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Core legal courses 

Degree of Barrister–at–Law

Diploma in Legal Studies

Advanced Diploma courses for both legally qualified and non–legally qualified participants

Courses available through blended learning

Data Protection Law [new – starting November 2017]

Law and Education [new – starting September 2017]

Planning and Environmental Law

Corporate, White–Collar and Regulatory Crime

Public Procurement Law

Immigration and Asylum Law

Democratic Process and Electoral Law

Juvenile Justice

Attendance in person required

Applied Employment Law

Legislative Drafting

Ard–Dioplómaí trí mheán na Gaeilge

Dlítheangeolaíocht (Lawyer–Linguistics)

Aistriúchán Dlíthiúil (Legal Translation)

Dlí–Chleachtadh trí Ghaeilge (Legal Practice through Irish)

Welcome to The Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Founded in 1541 under a lease from Henry VIII, King’s Inns is Ireland’s oldest legal institution and oldest School of Law. Many famous legal and political figures over the past centuries have been members of the Society or are former participants in our legal education courses.   

Designed by James Gandon and located on Dublin’s Constitution Hill, King’s Inns is an important example of Ireland’s Georgian architectural heritage. King’s Inns is also one of Ireland’s most interesting social venues, built on a tradition of collegiality and fine dining. 

Whilst we are particularly proud of our legal history and the traditions of the Society, our greatest attribute is the unique legal education we offer at King’s Inns. See the list above of courses for would–be lawyers and for people who simply wish to inform themselves on the impact of the law in particular areas of business life and public administration.


It helped to foster a real sense of collegiality among the students – something that is so important to life at the Bar.


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Be a Law Student at King’s Inns for a Day

Would you like to experience what it’s like to study law at King’s Inns? The Diploma in Legal Studies is a two–year course involving the study of law. Primarily aimed at people who would like to qualify as barristers but who do not yet hold a Law qualification, the course also attracts students with a general interest in the Law.

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Upcoming Events

Tuesday 16th January 2018

Dining – Open to Barrister Guests

Wednesday 17th January 2018

Dining – Open to Barrister Guests

Thursday 18th January 2018

Dining – Open to Barrister Guests

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