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Law Resources for International Students

In order to support our international students, we at the School of Law, have prepared a number of freely available lectures that introduces students to fundamental areas of the law in Ireland. The lectures, available to download 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


The UL Law Society has also created a handy guidebook for those new to the Law School. Written by Law students for Law students, this guidebook contains advice from students and lecturers on the School, study, and career in Law.

Dean Strang of Netflix' Making a Murderer fame, recently gave lectures at the School of Law. We have uploaded these lectures for everyone to see. 

Dean Strang

Before and Beyond Law and Society

Dean Strang gave his first lecture to the Jurisprudence class where he discussed a variety of issues including law in the context of the social sciences, how law actually intersects with life, the importance of considering interdisciplinarity, and systemic injustice.

Law and Humanities and System Injustice

Dean's second lecture focused on systemic injustice, particularly what it means, who its important thinkers are, the cascade, connectedness of human problems, poverty, class, gender, and the call: understanding systemic injustice as a practicing lawyer and then working towards justice. 

Law and Humanities and Systemic Justice

Dean's third lecture looks at the three humanities disciplines that most commonly intersect with the law and the idea of systemic justice and injustice. 

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

A light infused Law Library on the fourth floor of the new Glucksman library has fast become the heart of the university, by combining traditional library spaces with hi-tech facilities and co-working areas. It accommodates the law collections and provide dedicated skyline seating with a total of 120 quiet and silent study spaces.