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Law/ DlĂ­


Continuing Professional Development, Short Programmes.


The School of Languages Law and Social Science offers continuing professional development courses in a range of law subjects. Students may opt to undertake one or more courses from the list below. All courses begin in September and run for a total of 24 weeks, 12 weeks in Semester One and 12 weeks in Semester Two. Each course entails attendance for 1.5 hours per week.


Criminal Law, Contract Law, Constitutional Law, Company Law, Property Law, European Human Rights Law, Criminology, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law, Family Law, Evidence, Prison Law & Prisoner’s Rights, Refugee and Immigration Law.

How to apply/enrol

Print out the application form for part-time programmes and submit to the Law Office, School of Languages, Law & Social Sciences, Dublin Institute of Technology, Aungier Street, Dublin 2. You will need to indicate on the form the courses you wish to take.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal educational requirements for students entering the course


Continuing Professional Development students do not take exams, nor do they earn credits toward an award. Students complete a written assignment (essay style) and once they have successfully completed the module receive a Continuing Professional Development Certificate.

Students who wish to use attendance at CPD modules as part of their professional continuing legal education requirements should advise the school office at time of application. Attendance will be recorded and Certificate of Attendance will be provided by the school at the end of each semester.

Students taking CPD modules attend classes with BAORD and LLB students but do not take the end of year examination with them. Completion of any CPD modules will not count as credit toward either the BA ORD or LLB, nor does it satisfy the entry requirements for those programmes.

Available Modules 

  • Administrative Law
  • Company Law
  • Contract Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Criminology
  • Equity
  • European Human Rights Law
  • European Union Law
  • Evidence
  • Family Law
  • Immigration, Refugee and Asylum Law
  • Jurisprudence
  • Media/Intellectual Property Law
  • Prison Law & Prisoner’s Rights
  • Property Law
  • Tort
(some combinations may not be possible due to timetabling restrictions. Email for a draft timetable)