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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 Advanced Negotiation

Programme objectives On completion of this Certificate in Advanced Negotiation training programme, participants will be equipped to: Identify the need to work with all parties by: Listening effectively, Recognising and managing emotion, Understanding the impact of culture and bias, Identifying the role of trusting and trustworthiness. Understand a range of negotiation styles and how to…

Certificate in Charity Law, Trusteeship and Governance

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have attained deep knowledge and insight into the following: Establishing a charity: legal structures & registration requirements; Governance codes & regulatory requirements; Managing risk; Managing finances; Board responsibilities; Fundraising codes & procurement; Employment law, HR and volunteer policies; Keeping on top of data protection issues.…

Certificate in Commercial Contracts

Programme objectives On completion of this Certificate in Commercial Contracts training programme, participants will have attained: A comprehensive understanding of specific areas of commercial contracts, so as to build a complete understanding of the fundamental competencies required by the commercial lawyer; Knowledge of the necessary skillset required of the commercial practitioner, including drafting, structuring and…

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 Corporate Social Responsibility Practice

Programme overview and objectives Corporate social responsibility (CSR) involves improving the workplace for the benefit of all employees, engaging and helping to improve the communities in which the business operates, and promoting an environmentally responsible business agenda. The growth in CSR initiatives has been immense in recent years, in matching the importance of good corporate…

Certificate in Data Protection Practice

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: A comprehensive knowledge of Regulation 2016/679 (the GDPR), An understanding of the data protection framework in Ireland as governed by the Data Protection Acts 1988-2018, An ability to apply that knowledge to a range of data protection issues in practice and to evaluate the…

Certificate in Public Procurement

Programme objectives On completion of this Certificate in Public Procurement training programme, participants will have: Detailed knowledge of the sources and scope of procurement law, both domestically and in the EU; The ability to advise, design, and conduct a lawful procurement process; Developed legal skills in advising clients involved in tendering for business; An understanding…

Certificate in Strategic Leadership for the In-House Lawyer

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 Compliance and Risk Management

Programme overview   The legal landscape in Ireland has changed significantly in terms of financial services law and regulation. With an increase in Irish and European legislation creating awareness across all organisations in relation to their legal risks and compliance and acknowledgment of the pressing need for diligent risk management, this diploma aims to provide…

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 one should be aware of during the recruitment process, An understanding of key standard employee-related policies and procedures, A thorough knowledge of…

Diploma in Insurance Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: An understanding of the important legal issues relating to both personal and commercial insurances; A knowledge of insurance policy drafting and interpretation; An in-depth knowledge of personal injury and litigation claims, the court process, key issues in defending/litigating claims, and the lifecycle of a…

LLM Employment Law in Practice 2020

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…

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