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Law Faculty at Griffith College
Faculty of Law

“Law is order, and good law is good order.”
- Aristotle

Law Awards 2023
Award-winning faculty

Griffith Law Faculty are delighted to have been nominated and win several awards in 2023. This is an incredible achievement and celebration which demonstrates why they are leaders in legal education, consistently surpassing academic standards and showcasing a commitment to their student's learning experience.

Extra-curricular student bodies

The faculty is home to various student bodies with the goal of helping to develop learners’ critical capacities to the fullest, to enhance their communication skills and to develop their academic, technical and practical skills. These groups include the Mooting Society, the Communication and Debate Society, the Law Society and the Griffith Free Legal Aid Clinic (FLAC).

Griffith College Law Faculty
Griffith College Law Faculty

The Law faculty offers a variety of courses at all levels of legal study, from an introductory Certificate in Legal Studies for those wishing to gain a foundation in law to an LL.M. focusing on International Law, giving students a distinct advantage in an internationally-focused corporate world. Students can sit the LL.B. programmes and go on to sit the professional courses to pass the King’s Inns or Blackhall Place exams to become a Barrister or Solicitor. Many of our students also use their degrees to go on to other areas such as business or media.

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Experienced lecturers

Many lecturers are active researchers in fields as diverse as Constitutional and Company Law, Gender and Human Rights Law, Intellectual Property and Legal Education. Our lecturers are very involved in their fields, and Griffith College regularly hosts industry events, from book launches to international conferences.

Start-Ed Programme
Start-Ed Programme

Law students enjoy important access to the Start-Ed Programme, a forum in which students, startup businesses and professional legal advisors come together in clinics for free one-to-one advice from leading legal advisors. Students selected get to sit in on the advisory sessions and, while in College, get real-world experience which can later enhance their career prospects

On-campus resources
On-campus resources

The Griffith College library is a subscriber to JustisOne, Westlaw UK and Westlaw.ie, some of the world’s premier legal research engines. The college also has a Judge in Residence, providing a link between members of the judiciary and the academic legal community at Griffith College.

What Our Students & Alumni Say

We followed up with some past & current students to see what a difference their Law course at Griffith College has made to them.

Oisin O Cathain

It is without reservation that I recommend studying law at Griffith College Dublin. Every student receives personal and group engagement throughout the course. With expert lecturers in a collegiate setting, each student has the time and space to listen, ask questions and take an active part in the college during their studies.

Having been in a larger university previously it often felt like I was a number and not a person, Griffith is the opposite. The only Innocence Project in Ireland is located at Griffith, giving students unparalleled insight into the practicality of criminal law.

The law society is an enthusiastic encompassing part of the degree. Offering students rewarding activities such as mooting, debating and negotiation. These extracurricular events complement the theoretical knowledge derived from each module.

If you wish to immerse yourself in the academia of law in an encouraging and stimulating environment, I urge you to seriously consider enrolling in Griffith College Dublin.

Oisin O Cathain LLB (Hons)
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My Griffith journey began in September 2021 when I returned to education after a gap of nearly a decade. To say it was a bit daunting is an understatement, especially entering an area of study I had no experience.

Taking the DLSP course part-time over two years gave me the perfect opportunity to balance my full-time day job in the Civil Service and obtain a new qualification. I was able to split my time between on-campus classes and online lectures when the need arose which allowed for quite a healthy work-college-life balance. This was all down to the support structure of each member of the Law Faculty. The Programme Director, Shauna Colgan BL and all other lecturers were always at the end of an email or telephone call when they were needed.

The smaller class groups on the DLSP made getting to know people quite easy and the mix of personalities always made classroom debates more interesting. There are also great opportunities for extracurricular activities from the FLAC Society and the Law Society to the Brehon Law Society. These groups allow you to meet and interact with other Law students. This course has not only allowed me to make some professional contacts but I have also made some very good friends.

Now to look forward to my LLB (Hons)!

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Laura Cronin DLSP

The best advice I could offer anyone contemplating doing the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course in Griffith College is “DO IT!!”.  It will be the best decision you make, it certainly was mine.  Having worked as a Legal Secretary for many years in medical negligence, it was great to get to touch on so many different aspects of Law, and the modules were so much more in depth than I had anticipated.  The Lecturers are fantastic, always available to help or discuss matters with you.  A special mention should go to Ailbhe for making the practical exams less daunting and, dare I say it, fun!  Shauna is the best Programme Director you could ever ask for, no issue was ever too big or too small for her to help with.  It can be tough going at times, especially if you’re working full-time, but it is definitely worth it.  If you’re lucky you might (just might) develop a love of Reflective Journals (I definitely did not!!!).  But one thing is certain, you will develop an appreciation for Law that you never thought you could.

Laura Cronin, Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice
Law graduate

I was drawn to Law at Griffith College because of the small class sizes, stimulating active participation and discussion with fellow students and lecturers from a diverse range of backgrounds. During the LLB, I competed in The Irish Times Debate Competition, National Moot Court Competition, the National Negotiation Competition and was selected for the Chief Justice Summer Internship Programme. I believe that my engagement in extra-curricular activities combined with the skillset and knowledge I developed through the course significantly enhanced my career progression.

Helen Hewson LL.B. (Hons)
Law graduate

I selected Griffith College for my studies because I wanted to attend a small institution that allowed for greater engagement with lecturers and fellow students while providing an intellectually stimulating environment. The structure of the LLM programme allowed me to interrogate the legal and political challenges facing nation-states today. It also allowed me to explore a lifelong interest of mine, animal welfare, within the context of international legal mechanisms. Prior to pursuing my Master's degree, I was uncertain as to whether or not I wished to continue being a practitioner of the law however I discovered a genuine appreciation for international legal systems.

Laura Edwards LLM International Law

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