Legal Ambitions Summer School


Legal Ambitions is an innovative outreach programme offered by the Law Society of Ireland.

Law Society Summer School

Since its launch in July 2020, over 2,000 TY students from across Ireland have graduated from the Law Society’s Legal Ambitions Summer School. Due to the high demand for places on the Summer School the Law Society have redesigned this offering and in 2022 will launch a new online Legal Ambitions Transition Year Programme.

Legal Ambitions is open to schools around the country and encourages TY students to consider a career in law by providing an insight into the role of a solicitor in practice.

This programme is free of charge to schools. 

The 2022 Programme

Legal Ambitions will be delivered entirely online over four weeks and cover themes such as social justice, human rights and climate change. The programme looks at how the law can be relevant to the daily lives of participants and promotes awareness of the legal processes, constitutional principles, and values which underpin the rule of law in Ireland

Each week a new module of short video interviews and presentations (in a play-on-demand basis) will be shared with teachers and students. The module will be supported with interactive content, such as online quizzes and additional educational resources, to help deepen the learning experience. Teachers will receive approx. 1.5 hours of content each Monday over four weeks in November 2022.

Programme structure

  • Free programme delivered online over four weeks

  • Open to schools nationwide

  • Presentations from Law Society staff, leading lawyers and industry experts

  • Short, easy-to-consume video interviews and presentations

  • Quizzes and online resources

  • Dynamic themes such as social justice, human rights and climate change.

2022 programme

Applications for this year’s programme have now closed. 

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