Dublin Institute of Technology
Department of Law
Continuing Professional Development
Short Law Courses
The Department of Law offers a number of continuing professional development courses in various law subjects. Students may opt to take one or more courses from the selection listed below. These courses will appeal to a variety of students. For example, the courses should appeal to students who have an interest in law but who do not wish to pursue a formal qualification. These courses should also appeal to students considering studying law and who would like to sample some of the subjects offered on our courses. Managers and senior executives from industry/service sector/SMEs whose role requires them to have knowledge of a particular legal area might also have an interest in one or more of the courses outlined below.
The following subjects are offered as short courses: Contract Law, Property Law, Tort, European Union Law, Equity Law, Criminal Law, Constitutional Law, Employment Law, Company Law, Family Law, Human Rights Law, Administrative Law, Criminology, Evidence Law, Intellectual Property/Media Law and Jurisprudence (available subjects vary). Students may opt to undertake one or more short courses from the above list.
There are no formal educational requirements specified for students entering the course/s.
Each course meets one night a week for one and a half hours per class. The courses extend over the academic year, from late September until April/May.
On successful completion students receive a Continuing Professional Development Certificate from the Dublin Institute of Technology. The issuing of this certificate is contingent upon 80% attendance and the successful completion of the course assignment in each relevant subject.
*Please note, CPD students attend classes with BA/LLB students but do not take the end of year exam associated with those programmes. Rather CPD students are assessed by a written assignment/essay.
Career Opportunities/Future Study
Students from a variety of employments e.g. public/private sector legal employment, managers and senior executives from industry/SMEs will find these short courses of relevance in carrying out their role.
On payment of full fee, student cards are issued.
Students can avail of the Institute’s library service. To avail of the Institute’s library service students must have paid the full fee and obtained a student card.
Students may also avail of other services within DIT (e.g. counselling, chaplaincy, restaurant, etc) and should check out notice boards for more information or the Institute’s website (www.dit.ie).
Venue for Lectures
Lectures are usually held in Aungier Street.
Duration and Commencement of Lectures
Lectures commence in September.
In addition to attending lectures, students should allow some time outside of classes to undertake self directed study.
The fee for 2012-13 was €440 per subject + a €135 student service charge per student. Fees are subject to change.
Continuing Professional Development Certificates of the Dublin Institute of Technology are usually issued during November.
Head of Department of Law: Bruce Carolan
Tel: (01) 4023016
Postal Address: DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.
Administrator: Emma Linnane
Tel: (01) 4027181
Postal Address DIT, Aungier Street, Dublin 2.