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LEGS7003 - Introductory Law for Transport

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Title:Introductory Law for Transport
Long Title:Introductory Law for Transport
Module Code:LEGS7003
 
Duration:1 Semester
Credits: 5
NFQ Level:Intermediate
Field of Study: Law
Valid From: Semester 1 - 2016/17 ( September 2016 )
Module Delivered in 2 programme(s)
Next Review Date: November 2020
Module Coordinator: NIALL MORRIS
Module Author: KAREN MC CARTHY
Module Description: This module is designed to introduce transport management students to the Irish Legal system and to develop their awareness of legal issues relevant to transport business. Students will study the components of relevant contract and tort law and how they impact on the transport management industry together with an introduction into the court structure and sources of Irish law.
Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this module the learner will be able to:
LO1 Describe the fundamental principles which govern the operation of the Irish legal system.
LO2 Identify and explain the various sources of Irish Law.
LO3 Compare and contrast civil and criminal law.
LO4 Explain the court structure and the role of legal personnel.
LO5 Illustrate the principles of the law of contract and/or tort, with particular reference to the transport industry.
Pre-requisite learning
Module Recommendations
This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is strongly recommended before enrolment in this module. You may enrol in this module if you have not acquired the recommended learning but you will have considerable difficulty in passing (i.e. achieving the learning outcomes of) the module. While the prior learning is expressed as named CIT module(s) it also allows for learning (in another module or modules) which is equivalent to the learning specified in the named module(s).
Not applicable
Incompatible Modules
These are modules which have learning outcomes that are too similar to the learning outcomes of this module. You may not earn additional credit for the same learning and therefore you may not enrol in this module if you have successfully completed any modules in the incompatible list.
Not applicable
Co-requisite Modules
No Co-requisite modules listed
Requirements

This is prior learning (or a practical skill) that is mandatory before enrolment in this module is allowed. You may not enrol on this module if you have not acquired the learning specified in this section.

Not applicable
 

Module Content & Assessment

Indicative Content
Key principles of Irish Law
Introduction to legal terminology, the nature and purpose of law, relationship between law and society.
Sources of Law
The Irish Constitution, legislation, judicial precedent, European Law.
Courts and Personnel
Court structure & jurisdiction, role of Judges, Solicitors and Barristers.
Law of Tort
Principles of Liability, defences, negligence, product liability, sale of goods legislation.
Assessment Breakdown%
Course Work30.00%
End of Module Formal Examination70.00%
Course Work
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Project Project where student will be asked to legally advise on a scenario involving breach of contract or tort law. 5 30.0 Week 7
End of Module Formal Examination
Assessment Type Assessment Description Outcome addressed % of total Assessment Date
Formal Exam End-of-Semester Final Examination 1,2,3,4 70.0 End-of-Semester
Reassessment Requirement
Repeat examination
Reassessment of this module will consist of a repeat examination. It is possible that there will also be a requirement to be reassessed in a coursework element.

The institute reserves the right to alter the nature and timings of assessment

 

Module Workload

Workload: Full Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of topic in the lecture 3.0 Every Week 3.00
Independent & Directed Learning (Non-contact) Reading and research 4.0 Every Week 4.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 3.00
Workload: Part Time
Workload Type Workload Description Hours Frequency Average Weekly Learner Workload
Lecture Presentation of Topic in Lecture 2.0 Every Week 2.00
Directed Learning Reading and Research 5.0 Every Week 5.00
Total Hours 7.00
Total Weekly Learner Workload 7.00
Total Weekly Contact Hours 2.00
 

Module Resources

Recommended Book Resources
  • Brian Doolan, Principles of Irish Law, 8th Edition Ed., Gill & Macmillan [ISBN: 9780717149896]
  • Thuillier & MacDaid 2015, Business Law in Ireland, 1st Edition Ed., Clarus Press [ISBN: 9781905536771]
Supplementary Book Resources
  • Kenneally & Tully 2013, The Irish Legal System, 1st Ed., Clarus Press [ISBN: 9781905536580]
This module does not have any article/paper resources
Other Resources
 

Module Delivered in

Programme Code Programme Semester Delivery
CR_EABMT_8 Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Automotive Business Management and Technology 5 Mandatory
CR_TTMGT_7 Bachelor of Science in Automotive Technology and Management 6 Mandatory

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