Education at King’s Inns

King’s Inns is an independent educational institution renowned for professional legal education and training. We are also the Irish ‘Inn of Court’, training and admitting legal professionals who wish to be awarded the degree of Barrister–at–Law necessary to be called to the bar by the Chief Justice of Ireland.

As well as educating future and qualified barristers, the School extends its reach to a diverse community of people from legal and non–legal backgrounds offering a range of accessible part–time courses in specialist areas of the law.

With courses taught by expert law practitioners, King’s Inns students include leaders, advocates, innovators and game–changers from industries across Ireland and abroad. The School is also a centre of excellence in promoting the use of the Irish language in the law.

King’s Inns is proud of its culture of educational innovation in terms of the range of courses on offer, course design and delivery methodology, our diverse teaching panel of industry practitioners and the use of e–learning software to allow students to participate in courses from a distance.

Dr Eimear Brown, Dean

Courses on offer

King’s Inns offers a wide range of accessible part–time and blended / online courses in specialist areas of the law.

Professional Development Courses – Advanced Diplomas

Diploma in Legal Studies 

Degree of Barrister–at–Law

All courses are suitable for those in full–time employment, with classes taking place early morning, evening, or the weekend. Many lectures are delivered live online as well as recorded for viewing at a later stage through our Virtual Learning Environment, where lecture notes and supplemental reading are provided ahead of class time.

Online tutorials and IT support are available to help students navigate their way through our Library and legal resource databases.

Each course is delivered by an array of visiting speakers from the legal, business and communication industries, including senior members of the judiciary. They are all willing to share their vast knowledge and experience with our students. 

News & Events

Throughout the year, King’s Inns hosts a range of workshops, conferences and events for students, members, and the wider public. We also report on a range of job opportunities and relevant news through our website, e–newsletter, and social media channels. 

View our news feed and event calendar here


Graduates of our courses work in many areas: law, business, HR, politics, communications, designing and governing policy, the public sector, and teaching the next generation of lawyers. 

King’s Inns is very proud of our diverse network of graduates and have a dedicated member community in place to help them with their career and also organise social and networking events. More details here

We also have an online shop that sells a range of merchandise, books and limited edition prints. View here.