If you’re thinking about a career in law, you’ve probably been busy Googling ‘law courses in Ireland’ or ‘what’s the best law course for me?’ Well, to save you some effort, we thought we’d take this opportunity to tell you a little bit more about Griffith College and the benefits of studying law with us.
1 - You’ll be taught by people with hands-on experience
At Griffith College, our focus is providing our law students with an education that will help them secure their dream legal career. Our lecturers are all experienced academics, including practising solicitors and barristers who work in our courts every single day.
They impart the knowledge that will benefit you in a real way in the workplace. You won’t be learning case law just for the sake of it - instead, you’ll see how that knowledge can be used in real-life legal settings.
2 - There are a whole host of extra-curricular activities to enjoy
As well as a top-class learning environment, there are lots of chances for you to enjoy some life-changing experiences at Griffith College. Our Law students have access to a range of extra-curricular activities which, as graduates, given them an extra edge when looking to stand out to prospective employers.
For example, our law students get the chance to become Brehon Scholars - where they travel to the US and gain experience of the American legal system. They also have opportunities to participate in moot court competitions, debating competitions and get the chance to meet legal personalities at our regular guest lecture events. A full list of Law extra-curricular activities can be found here.
3 - You can get credit for working at The Innocence Project
The Innocence Project at Griffith College is an organisation dedicated to overturning cases which involved miscarriages of justice in the past. Griffith College is the only college in Ireland where students, accepted onto the Project, can receive credits for working on The Innocence Project. Students can work with The Innocence Project, helping to overturn wrongful convictions, and because you are being supervised by qualified legal professionals and caseworkers - your work will count towards your degree. Griffith College is the only college in Ireland where you can do such work.
4 - Small class sizes mean you will get the attention you deserve
At Griffith College, the attention each student gets is a paramount concern for all our lecturers and staff. Students appreciate the fact that our small class sizes mean that they develop real and lasting relationships with their lecturers. If there’s a query or a case that you just can’t get your head around - then our lecturers are always happy to help.
We’ve had students transfer from other institutions where they simply felt lost in large classes with over 150 students. This won’t happen at Griffith College Law School. Instead, you’ll meet lecturers and staff that will guide you through your legal education.
5 - You’ll gain a qualification that you can tailor to your needs
Studying law at Griffith College means you have a range of exciting elective choices allowing you to tailor your Degree to suit your interests and needs. You come out with a qualification that is respected all around the world as well as by all the top legal firms in Ireland and abroad. A legal qualification from Griffith College can lead to a career as a solicitor or barrister as well as careers in government, charities and humanitarian organisations.
Once you finish your law degree at Griffith College - the world really is your oyster. We have graduates in all the big law firms in Ireland - from trainee solicitors going through the FE1s to associates and senior solicitors. We’ve also have many graduates doing their King’s Inns exams. Legal graduates from Griffith College are also working in a range of public and private bodies as well as in legal practices all over Ireland and Europe.
Graduates of our Law faculty have pursued the following careers:
- Legal Executive
- Legal specialist, advisory, management, compliance and regulation roles in domestic and international commercial non-legal services