls below 60%. Candidates who fail one or more subjects or half subjects may request the permission of the Faculty to resit all subjects again at the next examination sitting only. If permission is granted the candidate is not eligible for the award of an LLM degree with distinction. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may permit a candidate who has failed one subject or half subject to resit that subject only at the next examination sitting, but such a candidate shall not be eligible for the award of an LLM degree with distinction.

 

  • Examinations are held in the Autumn only.

 

 

LWMXF0005 LLM DEGREE (EUROPEAN LAW)

Candidates must take examinations in four full subjects or in three full subjects and two half subjects from the following list:

Full Subjects

Course and Code Marks
LAW P103 European and International Competition Law 100
LAW P104 European Human Rights Law 100
LAW P006 Private International Law 100
LAW P101 The Commercial and Social Law of the European Union 100
LAW P102 The Constitutional and Administrative Law of the European Union 100

Half Subjects

Course and Code Marks
LAW P105 Competition Law in the State and Public Sector in Europe 50
LAW P009 Environmental Law 50
LAW P013 European Merger Control Law 50
LAW P011 International Commercial Transactions 50
LAW P012 International Trade Law 50
LAW P106 The Sociology of European Union Law 50

Course work, which shall not exceed 40% of the available marks in any one subject, may be taken into account.

Pass standard: 50%

  • The examination must be passed as a whole, at one sitting. Compensation as between subjects or half subjects is not

permitted.

  • A LLM with distinction will be awarded if three subjects are assessed at 65% or above and no subject falls below 60%.
  • Candidates who fail one or more subjects or half subjects may request the permission of the Faculty to resit all subjects again at the next examination sitting only. If permission is granted the candidate is not eligible for the award of an LLM degree with distinction. In exceptional circumstances the Faculty may permit a candidate who has failed one subject or one half subject to resit that subject only at the next examination sitting, but such a candidate shall not be eligible for the award of an LLM degree with distinction.

Examinations are held in the Autumn only.