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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
  • Annual free Massive Open Online Course (MOOC), with over 10,000 registrants from 70 countries.
  • Discounts available

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Winner, Excellence in Public Sector Education Services, Public Sector Magazine Education Support award, Excellence in Business Awards 2021
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 Aviation Leasing and Finance
Online Learning, Law Course

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 Data Protection Practice
Online Learning, Law Course

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
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice 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…

Certificate in Mediator Training
Online Learning, Conflict Management Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Mediator training programme, participants will be able to: Recognise the drivers and causes of conflict; Respond to conflict behaviours; Distinguish between different mediation models and their practical application; Demonstrate core mediation skills; Identify common challenges experienced by mediators and lawyers in mediation; Apply Irish mediation law to practice; Prepare…

Certificate in Property Law and Conveyancing for Legal Executives
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Summarise the steps in a conveyancing transaction; Review documentation in relation to conveyancing transactions and identify problem issues arising; Lodge applications in the Land Registry and identify common errors with the preparation of documents to be lodged; Discuss the historical background of…

Certificate in Trademark Law
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Certificate in Trademark Law 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…

Diploma in Commercial Property
Online Learning, Auctioneering & Estate Agency Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Commercial Property training programme, participants will have the ability to: Review, draft and negotiate commercial leases; Identify issues of concern when acting for the landlord or tenant in commercial lease negotiations; Draft suitable special conditions for insertion to the general contract for sale in commercial property transactions;…

Diploma in Construction Law
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Construction Law 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…

Diploma in Criminal Law & Practice
Online Learning, Law Course

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
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Education Law 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…

Diploma in Environmental and Planning Law
Online Learning, Environmental Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Demonstrate a clear understanding of the overall structure of environmental and planning law in Ireland and the role of the organisations entrusted with overseeing the implementation of same; Describe specific areas of environmental law such as waste management law, climate change, and…

Diploma in Family Law
Online Learning, Family Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Family Law training programme, participants will have: A comprehensive and in-depth understanding of family law; An enhanced knowledge of recent judicial decisions and legislative and procedural developments; An ability to assess the impact of recent developments on practice and procedure in the family law arena; A critical…

Diploma in Finance Law
Online Learning, Business & Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Finance Law 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…

Diploma in Insolvency Law & Corporate Restructuring
Online Learning, Law Course

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 & Decision-Making
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Judicial Skills 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…

Diploma in Law
Online Learning, Law Course

This postgraduate Diploma in Law course is aimed at non-law graduates seeking to further their knowledge of law to enhance their current role or those who wish to progress further with a career in law. Applications will be considered from suitable non-graduates with a significant and demonstrable level of work experience in the area of…

Diploma in Technology and IP Law
Online Learning, Environmental Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Technology and IP Law 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…

Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance
Online Learning, Law Course

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 Data Protection Practice
Online Learning, Law Course

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
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Certificate in Immigration Law and Practice 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…

Certificate in Mediator Training
Online Learning, Conflict Management Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Mediator training programme, participants will be able to: Recognise the drivers and causes of conflict; Respond to conflict behaviours; Distinguish between different mediation models and their practical application; Demonstrate core mediation skills; Identify common challenges experienced by mediators and lawyers in mediation; Apply Irish mediation law to practice; Prepare…

Certificate in Property Law and Conveyancing for Legal Executives
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Summarise the steps in a conveyancing transaction; Review documentation in relation to conveyancing transactions and identify problem issues arising; Lodge applications in the Land Registry and identify common errors with the preparation of documents to be lodged; Discuss the historical background of…

Certificate in Trademark Law
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Certificate in Trademark Law 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…

Diploma in Commercial Property
Online Learning, Auctioneering & Estate Agency Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Commercial Property training programme, participants will have the ability to: Review, draft and negotiate commercial leases; Identify issues of concern when acting for the landlord or tenant in commercial lease negotiations; Draft suitable special conditions for insertion to the general contract for sale in commercial property transactions;…

Diploma in Construction Law
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Construction Law 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…

Diploma in Criminal Law & Practice
Online Learning, Law Course

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
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Education Law 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…

Diploma in Environmental and Planning Law
Online Learning, Environmental Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be able to: Demonstrate a clear understanding of the overall structure of environmental and planning law in Ireland and the role of the organisations entrusted with overseeing the implementation of same; Describe specific areas of environmental law such as waste management law, climate change, and…

Diploma in Family Law
Online Learning, Family Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Family Law training programme, participants will have: A comprehensive and in-depth understanding of family law; An enhanced knowledge of recent judicial decisions and legislative and procedural developments; An ability to assess the impact of recent developments on practice and procedure in the family law arena; A critical…

Diploma in Finance Law
Online Learning, Business & Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Finance Law 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…

Diploma in Insolvency Law & Corporate Restructuring
Online Learning, Law Course

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 & Decision-Making
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Judicial Skills 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…

Diploma in Law
Online Learning, Law Course

This postgraduate Diploma in Law course is aimed at non-law graduates seeking to further their knowledge of law to enhance their current role or those who wish to progress further with a career in law. Applications will be considered from suitable non-graduates with a significant and demonstrable level of work experience in the area of…

Diploma in Technology and IP Law
Online Learning, Environmental Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Diploma in Technology and IP Law 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…

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Law Society of Ireland - Diploma Centre
The Education Centre, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7 (DX 79 Dublin), Ireland D07 VW24
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