Category Archives: Law Education for Schools



‘I found it very interesting. Thank you so much, we had a fab time!’
Eimear Gildea, St Catherine’s Killebegs, Co Donegal

‘It was a brilliant day even though you shot me six times! Thanks for coming.’
Sarah Owens, SHS Drogheda

 ‘Lá brea a bhí aghibh. Iontach!’
Ellen Ní Bhriain, Colaiste Oiriall, Monaghan

Our school has a population of 1000+ and is a co-educational secondary school. Over the past ten years we have engaged with Mr. James Fahy, BL. in a number of key areas to support the school. In addition to advising the school in key policy areas, James has worked with the Transition Year Students as part of the LES TY Programme.

As a Principal in a second level school today it was key for me to have a good advisor should the need arise …as it does when you least expect it! James Fahy has wide experience on school legal and policy matters and always gave good advice.

Students, staff and parents have found the LES programme exciting, interesting and hugely developmental. Students found the TY Law Programme a great learning experience in the actual legal learning environment. The LES programme is delivered in a practical, frank and lively way. It is an activity based programme where the students learn how to learn and apply their learning. This approach meets the curriculum aspirations in the school of 2012.
– Mary Forde, Principal, Presentation College, Athenry

‘One of the best activities of the TYP……informative and witty…my son really enjoyed Transition Year and especially Law Day’

‘There was a great deal of interesting information, scenarios and experiences…I liked the way Mr. Fahy dealt with us students.’

‘It gave us a real taste of the law, it was very interesting and I learned a lot about handling information and evidence, presentation skills, argument, debate.. Stuff that will help me in life and in my other subjects’

‘Thank you for a great TYP …Law Day was the highlight for me. I hope to go on to do Law & Accounting now…

Student’s comments, Presentation College, Athenry.

We have been doing the law workshops for the past number of years with James Fahy. The students have really enjoyed the experience and have gained an insight into world of law.
The two day course gave the students the confidence to enter the law trials. I believe the two day workshop are far more beneficial as students immerse themselves in the mock trial competitions,which is not possible in my opinion due to time restraints on one day course.  I believe so strongly in the benefits of the course that it is a compulsory component of our transition year programme.  Many of my students have followed a career in law due to their involvement in law workshops.  No later than this year I had students tell me they had no interest in law or doing workshops but on completion are now on work experience with a solicitor and a barrister.

“I thought I had no interest in law and believed I wanted to do teaching. I couldn’t understand why we had to do the workshop”.

At the end of the first day of the workshops Bridget reluctantly told me that she wanted to go to a solicitor on her work experience.”  Emma told her class that she would make an amazing judge!

James is professional and experienced. He delivers the workshop with ease and adjusts to the level of the class with great ease.  I would recommend the workshops to any school.
Niamh Sweeney – St Josephs Sec School, Castlebar

‘Great day. Buzzin’!’
Cathal Kinsella, Setanta College, Clonee

‘Thanks for a fantastic two days. Learned sooo much. Very interesting.’
Leah Kilmartin, Dominican College, Tailor’s Hill, Galway

‘Excellent speaker.Very interesting.’
Mary McMannmon, Taylor’s Hill

‘Fab, funny,educational. More please!’
Rebecca Synan, Laurel Hill FCJ, Limerick

‘Such a great programme. Learning and fun! Thank you,’
Sarah Fee, SHS Drogheda

‘Iontach! GRMA. Mile buíochas.’
Paula Maher, Molly Conroy, Colum Redmond, Adam Ford, Jack Furlong, Gaelcholáiste Na Mara, Co Wicklow

‘Great week, wasn’t expecting it to be so much fun!’
Dillon Raythorn
‘Brilliant week!’
Rachel McClelland
‘Class week. Never expected it to be as funny!’
Aisling McGovern
‘Had a good week,opened my eyes to what goes on in a Courthouse. Cheers for your time.’
Hayden Kelleher
‘Very interesting week. Never knew law could be so funny. Had a great time, thank you.’
Sarah Curran
St Mogues, Bawnboy, Co Cavan

‘Really good two days. A lot of fun. You definitely managed to put an interest of law in us.’
Leanne O’Toole and Jodie Birmingham, Tullamore College

‘Blanket brigade – don’t forget us! Brilliant two days! Brilliant craic!’
Rebecca McNally, Phoebe Goghegan, Alison Henehen, Ursuline Convent, Sligo

‘OMG thanks for this amazing course! Really learned a lot. Had a fab time, and I won my case!’
Amanda Gallager
‘Thank you, you were wonderful and beyond hilarious!’
Aoife Dolan
Colaíste Cholmcille, Ballyshannon, Co Donegal

‘Brilliant two days! Learned so much.’
Ivana Lee, St Mary’s Charleville, Co Cork

‘A memorable two days.Learning was never such fun.’
Maree O’Hanlon, St Peters, Passage West, Co Cork