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Law Plus

Date of Review May 2011 Go Back
Year of Study 3th
Student Type Traditional
From Kildare
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Why did you choose to study this course?

My course was Law and European studies, I chose my course because I had always wanted to become a lawyer and Limerick had the lowest points.

Are you happy with your choice of course?



In reflection I should have taken a year out, thought more clearly about what I wanted to do and researched my course better. I dont mean research what was the course points were but I mean, research what Law as a profession is. What are the most difficult aspects of it. What aspect interests me. how do you read cases, how do laws get made etc. this could have been achieved by working in the field before hand or contacting someone i know in the field and spending a couple of hours asking them what was involved in their course of study

How many hours of organised classes do you have per week?


Are your lectures/labs mainly based on or off the main campus?


Is your course weighted more on continuous assessment or end of year exams?

End of year exams

What advice would you give to a prospective student interested in this course?

Its easier said than done but be as open as possible. If you dont you'll always be in the background! get out and say hello and meet some people. im still meeting new mates every day! we're all in the same boat so just say HI!!

What are your favourite aspects of your course?

My favourite aspects of my course are the times when you find out something that you never realised and are so sickened by the injustice of it that you are compelled to be even better at what you are studying just so you might have a chance to fix that. I also like the fact that my course allowed me to study a very serious subject while at the same time allowed me to continue with the topics which I found more interesting, like languages or history

What are your least favourite aspects of your course?

the sheer amount of information you're expected to learn as part of your law modules, that there is no system in place that better tests a student on their ability to argue a point of law as opposed to testing their ability to memorise pre prepared essays.

If you studied abroad, is there any advice you would give someone looking to study abroad?

try your best to arrive ahead of time, if you don't have a good grasp of the language, try and contact your host university and have them arrange some accommodation for you. the most important thing to specify is that you live with natives. there is no worse feeling than having completed your Erasmus without having learnt the language. Contact your course director or whoever there is to liaison with you from your course at home and have them tell you as much detail as to what courses you can take. if you have to stay within a particular faculty ok, but if not then use this opportunity to make the semester easy on yourself, take courses you're interested in or are in english so to make them more enjoyable. you're Erasmus should be a fun experience, no point going to Spain or France to study as much as you would have studied here in Ireland. don't get into relationships

Rate your course in terms of difficulty


Please rate your course in terms of workload.

Much more than other courses

Are you an active member of any societies?


If Yes, please name the societies

I'm not, however, I am a class rep and hope to become a member of the debating society, literary society and the journalism society next year.

Are you a member of any sports clubs?


Are your training facilities easily accessible?


As a first year did you live in college halls?


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