Apprentice solicitor found beginnings at WIT in Legal Studies degree

Graduate of the Higher Certificate in Legal Studies, Caitriona Boland

Graduate of the Higher Certificate in Legal Studies, Caitriona Boland

Trainee solicitor and Justice Fellow Caitriona Boland found natural progression from level 6 to level 8 led her to her role as apprentice solicitor

“Qualifying with a BA (Hons) in Legal Studies with Business gave me a great sense of achievement, putting me on equal footing with other University law degrees throughout the country.”

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“I applied for a place on the LL.M. in Human Rights & Criminal Justice in Queens University Belfast which put me on the path towards becoming a trainee social justice lawyer.  Without doubt, I am extremely glad I made the decision to apply for the Higher Certificate in Legal Studies and  I do not think I would be where I am now if the three year degree was the only option available to me.”


“I am the first WIT student to commence training as an apprentice solicitor with the Institute of Professional Legal Studies in Belfast (the equivalent of Blackhall place in Ireland) which was only possible due to the dedication of the WIT lecturers to their students, even several years after I graduated. They ensured that my WIT degree was accepted on the list of recognised degrees by the Institute for which I am extremely grateful.” 

Related Courses

Higher Certificate in Arts in  Legal Studies
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in  Legal Studies with Business

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