FE1 Exams Preparatory Course Overview

  • Overview
  • Syllabus
  • What we offer
  • Requirements

Overview

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Course Start Date:

Monday, 3rd June 2014  

Fees

Study Option 1:

Class Room Based Lectures €395 per subject or €355.50 per subject when you register for 4 subjects in one sitting (see below).

Study Option 2:

On-line Distance Learning €345 per subject or €310.50 per subject when you register for 4 subjects in one sitting (see below).

Reduced Group Discounts:

Classroom Based (Live) Lectures:

Register for 4 in one sitting- 10% discount (€158 discount)

Register for 8 Subjects in one sitting- €2,600 (€560 discount)

Register for 8 Subjects Upfront- €2,900 (€260 discount)

Online Lectures:

Register for 4 in one sitting - 10% discount (€138 discount)

Register for 8 Subjects in one sitting- €2,510 (€250 discount)

Register for 8 Subjects Upfront- €2,700 (€60 discount)

Course Timetable:

Day

Time

Subject

Lecturer

Monday

18.00 – 20.00

Contract

Val Corbett

 

20.15 – 22.15

Tort

Val Corbett

Tuesday

18.00 – 20.00

Equity

Ciarán Patton

 

20.15 – 22.15

Criminal

Ciarán Patton

Wednesday

18.00 – 20.00

Property

Imelda Kelly

 

20.15 – 22.15

Company

Anthony Thuillier

Thursday

18.00 – 20.00

Constitutional Veronica McInerney
 

20.15 – 22.15

EU

Gary FitzGerald

Why Choose Independent College Dublin?

More Prize-winning Success for Students of the Law School.

The Law School would like to congratulate our students' success in obtaining THREE 1st place prizes in the 2012 FE1 Examination including the Best Overall Performance (Overend Scholar) and 1st place in Company Law and Criminal Law! These remarkable achievements mean that now an incredible 24 1st place prizes have been won at Independent Colleges to date.

Our FE1 Team

Each member of our FE1 lecture team has a wealth of experience in delivering preparatory courses for the FE1 examinations and they have been selected on the basis of their ability to deliver the key points of the syllabus as they relate to the examinations in a clear and concise manner. All lectures are entirely examination-focused with particular attention paid to the approaches and techniques needed to be adopted to pass the entrance examinations.

  • Val Corbett (Law of Torts & Law of Contract)
  • Ciaran Patton (Criminal Law & Law of Equity & Trusts)
  • Gary Fitzgerald (EU Law)
  • Anthony Thuillier (Company Law)
  • Imelda Kelly (Property Law)
  • Veronica McInerney (Constitutional Law)

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Awarding Body

The FE1 exams are delivered and assessed externally by the Law Society of Ireland

Contact Details

For futher information or general advice regarding the examinations please contact:

Mr Val Corbett

Head of the Law School

Email: val.corbett@independentcolleges.ie
Tel : 01 635 1192
Mobile : 086 043 6081

For further information please contact:

Ms Gwen McDevitt

Email: gwen.mcdevitt@independentcolleges.ie
Tel: 01 635 1183 

Ms Lydia Nicholson

Law Administrator

Email: Lydia.nicholson@independentcolleges.ie
Tel: 01-6355819

Ms Caroline Irwin

Law Administrator 

Email: caroline.irwin@independentcolleges.ie
Tel: 01-6355850

Course Duration

14 weeks, courses are run twice yearly commencing in June & November

Course Fees

Full Time: See above for detailed information on fees
Part Time: Live Lectures €395 per subject - Online Lectures €345 per subject (discounts are available when you book 4 or more modules)

Syllabus

Timetable for June 2014 ( see below)

Day

Time

Subject

Lecturer

Monday

18.00 – 20.00

Contract

Val Corbett

 

20.15 – 22.15

Tort

Val Corbett

Tuesday

18.00 – 20.00

Equity

Ciarán Patton

 

20.15 – 22.15

Criminal

Ciarán Patton

Wednesday

18.00 – 20.00

Property

Imelda Kelly

 

20.15 – 22.15

Company

Anthony Thuillier

Thursday

18.00 – 20.00

Constitutional Veronica McInerney
 

20.15 – 22.15

EU

Gary FitzGerald

Assessment Details

These FE1 exams are delivered and assessed externally by the Law Society of Ireland

What We Offer

Number 1 Choice for FE1s

Which Study Option is right for me?

