The Final Examination - First Part (FE-1) is the entrance examination to the Law Society of Ireland.
About the FE-1 Exam
The FE-1 exam is held twice a year, normally in Spring and Autumn. You can only sit the exam if you have passed or are exempt from the Preliminary Examination.
It consists of the following eight papers:
- Company Law
- Constitutional Law
- Law of Contract
- Criminal Law
- European Union Law
- Real Property
- Law of Tort
Order Past Papers
You can order and pay for Past Examination Papers & Examiners' Reports online:
Alternatively, you can order by post and pay by cheque:
We are now accepting online FE-1 applications in certain circumstances. Please note both application and payment must be received by the Law Society by the deadline date.
Applications are now open for the March 2017 FE-1 exam - apply by Friday 27 January 2017:
Other FE-1 exam information
For the latest exam dates, forms and other relevant information, see below:
We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities. View our disability policy here.
Prizes for FE-1
The candidate who achieves the highest marks in the FE-1 on an annual basis is awarded the Overend Scholarship, established by William Overend, former President of the Law Society. Prizes are also awarded to the best performers in each of the eight FE-1 subjects.