Law Society of Ireland Entrance Examination (FE1) Course Commencement
Enrolling Now for the Spring 2021 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.
We now offer two start dates for this course.
- For new students, or those who are not taking exams in November 2020, lectures will commence from Monday, November 2nd 2020.
- For returning students and/or those who are taking exams in November 2020, the late start hybrid course will commence on Monday, November 23rd 2020. Dedicated extra classes are scheduled for Saturday, November 28th and Sunday, November 29th 2020. These extra classes will be available online and will also be recorded for later review.
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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 and November courses.
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FE1 Course Timetable
Dublin 2 & online live course timetable*:
6-8 Property law with Helen O’Sullivan
8-15.10.15 Tort with Ciarán Lawlor
6-8 Criminal law with John O’Keeffe
8.15-10.15 Constitutional law with Simon Donagh
6-8 Equity & Trusts with Mark Curran
8.15-10.15 Company law with Mark Curran
6-8 EU law with Conor Duff
8.15-10.15 Contract law with Conor Duff
Lectures are also recorded and available online
Course Fees: €325 per subject or €2,100 for eight subjects
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 Programme Co-ordinators
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.
Programme Co-Ordinator and Admissions
Liz has a Higher Certificate in HR Management and Development from Cork Institute of Technology and has a demonstrated history of working in education management, careers, recruitment, customer service and administration.
Our FE1 Lecturers
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.
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.
John O’Keeffe is a Criminologist, Lecturer in Forensic Psychology & Criminal Law, and Broadcaster. If you would like to hear John speaking on a Criminology matter on his weekly radio show, namely the relationship between Terrorism and Psychopathy, you may listen here.
Additionally, you may listen to previous episodes of John’s weekly radio show “Crime Matters” here and get further insights into criminology, crime and forensic psychology when he interviews a wide range of guests.
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 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 general contract and commercial litigation, employment law, personal injuries law and regulatory law.
Mark is also an experienced mediator and has a keen interest in sports law having sat as an arbitrator for the GAA Disputes Resolution Authority and on disciplinary panels for both Leinster Rugby and the IRFU. 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 was a law tutor at University College Dublin and a lecturer at Griffith College prior to joining City Colleges.
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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Helen is extremely exam focused. I find this very useful and reminds me what I’m therefore. She explains slowly and clearly. She really reiterates what is important and we really should remember. I find that although some people fine Property boring, I think she makes it interesting and easy to listen to because of her lovely nature. She clearly lays out a plan at the beginning of every class and it was clear from the beginning how she would lay out the course.
The course to date is very well prepared and managed. The lectures and materials including slides are very good. Online lectures and recordings are also very good – FE1 Property Law
I had Mark Curran for Company Law last sitting and now for Equity and Trusts. I cannot recommend him enough, I have found him to be an absolutely outstanding lecturer who makes class extremely engag-ing and gives great exam focus to topics. His lectures are laid out really well and he always uploads the powerpoints before class which is really helpful. I also really like how he will repeat important sen-tences for note taking, I think his main asset is his practical approach to topics and teaching.
Could not recommend John O’Keeffe enough. He is a very funny and friendly individual who makes lectures entertaining and light-hearted. Extremely easy to engage with his lectures and I would even go so far as to say I look forward to them each week! Excellent excellent teacher. Wish I had him for all subjects!
Lecture notes are great as they are so detailed. I really love how he includes quotes from academic commentators as finding these myself can be very time consuming. Over all I would give 10/10, Conor seems to give his 100% and its much appreciated. His lectures are all so exam focused. The worksheets on moodle are so helpful and the way he has every previous exam question under each topic on moodle is great – FE1 EU Law
The courses can be taken entirely online and can be repeated if needed. I have found the property, equity, company and constitutional lectures and materials to be excellent – FE1 Contract Law
The Contract lecturer is very well prepared. The slides very good. He gives excellent classes, his notes are very good. He discusses the exam questions very well. Great time plan in terms of class lecture and discussing other matters (homework feedback, exam questions, students questions). Excellent lecturer – FE1 Contract Law
I have signed up to other prep schools in the past for this subject and Simon’s communication skills in conveying the material are far superior. No disrespect to anyone else but they lecture as if we are experts on the subject already which obviously is not the case. Simon has it simplified to make it easy to follow and understand without watering it down too much.
I am finding the online lectures very convenient as I don’t have to attend classes in person. If I miss a class I can see it the next day. I find this very good as sometimes I have to work late, therefore I can catch up on any lecture that I miss at the weekend – FE1 Properly Law
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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