Instructor-Prepared Class Materials:
International Intellectual Property Law (Professor Clarke)
course materials coming soon
International & Comparative Children's Rights (Professor Ward)
course materials coming soon
International Trade & Commerce: Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Agreements (Dean Levit)
course materials coming soon
The Multinational Corporation and Human Rights: Selected Issues (Professor Arnold)
course materials coming soon
Legal Internship (Dr. Ryan)
Irish Legal System Handout
Researching Irish Law Handout
The following is a list of the books and course materials required for each course in the Dublin program. However, you have several options regarding purchasing texts and copying course materials that can alter the listed cost dramatically, so please carefully read the information provided below the list describing these options.
Introduction to European Union Law I & II (Dr. Kingston and Professor Carolan):
Textbook: Nigel Foster, Foster on EU Law (3rd. Edition Oxford 2011). Paperback 512 pages. ISBN: 978-0-19-969296-5. Cost: 36.25 Euro*
European Union Competition Law (Dr. Lucey):
Textbook: Alison Jones and Brenda Sufrin, EU Competition Law: Text, Cases & Materials (4th Edition Oxford Oct. 2010). Paperback 1,376 pages. ISBN: 978-0-19-957273-1. Cost: 52.50 Euro*
International Intellectual Property Law (Professor Clarke):
Course materials prepared by instructor. Estimated 1250-1300 pages. Cost: $0**
International and Comparative Children's Rights (Professor Ward):
Course materials prepared by instructor. Estimated 600-1000 pages. Cost: $0**
International Trade & Commerce: Drafting and Negotiating International Commercial Agreements (Dean Levit):
Course materials prepared by instructor. Estimated 300-400 pages. Cost: $0**
The Multinational Corporation and Human Rights: Selected Issues (Professor Arnold):
Course materials provided by instructor. Estimated 400-450 pages. Cost: $0**
Course materials provided by instructor. Estimated 30-60 pages. Cost: $0**
The price listed for the textbooks for EU I and II and EU Competition is the price charged by the UCD bookstore. Please note that the price is in EURO, and therefore the price in dollars will depend on the rate of exchange you receive on the day that your credit card is charged for the books.
For the past two summers, we have made arrangements with the UCD bookstore for students to order these textbooks directly from the bookstore and it has worked well. The advantage of this option is that you do not have to transport the books in your luggage across the ocean, which saves weight in your luggage (and possibly extra luggage fees) or in your carry-on backpacks. UCD delivers the books, neatly wrapped and labeled for each student, directly to Prof. Blair's dorm suite the day before the program begins, so they are waiting for you in my suite when you arrive in Dublin. For the past two years the bookstore has been very reliable. The disadvantage of obtaining the books from UCD bookstore is that the price may be higher than a purchase on the internet. In addition, be forewarned that the bookstore cannot buy back the books at the end of the program, so you will still have to sell them on the internet, mail them back to yourself if you wish to keep them, carry them back, or abandon them. There are other bookstores in city centre, so you can explore the possibility of selling them to one of those bookstores, but we cannot guarantee that this will be possible.
If you choose to order either textbook from the bookstore, the minimum order time is 15 days, so you must order it no later than Wednesday, May 22nd. To order the book, you can contact the University College Dublin Bookstore by:
fax: 011 353 1 283 7002
phone: 011 353 1 269 1384
The UCD bookstore is open Monday to Friday 9 am to 5:30 pm. Please don't forget the time difference! Ireland is 6 hours ahead of Tulsa. To calculate the time difference from your time zone, check out www. Happyzebra.com.
Books can be paid for with VISA or Mastercard. Please supply card number, expiry date, 3 digit security code and the full name on the card. PLEASE ALSO STATE THAT THIS IS PART OF THE TULSA SUMMER SCHOOL ORDER WHICH IS TO BE DELIVERED TO PROF. BLAIR Your book will then be delivered to Prof. Blair in our dorm on Thursday, June 6th and Prof. Blair should have it for you when you arrive on Friday, June 7th. If you pre order the book through the UCD bookstore, please let Prof. Blair know by e mail, so that she knows how many books to expect.