Study Option 1: Classroom Based Lectures

Fees: €395 per subject

Benefits for Classroom Based lectures include:

  • Meet the Lecturer Sessions- Students attending classroom lectures will also benefit from the opportunity of meeting with individual subject lecturers at allotted times at the end for pre-examination advice.
  • Access of Dawson Street Campus- Library, Study Space, Canteen
  • Complimentary Memory Skills Seminar 
  • 14 x 2 hour lecture per week
  • 1 x 2 hour Exam Review Tutorial (end of course)
  • Each lecture/tutorial also available on-line to view until end of each examination period
  • A copy of the 2013 updated manual in that subject
  • A copy of the past examination papers and reports
  • Past examination paper grids
  • Copies of mock suggested solutions to past examination questions
  • Homework correction facility
  • Lecturer/Tutor support
  • Access to online library resources including Westlaw.ie, Westlaw.co.uk; Lexis/Nexis etc.

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Study Option 2: Online Lectures

Fees: €345 per subject

Benefits for online lectures includes:

  • 14 x 2 hour lecture online per week available until the end of the examination period
  • 1 x 2 hour Exam Review Tutorial (end of course)
  • A copy of the 2013 updated manual in that subject
  • A copy of the past examination papers and reports
  • Past examination paper grids
  • Copies of mock suggested solutions to past examination questions
  • Homework correction facility
  • Lecturer/Tutor support online
  • Access to online library resources including Westlaw.ie; Westlaw.co.uk; Lexis/Nexis etc

Comprehensive Law Library

Our law library is a quiet haven for studying law in the heart of Dublin 2. Students have access to multiple copies of texts, law reports and periodicals, as well as on-campus and remote access to LEXIS-NEXIS, WESTLAW UK, HEINONLINE and FIRSTLAW databases. The College has separate lending and reference libraries. The student study room boasts 30 Apple Mac computers, which are customised for on-line streaming video tutorials. For sample on-line law tutorials, please click on the On-line law tutorials tab on the home page. While the necessary are provided in the form of course manuals, our fully stocked library provides invaluable access to secondary sources in law. Library Hours: The Library is open 12 hours a day, 5 days per week and on Saturdays. Extended weekend opening hours will commence in the lead up to the examinations.

Excellent Study Materials

Independent College FE1 manuals contain the most up to date (2013) and course specific information available to students. Each FE1 law manual is laid out in a student friendly style, incorporating an elaborate case index, and a special FE1 law exam tips section. Our law manuals have been prepared by lecturers who have a unique insight into how best to prepare students for these law examinations. All students are provided with sample suggested solutions to some of the most recent past examination papers.

Homework Facility

Students may avail of our homework facility whereby students are welcome to attempt answers to past examination questions. These questions are corrected and returned with feedback by a course tutor.

Online Lectures

Classroom Based lectures are delivered each week from our premises on Dawson Street. These lectures are also recorded and made available on Moodle. While classroom-based lectures provide students with a structured learning environment in our superbly located city centre campus, the online lectures provide students with remote access allowing students the freedom to study from their home. All students are entitled to avail of repeat viewing of lectures online.

Over the past five years:

*No other course in the country can match the prizewinning success and the excellent results our students have achieved.

*Our course is the only one of its kind which has been attended by the Overend Scholar (awarded for the best overall student performance) for four of the past five years (2008/2009/2010/2012).

*Students of this course have achieved a total of 24 Law Society Entrance Examination 1st placed prizes in individual subjects.

For further details on our prizewinning success click here

Requirements

The FE1 exams are delivered and assessed externally by the Law Society of Ireland.


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