About Us

Law is an exciting, vibrant topic governing every aspect of our lives, from work, family, finances, and football transfers to elections and crime. If you are interested in social order, governance and current affairs and enjoy a challenge and intellectual stimulation then one of our courses may be for you

Our Story

Law Modules Ireland, comprising Transition Year Law Ireland (TYL), was set up in September 2019. Law Modules Ireland provide Continuing Professional Development, Training and Consultancy. We offer law programmes adapted to your specification.

Continuous Professional Development sessions are conducted for Social Workers, Members of the Legal Profession, Legal Executives, and members of the public with an interest in Law.

Our panel of legal experts comprise of lecturers and trainers holding specialist knowledge and skills in particular subject areas.

Practitioners in law, Solicitors, Barristers and Members of An Garda Síochána, are invited to join the network based on distinguished merit.

Catherine McLoone, TYL Co-Ordinator and Barrister at Law

About Catherine Mc Loone, TYL Co-Ordinator

Catherine Mc Loone is a qualified barrister, on the Roll of Practicing Barristers. She was called to the bar in 2005 and regularly judges Mock Trial competitions for the Law Society of Ireland and Dublin City University.

Catherine has a general practice with a focus on employment law, child and family law, and personal injury litigation. She has delivered lectures at Trinity College Dublin, Limerick Institute of Technology and the Law Society of Ireland. She is a member of the Family Lawyers Association and the Children’s Rights Alliance.

She has prepared and delivered several CPD – accredited seminars to solicitors, barristers and frontline policy-workers on a variety of topics including administrative (public) law, and civil litigation.  She volunteers with FLAC (Free Legal Advice Centres).

Meet Our Lead Instructors

Our trainers and lecturers examine, research, design and deliver course modules. Their professionalism, knowledge and reputation guarantee exceptionally high standards.

Lee-Ann Purcell, Practicing Solicitor

Lee-Ann Purcell is a practicing Solicitor in Limerick. Lee-Ann studied Law and European Studies in the University of Limerick and entered the roll of solicitors in 2004 after successfully completing her professional studies with the Law Society of Ireland. Lee-Ann has been a panel member with TYL since its inception in 2019 and offers great insight to the students.

Kevin Sherry, practicing Solicitor

Kevin Sherry,
Practicing Solicitor

Kevin Sherry is a practicing Solicitor in Limerick. Kevin studied in the University of Limerick prior to his admission to the roll of solicitors in 2009 upon successful completion of his professional studies with the Law Society of Ireland. Kevin has been a panel member with TYL since its inception in 2019 and offers great insight to the students pertaining to his current area of practice and his past studies.
Colleen Brownlee, Barrister at Law, BL, LLM

Colleen Brownlee, Barrister at Law

Colleen Brownlee, Barrister at Law, BL, LLM , is a practicing barrister on the Western Circuit. Colleen attends schools on behalf of TYL and is a spirited Judge of the Mock Trial. Colleen offers an wonderful insight into her general legal practice and studies at The Honourable Society of Kings Inns. 

Frank Bouchier, artist

Frank Bouchier,
Artist

Frank Bouchier , the talented and well known Limerick Artist of Hatters Art Studio, presides over the ‘Court Room Sketch Artist’ segment of the competition. Franks special talent adds a charming element to the overall artistic section of the competition. 

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An Garda Síochána

Members of An Garda Síochána are invited to join our panel based on their distinguished merit and regularly deliver modules for our TY Law Modules.

Our Numbers Speak For Themselves

20+

Schools

24

Months

6

Mock Trials

300+

Students

What Our TYL Students Have to Say

"It was really super fun"
"Really fun and loved the trial"
"Very interesting super fun"
"Really fun day , hope to do it again"
"It was quite fun and informative. I especially enjoyed the Mock debate and quiz"
Villiers School, Limerick
Villiers, Limerick
Transition Year Law Modules 2020
"I learned new skills and roused different interests"
"I enjoyed it"
"I really enjoyed it"
Ardscoil Rís, Limerick
Ard Scoil Mhuire, Corbally
Transition Year Law Modules 2020
"I enjoyed the interactive part of the day and learnt a lot"
"I think after today I am more interested in law and I really enjoyed the mock court case"
"I really enjoyed it"
"I really enjoyed being the bailiff ( Court Clerk)"
"It was fun being the jury"
Our Lady's Secondary School, Templemore
Our Lady’s Secondary School, Templemore
Transition Year Law Modules 2020
"Enjoyed Mock Trial . It was a good day"
"I enjoyed the Mock trial as we got to see how everything works"
"I really enjoyed the mock trial and learnt a lot from it"
"Enjoyed all the interactive work we did and learnt a lot"
"I enjoyed today and I liked the Mock trial"
"I really enjoyed the day , I especially enjoyed the talk with the Gardai"