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Welcome from the Director of Teaching and Learning

Producing highly sought-after graduates

The School of Law at the University of Limerick has a proud tradition of producing highly sought graduates. The student-centred approach adopted by the School, in both the development of curricula and the approach to teaching, means that our students are deeply engaged in their learning. A number of staff have been nominated for, and received, awards in recognition of their teaching excellence. The student experience here is more enjoyable than our competitors, making our graduates more employable; we produce well-rounded individuals who have the skill-sets and broad range of abilities which make them relevant in a range of disciplines.

Interdisciplinary law degreesPhotograph of Eddie Keane, Director of Teaching and Learning

UL School of Law hosted the first interdisciplinary law degrees in Ireland, recognising the importance of a rounded and engaged education. This approach has now been replicated across all Irish universities. The applied nature of our law degrees, with their focus on the development of core skills, means that our students excel in their cooperative work placements, often securing lucrative and highly sought after training contracts as a result. We have created deep and meaningful links with solicitor's firms, with an impressive range of firms offering prizes to high-achieving students.


Clinical legal education

Our students study unique bespoke modules covering issues from lawyering skills to training in mediation, arbitration, negotiation, and professional ethics. They also have the opportunity to apply their learning in Advanced Lawyering capstone projects. The School of Law at UL was also the first law school in Ireland to have a purpose built moot court room, allowing our students to hone their advocacy skills on numerous occasions during their undergraduate education. All of these initiatives promote "big picture" holistic thinking, and can explicitly enhance student soft skills such as problem solving, decision-making, communication, teamwork, planning, critical thinking, and human relations skills.

Eddie Keane

Director of Teaching and Learning


Did You Know?

UL is ranked in the Top 3 in Europe for Career Preparation Times Higher Education (THE) Rankings 2018