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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 Agribusiness & Food Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: A comprehensive understanding of the legislative structures that apply to the agribusiness and food law sector in Ireland, An in-depth knowledge of the EU and Irish regulatory structures that apply, Knowledge of recent case law and procedural developments relevant to the agri-food sector, An…

Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Analyse the key legal issues pertaining to the sale and lease of aircraft; Assess the finance structures involved, how to finance an aviation transaction, and funding available; Explain the key regulatory issues pertaining to aviation; Discuss the legal issues relating to key…

Certificate in Conveyancing

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Draft documentation to highest standards in both residential and commercial transactions; Identify and summarise the changes to conveyancing practice in light of the introduction of pre-contract title investigation; Complete and lodge complex first registrations in the Land Registry; Act and advise on…

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 role…

Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice

Programme objectives On completion of this course, participants will be able to: Identify the various visa and stamp classes available in Ireland; Proactively outline effective immigration solutions for clients; Display an ability to properly complete and lodge visa applications and reviews on behalf of clients; Recognise situations that may result in deportation, removal, and repatriation…

Certificate in Trademark Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: An in-depth understanding of the legal issues pertaining to trademark law; An ability to apply for registration of trademarks at the Irish Patents Office, EUIPO and WIPO; A detailed knowledge of examination, publication, oppositions procedures; The skills to manage a trademark portfolio in practice;…

Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Analyse the key legal issues pertaining to the sale and lease of aircraft; Critically evaluate the finance structures involved, how to finance an aviation transaction, and funding available; Explain the key regulatory issues pertaining to aviation; Summarise the legal issues relating to…

Diploma in Construction Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Professionally communicate to a range of diverse construction-management stakeholders, demonstrating in-depth knowledge of the principles of construction contracts and the rationale for amending standard form contracts; Explain and identify the impact and interaction of contract law and tort in the construction process;…

Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: A comprehensive understanding of corporate law & governance; Up-to-date knowledge of recent judicial decisions and legislative and procedural developments; An insight into the importance of the necessary skills and negotiating tactics used in a boardroom environment; An ability to analyse the essential transactional documentation…

Diploma in Criminal Law and Practice

Programme objectives On successful completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Advocate on behalf of clients in court; Advise clients effectively in Garda custody; Demonstrate the ethical awareness required of practitioners when dealing with victims of crime and vulnerable witnesses; Summarise and outline the practical implications of evidential and procedural rules; Recognise…

Diploma in Education Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: An excellent understanding of the key employment law issues relevant to the school setting; An understanding of school structures and governance arrangements; A thorough knowledge of admissions policies and student conduct issues; Knowledge of the legal issues relating to special educational needs; Familiarity with…

Diploma in Finance Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have:  A comprehensive understanding of finance law and legal regulations/directives that relate to specific financial services sectors in Ireland, and the impact of Brexit on these; A thorough understanding of the regulatory framework for the financial services industry in this jurisdiction and the ability to…

Diploma in Healthcare Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have:  A comprehensive understanding of medical negligence claims. The areas examined include the practice and procedure, sample pleadings, and case management attendant to such claims; An in-depth knowledge of the practical issues that arise when advising both private hospitals and consultants and separately the distinct…

Diploma in Insolvency Law & Corporate Restructuring

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Demonstrate a clear understanding of insolvency and corporate restructuring; Describe specific insolvency procedures such as liquidation, examinership and receivership; Explain particular corporate restructuring methods such as security assessment, debt restructuring and equity capital raising; Advise directors and shareholders in relation to distressed…

Diploma in Judicial Skills and Decision-Making

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: Strengthened their case-management and leadership skills; Attained an understanding of the skills needed to preside over various forums, including adjudicatory, tribunal, and board roles; Developed their awareness of the complexities of the decision-making process; Practiced and honed their skills with respect to drafting written…

Diploma in Law

Programme structure and approach to learning The Diploma in Law from the Law Society of Ireland has been created for those seeking a greater knowledge of the law, professionals who would like to gain new skills and, in turn, add value to their current roles, and graduates keen to acquire new expertise and who are…

Diploma in Mediator Training

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme participants will be able to: Apply basic conflict theory to analyse disputes, Identify disputes that are suitable for mediation, Find and apply the law regulating the mediation process in Ireland, Describe the different styles of, and approaches to, mediation practice, Demonstrate the core competencies necessary for mediating…

Diploma in Regulation Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Explain the rationale, theories and types of regulation; Describe the main regulatory sectors, as well as the various mechanisms for regulatory enforcement; Explain the procedures relating to regulatory prosecutions and judicial review actions; Advise regulatory bodies with respect to their duties and…

Diploma in Sports Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will have: A comprehensive understanding of sports law; An ability to advise clients with confidence on a range of sports law issues; Acquired the skills to deal with sports law issues in practice; A thorough knowledge of the key legal issues when setting up a sports…

Diploma in Technology and IP Law

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to:  Analyse the legal issues pertaining to intellectual property and how to protect IP rights including dealing with cases of infringement; Apply for registration of trademarks, patents, and designs and understand how to protect one’s copyright; Critically evaluate the legal issues relating to…

Diploma in Trust and Estate Planning

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will: Advise clients on the creation of wills, the operation of trusts, associated tax implications and overall estate planning; Highlight recent judicial decisions and legislative developments; Assess the impact of recent developments on practice and procedure; Develop their capacity for independent learning. Programme structure and approach…

LLM Advanced Legal Practice

Programme overview Our LLM Advanced Legal Practice is specifically designed for those who are qualified solicitors. Uniquely, the LLM provides you with the opportunity of using your solicitor qualification as a building block to achieve further recognised academic qualifications. In summary, the award requires 180 credits and your solicitor qualification already provides 120 points towards…

LLM Employment Law in Practice 2021

Programme overview The Diploma Centre of the Law Society of Ireland is pleased to offer this innovative 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 opportunity…

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