Bachelor of Laws (Law Plus)
NFQ Level 8 major Award Honours Bachelor Degree
If you are the type of person that enjoys working out real solutions to problems that occur in everyday life then Law Plus is the programme for you. If you would like to study a traditional law degree but have the flexibility of studying elective subjects that allow you to tailor the programme to your own interests, then Law Plus is also the programme for you.
Why Study Law Plus at UL?
The study of law is an enriching educational experience that provides intellectual stimulation and exposure to decision-making and argumentative skills. The Law Plus programme allows you to choose elective subjects in other courses including Politics, History, Psychology, Economics, Maths, and languages. You can, therefore, expect to have a wide variety of options open to you upon graduation.
Law Plus places significant emphasis on the development of practical legal skills including oral and written communication skills, analytical and logical reasoning skills, negotiation, legal research, organisational and teamwork skills, particularly through the lawyering skills modules. Our moot court and appeal court facilities are utilised throughout the programme to develop these skills and ensure our students graduate equipped to deal with working in a legal environment. These skills are of course transferable and of great benefit to those who choose to pursue a career outside of law.
You will also have the opportunity to participate in Advanced Lawyering projects. These projects provide students with a unique opportunity to engage with community partners and to apply their legal knowledge and skills in a practical manner. Projects vary from year to year and have in the past included issues such as miscarriages of justice, sentencing, Street Law, and legal app development.