On the 8th and 9th of May, Our T.y year had a law course workshop that was held in the mercy hall. Barrister James Fahy was the man in charge of the course. James T Fahy is a practising barrister, representing people in court on a regular basis, advising solicitors regarding clients cases and drafting legal documents for court proceedings. On the first day we learned about civil law. The body of laws of a state or nation regulating ordinary private matters, as distinct from laws regulating criminal, political, or military matters is all involved with civil law.
We also learned the different types of courts and the different cases they match. Including the district court which is just beside our local Garda station. This court is for minor offences, Also there are no jury in this court. The circuit court is stationed in Donegal town. This court is for offensive cases, Also there is a jury in this court. The second day we headed out to our local court which as a district court beside the Garda station.
The night before we printed out a mock trial as our year was going to be involved in a trial. I was the accused in the trial. I was on trial for murder but had then won the case as the jury reached an non guilty verdict. Overall it was an interesting and fun two days. And it was great that the students could get the chance to understand the law system a little better.