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:
Next exam sitting
The next sitting takes place in October 2018. The dates will be confirmed closer to the time.
Other FE-1 exam information
For the latest syllabus, resources and other relevant information to the FE-1 exams, see below:
Preliminary Exam - non-graduates
For more information on the exam non-graduates need to take before the FE-1, see Preliminary Examination.
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.