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Introduction to Law

In order to support our new students, we at the School of Law,  have prepared a number of freely available lectures that introduces students to fundamental areas of law in Ireland. The lectures, available to watch below, focus on issues such as the Irish legal system, the Irish courts system, and the Doctrine of Precedent. They are an invaluable guide to both undergraduate and postgraduate students commencing their studies here.

Lecture One: The Irish Legal System

Lecture Two: The Irish Courts System

Lecture Three: The Doctrine of Precedent

In addition to these lectures are a series of notes compiled by Dr Ger Coffey that provide detailed information introducing you to the study of law, legal terminology, the structure of the courts, and a handy glossary to get you up to speed. 

Introduction to Studying Law and Legal Terminology

Structure of the Courts


Did You Know?Graphic image of an open book with "at UL" written underneath

A light infused Law Library on the fourth floor of the new Glucksman library building will open in 2018. It will accommodate the law collections and provide dedicated skyline seating with a total of 120 quiet and silent study spaces.