Independent Colleges’ King’s Inns Entrance Examination preparatory course is delivered annually in Dublin and online. This course, which boasts an exceptional lecturing team and the most up-to-date study manuals, has been specifically designed in order to maximise the likelihood of excelling in the Kings Inns Exams.
The King’s Inns’ Barrister-at-Law degree has been revised to incorporate a new vocational approach. The aim of the course is to enable students to acquire and develop the skills, knowledge and values needed to become an effective member of the Bar. It is a practical, interactive course which bridges the gap between the academic study of law and the practice of law.
All course materials have been fully updated to reflect recent key developments in the law.
On successful completion of the degree course, students are conferred with the degree of Barrister-at-Law. Only holders of the degree may be called to the Bar by the Chief Justice and admitted to practice in the Courts of Ireland as a member of the Bar of Ireland (elements extracted from the Honorable Society of King’s Inns’ website).
Course Start Date
All applicants who are eligible for entry to the Barrister-of-Law degree course will be required to sit an entrance examination in five subjects. The subjects for the 2017 entrance examination are as follows:
KING’S INNS 2017
King’s Inn Examination Preparatory Course 2017*
|6 to 8pm||8.15 to 10.15pm|
|5-8 JUNE||WEEK 1||MONDAY|
|12-15 JUNE||WEEK 2||MONDAY||TORT||TORT|
|19-22 JUNE||WEEK 3||MONDAY||CRIMINAL||TORT|
|26-29 JUNE||WEEK 4||MONDAY||CONSTITUTIONAL||CONSTITUTIONAL|
|3-6 JULY||WEEK 5||MONDAY||CRIMINAL||TORT|
|10 – 13 JULY||WEEK 6||MONDAY||CONSTITUTIONAL||TORT|
|17 – 20 JULY||WEEK 7||MONDAY||CONSTITUTIONAL||CONSTITUTIONAL|
|24-27 JULY||WEEK 8||MONDAY||TORT||CONTRACT|
|31 -2 AUG||WEEK 9||MONDAY|
*This timetable is provisional and subject to change.
Applicants should complete the application form and send the form with payment to: Course Admissions, The Professional Law School, Independent Colleges, The Steelworks, Foley Street, Dublin 1.
€395 per subject or €1,800 for tuition in all five subjects
The fee is €395 per subject (live course) or €375 (online only). For this fee each student is provided with the following:
- 15 two-hour lectures (including exam tutorial)
- Fully updated 2016 course manual
- Each lecture recorded and available online for multiple viewing
- Copies of Past Examination Papers
- Examination Question Facility – tutors correct submitted questions
- Tutor Advice/Support
- Access to College Library
- Access to College Study Facilities
- Access to Online Library Legal Resources
Our Honorable Society of King’s Inns manuals contain the most up-to-date and course-specific information available to students. Each manual is laid out in a student-friendly style, incorporating an elaborate case index, and a special King’s Inns Entrance Examination exam tips section. Our lecturers have a unique insight into how best to prepare students for these examinations.
Throughout the course teaching and learning focuses on what happens in practice.
Students participate actively in all classes and have numerous opportunities to practice and receive feedback in skills classes.
Online Recorded Lectures
Live lectures are delivered each week from our executive rooms in Merrion Square. These lectures are also recorded and made available via our virtual learning platform Moodle. If a student misses class from time to time and needs to catch up, access can be made remotely from any PC, laptop or most hand held devices. Lectures may be viewed multiple times.