FE-1 Exam

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

October 2024 sitting

Applications for the October 2024 FE-1 sitting are open now. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00pm on Friday 16 August 2024.

March 2024 results

Results from the March 2024 FE-1 sitting are now live.

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. Law of the European Union
  6. Equity
  7. Law of Property
  8. Law of Torts

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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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

Telephone: 01 672 4802

Email: fe1section@lawsociety.ie