As Head of the School of Law at the University of Limerick, I am delighted to welcome you.
The UL campus is truly one of the most beautiful university campuses anywhere in the world. Visitors never fail to be impressed by this peaceful green place with its trees, fountains, and the beautiful river Shannon flowing majestically through it all.
The University of Limerick was ranked 76-100 in the inaugural Times Higher Education Europe Teaching Rankings 2018 with particularly high scores for its teaching environment (97%), its international outlook (85%) and student engagement (76%). It is the third in Europe preparing student for their careers, with 79% of graduates going into employment (and a further 18% undertaking further studies).
The School of Law within the University of Limerick prides itself on providing an innovative, enriching, student-centred learning environment for our 700 or so students. Our internationally recognised staff provide excellent tutelage in a friendly, open atmosphere.
The School’s undergraduate programmes (Law Plus and Law and Accounting) have always been interdisciplinary in nature, and our students undertake a 6-8 month pioneering clinical placement as an integral part of their education.
This long and sustained commitment to 'law in action' ensures that students get vital clinical experience with prestigious employers. Such clinical experiences contribute to students' educational journey and also greatly enhances their employability. The School of Law has a long tradition of committing to developing students' transferrable skills through projects such as Advanced Lawyering and Moot Court, and cutting edge core modules such as Alternative Dispute Resolution.
Moreover, we have fostered strong international links and students can undertake placements in Canada and the US or spend a full academic year in a European university in Malta, Cyprus, Greece, Italy, and the Netherlands. We also have links with universities in Germany, France, and Spain where subjects are taught through the native language. We also have a vibrant international student body in the School of Law.
We look forward to meeting you.
Professor Ray Friel
Head, School of Law.
The School of Law is ranked in the top 100-200 Law Schools in the world, according to the latest QS World University Rankings (2021). This is an improvement on the School's performance in 2020 where it was ranked in the top 200-250 law schools in the world.
The survey ranged across 1,350 universities and 83 countries.