The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) is recognised by the Honorable Society of King's Inns. Studying law at undergraduate level has an appeal to any student considering a career in the legal profession. A Bachelor of Laws degree provides a firm foundation for students wishing to qualify as a solicitor or barrister.
The study of law improves and develops the student’s power of reasoning, clarity of thought and the ability to analyse and express complicated ideas. These skills also lend themselves to a wide variety of career options quite apart from private legal practice on completion of the programme.
Aims and Objectives
The objectives of the Bachelor of Laws (Hons) programme are:
• To provide learners with sound educational underpinning which will enable them to acquire a solid grounding in legal principles, the fundamental features of the Irish legal system and general transferable skills
• To equip learners with a fundamental understanding of the core Irish legal subjects to facilitate progression to the professional stage of training in Ireland with the Law Society of Ireland or the King's Inns
• To enable learners to develop a range of transferable skills including the powers of inquiry, critical analysis and logical thinking, initiative, independent learning and commitment to scholarship
• To enable learners to develop a range of graduate skills in preparation for employment in a wide variety of fields and a fundamental understanding of society and of the role of law within society
The Bachelor of Laws (Hons) enables graduates who wish to qualify as solicitors, to sit the Law Society of Ireland FE1 examinations, which are a prerequisite to training as a solicitor. The programme also enables graduates to sit the Honorable Society of King's Inn's entrance examinations the passing of which are a pre requisite for taking the Barrister-at-Law degree.