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Law / Dlí

DT532

What is... Law?

Law is all around us. Law consists of the rules that our society has developed over hundreds of years to organise how we live together in a community. In studying law you learn, not only what these rules are, but also why they exist, how they have developed and how they relate to social and economic goals. You also think about how the law should regulate society and about the different ways in which law can shape the world in which we live.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Many students graduating from the LLB pursue a career as a solicitor or a barrister but the professions are not the only option for law graduates. The analytical and problems solving skills developed in a law degree are valuable in a range of businesses. Law graduates also find employment in the civil and public service and in the NGO sector where their legal knowledge and critical thinking skills are particularly useful.

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of this Level 8 Honours programme will be eligible to apply to complete a Masters of Law (LL.M.), or other interesting postgraduate programmes such as a Masters in Criminology, a Masters in Child, Family and Community Studies, or postgraduate business degrees, among other options. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

Certain subjects are considered essential to the study of law, such as Contact Law, Property Law, Criminal Law and European Union law. Students build up a base of knowledge in these core areas as well as following their own interests through specialised topics. Dublin Institute of Technology has a strong emphasis on areas of law that have recently undergone significant change. We offer optional modules such as Criminology, Intellectual Property and Media Law, Prison Law and the Law and Society Research Clinic, where students engage in research for the benefit of an NGO.

In studying law at Dublin Institute of Technology you will develop skills of analysis, research and communication. Your capacity for problem-solving will become well-honed. You will gain an appreciation of the complex relationship between law and society and how law can both help and hinder the resolution of social problems. You can examine the operation of the criminal justice system, consider how law should respond to new technologies or carry out research for an NGO on real-world problems. You will develop your capacity for critical analysis and become a self-directed learner. You will be able to make and evaluate arguments and take a logical and practical approach to solving complex problems.

Module Listing  

Year One 

  • Contract Law
  • Core Legal Skills
  • Criminal Law
  • Torts 

Year Two

  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • EU Law
  • Property Law 

Year Three 

  • Administrative Law
  • Equity
  • Evidence
  • Jurisprudence

Optional law subjects from which students can choose may include:

Criminology; Employment Law; Family Law; Intellectual Property and Media Law; Law and Society Research Clinic; Refugee and Asylum Law; Prison Law and Prisoner’s Rights; Civil Procedure and ADR; European Human Rights Law.

Further Information   

T: (01) 402 7181 (School Office)   

E: law@dit.ie