Module Code: LW3200

Micro-credential Overview

The aim of this Micro-credential is provide students with the ability to understand the relationship between law and technology from both a theoretical and practical perspective. It will explore how technology and law are inter-related, with legal automation transforming the nature of legal practice, while law regulates the development of technology. The Micro-credential seeks to provide students with ‘hand-on’ experience in developing useful tools for those working with the law, while also giving a grounding in critical perspectives on law and technology and enabling them to make informed decisions about when particular technologies are appropriate.

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 2

Mode of Study and Assessment

The mode of study for this Micro-credential is Blended (in-person and online). There will be two Saturday workshops and weekly online lectures. 

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:

Lawyering, Technology and Innovation - LW3200

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 Lawyering, Technology & Innovation.

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