UCC Family Law Clinic

UCC Family Law Clinic

The Family Law Clinic at University College Cork is a pro-bono legal research service provided for lawyers by the masters students of the LLM Children’s Rights and Family law in the UCC Law School. The Clinic aims to enhance and support the quality of litigation in family law cases, predominately those relating to family formations, domestic and intimate partner abuse,  relationship breakdown and the associated inter parte obligations, with a view to impacting positively upon the understanding and implementation of these evolving areas of Irish law.

 The Clinic seeks to:

  • Support lawyers litigating issues relating to family formations, domestic violence, relationship breakdown and associated inter parte responsibilities
  • Inform and support the work of organisations that provide assistance and advice to those in need
  • Promote evidence-based reform in all areas of Irish family law;
  • Provide students with an insight into the law in practice, and in particular, practical experience of family law and litigation.

The Clinic does not provide legal advice to individuals but rather supports lawyers to represent and litigate on these issues. It also aims to provide legal support to organisations working with individuals and families.

For further information please contact Dr Louise Crowley, Director, Family Law Clinic, School of Law, UCC Tel: 021 4903879; E: l.crowley@ucc.ie