Law and Business
LL.B. (Law and Business); 25 places
What is Law and Business?
In our global economy, businesses now deal with more complex issues concerning government regulations and international trade policies. Conversely, the law has had to grapple with constantly evolving commercial organisations and business practices. With the growth in the size of legal practices and the expansion of the work of the legal profession into areas of mergers, acquisitions and taxation, the work of legal graduates and business graduates has blended in many aspects.
This joint degree aims to give students a firm grounding in the disciplines of law and business and to develop a critical understanding of both the legal framework of business activity and the economic and commercial context in which law operates. Students will have the opportunity to focus upon the many areas of overlapping interest between the two disciplines, for example, the structure of companies and other forms of business organisation, competition law and regulation of markets, consumer law, labour law, finance and financial markets, taxation, the protection of intellectual property and international perspectives on law and business.
Law and Business: The course for you?
This course is aimed at individuals seeking a career defined by the application of legal principles and management practices. The programme will provide students with a firm grounding in law along with strong management skills; enabling students to choose from a wide range of career opportunities or further study.
Law and Business @ Trinity
Both the Schools of Law and Business are recognised for their unique and innovative degree programmes and structures. Both schools enjoy a strong international profile, with excellent relationships with Irish and global organisations in both the private and public sectors. During the course, students will have the opportunity to study all of the core modules required by the legal professional bodies, ensuring, if you so wish, that you can seek entry into a legal career both at home and abroad. Trinity’s Law School and School of Business are in the world’s top 100 and 150 universities for their subjects (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2016). See also TR004: Law.
Graduate skills and career opportunities
The programme will provide students with strong management skills and an in-depth specialisation in law. Graduates will be well prepared for demanding and rewarding careers in both the legal and business professions; particularly in areas where the two disciplines coincide. We expect graduates to accept positions in law, business, taxation, finance and accounting, general management, employment relations and the civil service. In particular, students will have the option of studying all the law subjects required for a qualifying law degree, which will enable them to apply for entrance to the professional legal institutions to qualify as barristers and solicitors.
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 guarantee 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
As a student on this programme, you will take both subjects equally for the first two years. In your final two years you will have the opportunity to concentrate on either subject, or continue with both. Teaching is by lectures and supplemented by seminars and tutorials (small group classes). Emphasis is on student contribution, particularly in seminars and tutorials. In the third and fourth year you will have the opportunity to choose from an extensive range of law and business modules.
FIRST (JUNIOR FRESHMAN) YEAR
Law: Foundations of Law; Contract and Torts Law.
Business: Introduction to Organisation and Management; Introduction to Economic Policy; and either Mathematics and Statistics or a Language module (French, German, Russian or Polish).
SECOND (SENIOR FRESHMAN) YEAR
Law: Criminal Law; Constitutional Law I and Land Law.
Business: Organisational Behaviour; Principles of Marketing; Introduction to Accounting; Introduction to Finance; Introduction to Operations Management and Creative Thinking, Innovation and Entrepreneurial Action.
THIRD AND FOURTH (SOPHISTER) YEARS
Third year students must take two modules in both subjects. The remaining credits may be taken from either or both. In the fourth and final year students may choose to concentrate on one subject or continue with both. The following modules are typically on offer in these years:
Law: EU Law (compulsory in the Junior Sophister year); Advanced European Union Law; Advanced Evidence; Advocacy; Child Law; Clinical Legal Education; Collective Labour Law; Commercial Law; Company Law; Comparative Law; Contemporary Issues in Constitutional Law; Corporate Governance; Corporate Insolvency Law; Criminology; Critical Perspectives on Law; Current Issues in the Legal Profession; Economic and Legal Aspects of Competition Policy; Employment Law; English Land Law; Environmental Law; Equality Law, European Human Rights; Evidence; Family Law; Feminism and the Law; Food Law; Information Technology Law; Intellectual Property Law; International Family Law; International Human Rights Law; International Trade Law; Jurisprudence; Legal Philosophy; Media Law; Medical Law and Ethics; Penology; Private Law Theory: Obligations; Public Interest Law; Public International Law; Regulatory Law; Refugee and Immigration Law; Restitution; Sport and the Law and Tax Law.
The School of Law is committed to making available to students the option of taking a module from outside its discipline, under the Broad Curriculum programme (see https://www.tcd.ie/Broad_Curriculum). In their final year, students may choose to take a Clinical Legal Education module, involving a placement in a legal service provider. Students also complete a major piece of independent research in their Senior Sophister year. If you would like to find out more detailed information on all the modules offered, see: https://www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/undergraduate/law-business
Junior Sophister: Contemporary marketing management; Marketing for different organisational and business contexts; Management accounting for business decisions; Financial accounting; Human resource management; Business in society; Innovation, entrepreneurship and business modelling; Personal and career development; Management experience and reflection; Introduction to fixed income securities and alternative investments; Corporate finance and equity valuation; Services management; Digital technology in operations; Organisation theory and organisational analysis; Investments; Social entrepreneurship.
Senior Sophister: International business and the global economy; Exploring new product development; Financial reporting and analysis; Advances in marketing theory and practice; Managing new product development; Social innovation an social impact; Economic policy and business history; Deriviatives and International Finance.
If you would like more detailed information on all the modules offered see: https://www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/undergraduate/law-business and: www.tcd.ie/business/undergraduate
Innovative teaching and assessment methods are used throughout your four years, comprising amongst many, formal examinations, essays, reflective journals, projects, case notes, mooting; web-based assessment, blog contributions and a clinical legal placement module.
In place of your third year in Trinity, students may apply to study abroad on either the Erasmus programme or with a partner university with which we have an exchange programme. Our exchange programmes are hugely popular and are academically and culturally rewarding. Law and Business students can currently apply to spend their year in universities in Strasbourg, Uppsala, Madrid, Berlin, Tübingen, Mainz, Singapore, Ohio and Queensland.
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
GET IN TOUCH!
Tel: +353 1 896 1125 / 1278
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.
What our current students say
“For me, the attraction of Law and Business was the breadth of opportunities it offered. The course itself is incredibly interesting and varied, covering subjects as different as constitutional law and marketing, with scope for specialisation in later years. Beyond the classroom, student life in Trinity is unparalleled, and I have enjoyed delving into several pockets of it. Between debating, organising the Trinity Economic Forum and editing the Trinity Law Review I feel that I could have gone down several different paths, and none of them would have been wrong for me. Law and Business gave me the platform to forge my own path.”
LL.B. (Law and Business)
Number of Places
CAO code (Central Applications Office code) isTR017
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