Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Liam Dowling from St. Michael's House to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Liam Dowling

Clinical Nurse Manager 2

St. Michael's House

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  Liam Dowling

Do your homework, ask about it - there is lots of infomation out there.  You need to be person centred, social, not afraid to mix and to have an understanding of disability or at least be prepared to learn about it. 

People with an Intellectual Disability  ARE NOT SICK , but they can get sick like everyone else and sometimes I feel people outside don't fully understand this. They don't just need Gods help. They need the help of qualified people that want to understand them so that their needs are met and they have chance to enjoy their life as much as is possible.

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DN600 BCL
Law (BCL)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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3rd level Graduates are qualified for a wide range of occupations, and their education prepares them for roles involving specific skills, and for coordinating, supervising, managing, or training others. Examples include accountants, sales managers, computer programmers, teachers, chemists, environmental engineers, criminal investigators, and financial analysts.

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Law is the system of rules which governs society; practitioners of law are trained to analyse, interpret, and apply it. There are laws which apply to almost every aspect of life; including business and trade regulations, criminal activity, family disputes, property development, and European law.

The BCL degree allows you to immerse yourself in the study of law, to engage with a range of interesting legal perspectives and to acquire an understanding of how law works in theory and practice.

Students studying law select one of the following options which they must state on their CAO application:
BCL (Law), LCS (Law and Chinese Studies), LES (Law with Economics), LFL (Law with French Law), LHY (Law with History), *LH (Law with Irish), LPS (Law with Politics), LPY (Law with Philosophy), LSJ (Law with Social Justice)
 
* LH (Law with Irish) is a new addition in 2017.


 
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Third Year students have the option of studying abroad in an International partner university.

Graduates join one or other branch of the legal profession (solicitor or Barrister) in a variety of areas including:

- Law firms in Ireland or Internationally
- Large corporations as in-house lawyers
- State bodies or Public Service
- NGOs
- EU or other international institutions
- Legal Research
- Academia

Increasing number of graduates are entering careers in accountancy, management, and the public service.

To become a legal professional, it is normal to pass examinations set by the Law Society of Ireland, and serve an apprenticeship for an additional two years.



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Administrative Officer
Edel Butler 2
Irish Tax Institute
Edel Butler is an Administrative Officer with the Revenue Commissioners. Currently she works as a technical expert within the Audit team. Edel holds a Degree in Civil Law from UCD and is also a qualified Solicitor and is an AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA).
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Danielle Grant 2
Irish Tax Institute

Danielle Grant works as an Assistant Tax Manager in the Capital Taxes team with Grant Thornton. She studied Civil Law at UCD and is currently undertaking the Degree of Barrister-at-Law in Kings Inns. Danielle also obtained the AITI Chartered Tax Adviser (CTA) Qualification with the Irish Tax Institute.

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