Law is a popular discipline and is the undergraduate qualification of choice for those interested in a career as a solicitor or as a barrister. The work of a solicitor includes taking instructions from clients and advising them in relation to conveyancing and property dealings, civil and criminal litigation, contract and commercial dealings, company and partnership matters, wills and probates. A barrister represents clients in the courtroom in both civil and criminal cases, and is frequently consulted for expert legal opinion by solicitors on behalf of their clients.
This three-year degree programme equips the student with a comprehensive undergraduate education in law. Modules cover: family; land; employment; commercial; administrative; constitutional criminal; tort; EU; company and partnership amongst others.
This course prepares you for working in the Career Sectors below. Follow the links to get a fuller understanding of the sectors you are preparing for.
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This course will accept Any QQI Level 5 or 6 Major Award as an entry requirement.
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The Student - Career Interests
This course is typically suited for people with the following Career Interests. If these interests do not describe you, this course may prepare you for work you may not find satisfying.
Enterprising people like situations that involve using resources for personal or corporate economic gain. Such people may have an opportunistic frame of mind, and are drawn to commerce, trade and making deals. Some pursue sales and marketing occupations. Many will eventually end up owning their own business, or in management roles in larger organisations. They tend to be very goal-oriented and work best when focused on a target. Some have an entrepreneurial inclination.
The Investigative person will usually find a particular area of science to be of interest. They are inclined toward intellectual and analytical activities and enjoy observation and theory. They may prefer thought to action, and enjoy the challenge of solving problems with sophiscticated technology. These types prefer mentally stimulating environments and often pay close attention to developments in their chosen field.
The Linguistic's interests are usually focused on ideas and information exchange. They tend to like reading a lot, and enjoy discussion about what has been said. Some will want to write about their own ideas and may follow a path towards journalism, story writing or editing. Others will develop skills in other languages, perhaps finding work as a translator or interpreter. Most Linguistic types will enjoy the opportunity to teach or instruct people in a topic they are interested in.
Law graduates are required to undertake a further period of specialised study to qualify as either a solicitor or as a barrister. The degree is approved by the Honourable Society of Kings Inns and holders of this degree are eligible to sit the entrance exam to the Barrister at Law Degree programme. Alternatively, graduates can apply for postgraduate study at Blackhall Place in order to qualify as a solicitor. Other career options include: politics, journalism, banking, lecturing, property management, insurance, and public and civil service positions.