FE-1 Exam

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

November 2020 FE-1 sitting - online exam update

Given the announcement by the Government on 5 October that the country was to move to Level 3 of its Plan for Living with Covid-19 for the following three weeks, it was decided that it will not be possible to hold a physical sitting of the Final Examination First Part ('FE-1') in November. The Law Society will provide an online examination.

August 2020 FE-1 results

Results of the August FE-1 were released online on Tuesday 22 September.

To view the results please 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:

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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Disability Policy

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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