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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.

Diploma in law Open Evening 2022
Date: Wednesday 8 June, 6.30-8pm
Come to the Law Society of Ireland to our state-of-the-art campus, meet the Diploma Centre team and course tutors, and experience what our Diploma in Law has to offer you. Attendance is free, but you must register in advance. Register to attend: https://openevening22.eventbrite.ie

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 Assisted Decision-Making Capacity (Law Society)
Online Learning, Law Course

The purpose of this certificate is to ensure that practitioners are fully conversant with the requirements of the Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) Act 2015 (the 2015 Act), with particular emphasis on supporting decision-making and a detailed analysis of the various codes and guidelines required under the 2015 Act. This certificate is timely because the Assisted Decision Making (Capacity)…

Certificate in Aviation Leasing and Finance
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, 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 Charity law, Trusteeship and Governance
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

This course provides an understanding of the fundamental competencies required by the commercial lawyer when drafting, reviewing, and negotiating commercial agreements. It includes guidance on the structure and format of commercial contracts and emphasises the importance of using clear and concise language when drafting such agreements. Experienced practitioners provide drafting tips and best practice recommendations…

Certificate in Commercial Contracts
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

On completion of this 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 advising on a wide array of…

Certificate in Company Secretarial Law & Practice
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

Jointly awarded by the Law Society of Ireland and the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI) , this certificate 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 qualified individual to the position of company secretary has enhanced the company secretary’s position as…

Certificate in Conveyancing
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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; Complete and lodge complex first registrations in the Land Registry; Act and advise on either side of a property transaction within an insolvency…

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
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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 Mediator Training
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

The goal of this certificate is to provide an appreciation of the theoretical foundations and practical strategies and skills of mediation in a variety of contexts.  Upon successful completion, participants will be awarded a: Certificate in Mediator Training from the Law Society of Ireland and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators Foundation (CIArb) Foundation Level Certificate in…

Certificate in Pensions Law & Applied Trusteeship
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

On successful completion of this training programme, participants will have: An excellent understanding of the key legal issues pertaining to current pensions law and practice and trusteeship in Ireland. A comprehensive understanding of pensions legislation and all relevant pensions regulatory bodies. A detailed knowledge and understanding of the obligations  and duties of trustees under the…

Certificate in Property Law & Conveyancing (Legal Execs)
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

This certificate is an innovative programme that will offer legal executives an opportunity to develop their practical skills and conveyancing knowledge. The course will provide participants with a grounding in the property law principles that underpin conveyancing practice. The course gives a comprehensive review of the legal documentation that is produced during a conveyancing transaction…

Certificate in Trade Mark Law
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Certificate in Trade Mark Law training programme, participants will have: An in-depth understanding of the legal issues pertaining to trade mark law; An ability to apply for registration of trade marks at the Irish Patents Office, EUIPO and WIPO; A detailed knowledge of examination, publication, oppositions procedures; The skills…

Diploma in Aviation Leasing and Finance
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

Ireland is internationally recognised as the global hub for aviation leasing and finance, with 14 of the top 15 global aircraft lessors enjoying a presence here. More than 60% of the world’s fleet of leased aircraft is owned, leased, or managed in Ireland. The major industry players have been attracted by Ireland’s stable political regime,…

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
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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 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
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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 Employment Law
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Employment Law Course

Framed by the Workplace Relations Act 2015, this well-established and highly regarded postgraduate diploma provides a comprehensive understanding of employment law, covering all aspects of the employer/employee relationship from recruitment through to termination. Relying on contributions from leading practitioners, stakeholders, and decision makers in the area, we highlight how new developments are likely to affect your…

Diploma in Healthcare Law
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Health Law Course

This Diploma in Healthcare Law course will provide practitioners with a comprehensive overview of the law governing healthcare in this jurisdiction, as well as analysis and insights in relation to the relevant practice and procedure in Ireland. In the first half of the course, the focus is on medical negligence claims. The second section of…

Diploma in Insurance Law
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

Ireland has become a major location for international insurance, with some of the world’s leading insurance companies operating here. Particular strengths of the industry lie in the captive insurance and reinsurance areas. As well as huge growth in the industry, there has also been significant change, particularly in the regulatory environment, with the introduction of…

Diploma in Judicial Skills & Decision-Making
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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 & Practice
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

This diploma, which will run over six months from spring 2023, is open to solicitors, barristers, and suitably qualified professionals who work in regulatory affairs, compliance functions or those who wish to transition to such roles. It provides participants with an overview of the rationale for regulation, the various types of frameworks, and will introduce…

Diploma in Sports Law
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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 & IP Law
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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…

Free MOOC: Employment Law & Remote Working - A Changing Landscape
Online Learning, Employment Law Course

The 2022 Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) on Employment Law & Remote Working from the Diploma Centre at the Law Society of Ireland provides participants with a comprehensive guide to the key legal and ethical issues relating to the complex areas surrounding employment law and remote working. Expert speakers, employment lawyers and academics will examine…

LLM Advanced Legal Practice
Online Learning, Law Course

The Law Society of Ireland’s Diploma Centre offers an innovative LLM Advanced Legal Practice in partnership with the Leeds Law School at Leeds Beckett University. Building upon the solicitor qualification, the programme provides the ideal opportunity for professional development in a specialised area of law. Candidates undertake in-depth study of an agreed legal topic under individual…

Professional Doctorate in Law
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

The Professional Doctorate in Law is offered in partnership with the Northumbria Law School and is specifically designed for qualified solicitors. It is a part-time programme structured to facilitate those in full-time employment. The programme is designed to provide a structured and supportive learning experience that will enhance a solicitor’s theoretical understanding of their profession…

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
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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 Trade Mark Law
Online Learning, Law Course

Programme objectives On completion of this Certificate in Trade Mark Law training programme, participants will have: An in-depth understanding of the legal issues pertaining to trade mark law; An ability to apply for registration of trade marks at the Irish Patents Office, EUIPO and WIPO; A detailed knowledge of examination, publication, oppositions procedures; The skills…

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
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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 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
Blended Learning - Mix of Classroom & Online, Law Course

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…

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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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