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Law - LLB

Your course
Law impacts on all aspects of life today, and the LLB provides you with an excellent basis for a career as a solicitor or a barrister, as well as in other fields such as administration, business, the media and social work. The LLB is also excellent preparation for work in a legal advisory capacity in the private or public sector.

The LLB offers all the subjects currently required for the entrance examinations to the legal professions (solicitors and barristers) in Ireland. Furthermore, by choosing certain subjects, students can also become eligible for exemptions in relation to entry to the legal professions in England and Wales. In addition, all students are required to take a core module designed to equip them with critical legal research, writing and presentation skills. Students will also have the opportunity to tailor their studies to their own requirements by choosing optional modules from a long list of options. The programme is offered during daytime hours and may be taken on a full-time basis over three years.

Entry requirements

Minimum entry requirements
The prerequisite for admission to the LLB Programme is an approved university degree in any discipline at Second Class Honours level or above. In certain circumstances, an approved professional qualification or experience may be accepted in lieu of a degree. Those holding a law degree or who have studied law at third level may be granted appropriate exemptions.

Duration

3 years, full-time, which may be extended to 4 years, part-time (daytime classes only for both).

Careers or further progression

Career opportunities
Many of our graduates today run successful practices as solicitors or barristers. Other graduates have found employment and advanced their careers in a variety of areas, such as administration, financial services, business, the media and social work.

Further enquiries

Carmel Flynn
T: +353 91 493 082
E: carmel.flynn@nuigalway.ie

Comment

3 GOOD REASONS TO STUDY THIS COURSE
1. Provides a route to qualifying as a lawyer for graduates from any discipline.

2. After first year, students are free to develop their own personal programme of study, choosing from a wide range of modules taught by acknowledged experts in their fields.

3. Flexibility—students may take the programme over three or four years, which will facilitate students’ responsibilities at work and at their home.

Application date

CLOSING DATE: 12 May 2017 (late applications will also be considered).

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