Legal Eagles Schools Programme

Lucy Mulvaney, a trainee from Arthur Cox, assisted with our legal eagles project
Students of Mercy College Coolock

Our Legal Eagles programme for transition year students runs each year in two local schools in Coolook.

The programme aims to create greater awareness in our local schools of the Irish legal system and our Constitution. This programme provides a unique opportunity the students to develop their research, writing and oral advocacy skills. The aim is also to encourage talented young people to consider pursuing a law career in the area of social justice and human rights.

The first part of the programme involves the delivery of four legal talks on the following legal topics:

1. Introduction to the Irish Legal System

2. The Constitution and Equality

3. Criminal Law

4. Legalities of Social Networking

The second part of the programme involves a series of workshops were the students work on a fictional legal case and prepare to participate in a Moot Court. The Moot Court takes place in the UCD Sutherland School of Law court room.

This programme is funded each year by Dublin City Council (North Central Office)

We were the Prosecution Barristers and we really enjoyed this Law Module. The Mock Court was great and Ros and Santana were really helpful. We might consider law as a job in the future. Thanks Anthony and Conor

Students of Chanel College Coolock