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What is this Structured Elective about?
This Structured Elective will allow students from across UCD gain an understanding and appreciation of Law and the legal system in Ireland and Europe, such as the role of the courts in the interpretation of law, and the relationship between Irish and EU laws.

Why should I take it?
It will enable interested students to develop an understanding of Law, developing knowledge in a specific area of interest, such as Media Law, Child Protection, Law and Technology, Environmental Law or Criminal Justice.

How will it benefit me?
This Structured Elective will provide interested students with the opportunity to integrate legal reasoning into their own disciplines and to use the legal skills acquired to reflect on their other areas of practice and learning.

How do I take the modules?

  • In order to earn this Structured Elective you must take the modules as specified below in or after 2022/23.
  • You must take the specified modules as elective modules and not as core or option modules.
  • To achieve the Structured Elective in Law, you must take three elective modules including both LAW10450: Law in Courts and LAW10440: Law in Europe
  • You do not need to register for the Structured Elective in advance, it will be awarded when you complete the three modules as specified above during your studies.
  Modules Title Credits
Mandatory LAW10450      Law in Courts 5
  LAW10440    Law in Europe 5
One module from: LAW30190 Media Law 5
  LAW30300 Criminal Justice & Penology 5
  LAW30570 Criminological Theory 5
  LAW30730 Public International Law 5
  LAW37590 International Economic Law 5
  LAW37690 Law, State Protection & the Child 5
  LAW30440 Environmental Law 5
  LAW30360 Consumer Law 5

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