It is near the end of the semester. I am beyond wrecked from all the studying and going through a series of sleepless nights attempting to learn cases and legislation. I most say that this semester was the most adventures, stressful, and enlighten one that I had so far, but I can say that I am glad that it is coming to an end.
I have learned so much this semester, not only academically but also learned new skills that will be very beneficial to me in my future career. In today’s post I will break down all the interesting things I learned this semester.
I have finally gotten my cooperative education, but during the process of formulating CVs I have learned such valuable lessons, that will come in handy when I graduate or even next summer when I am applying for a Summer Internship at law firms.
I learned how to draft a CV(a good ones ), and I realised that I need to improve on my writing skills as my spelling and grammar are my weakness and were the reason that prevented me from getting an interview.
I learned that when going to an interview always do research on the company, no matter how good you may be, if you do not have any knowledge of the firm you are applying to , you can kiss goodbye to your dream of working there. And always be enthusiastic and confident at an interview
Workplace issues in Technical and Professional Communication
To tell you the truth this module has been the most beneficial to me out of all the modules this semester. I have learned skills that I wouldn’t have gotten in my law modules and that will be an advantage in my proffesional career.
Writting blog post each week has helped my become very creative and reflect on my thoughts, it has helped me improve on my writing skills and gain a new hobby. At the moment we are doing an assignment on making a websites.I am doing my website on Copyright law in Ireland . I most say writing down on your CV that you can do a website is really impressive to future employers, when I mentioned this on interview that I was doing a website on copyrights, interviewer seemed really impressed.
I have shown a huge interest in this module, so far this is my favourite law module. Unlike the rest this does not just consist of legal rules and facts. It discusses about so many ideologies and theories relating to law, and allows us to see the way we saw the legal system in a whole new light. Jurisprudence is the scince of law, it provides us answers to why things are the way they are e.g why there is more male lawyers occupy higher position even though law is a female dominated course- nthere is only 3 female High Court judges in Ireland.
Jurisprudence gave the me the opportunity to explore the variety of different concept of feminism ,which helped me understand feminism even more. I found it very intriguing learning about all the legal feminist from radical feminist MacKinnion to cultural feminist Gilligan.
Check out my previous blogs on jurisprudence!
Constitutional law is the module which I find the hardest,both this semester and last.However this semester it has been quite enjoyable as we are learning about a topic that has been very relevant in the Irish society and in the mouth of the public-The 8th amendement.
We have come across the famous X case which is the cornerstone in the Irish law governing the area of abortion, In this case Keane CJ outlined when in this land abortion is permissible- when there is a substantial and real risk to the life of the mother, as opposed to the health of the mother.In this case also stated that where the mothre was suicidal because of the pregnancy, abortion is lawful This piece of information was very enlightening to me as it was not until this semester that I had any knowledge that abortion was allowed in this country in the circumstance where the pregnancy is a substantial and real risk to the mother, a risk would also include suicide, just like in the A and B v East Health Board case where the mother had been suicidal and the court had permitted the mother to get an abortion in the UK. In addition to caselaw stating that there are a ceratin circumstance in which abortion is allowed in this jurisdiction. there has also been legislation introduce Protection of Life duting prgenancy Act 2013.Majority of the people in this country do not have any knowledge of this authority, one could argue the reason for that being that the media portrays. as if abortion on every ground in this country is prohibited, it can also be argued that it was a legislators fault for not formulating a legislation for the decision held in X case in which the majority of the court held that abortion could be held in this state where there was a real and substantial risk to the life of the mother. This created a lot of ambiguity and it was not until the 2013 Act which said that abortion was allowed in Ireland however another flaw to this is that the provision never uses the term “abortion” but rather “medical procedure”, thus some people will still belive that the provision is not talking about abortion.
As I said in the beginning this was no easy journey but I did have a lot of fun in semester two, I enjoyed everything I learned even though it was a tough semester , I hope and pray that I will perform well in the exam and at least get more than one A1 in my result.
Until next time stay classy!