FE-1 Exam

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:

  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:

Exam Information

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.

Notification of the March 2017 FE-1 exam results date will be sent a week before the results are published.

Other FE-1 exam information

For the latest exam dates, forms and other relevant information, see below:

Disability Policy

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.

Contact us

Email: lawschool@lawsociety.ie