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Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre

The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24, Dublin, Ireland

Postgraduate courses with professional focus and practical insight.

The award-winning Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland has provided continuing professional education and training for over 20 years. The Diploma Centre offers a diverse range of postgraduate courses which are available both onsite and online. Courses delivered by leading experts are open to solicitors, trainees, barristers and suitably qualified professionals. We provide a flexible approach to learning with courses designed to satisfy CPD requirements.

Core and innovative course offerings

The Diploma Centre offers a diverse range of courses including core fields of interest for solicitors and innovative programmes which reflect the specialist areas of practice in which the legal profession increasingly operates. These include our Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance, Diploma in Technology & IP Law, Diploma in Sports Law and Certificate in Data Protection Practice. Courses are available online, live and on-demand, providing a dynamic platform of flexible, accessible learning.

Current courses

All current diploma and certificate courses are available on the Diploma Centre webpage.

Overview

  • Postgraduate certificate and diploma courses
  • Flexible on-site and online learning
  • State-of-the-art lecture capture facility
  • Practitioner-led lecturers and workshops
  • Two innovative LLM masters programs in association with the Northumbria Law School
  • Annual free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), with over 10,000 registrants from 70 countries.
  • Discounts available

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Winner, Service Provider to the Legal Profession, Irish Law Awards 2016, 2017 and 2018
Winner, Postgraduate Course of the Year in Law, Higher Education Awards 2019, Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance Law
Winner, Law School of the Year, Law School Awards 2012

 

Certificate in Business Law and Innovation

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: A comprehensive understanding of company law and the practical aspects of setting up a business; A practical insight on the key factors involved in writing a business plan and an insight into how to raise funding; An excellent grasp of data protection practice, data…

Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance

Programme structure and approach to learning This course represents a collaboration between the Law Society of Ireland and The Wheel, a national organisation that represents and supports community and voluntary organisations, charities and social enterprises in Ireland.  The course provides practitioners and those working in the charity, community, and voluntary sectors with an overview of…

Certificate in Commercial Contracts

Programme objectives On completion of the Certificate in Commercial Contracts students will be able to: Review commercial contracts and provide guidance on specific sections therein; Draft, structure and advise on a wide array of commercial contracts across numerous industry sectors; Adapt and amend commercial contracts in order to tailor them to a client’s specifications; Recognise…

Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice

Programme structure and approach to learning Jointly awarded by the Law Society of Ireland and the ICSA: The Governance Institute, this Certificate in Company Secretarial Law and Practice offers a practical insight into company secretarial requirements in Ireland. The requirement in the Companies Act 2014 obligating the directors of a company to appoint a suitably…

Certificate in Conveyancing

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: a comprehensive understanding of the conveyancing process and the ability to draft documentation to highest standards in both residential and commercial transactions; Knowledge of recent legislative and procedural developments; The ability to lodge complex first registrations in the Land Registry; An understanding of the…

Certificate in Data Protection Practice

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: A comprehensive understanding of  current data protection legislation and the principles of data protection; A thorough knowledge of Regulation 2016/679 (the GDPR); An excellent grasp of data protection practice, data governance and compliance; Up to date knowledge of the changing landscape relating to international…

Certificate in Juvenile Justice, Litigation and Advocacy

Programme objectives On successful completion of this training programme participants will be able to: Appraise the children justice system in the Children Court, Circuit Court and the Central Criminal Court. Critique children-specific criminal law including out of court disposals, bail and remand jurisdiction issues and adaptations to the trial process. Apply key children justice principles.…

Certificate in Strategic Development for In-House Practice

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be well-placed to: Enhance their influence across the parent organisation; Augment the stature and credibility of the in-house function; Exploit opportunities for innovation, development, and growth; Leverage their commercial awareness to overcome typical budgetary constraints; Develop a more collaborative relationship with the parent organisation’s core…

Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: An excellent understanding of the key legal issues pertaining to the sale and lease of aircraft; A detailed understanding of the finance structures involved, how to finance an aviation transaction, and funding available; A thorough knowledge of the key regulatory issues pertaining to aviation;…

Diploma in Commercial Property

Programme structure and approach to learning Given the economic upturn and renewed level of interest in the property market, this course aims to expose practitioners to the key areas of practice that arise when advising clients in all areas of commercial property transactions. Lecturers will draw on their own experiences of practising in this area…

Diploma in Employment Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: an excellent understanding of the legislative and structural framework governing our system of employment rights and industrial relations; familiarity with legal considerations to be aware during the recruitment process; an understanding of key standard employee related policies and procedures; a thorough knowledge of applicable…

LLM Employment Law in Practice 2019

Programme overview The Diploma Centre of the Law Society of Ireland is pleased to announce an innovative new LLM Employment Law in Practice. The Masters is offered in association with the Northumbria Law School and is specifically designed for those who have completed our Diploma in Employment Law. Uniquely the LLM provides you with the…

MOOC in Arts, Entertainment and Media Law (free online course)

The 2019 MOOC in Arts, Entertainment and Media Law from the Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland provides participants with a short yet incisive overview of law, business practices and commercial realities for those working and contributing to the arts, entertainment and media industries. So whether your passion is painting, photography, producing, performing, writing, reporting,…

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