UCD Sutherland School of Law is the first purpose build university law school in Ireland. Key features include the Clinical Legal Education Centre, Negotiating Suite and Ceremonial Moot Court. Our degrees provide a strong foundation for a career either in legal practice or in one of the many other rewarding fields in Ireland and abroad. Our graduates have progressed to hold some of the highest legal and political offices in the State, including Chief Justice, Attorney General, Director of Public Prosecutions, Taoiseach and Tánaiste.
UCD Sutherland School of Law welcomes first year students to a friendly community. Under our Peer Mentoring and Academic Adviser schemes, current students and lecturers are assigned to each first year student in order to offer advice and support.
You will explore the fundamentals of law by studying modules in Constitutional Law and Contract Law. You will also learn about the legal system in General Introduction to the Irish Legal System and, the skills of practicing law, in the Legal Skills module.
Lectures are supplemented with small group tutorial teaching to help you learn how to understand cases, to interpret legislation and, ultimately, find your own voice. Overall, there are 125 places in DN600.
You will be encouraged to get involved in debating and mooting (mock trials).
You can join other students in the UCD Law Society, which organises many events, including debates.
You may decide to participate in the UCD Student Legal Service. Run by Law students, it provides legal information clinics to students.
You will be invited to attend recruitment presentations from leading Irish and UK firms, government bodies and nongovernmental organisations.
Specialist careers support is provided by the School’s Career Adviser to help you identify and achieve your career ambitions.
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UCD Sutherland Opportunity supported by Mason, Hayes & Curran
The UCD Sutherland Opportunity supported by Mason Hayes & Curran provides funding and assistance for law students at every stage of their degree to create a transformative university experience leading to a successful career in law. The aim is to create greater diversity in the legal profession and other careers where legal expertise is sought. Scholarships, career mentoring and bursaries to fund international study and experiences are provided