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International Students - Adjusting to Academic Life in NCI: International Students - Law Guide

International Students

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Online resources for Legal definitions

Below is a list of plain English guides and glossaries for Legal Terms:

National Adult Literacy Agency provides this Guide (Downloadable PDF at the link)

The Plain English Campaign has a similar A-Z Guide

The Law Library, Law Society and all provide glossaries of legal terms.


Other Websites  provides information about the legal system in Ireland This page is provided by the University of Limerick for international students studying law.

Court Structure in Ireland

Online Legal Dictionaries

Online legal dictionaries can be helpful for understanding different legal terms.

However when citing exercise caution and consult the National College of Irelands Referencing Guide for more information.

Use this book in the library