City Colleges’ FE1 Course
City Colleges’ FE1 course is delivered by a team of Ireland’s most inspiring law lecturers. No other FE1 lecturing team boasts more Law Society of Ireland 1st placed prizewinners. Our lecturers include Philip Burke (founder of the professional law schools at Griffith College and Independent Colleges, lecturer of a remarkable 5 Law Society of Ireland Equity & Trusts first place prizewinners, and who has managed the success of 25 more), Mark Cockerill (Law Society of Ireland first placed prizewinner in Company Law, and lecturer of 3 first place prizewinners), Ciarán Lawlor, and Patricia Cronin (lecturer of 3 Property Law first placed prizewinners).
We are currently enrolling for our June course.
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EU Law and Tort August Sitting
The Law Society of Ireland has timetabled the two exams that were deferred in March 2020 due to COVID-19. These exams will now take place on August 11th & 13th.
For students preparing for these exams with City Colleges, we are offering,
- Access to the new course, with classes, webcast live and recorded
- New summer 2020 manual
- Access to the recorded lectures from the last course (November 2019 to February 2020), and notes
- Live pre-exam tutorials in August
- Homework correction
FE1 Night Before Notes 2020
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What we offer FE1 students
- The most experienced and effective FE1 Team at delivering exam success.
- Exclusive up to date City Colleges FE1 manuals. Hard copies of the manuals will be sent by post.
- Past FE1 examination papers, examiners’ reports and sample answers.
- Free repeats in the unlikely event that you are unsuccessful.
- Weekly homework correction and individual attention.
- Direct lecturer contact and tutorials.
- Live / Streamed / Recorded classes. Watch anytime, anywhere.
FE1 Course Commencement
Enrolling Now for the June 2020 Prep Course for the FE1 Examinations
Our FE1 course is delivered from our premises on South Great George’s Street,
Dublin 2, and is also streamed live, as well as recorded and made available for later review.
Lectures will commence from Tuesday, 2 June 2020.
FE1 Course Timetable
Dublin 2 & online live course timetable:
Property law – 6 to 8 pm with Helen O’Sullivan
Contract law – 8.15 to 10.15 pm with Conor Duff
Criminal law – 6 to 8 pm with John O’Keeffe
EU law – 8.15 to 10.15 pm with Conor Duff & Brendan Foley
Constitutional law – 6 to 8 pm with Simon Donagh Tort – 8.15 to 10.15 pm with Ciarán Lawlor
Equity law – 6 to 8 pm with Mark Curran & Philip Burke
Company law- 8.15 to 10.15 pm with Mark Curran
Lectures are also recorded and available online
Course Fees: €325 per subject or €2,100 for eight subjects
FE1 Programme Co-ordinator
Senior Programme Coordinator & Admissions Officer
Helen has a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts from University College Dublin. She also has a Diploma in Learning and Development Practises from University College Cork. Helen has worked in customer service, administration and training sectors since graduating. She has been working as Admission Officer in City Colleges since 2017.
Our FE1 Lecturers
Brendan graduated with a degree in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin in 1996. He was called to the Irish Bar in 2005, and has been in practice at the Bar and lecturing on professional courses since 2006. He was awarded the Antonia O’Callaghan prize for Constitutional Law in 2004.
Brendan has lectured in Constitutional law, Equity & Trusts, Company law and European law for FE1 candidates since 2008. He has also lectured on the King’s Inns Entrance Examination course in Constitutional law since 2008.
Ciarán Lawlor is a practicing Barrister and an experienced legal educator. Ciarán graduated from University College Dublin with an Honours Degree in Law, and proceeded to study at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns . He completed his studies at the King’s Inns and was called to the Irish Bar in 2005. He subsequently completed an LLM in European Law also at UCD, graduating with distinction.
Prior to commencing practice at the Irish Bar, Ciarán interned with leading Irish law firm A&L Goodbody, and with Amnesty International (Ireland), and was an IRCHSS funded project assistant on the EU Law PhD project at UCD. His practice focuses on civil law, with an emphasis on contract and commercial litigation, debt-collection, defamation, personal injuries, and tort law generally. Ciarán has a broad experience of teaching law. He has been a Senior Tutor in UCD, and has lectured in tort law on the Graduate Diploma in Arbitration in UCD.
Conor Duff is a graduate of Maynooth University (LL.B.); The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (B.L) and the Law Society of Ireland (Dip. Construction law). He graduated from Maynooth University and the Law Society of Ireland with a first-class honours in both his LL.B. degree and his Diploma in Construction Law. He went on to qualify as a Barrister and has a general practice with a particular emphasis on commercial and construction disputes. He is also a member of the Irish Construction Bar Association and has attended many construction conferences including the International Construction Bar Association conference . At present, he lectures the Diploma in Anti Money Laundering at City Colleges and lectures Contract law on our FE1, King’s Inns and QLTT preparatory course.
Conor was commended for his work at undergraduate level having ranked in the second percentile in his year at Maynooth University. He also was a finalist at the Irish Law Awards for “Law Student of the Year”. He has extensive advocacy experience having won the UCC Matheson Moot Court Competition, the National Negotiation Competition going on to represent Ireland in the International negotiation competition and was a semi-finalist in the Adrian Hardiman Moot Court Competition.
Helen is a graduate of both University College Dublin and the Honorable Society of the Kings Inns. Having completed the Barrister-at-Law degree at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns, she was called to the Bar in 2014.
She practises predominantly in the area of succession law and property law. Helen also lectures succession law as part of the City Colleges Qualified Lawyers Transfer Test (QLTT) programme.
