Griffith College Logo

Law - FAQs

Why study law?

Law is a vast and exciting subject that has an impact upon all of life’s choices. The study of law will introduce you to topical and controversial issues.  The skills that you will develop through analysing these issues and through taking our specially designed legal skills modules will equip you for success in any professional career.  These skills include the ability to synthesis complex arguments, to propose solutions to difficult problems and to persuasively present your ideas in written and oral form.

How do I become a Barrister?

Having completed a qualifying law degree at Griffith College, graduates must sit the five entrance examinations to the Honourable Society of King’s Inns. Successful candidates must then complete one year of full-time study at the Honourable Society of King’s Inns before being called to the Bar. Graduates with non-qualifying law degrees must first complete the Honourable Society of King’s Inns’ two year part-time diploma programme (see www.kingsinns.ie). 

What are the benefits of registering for a law programme?

On successful completion of your law degree, you may continue your study to become a barrister or solicitor or you may seek employment in the public or private sectors. Law and legal activity are the basis of all social and political change, and it is becoming an increasingly popular career option that offers a wealth of professional opportunities. As a graduate you will have achieved highly developed analytical, research and communication skills.

Students who register for a mixed discipline programme (BA (Hons) Business and Law will acquire the skills to effectively apply their legal knowledge in industry, and their business knowledge in the practice of law.

What are the entry requirements for an honours bachelor degree programme?

Students must have obtained a minimum of grade C3 in at least two higher level papers together with a minimum of four D3s in ordinary level subjects to include a language. Some law programmes require a pass in ordinary level Maths. A points level will also apply to all honours degree programmes offered by the Law School.

Applicants with relevant experiential learning will also be considered.

How many days can I expect to be at college as a full-time student?

Ordinarily four to five days per week with lectures between 9am and 6pm

How many evenings a week can I expect to attend lecturers as a part-time student?

Ordinarily lectures for most courses are delivered two to three evenings per week. Find information for a specific part-time course.

How do I become a Solicitor?

Having completed a recognised primary degree in any discipline, graduates sit the Law Society Entrance Examinations(Final Examinations(Part1)). Successful candidatesare are then required to complete a period of apprenticeship and complete the Law Society's PPC 1 and PPC 2 examinations (see http://www.lawsociety.ie)