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Student petition successful as Law Society adds exam dates

A shortened schedule had led to concerns that results would be impacted.

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LAW STUDENTS HAVE been granted an extra date to sit exams, after nearly 500 signed a petition criticising a change of date.

The Law Society had told students in an email, seen by TheJournal.ie that FE1 exams were being moved from 1 April to March 19, something that upset students.

“Suddenly a fifth of our study time was taken away. It was a shock to everyone,” one student said.

One lawyer said that training places could be jeopardised if a student fails exams, something that students were worried could happen due to the shortened schedule.

Now, however, the Law Society has confirmed that they will offer an extra date for students.

“Following concerns raised by a number of students about the recent change of date for the upcoming FE1 exams from 31 March to 19 March, the Law Society has taken the decision to add extra exam dates to assist students.

“Now, in addition to the 19 March exam sessions, students can opt to sit the exams from 8 April. These new dates have been added to ensure no student will be disadvantaged as a result of the date change.”

Read: Students launch petition after Law Society exams date moved

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