LawEd emerged from Kates’s vision and passion to bring the world of law into our classrooms. LawEd’s mission is to educate and lay bare the misconception around our legal world – instilling in them that ignorance of the law is no excuse! LawEd breaks down complex legal terminology and fear to help today’s teenager, young adult and adult learner equip themselves with essential knowledge and life skills around the fascinating world of law. We feel that everyone needs to know the law not just lawyers!
BA, LLB, Dip Corp Gov, H Dip. Guidance & Counselling, BPS Testing, Solicitor. Member of the English, Wales and Northern Ireland Law Society.
She founded LawEd in 2010 and has single handily grown it into one of Irelands premier providers of legal education for today’s young person/young adult.
Her mission is that the law is for everyone to understand and engage with, not just lawyers!
She is a graduate from the Law Society of Ireland where she was admitted onto the Roll of Solicitors in 2009. In addition, she has also been confirmed with a Diploma in Corporate Law and Governance from same. She successfully graduated from The National University of Ireland, Galway with a Bachelor of Letters of Law degree (LL.B) 2.1 Honours and a Bachelor of Arts degree (B.A.) 2.1 Honours specialising in Legal Science and Geography. In 2010 she was admitted to the Law Society of England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
Kate also has attained a Higher Diploma in Career Guidance and Counselling at the University of Limerick and is a member of the Irish Guidance Counsellors of Ireland. She is a member of the British Psychological Society where she achieved a Certificate of Competence in Occupational Testing (Level A and B). She has worked with the University of Limerick Careers Office and also with the University of Limerick School of Law on a career consultancy basis targeting Irish secondary schools.
Kate was selected as one of 23 participants on the Starting Strong programme sponsored by Enterprise Ireland KPMG for high performing female entrepreneurs. She also won Solo Businesswomen of the Year and Power Within champion for Network Ireland – Kilkenny branch.
Over the past decade, LawEd has become one of Irelands premier providers of law workshops. We have more than 11 years’ exemplary experience on the people side of the profession as an educator, trainer and content maker. We continuously strive to create new content and learning outcomes to move with the accelerated changes in all aspects of the law.
LawEd is one of the first providers to deliver blended learning workshops and eLearning law focused courses. We have a choice of 7 eLearning interactive law courses for teenagers and young adults. We work with junior cycle students, transition year students, senior cycle students, leaving cert applied, LCVP, Youthreach, adult education and PrisonEd. LawEd is currently in 110 schools nationwide and have educated over 70,000 students.
LawEd’s typical service users are;
* Secondary schools,
* Youth groups,
* Public partnerships,
* Local development companies
* University access programmes
* Private client (parent).
Partners, Supporters & Collaborations:
In 2021, Kate was selected as a participant on the Starting Strong/Going for Growth programme sponsored by Enterprise Ireland and KPMG for high performing female entrepreneurs. This has provided her with fabulous mentorship, guidance and growth over a 6-month period and lifelong connections to fellow inspiring entrepreneurs.
LawEd has collaborated with the HSE and An Garda Siochana to create and produce a pilot programme called the ‘Inside-Out’ project aimed at transition-year students. This project will challenge young people to explore their attitudes to crime, victims and perpetrators. On this project we got the opportunity to work with female prisoners from Limerick prison.
LawEd collaborated with DAC Beachcroft International Solicitors, Dublin launching LawEd’s inaugural essay writing competition for secondary school students.
Additionally, LawEd has become a trusted and valued partner to SparkED a youth leadership programme that empowers young people to take their future into their own hands.
Lastly, LawEd has had the pleasure of being supported by INCO Ireland Academy a leading social and environmental impact organisations active in over 50 countries around the world.
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CareerEd provides specialist legal career advice to secondary school students, undergraduate and postgraduate students, considering law as a career choice.
CareerEd, breaks down the various stages and avenues of legal study and practical legal training required to set you on your chosen legal career path. This is a niche service provided because of Kate’s expertise and professional background.