UCC School of Law is ranked in the top 100 Law Schools in the World, we are an elite Law School and with programmes that showcase the School’s internationally renowned expertise, reputation and research impact. An original faculty of University College Cork, which is ranked the top university in Ireland for research impact (THE Rankings) and UCC School of Law boasts Ireland’s most successful graduate research programme in Law.
Our Research Centres and clusters, including the new Centre for European Integration, contribute to national and international debates through cutting-edge interdisciplinary research that enhances the School’s international reputation for excellence in the fields of Children’s Rights and Family Law, Criminal Justice and Human Rights, Law and the Environment, and Sports Economics and Law, shaping a just society. Our seven LLM programmes available at the School build on the expertise and reputation of its researchers, offering students a world-class postgraduate education. Each of our forward-looking postgraduate programmes are open to graduates from other disciplines who hold relevant professional experience, which helps create a dynamic classroom environment that encourages independent thinking.
The School’s programmes foster the development of transferable skills valued by employers; such as research, advocacy and communication, critical analysis, accuracy and attention to detail. The opportunities to participate in our real-world programme clinics and practice-oriented workshops adds to students’ diverse learning experiences. The School’s global reputation is reflected by the growing international student body and the corresponding development of specialist programmes for visitors from China, Vietnam, Europe, North America, Africa and India, with the option to acquire a two-year visa through the third level graduate scheme.
UCC is the top third-level institution in Ireland for Graduate Employability. Graduates of the School have gone on to prestigious careers in the legal professions, including the judiciary, the civil service, in non-governmental organisations, in industry and in international institutions including the EU and the UN.
Undergraduate International Applicants apply here.
Foreign Law School Study – Successful completion of a program of study at a law school outside of the United States that is both durationally and substantively equivalent to a program of study at an approved law school in the United States, and if required, successful completion of an additional program of study at an approved law school in the United States. (Section 520.6 of the Rules of the Court of Appeals) (See also, "Foreign Legal Education" section of this website)
Eligible persons are admitted as advocates on the rolls of the State Bar Councils. The Advocates Act, 1961 empowers State Bar Councils to frame their own rules regarding enrolment of advocates. Contact details for individual Councils can be found here.