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Law Society PPC offers four advanced electives
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08 Feb 2023 / education Print

Law Society PPC offers four advanced electives

Professional Practice Course (PPC) trainees are now being offered four or more advanced electives, which they will select this week.

Advanced electives can be completed at any point during the traineeship, including during the in-office training period.

Representation of the Law School in a moot court or skills competition at international level is also considered an advanced elective.

Two blocks

Law School advanced electives will be offered immediately following the completion of the compulsory element of the Professional Practice Course (PPC) in two distinct blocks – Block 1 in May 2023; and Block 2 in June 2023.

Trainees may elect to complete some or all of the advanced electives in Block 1, or likewise elect to complete some or all of their advanced electives in Block 2. 

Each advanced elective will result in the awarding of a certified micro-credential, which will count towards a broader award of a certificate or diploma. 

For example, trainees successfully completing two advanced electives with the Law School and, as such, having attained two micro-credentials, will be awarded a Certificate in Advanced Legal Practice.


Such micro-credentials may also provide prior credits towards a diploma in a specific area of practice. 

A discount of 15% will apply if a trainee progresses from a Law School advanced elective to a diploma course in the same subject area offered by the Society’s Diploma Centre.

This discount applies for up to two years after the completion of the advanced elective.

The electives include:

  • Aviation, Leasing and Finance,
  • Banking and Finance,
  • Commercial Contracts,
  • Commercial and Complex Property Transactions,
  • Corporate Transactions,
  • Data Protection,
  • Employment Law,
  • Future of Lawyering in the Digital World,
  • Health Care Law,
  • Insolvency,
  • The High Impact Professional,
  • Advanced Legal Practice Irish,
  • Advanced Probate and Tax,
  • Child Law,
  • Criminal Litigation,
  • Cross-boundary Leadership,
  • Disability Law,
  • Effective Communication Skills,
  • Enterprise Risk Management,
  • Human Rights,
  • International Business,
  • Negotiations,
  • Investment Funds,
  • Project Management, and
  • Sports Law.
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