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Welcome to the UCC School of Law

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UCC School of Law is a globally recognised law school, ranked in the top 100 in the QS Rankings. Founded in 1849, we provide a wide range of high-quality programmes at the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our flagship BCL Pathways undergraduate degree offers the opportunity to specialise with a clinical placement or international exchange component. We offer highly-regarded joint honours law and language programmes, with the BCL (Law and Irish) degree being the only one of its kind. At postgraduate level, specialist taught programmes reflect the areas where our Faculty members have particular expertise, while our research degrees are internationally recognised as leaders in the field.

Clinical legal education is a particular specialism of ours, with numerous clinics offering students real-world exposure to litigation, advocacy and law reform processes.

Graduates of our programmes can be found in legal practice, the judiciary, political life, the public service, civil society organisations and a wide range of private sectors roles.

Our faculty members are highly engaged in cutting-edge legal scholarship, and their work is regularly published in leading international journals or funded by agencies such as the Irish Research Council or European Commission.

Public engagement is a particular hallmark of our work in shaping a just society; many of our staff contribute to shaping public policy and public debate through appointments to expert roles or committees, and contributions to analysis and debate in the broadcast and print media.

Since March 2021, the School of Law is a proud holder of an Athena SWAN Bronze Award in recognition of our commitment to advancing gender equality.


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School of Law


Monday - Thursday
10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00


Monday to Friday 
10:00-12:00 and 14:00-17:00
Áras Na Laoi 1.53
Undergraduate +353-21-420-5170 N/A N/A N/A
Postgraduate +353-21-490-3995 N/A N/A N/A

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The School Law is one of the three founding faculties of UCC, established as Queen’s College Cork in 1845

Founding faculty

The School of Law is hosted in Aras na Laoi, built as Lee Cottage in 1810

Aras na Laoi

Former Taoiseach Jack Lynch is a notable alum of the School of Law

Jack Lynch

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Room 1.63, Aras na Laoi, T12 T656