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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, 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

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

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 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…

Certificate in Company Secretarial Law & Practice

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will: Identify the scope, role, and functions of the company secretary, and apply them in the employing or client organisation; Critically evaluate the role of company secretary as an advisor to the board; Ensure effective communication and dissemination of information to and from the board, both…

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 Strategic Leadership for the In-House Lawyer

Programme objectives On completion of this training programme, participants will be well-placed to: Develop or enhance their influence as a leader within their parent organisation, Effectively communicate the strategic purpose and value of the in-house function, Identify and exploit opportunities for innovation, development, and growth, Overcome typical budgetary constraints through financial business modelling, Develop collaboration…

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 Commercial Litigation

Programme structure and approach to learning This advanced diploma course will provide practitioners with a comprehensive knowledge of commercial litigation and its practical impact on the commercial landscape in Ireland. The practice and procedure of running a commercial case from issuing of proceedings to conclusion will be examined in detail. Consideration will be given 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 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 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 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 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 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…

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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