It is possible that you might find the books for less on amazon.com.uk or amazon.com. or other internet sites. The Foster book for EU I & II was available in February for around $24 on amazon.com.uk, and the Jones and Sufrin book for EU Competition Law was temporarily out of stock on amazon.com in February but priced between $62 and $71 (not including shipping). If you choose this option, please be sure to allow plenty of time for the book to reach you before you leave for Europe. I have had students who ordered the book on the internet too late and it did not arrive before they left for Europe, so they spent their first weekend in Dublin searching used bookstores in city centre trying to find a copy. If you try to have the book mailed to the UCD dorm directly, the chances that it will arrive on time and actually reach you are fairly slim. This is because you will not yet be residing at the dorm when it is delivered and it may therefore get returned or lost. So it is possible that pre ordering through the UCD bookstore may be your best bet, but it is totally up to you.
Do not be concerned about the number of pages in the EU Competition text. You will not be covering the entire book in this one-credit course. Unfortunately, there is no short alternative text in this specialized field that is substantially shorter and meets your needs, so Dr. Lucey chooses selected chapters of this excellent text.
**Instructor-prepared Course Materials
In May we will provide all of you with a link to an online posting of the course materials for each of the courses other than EU I & II, EU Competition Law, and the Legal Internship class. If you choose to bring your laptops to class and have the materials available in class for reference on your laptops, none of the instructors in these courses will require you to print out the course materials or bring a paper copy to class. So the materials technically cost $0, because we will make them available to you free of charge, and you can download them to your laptop or any other electronic reader that will access them.
That said, many students find it difficult to read assignments for class on their laptop screens or to access course materials quickly in class off of computer screens when they are also taking notes. Therefore, often students choose to print out the course materials. Therefore, I included an estimate of the pages in the course materials (and I guessed high!!), so that you could calculate the cost of making copies, if you choose to do so.
A couple of options: First, you can print out the course materials before you leave the United States at a local copy shop, put them in whatever binder works for you, and carry them over to Ireland. (Again, weight could be an issue here for you). Check out your local copy shops for printing prices and you can calculate the approximate cost.
Second, you could choose to print out the course materials in Ireland at UCD or a nearby copy shop. Our Irish students last summer preferred to copy out the course materials and bind them, and one was very kind to send me his recommendation. He prefers using the Copi-Print in the Arts/Newman Building at UCD, which has copy machines available that permit you to print double or single-side from the internet or a USB. Currently, the Copi-Print charges 5 cents (that is Euro cents, not US dollar cents) per page. If you choose to bind the materials, the cost of binding is between 2.50 and 3.50 Euro. In addition, since you are not enrolled as UCD students, you will need to obtain a temporary printing card on which you can load money (in the shop) so that the card can be used in the machines. There may be a small fee for the card. The following links provide more information about copi-print and the card system:
The Copi-print shop is not open on weekends or in the evenings, so if you choose this option, you should at least have the materials for the first Sunday and Monday classes available to you in some format you can access. I frequently use this same shop for materials I distribute to you during the program.
Another option is Student Supply, across the road from the main entrance of UCD. Our Irish student says they currently charge the same price. However, while their photocopying works well, he advises that their basic equipment and service is quite slow and their printing service is not great. Information about Student Supply is available at http://www.goldenpages.ie/student-supply-centre-stillorgan/1/.
In city centre, Reads across Nassau Street from Trinity College also currently charges the same price for printing and photocopying as Copi-print at UCD, 5 Euro cents per page. For more information, see http://www.reads.ie/print-photocopying.php.
The estimated pages in these course materials are rough estimates, and not all pages in the course materials are necessarily assigned reading. So please do not use the page estimates as indicators of the reading assignments, as they are not accurate reflections of the assigned work in any of the courses. They are only provided to give you some cost indicators, if you should choose to print out the entire set of course materials for a particular course.
The materials for the classroom component of the Legal Internship course are typically short handouts. I often distribute them as attachments by e-mail, and sometimes I make photocopies to bring to class as well, if they are not ready until shortly before the class.