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General: 11 August 2020

King’s Inns Response to Covid–19

King’s Inns Response to Covid–19

King’s Inns is closely monitoring and following official advice from the HSE in order to protect our staff, students and members during the current COVID–19 outbreak.

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Events: 10 August 2020

2nd CEF eTranslation Conference: Tools and Services for a Multilingual Europe

2nd CEF eTranslation Conference: Tools and Services for a Multilingual Europe

The 2nd CEF eTranslation Conference will take place online via Zoom on 14 October 2020 from 09:00 am to 15:30 pm CEST. It will demonstrate how you can benefit from the use of language technologies (LT) and how the latest technologies can facilitate your daily operations.

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Members: 07 August 2020

Alumni Stories – Diane Sutton speaks to Paulyn Marrinan Quinn SC

Alumni Stories – Diane Sutton speaks to Paulyn Marrinan Quinn SC

Fourth in the ‘Alumni Stories’ series, our Member Relations Officer Diane Sutton speaks to alumna Paulyn Marrinan Quinn SC, one of the most exciting and diverse legal minds in the industry.

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Job Vacancies : 07 August 2020

Prosecutors wanted at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

Prosecutors wanted at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions is recruiting Prosecutors. Successful applicants must, on or before 4th September 2020, be enrolled as a Solicitor in the State or have been called to the Bar.

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Job Vacancies : 05 August 2020

Judicial Assistants to the Circuit Court (Dublin, Kildare, and Meath)

Judicial Assistants to the Circuit Court (Dublin, Kildare, and Meath)

The Courts Service has excellent opportunities to work with the judiciary as a judicial assistant. The role is a three–year contract which involves providing support to judges which can range from administrative, research and attending Court.

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Job Vacancies : 05 August 2020

Judicial Assistants to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and the High Court – Dublin

Judicial Assistants to the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal, and the High Court – Dublin

The Courts Service has excellent opportunities to work with the judiciary as a judicial assistant. The role is a three–year contract which involves providing support to judges which can range from administrative, research and attending court.

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Job Vacancies : 04 August 2020

Research Support Associates with the Courts Service of Ireland

Research Support Associates with the Courts Service of Ireland

The Courts Service is seeking suitably qualified individuals to take up full–time fixed–term roles as Research Support Associates (RSA) in the Research Support Office (RSO).

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Job Vacancies : 02 August 2020

Employment Opportunities in EU Institutions

Employment Opportunities in EU Institutions

There are currently various employment opportunities in the Institutions of the European Union for Irish speakers.

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Job Vacancies : 31 July 2020

Interpreters wanted for the Houses of the Oireachtas

Interpreters wanted for the Houses of the Oireachtas

Tá comórtas ar siúl faoi láthair chun Ateangairí (Grád 2 agus Grád 3) a earcú i Rannóg an Aistriúcháin, Seirbhís Thithe an Oireachtais.

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Events: 30 July 2020

Free webinar hosted by Irish Legal News on the changing landscape of data protection

Free webinar hosted by Irish Legal News on the changing landscape of data protection

Chaired by alumnus Andrew McKeown BL, Irish Legal News is hosting a free webinar on the changing landscape of data protection in Ireland and abroad.

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Library: 23 July 2020

King’s Inns Library finds an interesting title while updating our catalogue records at home during Lockdown

King’s Inns Library finds an interesting title while updating our catalogue records at home during Lockdown

One project King’s Inns Library staff have been working on over the past couple of months while at home is upgrading the catalogue records for our collection of law tracts and trials as a single series.

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Celebrating a Century : 21 July 2020

The Law Society of Ireland and the first 100 women solicitors

The Law Society of Ireland and the first 100 women solicitors

As part of the Celebrating a Century series, the Library at the Law Society of Ireland has looked back through the institutional archives to identify the first 100 women solicitors to qualify and the results can be seen online and in print.

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Education: 17 July 2020

Business and the law: Develop a practical understanding

Business and the law: Develop a practical understanding

Dr. Eimear Brown, the Dean here at King’s Inns, recently wrote an article for eolas magazine on business and the law. It gives an insight into our highly sought–after law courses which assist many businesses in understanding and navigating the current legal issues that affect their day–to–day operations.

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Job Vacancies : 10 July 2020

Teaching Vacancy at King’s Inns: Lecturer in Jurisprudence, Diploma in Legal Studies

Teaching Vacancy at King’s Inns: Lecturer in Jurisprudence, Diploma in Legal Studies

King’s Inns requires a lecturer in Jurisprudence for its Diploma in Legal Studies. Application deadline is 5pm on Friday, July 24, 2020.

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Members: 09 July 2020

Alumni Stories – Diane Sutton speaks to alumna Hazel Smyth BL

Alumni Stories – Diane Sutton speaks to alumna Hazel Smyth BL

Third in our ‘Alumni Stories’ series, King’s Inns Member Relations Officer Diane Sutton speaks to alumna Hazel Smyth BL, in–house Legal Counsel at SurveyMonkey’s European Headquarters in Dublin.

