Applications open from 1st April 2024

Module Code: LW3201 

Micro-credential Overview

Lawyers and technologists are now using software tools as a means of analysing legal information, including case law, legislation, and practice data. This Micro-credential explores the use of analytics for and by lawyers. Incorporating insights from the use of analytics in other disciplines, and decades of experience in the development of business information systems, it provides students with an opportunity to develop critical perspectives on the appropriateness of legal analytics in different contexts while also building their practical data management and analysis skills through hands-on projects.

NB: A minimum number of applicants is required to deliver this micro-credential, if this number is not met the micro-credential may be postponed or may not be delivered.

Start Date

Academic Year 2024/25, Semester TBC

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is online. Assessment will be carried out on a continuous basis

NFQ Level and ECTS

Level 8


Application Process

From the 1st April, 2024 you can apply for any University of Galway Micro-credential through our Online Application Portal

When completing your application please make sure to apply under CPB13 (Business & Management CPD) in the drop-down menu after selecting Standalone Module- Continuing Professional Development.

For this micro-credential, please copy and paste or type this into the text box under Module Name: LW3201

For more details, watch our tutorial on the Micro-credentials application process here

Course Fees


Entry Requirements 

  • Applicants must be over 21 years of age.
  • A degree in any discipline is required. 


Dr Abigail Rekas is a lecturer above the bar in Law & Innovation at University of Galway School of Law. Her research focuses on Copyright Law, Human Rights, and Technology. She has additional research interests in Legal Technology and Access to Justice. She received a Ph.D. from the University of Galway, a J.D. from Northeastern University School of Law, and a BA from the University of Massachusetts.

Contact Information

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MicroCreds Podcast

MicroCreds Podcast

In this episode, MicroCreds Project Lead, Janice Mulvany Glennon, meets with Dr. Abigail Rekas to discuss the micro-credential Law and Analytics.

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