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Law and French

LL.B.(Ling. Franc.) ; 4 years full-time ; 15 places ; CAO points: 532 (2019) ; CAO code: TR018

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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 French 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


    french@tcd.ie

    Website

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

    Course Fees

    Click here for a full list of undergraduate fees.

    What is Law and French?

    The Law and French degree course satisfy these needs as students graduate with a grounding in Irish Law, fluency in a second European language and knowledge of the general culture, political, economic and sociological make-up of France. The Law and a Language programmes are taught in collaboration with the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultural Studies.

    Law and French: 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 France 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.

    Do you enjoy…

    • Problem solving, critically analysing, thinking, questioning and challenging issues ?
    • Learning about the culture, economic and sociological make-up of France ?
    • Conversing in and learning French ?

    Law and French at Trinity

    The Law and French degree programmes offers a unique opportunity to study core and specialised legal modules but also the language, culture and political systems of France. Students must undertake an Erasmus year in France, 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 both schools.

    Pathways

    The pathways available are Single Honors, Major with Minor and Joint Honors. Click here for further information.

    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 French graduates also find employment in business, journalism, accountancy, banking, insurance, politics, foreign affairs and diplomacy and public services.

    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. Students reading for a joint honors law programme, who would like to go into professional legal practice after their degree, will need to ensure they pursue the professional pathway (i.e. taking law as a major subject) from the second year of studies onwards (see below). 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

    In the first and second years, you will study a variety of legal modules, taken alongside students reading for our other undergraduate law programmes. You will also further develop your language skills through studying a variety of modules on French language, politics and cultural studies. New entrants are not expected to be fluent; rather they will develop their language skills through the degree.

    The third year is a compulsory year spent studying legal and language-related modules in one of France's top-ranking universities. This year abroad is designed to enable the student to enhance their knowledge of French 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: www.tcd.ie/law/programmes/undergraduate/year-abroad

    At the end of the first year of your programme, you can choose to major in law (we refer to this as the ‘professional pathway’ – leading to the degree of LL.B. (Ling. Franc) or you can major in French (resulting in a B.A. degree). You may of course choose to continue studying both subjects equally (B.A. Law and French) or move into single honors law (LL.B.). Students considering a career in the legal profession after their degree will have the opportunity to take all the required modules if they choose the ‘professional pathway’. Nevertheless, there will still be ample opportunity to continue with your studies in French. In your final year, depending on the pathway that you take, you will have the opportunity to focus on developing areas of interest in Law and/or French modules on literature, culture, history and society. You will also be required to complete a research project on a topic of your choice.

    Assessment

    A combination of assignments and aural, oral and written examinations is used. 

    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

    Yewhoan Hong, Law and French graduate

    The Law School boasts strong diplomatic relationships with various foreign law schools. I was lucky to have spent my third year in Strasbourg, France. Needless to say, it has been a life changing experience: Not only was I able to improve my French, I met some great people from all corners of the globe with whom I made many memories. Within the school there are some great minded people. The friends you make here will last your lifetime. This, on top of everything, has made my time here all the more memorable.

    Course Details

    Award

    LL.B.(Ling. Franc.)

    CAO Points Required

    532 (2019)

    Number of Places

    15

    CAO code (Central Applications Office code) is

    TR018

    Minimum entry points required are 532 (2019)
    More information on minimum entry points

    Admission Requirements

    For general admission requirements please click here

    Special entry requirements

    • Leaving Certificate H3 French (TR018)
    • Advanced GCE (A Level) Grade C French (TR018)

    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 and French 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


    french@tcd.ie

    Website

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