Available: Part- Time
Duration: 1 Semester
Award: University Certificate of Study
Qualification: 6 ECTS @ NFQ Level 8
Faculty: Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
Course Type: Professional/Flexible
Fees: For Information on Fees, see section below.
The Family Law module focuses on the key aspects of the law which relate to family life in Ireland, from the rules relating to the rights of children and parents to each other’s company and protection to the rules which regulate the recognition of adult intimate relationships.
The Module Code & Title is LA4081 Family Law (Online)
See our MODULE FLYER for more details.
For information on the application process, please contact Kathryn O'Sullivan (contact above) or GPS@ul.ie.
The Family Law LA4081 module focuses on the key aspects of the law which relate to family life in Ireland, from the rules relating to the rights of children and parents to each other’s company and protection to the rules which regulate the recognition of adult intimate relationships.
Participants Learn To
- Appreciate the ways in which Irish law and court processes can operate to protect the institution of the family in the event of relationship breakdowns.
- Summarise the important aspects of family law, including Guardianship, Custody, Access Disputes, Domestic Abuse, & Aspects of Marriage Termination.
- Outline the key ways in which a marriage may be dissolved or terminated and the consequences of such dissolution or termination.
- Differentiate between the rights of married and unmarried parents and their children.
- Critique the treatments of the family unit within the Irish legal system, and identify the concept of the family unit at constitutional and legislative levels.
How It Works
The module is taken over 12 weeks (one semester), The module will be delivered on a blended learning basis; that is to say, mostly online, but with at least one face to face workshop. The online element of the module will incorporate a combination of selfinstructional materials, including online lectures, student guide, interactive learning elements, core readings and reflections. There will be regular tutor led interactions, tutor feedback and discussion boards, with use of current statistics and sociological research on family life in Ireland.
|Introduction to Family Law||The Rights and Duties of Non-Marital Cohabitants|
|The Family and the Irish Constitution||Exam Skills Workshop|
|Guardianship, Custody & Access Disputes||Formalities and Trends in Marriage Formation|
|Safeguarding the ‘best interests’ of the Child||Marriage-Nullity; Judicial Separation and Divorce|
|Domestic Abuse: Civil Law Responses||Ancillary Relief in Judicial Separation and Divorce|
|Domestic Abuse: Criminal Justice System Reponses||
Student led Questions/Review/Revision
This course is aimed at those working in the area of family law or advocacy/advisory body, or anyone with an interest in Family law. CPD Credit: A solicitor practising on a full-time basis and undertaking this course, can claim a maximum of 10 hours eLearning