Community Law & Mediation, in partnership with University of Limerick, have launched an exciting new on line course “Housing Law & Policy” (6 ECTS at Level 8/10 CPD points)

By nclcadmin, Thursday, 29th June 2017 | 0 comments
Filed under: Education Courses 2017.

Aim & Duration:

The course is aimed at anyone with an interest in housing law and is delivered over a 12 week period, with a mix of online lectures and onsite workshops.  Participants will be required to read relevant cases, legislation and materials (which will be provided) complete online e-tivities throughout the duration of the course.   

The aim of the course is to provide students with an understanding of the legal and policy issues surrounding housing law – an area of law that is attracting increasing attention and controversy at both a national and international level.

In addition to affording students a broad understanding of the various sources of housing law in Ireland, the course will consider the policy implications of housing and homelessness and introduce students to key areas of study including social housing and the Housing Acts; property law; landlord and tenant law; and the Residential Tenancies Acts.

Please click here for the course brochure.


  • This is this the first online course of its kind in Ireland and will be attractive to those who want to improve their skill set from the comfort of their home or office. Some key benefits of this course include:
  • Convenience and Flexibilty: Lectures and other materials are electronically accessible to the student, who will also have access to the UIL library online. Students will not have to fight traffic, find parking spaces, leave work early to go to class, or miss important family time.
  • CPD/Credit: The module is worth 6 ECTS at Level 8 and a solicitor can claim 10 hours e-learning CPD credits.  CPD points are also available to barristers.
  • No extra costs such as parking, travel and food. Once you are signed up on the course you will receive a student card from UL which means you will have access to UL facilities such as their online library.
  • Career advancement/improved skills: Students can take this course while working, while in-between jobs, or while taking time out to raise a family.

Course Tutors

Caroline Keane – is a qualified solicitor practising with CLM Limerick. Caroline has extensive practical experience in the area of housing law, in particular, in the area of social housing.  Caroline has also represented both landlord and tenant in tenancy and property related disputes.

Dr Kathryn O’ Sullivan - is a Lecturer of Law at the School of Law, University of Limerick. Kathryn’s research interests lie in family law and property law and she has conducted considerable research focusing on the legal protections afforded to the family home

Fees and how to apply

The fees for this course are €570 per student. The closing date for applications is Friday 4th of August 2017 and the course will start on 4th of September 2017. You must apply through University of Limerick to secure your place. To apply click here









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