John O’Keeffe is a Criminologist, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology & Criminal Law, and Broadcaster.
John is Director, Colleges of Criminology & Psychology at City Colleges, Dublin where he is also a Senior Lecturer in Criminal Law which he teaches on the FE1 Examinations and the Entrance Examination for the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. He is a Magistrate in the UK where he sits on the Northumbrian Bench and an Associate Member of and the New Zealand Bar Association. John is formerly Adjunct Faculty at Trinity College Dublin where he was Assistant Professor at the School of Psychology.
John is a graduate of University College Dublin, UWE Bristol, London Met. University and the University of Cambridge, where he is a life member of Homerton College. He is also an Associate Member of Exeter College, Oxford and was awarded a Doctoratus in Gister Studiorum (ad eundem Cantab.) from Trinity College, Dublin.
John was appointed a Visiting Scholar at the Centre in Crime, Justice & Policing at the University of Birmingham and teaches on the Forensic Doctoral programme(s) in the School of Psychology in Birmingham. He also holds Honorary Visiting Fellowships in the Dept. of Neuroscience, Psychology & Behaviour at the University of Leicester and Dept. of Sociology at the University of Surrey. He is currently Editor of the Garda Review. He is also a Director of the charity, AdVIC (Advocates for the Victims of Homicide).
Mark is a practising barrister and an experienced legal educator. He graduated from University College Dublin with a First Class Honours Degree in Business and Law and subsequently completed an LLM at the University of Cambridge specialising in commercial litigation and insolvency law. Mark completed the Barrister-At-Law Degree at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns and was called to the Irish Bar in 2012. His practice focuses on civil law with an emphasis on contract and commercial litigation, debt-recovery/insolvency and personal injuries.
He is also an accredited mediator and an arbitrator for the GAA Disputes Resolution Authority. Mark is a member of the New York State Bar having completed the New York State Bar Exam in 2014. He received a Bar of Ireland Scholarship in the summer of 2016 to take up a position as a visiting Attorney with the Wisconsin Innocence Project which seeks to exonerate victims of wrongful convictions. Mark has been a law tutor at University College Dublin since 2015 and has tutored tort and contract law privately for FE-1 candidates as well as lecturing in criminal and constitutional law for City Colleges.
Philip is a graduate of the University of London and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. He was called to the Bar in 1998 and established Griffith College’s Professional Law School in the same year. He was Head of the Professional Law School at Griffith College for nine years, and Joint Head of its Undergraduate Law School. He was also a member of its board of directors.
Philip founded Independent Colleges in 2007, and served as its Chief Operating Officer and Joint Head of Law. He is Chief Executive of the City Colleges Group (incorporating Ashfield College, City Colleges and the College of Progressive Education). He has also co-written a text on Irish Tort Law for Thomson Roundhall, and is the co-founder of Clarus Press Limited, a legal publishing house.
Simon is a graduate of University College Dublin and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Having completed the Barrister-at-Law degree in the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns, he was called to the Bar in 2012.
His practice at the Bar focuses on Criminal law, Employment law, Judicial review, as well as Human Rights and Constitutional Litigation. Simon is an experienced educator having taught in the UCD School of Law since 2013.
FE1 Course Fees
€325 per subject or €2,100 for eight subjects
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I really enjoyed this course, and Philip has the ability to make the content more accessible and digestible!
Mark is very thorough, explains very well, enthusiastic and deeply knowledgeable about Company law, excellent communications, passionate and motivating.
I studied all FE1s with the help of the lecturers at City Colleges and really enjoyed my studies. The lecturers were outstanding and helped in every way they could. I was so shocked and pleased with my results. I can now move on to the next chapter in my life and I am really looking forward to it. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone doing the FE1s. This course really prepares you and helps you to find the best approach that will be of a benefit to you in the exams.
I would like to say that I was at the first lecture for Equity on Tuesday and finally feel as if I am capable of sitting and passing these exams. Even after two hours, I knew my money was well spent!
I never had a more approachable and knowledgeable lecturer. I hated Equity & Trusts until June this year.
Without City Colleges and your fantastic teaching staff I would not have made it through my FE1s; especially taking them all at once.
Just a quick thank you to all at City Colleges. I passed the last remaining FE-1 exams at the March sitting. Success this time round was due in no small part to Brendan, Ciarán and all the staff at City Colleges. I will recommend the preparation course to those who wish to undertake the exams in future.
I have dealt with Pamela and Philip in another institution where I found their undeniably student-focused approach both genuine and supportive. In approaching a course and examinations as demanding as the FE1’s, it is very reassuring to know that your success is as important to them, and the lecturers whom they retain, as it is to you.
My experience with City Colleges was overwhelmingly positive. The lecturers all excel at imparting knowledge in a presentable way and the materials are clear but also concise. Feedback is constructive and delivered as soon as possible. I would have no problem recommending City Colleges; they took some of the pressure off when the exams came around.
I just wanted to thank you and the entire staff at City Colleges. There is no denying the quality and dedication of each of the lecturers. I will definitely be recommending your course to others.
Why City Colleges?
- Courses for students who are passionate about their subject, delivered by leaders in their field.
- Live lectures which are also streamed live on Moodle and recorded for review
- City centre location in South Great George’s Street, convenient for bus, LUAS, DART
- Southside Dublin location in Dundrum
- Study rooms and library in our City Centre location
- Limited class size
OUR LATEST PRIZEWINNERS
First in Ireland
FE1 Constitutional Law
Winner of the McCarthy Bursary for performance in the King’s Inns’ entrance examination
First in Ireland
FE1 Contract Law
FE1 Course Sample Notes
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