FE-1 Exam

The Final Examination - First Part (FE-1) is the entrance examination to the Law Society of Ireland.

August 2020 Exam Timetable

  • Law of Torts: Tuesday 11 August, 9.30-12.30
  • Law of European Union: Thursday 13 August, 9.30-12.30

October 2020 sitting 

The application form for the October sitting will be available shortly.

FE-1 results

To view the results of the latest exams, go to www.lawsociety.ie/fe1results.

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About the FE-1 Exam

The FE-1 exam is normally held twice a year 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:

  1. Company Law
  2. Constitutional Law
  3. Law of Contract
  4. Criminal Law
  5. European Union Law 
  6. Equity
  7. Real Property
  8. 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 of the examination is scheduled for August 2020 and the closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 29 June 2020. A summary of Regulations and Procedures relating to the Final Examination – First Part (as of January 2020) is included in the application form:

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.


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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.

Contact us

Email: fe1section@lawsociety.ie