The Central Applications Office (logo left) processes all applications to first year undergraduate courses in the country’s various third level institutions. Those institutions inform the CAO of the number of places in a given course, and the CAO’s computer will allot places on the course on the basis of results in the Leaving Certificate, a state examination at the end of secondary school. The grades of the last-admitted candidate can be regarded as the cut-off for qualification for entry to that course. Those grades are assigned points, and the entry requirement for any given third-level course in any given year can be represented in terms of points. This year, the first round of offers of places in third level institutions was made this morning, and the cut-off points levels for their
44 50 law offerings are below.
University College Dublin
DN009 Law (BCL) 495
DN021 Business and Law 495
DN028 BCL Maîtrise 525
DN029 Law with French Law (BCL) 560
DN060 Law with History 500
DN065 Law with Politics 510
DN066 Law with Philosophy 495
DN067 Law with Economics 515
LC231 Law and Taxation 305
Waterford Institute of Technology
WD140 Law 295
LY207 Law 140
WD013 Legal Studies 225
This list follows the order provided by the CAO. The asterisk * means that not all on this points score were offered places, whilst AQA means all qualified applicants were offered places.
Update: When I first assembled this post, I missed 6 of the 7/6 Legal Studies courses. Thanks to Jennifer Kavanagh (blog | twitter) for giving me the heads up. They are now listed above; and that’s why I amended the number of courses mentioned in my first paragraph above.
Update (30 August 2012): the second round points are here.
Congratulations and good luck to those who accept places on these courses. Enjoy.