Diploma in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executives) Part Time


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CILEx learning partner logoIndependent College Dublin’s professional legal studies course for legal executives is endorsed by the Institute of Legal Executives and leads to the award of a Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executive) after Stage One and Diploma in Legal Studies (Legal Executive) at the end of Stage Two.

This advanced diploma in legal studies has been specifically designed to prepare students for a career as a Legal Executive in Ireland.

Endorsed by:

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association for over 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners in England and Wales. For more than 50 years, they have been offering unparalleled access to a flexible career in law. CILEx works closely with Government and the Ministry of Justice and are recognised in England and Wales as one of the three core approved regulators of the legal profession alongside barristers and solicitors.

Founded in 1892, the Institute of Legal Executives became a company limited by guarantee in 1963 with the support and co-operation of the Law Society. On 30 January 2012, they became incorporated by Royal Charter and are now known as the ‘Chartered Institute of Legal Executives’.

Meet The Lecturers

Anastasia Ward, BCL; Barrister-at-Law

Anastasia Ward is a practicing barrister and has over seven years teaching experience with the Law Society of Ireland’s Law School and on Legal Executive programmes in the Republic of Ireland. Anastasia teaches Contract, Tort and Civil Litigation on the College’s Institute of Legal Executive programmes.

Nadia Bhatti, LLB

Nadia Bhatti graduated with an LLB degree from Trinity College Dublin. She is currently a PhD candidate with the Law School at Trinity College Dublin. Nadia has over six years’ experience in teaching law students at undergraduate and professional level.

Nadia lectures on Independent College’s LLB (Hons) programme in Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. She delivers the EU and Constitutional Law courses on the FE-1 preparatory course, as well as the Employment and Criminal Law modules on the CILEx Diploma.

Having formerly tutored at the Law School in Trinity College Dublin in Employment Law, she also delivers Independent College’s Employment Law Diploma.

Diploma in Professional Legal Studies

Unit 1: Law of Wills & Succession;   Probate Practice

Unit 2: Family Law;   Family Law & Practice

Unit 3: Employment Law;   Employment Law & Practice

Unit 4* (elective): Criminal Law & Procedure

Unit 4* (elective): Company & Partnership Law & Practice; Company Law Practice

Each unit has a 2 hour examination.

Assessment Details

This diploma is assessed by a two-hour examination in each topic.

Additional Information

*Electives are offered subject to demand

What We Offer

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association for over 20,000 Chartered Legal Executive lawyers, paralegals and other legal practitioners in England and Wales. For more than 50 years, they have been offering unparalleled access to a flexible career in law. CILEx works closely with Government and the Ministry of Justice and are recognised in England and Wales as one of the three core approved regulators of the legal profession alongside barristers and solicitors.

Founded in 1892, the Institute of Legal Executives became a company limited by guarantee in 1963 with the support and co-operation of the Law Society. On 30 January 2012, they became incorporated by Royal Charter and are now known as the ‘Chartered Institute of Legal Executives’.

Applicants are required to have passed the Certificate in Professional Legal Studies (Legal Executives) for entry on to the Diploma course.

Part Time: €1,850

Contact Details

The Admissions Office:
Phone: 01 877 3925/01 877 3923
E-mail: admissions@independentcolleges.ie

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