Law graduates are welcome not just in the legal professions but in the NGO sector, in management consulting, in government, in the European institutions, in journalism, in policy development, and in business. We are developing a student body equipped to bring credit to the Department in each of these fields. We don’t expect you to know what you want to do, but we do expect you to be ambitious and hard working.
At the Department of Law, we appreciate that a successful law graduate is one who has distinguished themselves from their competitors - we take exactly the same approach to being a law school. That’s why we offer options that aren’t available at other law schools – options like taking Tax Law and Banking and Financial Law as undergraduate degree modules. It’s why we make moot court and legal writing an integral part of our undergraduate programmes. It’s why we give you the chance to spend a year at a leading Dublin law firm, or a leading law school in the US or Europe. And it’s why our top performing students are invited to join the editorial team on the Irish Law Journal. A graduate of the Department of Law gets experience that other Irish law graduates are not typically offered.
For further information about our programmes, please visit Our Courses.
Our students work in a demanding but fun intellectual environment.
Classes are small and highly interactive. Discussions and debates are not just encouraged, but are the very staple of the classroom experience here. Students typically make presentations in class at least once every semester, building valuable oral presentation and analytical skills as part of their education. Our approach ensures that students learn as much from each other as from the Department. The heavy emphasis placed on legal writing also ensures that our students are well prepared for demanding careers once they leave the Department. Students also have ready access to Department of Law academic staff members for consultation on curricular and other matters.
“In Maynooth, the balance of Law and another Arts subject such as Sociology is fascinating & integral to my positive university experience and study. Studying Law in Maynooth means that you are immediately part of a supporting network of students and experienced lecturers, where the office door is always open, and you are encouraged to ask questions and think on your feet. You will learn that nobody has a monopoly on wisdom or the law - as a law student, you are building the potential to help shape society itself.”
Síona Cahill (BCL International 2014)
All undergraduate applicants (except occasional and non-EU students) must apply through the Central Applications Office. Further information is available from the Admissions Office. For more details regarding our undergraduate programmes, see Our Courses. Questions about undergraduate programmes can be directed to Dr Louise Kennefick.
Applicants should apply online via PAC. Details pertaining to funding opportunities are available from the Graduate Studies Office. For more details regarding our postgraduate programmes, see Our Courses. Questions about postgraduate programmes can be directed to Dr Cliodhna Murphy.
We are happy to welcome International and Occasional students who wish to take modules we offer. For general enquiries, and signing of module registration forms, please contact the International/Occasional Students Coordinator, Dr John Reynolds.
International/Occasional students who come to study at Maynooth University for Semester II only, or for the full academic year, will be assessed in exactly the same way as regular Maynooth University students.
International/Occasional Students who come to Maynooth University for Semester I only do not sit any January examinations. In place of the examination at the end of Semester I, such students will complete an assignment/essay etc. as specified by the lecturer concerned.
For further information, please contact the International Office at Maynooth University.