The Final Examination - First Part (FE-1) is the entrance examination to the Law Society of Ireland.
The results of the October 2023 exam will be availble from Wednesday 29 November.
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:
- 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:
Please email lawschool@LawSociety.ie with any queries in relation to your order.
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.
Telephone: Megan Conery (01 672 4965), Fiona O'Flaherty, Carmel Kearney (01 672 4934).