This September 2020 NUI Galway’s school of law will enrol the first cohort of students in two new undergraduate degrees – law, criminology and criminal justice and law and taxation.
Law, criminology and criminal justice offers a full undergraduate law degree with modules in criminal law, criminology and criminal justice.
Programme director Dr Diarmuid Griffin said: “Graduates of this programme will be well positioned to pursue careers as barristers or solicitors specialising in criminal law or working with the agencies and organisations of the criminal justice system.”
Related areas of law
Law and taxation offers a full undergraduate law degree with taxation and explores other related areas of law and commerce including business and commercial law, accountancy, economics, digital business and management.
Senior lecturer in taxation and finance Dr Emer Mulligan said: “Ireland is an increasingly important hub on the international taxation landscape.
"Irish law and other professional services firms advise leading domestic and international corporations and financial institutions, who undertake their business in and from Ireland.
Practical work experience
“This law and taxation degree will equip students with the graduate attributes, knowledge and practical work experience needed to pursue a range of careers in taxation across tax advisory roles and industry.”
The two new programmes complement existing law degrees on offer at NUI Galway including law, law and business, and law and human rights, which was launched in 2019 and is the first of its kind in the country.
All law degrees qualify graduates to pursue professional legal training as a solicitor or as a barrister. All programmes offer study abroad and work placement opportunities.
Recent reforms of the first year curriculum means that students are equipped with core legal skills from the outset, before progressing to more complex modules.
Head of the law school Dr Charles O’Mahony said: “We are very proud to be named ‘Law School of the Year 2019’ at the Irish Law Awards.
"NUI Galway law students become highly skilled, employable graduates able to progress to professional qualification and to pursue a range of other careers locally, nationally and globally.”