Interested in studying law in UCD? Well here’s a quick rundown.

UCD offers the widest range of law degree’s in Ireland and you can choose primary law or combine law with business, history, Irish, philosophy, politics, economics, social justice, french law or Chinese studies. Here’s a quick overview of the course structure:

Some facts about where you’ll study:

  • UCD’s law school was originally established in 1911
    • Amongst the top 100 law schools in the world (QS World Rankings)
    • Currently over 1300 students
  • Sutherland School of Law building was completed in 2013 and is the first purpose built law school in Ireland since Kings Inn in 1816. The building contains:
    • Arthur Cox Clinical Legal Education Centre: negotiation and arbitration suites, Judges Chamber, Witness Room, Moot Court.
    • Three lecture theatres:
      • 320 seater theatre that doubles as a ceremonial Moot Court
      • 200 seater theatre with rotating seats for group work
      • 100 seater Harvard style theatre
  • UCD Student Legal Service
    • Founded in 2006
    • Voluntary society that provides free and confidential legal information to UCD students during weekly clinics.
    • For law students: opportunity to gain practical experience and legal skills. Volunteering includes training from legal professionals and academics from the school.
    • In 2012, published “Manual on Student Rights” which won UCD Publication of the year. In 2013 published Irelands first Civic Guide to the Constitution.
  • Every year there is a Student Legal Convention where leading figures from the legal world attend UCD for a day of debate and discussion on contemporary legal issues e.g. data security, white collar crime, BREXIT.
  • UCD Law Review: annual academic journal published by UCD law students. Articles are submitted by undergrads, post grads and practitioners from Ireland and abroad on a variety of legal topics. In Autumn the Review is launched by a prominent member of the legal community.

For more information about studying law in UCD, check out myUCD.

Why not check out the UCD campus and the School of Law for yourself by booking one of our campus tours.

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