5N1394 Legal Practices and Procedures

This module is an elective module of the applied social studies major award and is designed to enable the learner to appreciate the role of law in a range of vocational context and within their personal lives.

Learning Outcomes

• Identify the sources Irish law to include an explanation of the features of each source Assess the role of the Constitution in the Irish legal system

• Explain the meaning of common general legal terms to include plaintiff, defendant, injunction, in camera and precedent

• Outline the structure of the Irish judicial system to include the hierarchy, jurisdiction and function of courts within the Irish court system

• Outline the role and function of personnel within the Irish legal system

• Explore the impact of European Law on the Irish legal system

• Define the nature of tort to include the recognition between tort and other civil and criminal wrongs

• Describe the proceedings in a Court of law

• Evaluate relevant documents and legislation relevant to a specific vocational area Identify the main categories of remedies available to include compensation, injunction, declaration, specific performance and judicial review

• Evaluate the impact of European Law on Irish Law

• Distinguish between civil and criminal, public and private and procedural and substantive law


• Assignment 60%
• Examination – Theory 40%


Successful completion of this component award enables the learner to transfer to programmes leading to other certificates where this component is an elective requirement.