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Law and German

LL.B.(Ling. Germ.) ; 4 years ; 15 places ; CAO points: 541 (2017) ; CAO code: TR019

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EU Applicants

Read the information about how to apply, then apply directly to CAO.

Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

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Non-EU Applicants

  • Law and German, 4 years, Closing Date: 30/JUN/2019
  • Get In Touch

    Telephone Number

    +353 1 896 1125 / 1278


    +353 1 896 1373

    law.school@tcd.ie


    germanic@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/faculty  |  www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/undergraduate  |  www.tcd.ie/Germanic_Studies

    What is Law and German?

    With continuing European integration and increasing globalisation, there is a need for lawyers with a transnational education. The Law and German degree course satisfies these needs as students graduate with a grounding in Irish law and fluency in a second European language. Graduates will have a real insight and knowledge of the general culture, political, economic and sociological make-up of Germany. The Law and a Language programmes are taught in collaboration with the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies.

    Law and German: The course for you?

    If you like to be challenged and intellectually stimulated, have a keen interest in the cultural, social, historical and political backgrounds of Germany and would like to learn a second language, then one of these degrees is for you. Legal training requires the ability to think logically and critically, precise and careful use of language, good writing skills and a facility for articulate expression are key attributes for legal scholars.

    Law and German @ Trinity

    The Law and German degree programme offers a unique opportunity to study, not just the Irish legal system but also the languages, culture and political systems of Germany. Students must undertake an Erasmus year in Germany, exposing them to the law of that legal system. The class sizes are small, fostering a close collegial relationship with peers and members of the faculty.

    Graduate skills and career opportunities

    The increasing Europeanisation of legal practice means that graduates of the law and a language degree programme have much to contribute to the legal and other professions in Ireland, as well as enjoying career opportunities in Europe. In addition to careers in the legal profession, Law and German graduates also find employment in business, journalism, accountancy, banking, insurance, politics, foreign affairs and diplomacy and public services. Graduates will have mastered a second language, which creates many opportunities for employment in large international organisations, not solely confined to the legal profession.

    Law degrees and professional qualifications

    No law degree entitles a person to practise law as a solicitor or barrister. If you wish to go on to obtain a professional qualification, the governing bodies for the profession require that you study certain modules in your primary law degree. Each of our five undergraduate degree programmes guarantees you that will have the opportunity to take these modules. Our programmes also offer additional modules required for entry into the UK professional bodies.

    All students considering a career as a lawyer should consult the relevant professional body of their preferred jurisdiction to ensure they satisfy all entry requirements.

    Your degree and what you’ll study

    In the first and second years, you will study a variety of legal modules, taken alongside students reading for our other undergraduate law programmes. Students will also be exposed to opportunities to develop their language skills and their understanding of aspects of sociology, legal systems and politics.

    New entrants are not expected to be fluent; rather they will develop their language skills through the degree.

    THIRD YEAR

    The third year is a compulsory year spent studying legal and language-related modules in one of Germany’s top-ranking universities. This year abroad is designed to enable the student to enhance their knowledge of German law whilst perfecting their fluency in the foreign language.

    Further information on the year abroad programme, and a list of partner universities, can be found at: https://www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/undergraduate/year-abroad

    FOURTH YEAR

    In fourth year, students can choose from a large range of law modules, and further German modules.

    CAPSTONE

    In your final year of study, you will undertake a Capstone project – an independent research project which comprises an in-depth investigation of a specific area of scholarship. The Capstone project is a catalyst to enable you to reflect on your learning from the programme as a whole and to demonstrate your ability to think independently, communicate effectively, develop continuously and act responsibly as you transition to the world of work or to postgraduate studies.

    ASSESSMENT

    A combination of assignments and aural, oral and written examinations is used. For information on assessment in other law modules please see TR004: Law.

    Study abroad

    In third year, students may have the opportunity to apply to study abroad in a prestigious European university with the EU funded Erasmus programme. In addition to exchange programmes in Europe, the School of Law also has bilateral links with leading universities in North America, Australia, Hong Kong and China. Our exchange programmes are highly successful and are an extremely popular option for law students each year. Participating students find that they are hugely enjoyable, academically and culturally rewarding, and a valuable asset to prospective employers.

    Further information on the study abroad programme, and a list of partner universities, can be found at: www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/undergraduate/year-abroad

    VISIT THE LAW SCHOOL:

    If you are considering studying for a Law degree at Trinity but want to be sure, you are most welcome to attend first and/or second year lectures. If you would like to avail of this opportunity, please contact us by email to arrange a visit.

    Law Open Day: Information will be posted on www.tcd.ie/Law

    David Hughes, Law and German Graduate

    “The Law and German programme provided me with perspectives on language and on society which I think are unparalleled in any other programme. We had the opportunity to take our knowledge of the German language to degree level, with the help of an extremely competent and thorough German studies department. The real gem of the Law and German programme is the meeting place between the two disciplines; so few law students in the world are privileged to study a foreign legal system to such a level.”

     

    Course Details

    Award

    LL.B.(Ling. Germ.)

    Duration

    4 years

    CAO Points Required

    541 (2017)

    Number of Places

    15

    CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR019

    Minimum entry points required are 541 (2017)
    More information on minimum entry points

    Admission Requirements

    For general admission requirements please click here

    Leaving Certificate

    H3

    German

    Advanced GCE (A Level):

    Grade C

    German

     

    Apply

    To apply to this course, click on the relevant Apply Link below

    EU Applicants

    Read the information about how to apply, then apply directly to CAO.

    Mature Student – Supplementary Application Form

    Read the information about how to apply as a mature student then select the link below to complete the TCD Supplementary Application Form for mature students.

    Non-EU Applicants

  • Law and German, 4 years, Closing Date: 30/JUN/2019
  • Get In Touch

    Telephone Number

    +353 1 896 1125 / 1278


    +353 1 896 1373

    law.school@tcd.ie


    germanic@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.tcd.ie/courses/undergraduate/faculty  |  www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/undergraduate  |  www.tcd.ie/Germanic_Studies