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Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice

Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice


The Diploma in Legal Studies & Practice prepares learners for a legal career through the study of 12 core legal modules

 This Diploma Legal Studies and Practice (Level 7 QQI Special Purpose Award) allows students to complete the programme over one or two academic years on a part-time basis, attending lectures either on-campus or online.

The course is validated by QQI and recognised by the Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEx).

Why Study Legal Studies and Practice at Griffith College?

The Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice course has been designed with input from past graduates, members of our legal academic team, employers in legal practice and from the Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEx). It is also the only programme of study in Ireland that is endorsed by IILEx.

Assessment varies from module to module and includes a combination of assignments, examinations, workshops and continuous assessment.

  • Graduates of this programme will be awarded a Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice, validated by QQI and recognised by IILEx.
  • Students will gain experience in legal practice, preparing them for a career as a legal executive.
  • Learners will acquire highly transferable skills attractive to a wide range of businesses outside law.
  • All of our lecturers are experienced legal professionals with many years’ experience in the legal sector.
  • Students are eligible to become Student Members of IILEx.
  • Graduates of the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice can apply for direct entry to year two of Griffith College’s LL.B. (Hons) law degree programme.

Course Highlights

  • QQI Level 7 Special Purpose Diploma
  • Recognised by Irish Institute of Legal Executives (IILEx)
  • Flexible Study Options - Block Release 
  • Part time Programme
  • Completed over 1 or 2 years
  • Extracurricular Law-related Activities
  • Academic and Practical Modules

Intake Dates

This course will next commence September 2021.

  • Classes will start on 20 September.

What our students say

legal studies and practice

"I found the IILEX course extremely useful in that it provided me with an insight to the legal world and how law operates on a day to day basis. The lecturers are in the legal profession themselves and offer so much support in terms of studying and how you want to progress your career further."

Richie Crowley
Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice 2012

"The Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice I completed at Griffith College Dublin was instrumental in helping me discover that I wanted to become a solicitor. The course taught me not only the theory, and laws within the Irish legal system, but it also gave me a practical understanding of the law. I feel like the DLSP was an incredible experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone looking to become not only a legal executive, but also any future legal professional in the making."

Amy Lee
Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice

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