Course Description

Diploma in Law - Law Society of Ireland

Programme structure and approach to learning

The Diploma in Law from the Law Society of Ireland has been created for those seeking a greater knowledge of the law, professionals who would like to gain new skills and, in turn, add value to their current roles, and graduates keen to acquire new expertise and who are thinking of commencing the solicitor qualification.

An intensive postgraduate diploma spread over eight modules, this course is designed for those who require an introduction to the discipline of law in a number of core areas. This course is unique in that it integrates the academic theory with the practice of law. Our module tutors are experienced practitioners and are well placed to provide instruction in the various substantive topics of law with the added benefit of being able to relate to the real life practice of law when required.


The programme is based on the following module scheme and covers key themes as listed below:

Semester 1 (September – January)

  • Module 1: Constitutional Law,
  • Module 2: Criminal Law,
  • Module 3: Contract Law,
  • Module 4: Tort.

Semester 2 (February – May)

  • Module 5: Company Law,
  • Module 6: EU Law,
  • Module 7: Property Law,
  • Module 8: Equity or Employment Law.

Introduction to the legal system

We launch the course with an additional online module which acts as a support to students beginning their studies in law. Available for the duration of the course, it features online activities, self-assessed quizzes, suggested readings and video content. This online material is supported by a number of follow-up revision sessions and interactive workshops held throughout the course. The aim of the module is to equip students with the necessary skills they need to study law and to approach examinations and assignments with confidence.

Topics covered include:

  • An introduction to the Irish legal system,
  • Sources of Irish law,
  • Civil and criminal procedure,
  • Remedies,
  • Reading judgments,
  • The legislative process,
  • Introduction to legal writing,
  • How to answer exam questions,
  • Legal research.

Course structure

Students can choose between a one-year or two-year option of study to best suit their needs. Those students who select the two-year option generally elect to study two modules per semester.

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CollegeLaw Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre
Course LocationDublin
Location PostcodeDublin 7
Course CategoryLaw
Course TypeBlended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online
Course QualificationDiploma
Awarding BodyLaw Society of Ireland
Awarding Body DetailsDiploma
Course Start Date8th September 2023
Course End Date27th April 2024
Course DurationThis course can be taken over a 1-year or 2-year period.
Course TimeLive online lectures Wednesdays and occasional Thursdays 6pm to 8.30pm. One block weekend each month (Friday and Saturday). Lectures available to view on demand.
Course Fee€4,600.00
Entry RequirementsThis course is open to non-law graduates from any discipline or suitable non-graduates with a demonstrable level of work experience in the area of law. Students have the option to study the programme over one or two academic years via blended learning.
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Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre

The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24, Dublin, Ireland

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