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LL.B. ; 4 years full-time ; 90 places ; CAO points: 533 (2018) ; CAO code: TR004

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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 4 years full-timeClosing Date: 30/JUN/2020
  • Get In Touch

    Telephone Number

    +353 1 896 1125


    +353 1 896 1278

    law.school@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/undergraduate

    Course Fees

    Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees.

    What is Law?

    Law is an exciting, dynamic subject. Law regulates every aspect of social life: from the contracts that we make when we buy products to the laws that determine when people can be jailed for committing criminal offences, and through to significant political decisions, such as constitutional reforms on marriage or abortion. As a law student, you learn what these laws are, how they work and how they change. You learn the skills of a lawyer: how to research the law, how to make legal arguments, how to use the law to protect and serve your clients.

    Law: The course for you?

    The law degree will appeal to you if you are interested in society and how it works, how we regulate the relationships between people. Given the wide range of legal modules, the degree attracts students with a broad range of interests. Those interested in politics are attracted to subjects such as constitutional law. Those interested in business are attracted to subjects as company law and commercial law. Those concerned about injustice, whether at an international or national level, will be attracted to subjects such as international human rights, environmental law, and public interest law. In truth, most students have overlapping interests.

    Law at Trinity

    Trinity’s School of Law, is Ireland’s oldest and most internationally renowned law school. It is the highest ranked Law School in Ireland in both the QS and THE world rankings. We have produced some of the most prolific lawyers of the modern era in Ireland. Our strong network of alumni in Ireland abroad comprises leading lawyers, judges, former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Chief Justices, Presidents of Ireland, policy-makers and public representatives.

    Graduate skills and career opportunities

    Trinity College Dublin’s LL.B. degrees prepare students not only for life as ‘lawyers’, but also enables them to enter many career fields such as business, journalism, accountancy, banking, insurance, politics, foreign affairs and public policy, both in Ireland and abroad. The skills learned through studying law are useful in all walks of life. A law degree teaches students to think logically and analytically. It also equips students with the ability to carry out research, to apply relevant information to problems, to use language precisely, carefully and objectively. 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 is designed to ensure you have the opportunity to take these required modules. Our programmes also offer additional modules currently 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

    Law at Trinity College Dublin is a four-year honors degree programme. In the first and second years of the programme, we ensure that there is an appropriate balance between the academic and practical aspects of law. In the third and fourth years, you will take modules at a more advanced level. The sophister years allow you to tailor your studies to develop specialised areas of interest, e.g. employment law or medical law and ethics. In your final year of study, you will complete a piece of independent research referred to as the ‘Capstone Project’. This allows you to apply and enhance the research skills that you have developed in the previous three years of the programme. Being part of a research group with other students, you will work independently and collaboratively to explore in-depth a topical issue.

    Do you enjoy…

    • Problem solving, critically analysing, thinking, questioning and challenging issues?
    • History, society, governance and current affairs?
    • Clear, articulate expression?

    Clinical legal education module

    The Law School has long recognised the value of practical, skills-based training. Clinical legal education (CLE) offers students a valuable opportunity to learn more deeply about the law by gaining practical legal experience. Offered in the final year, 35-40 students undertake a placement in a legal practice setting in a partner organisation in the private, public or not-for-profit sectors. Students also attend a lawyering class in which they develop their understanding of professional legal skills and legal ethics. We are privileged to have many of the leading legal practice settings in the State, in each of the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, among our partner organisations which offer placements. The lawyering class complements the placement by enabling students to identify and develop the skills, values and knowledge which is necessary for making the transition from the academic study of law to its application in a real world setting.

    Assessment

    Assessment in law degrees is by a combination of coursework and semester examinations. As a reflection of the different teaching practices, a diverse range of assessment methods is used, including case notes, essays, mock trials, reflective journals, mock parliaments, contribution to web-discussion boards, response papers and research dissertations. Students are advised at the beginning of the teaching semester about the assessment methods in each module.

    Study abroad and internship opportunities

    Third year students may apply to study abroad in a prestigious European university with the EU funded Erasmus programme. We also have links with leading universities in North America, Australia, Hong Kong and China which you may choose to apply to spend a semester or year in. These programmes are highly successful and are an extremely popular amongst our 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 year 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 Law lectures. If you would like to avail of this opportunity, please contact us by email to arrange a visit and meet with an academic advisor or current student.

     

    What our graduates say

    Garrett Simons

    “My reasons for choosing Trinity were, first, the excellent reputation of the School, and, secondly, the fact that it offered a four-year honors degree course. The course not only allows for a greater choice of modules, but also affords an opportunity to study those modules in depth. The Law School has a very friendly atmosphere. My lecturers were excellent. I particularly enjoyed the Environmental Law course taught by Professor Yvonne Scannell, and subsequently decided to specialise in planning and environmental law.”

    Course Details

    Award

    LL.B.

    CAO Points Required

    533 (2018)

    Number of Places

    90

    CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR004

    Minimum entry points required are 533 (2018)
    More information on minimum entry points

    Admission Requirements

    For general admission requirements please click here

    Note: Law (TR004) is one of three courses that are part of the feasibility study in admissions, and 10 places will be filled under this new route. For further details click here.

    Course Fees

    Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees.

    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 4 years full-timeClosing Date: 30/JUN/2020
  • Get In Touch

    Telephone Number

    +353 1 896 1125


    +353 1 896 1278

    law.school@tcd.ie

    Website

    www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/undergraduate