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Law / Dlí


What is... Law?

Law is a powerful tool for changing society.  Law can be used to help others.  It is useful in pursuing a career in a number of fields, including traditional legal practice, but also public policy, regulation, and the NGO (Non-Governmental Organisation) sector.  It is a challenging course of study that will change the way you view the world.

The LL.B. Law course at DIT also allows students to choose optional modules outside law, enabling you to specialise in a particular area, or diversify your skills.

What are my... Career Opportunities?

Students who obtain an LL.B. are well positioned to pursue a career as a solicitor or a barrister.  But these are not the only options.  A law degree sets a student apart in a competitive jobs environment. The analytical skills developed as part of your studies will prove useful in working for a business, or starting your own business.  An understanding of law is helpful in pursuing a career in government, the civil service, and the NGO sector.   

What other options do I have after completion?

Graduates of this Level 8 Honours programme will be eligible to apply to complete a Masters of Law (LL.M.), or other interesting postgraduate programmes such as a Masters in Criminology, a Masters in Child, Family and Community Studies, or postgraduate business degrees, among other options. 

Learning Outcomes: What will I Study?  

Certain subjects are considered essential to the study of law.  These include core topics, including contract law, constitutional law, property law, criminal law, and European Union law. While building up a base of knowledge in these core areas, law students can choose specialised topics. Dublin Institute of Technology has a strong emphasis on areas of law that recently have undergone rapid change in Irish society.  We offer innovative optional modules such as Criminology, Intellectual Property and Media Law, Prison Law, and the Law & Society Research Clinic, where students engage in research for the benefit of NGOs.

Through studying law at Dublin Institute of Technology you will gain highly developed skills of analysis, research, and communication. Your skills in problem-solving will be well-honed. You will develop your awareness of the role of law in society, how law can help to resolve social problems. You can examine the operation of the criminal justice system, how law should respond to new technologies, or carry out research on behalf of a real-world NGO. You will gain skills in critical analysis, develop as a self-directed learner. You will be able to make and evaluate arguments, and take a logical and practical approach to complex questions. 

Module Listing  

Year One 

  • Contract Law
  • Core Legal Skills
  • Criminal Law and Torts 

Year Two

  • Company Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • EU Law and Property Law 

Year Three 

  • Administrative Law
  • Equity
  • Evidence and Jurisprudence

The optional law subjects from which students can choose include: 

  • Criminology
  • Employment Law  
  • Family Law
  • Intellectual Property and Media Law
  • Law and Society: Research Clinic
  • Prison Law and Prisoners’ Rights
  • European Human Rights Law

Further Information   

School of Languages, Law and Social Sciences

T: 01 402 7181 (School Office)