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 1

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 select the following categories:

Academic level: Micro-credentials and CPD
College/Interest type: Micro-credentials/CPD Undergrad Level 7 and 8
Academic programme: Business & Management Micro-credentials - CPB13

You will need to manually enter the Module Name and Code under ‘Module Name’ on the second page of your application. Please copy the name and code below:

Law and Analytics - LW3201

You can find more details on our application process here.

Course Fees


Subsided fee: €250

*Candidates who meet the eligibility criteria may qualify for a 50% fee subsidy, subject to the availability of subsidised places. For eligibility details, please refer to the Eligibility Criteria on the Micro-credentials webpage.

NB: There are 25 places available at the 50% learner subsidy.

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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