Mon, Mar 25, 2019

Diploma Course

IILEX Diploma Course


Course Outline & Structure

This Diploma programme has been designed with input from past graduates, members of our legal academic team, from employers in legal practice and from The Irish Institute of Legal Executives.

The majority of students will complete the Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice in one academic year. Students will attend class three evenings per week (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) from 6.00pm - 10.00pm each evening. Students can also choose to undertake the course over two academic years by attending class two evening per week one year, and one evening per week another year.

The course will commence in early October each year and students are also invited to an induction meeting with the lecturing staff and support team before term starts. The programme finishes in late May.

On successful completion of the 60 credit (twelve subjects) programme, students will be awarded a Diploma in Legal Studies and Practice and are eligible to become Associate Members of the Irish Institute of Legal Executives.
Graduates may enter the second year of the LLB (Hons) in Irish Law degree in Griffith College Cork or Dublin.
More details on further study and progression routes are available from the Course Director and the support team.

James Kane , Griffith College as Programme Director of the DLSP and CLP Course


Course Content

  • Introduction to the Irish Legal System
  • Professional Ethics & Skills for Practice
  • Law of Contract
  • Law of Torts
  • Constitutional Law & Judicial Review
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Law
  • Land Law
  • Conveyancing
  • Criminal Practice & Procedure
  • Family Law *
  • Company Law *
  • Employment Law *
  • Probate Law *

* These modules will be offered as electives. Elective modules are offered subject to demand.

Students can nominate to do any two electives.


Students must meet the standard entry requirements for level 7 programmes

(min. of 5 ordinary level D3s in the Leaving Certificate)

Mature learners: Students over 23 years of age on the 1st of January on the year of admission may apply as a mature student. Mature students are assessed on the basis of age & work experience and may be interviewed in advance of admission.



Click here to download IILEX 2013-2014 Calendar (pdf format).


The course will be available in:

Dublin - Griffith College Dublin (please visit) www.gcd.ie/law

Cork - Griffith College Cork (please visit) www.gcc.ie/law

Online Learning

Students are entitled to use the extensive facilities available on campus including our library (with complementary access to Heinonline, Kluwer Law International, Justis, Business Source Premier, Lexis Nexis, Westlaw.ie & Westlaw UK), reading and study rooms.

All lecture notes, are available to our students on Moodle also available on Moodle is the Homework Resource pack for each subject, Subject discussion board with your class, plus regional students discussion boards.


Click here to download an application form for Dublin, Cork and Distance Learning.

For further information regarding the IILEX Diploma Course In Cork and Dublin and Online Learning ,contact:-

Griffith College Cork - E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Tel.- (021) 4507027

Griffith College Dublin - E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. - Tel - (01) 415 0462