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General: 08 July 2020

Public Consultation on developing a Strategy for the Criminal Justice System

Public Consultation on developing a Strategy for the Criminal Justice System

The Department of Justice and Equality is inviting communities and members of the public to contribute to the development of a Strategy for the Criminal Justice System.

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Events: 08 July 2020

Two King’s Inns graduates are taking part in Ireland’s Edge ‘Through the Looking Glass’ event

Two King’s Inns graduates are taking part in Ireland’s Edge ‘Through the Looking Glass’ event

Ms Justice Marie Baker and Dr David Kenny, both graduates of King’s Inns, are participating in Ireland’s Edge ‘Through the Looking Glass’ event on Monday 20 July at the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA).

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Events: 07 July 2020

Shining a Light: Lighthouse Memorials in the Registry of Deeds

Shining a Light: Lighthouse Memorials in the Registry of Deeds

Our neighbours, the Registry of Deeds are taking part in the virtual Culture Club series with Dublin City Council Culture Company on Thursday 9 and 23 July.

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Members: 02 July 2020

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority is now accepting applications for Senior Counsel

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority is now accepting applications for Senior Counsel

Applications are now open for solicitors and barristers to apply to the Advisory Committee of the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) on Patents of Precedence to use the title of Senior Counsel.

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General: 30 June 2020

Hazel Chu elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

Hazel Chu elected as new Lord Mayor of Dublin

King’s Inns would like to congratulate Hazel Chu on becoming the new Lord Mayor of Dublin. Ms Chu is the 9th woman to hold the office and the 352nd Lord Mayor of Dublin.

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Members: 25 June 2020

OUTLaw in Conversation: Coffee Morning

OUTLaw in Conversation: Coffee Morning

OUTLaw are hosting a networking event next Monday, June 29, at 11am on Zoom. This session is a great opportunity for the LGBT+ legal community to connect, share and generate ideas.

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Job Vacancies : 22 June 2020

Job Opportunity: Head of Legal Services for the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman

Job Opportunity: Head of Legal Services for the Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman

The Financial Services and Pensions Ombudsman (FSPO) intends to hold a competition for the purpose of recommending suitable persons for appointment to the position of Head of Legal Services.

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General: 17 June 2020

Mr Justice Peter Kelly retires as the President of the High Court after nearly 50 years of service with the Courts

Mr Justice Peter Kelly retires as the President of the High Court after nearly 50 years of service with the Courts

King’s Inns would like to wish Mr Justice Peter Kelly a happy retirement as he leaves his post as the President of the High Court this evening, Wednesday 17 June 2020.

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General: 12 June 2020

Ms Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court

Ms Justice Mary Irvine to become first female President of the High Court

King’s Inns would like to congratulate Ms Justice Mary Irvine on her nomination as the new President of the High Court, but also in making history being the first woman appointed to such a role.

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Members: 12 June 2020

Alumni Stories – Diane Sutton speaks to alumnus Richard McElwee BL

Alumni Stories – Diane Sutton speaks to alumnus Richard McElwee BL

Second in our ‘Alumni Stories’ series, King’s Inns Member Relations Officer Diane Sutton spoke to alumnus Richard McElwee, Head of Communications and Legal Counsel at Rugby Players Ireland.

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Job Vacancies : 11 June 2020

Job Opportunity: Office of the Attorney General are hiring a Solicitor or Barrister as Parliamentary Counsel

Job Opportunity: Office of the Attorney General are hiring a Solicitor or Barrister as Parliamentary Counsel

The Office of the Attorney General are hiring a Solicitor or Barrister, with at least 8 years’ experience and detailed knowledge of parliamentary procedures & legislative process, for the role of Parliamentary Counsel.

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General: 08 June 2020

Learn About the Law – An Education Resource for Children

Learn About the Law – An Education Resource for Children

Karyn Harty, Partner at McCann Fitzgerald and lecturer on our social media and media law course just published a wonderful ebook for children titled ‘Learn About the Law’.

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Job Vacancies : 04 June 2020

Job Opportunity: Office of the Attorney General are hiring a Solicitor or Barrister as Advisory Counsel (Grade 1)

Job Opportunity: Office of the Attorney General are hiring a Solicitor or Barrister as Advisory Counsel (Grade 1)

The role of an Advisory Counsel is to assist and advise the Attorney General in carrying out their function and involves a very wide range of legal work of major public importance.

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Members: 28 May 2020

Alumni Stories – Diane Sutton speaks to alumnus Brian Dalton BL

Alumni Stories – Diane Sutton speaks to alumnus Brian Dalton BL

First in our ‘Alumni Stories’ series, King’s Inns Member Relations Officer Diane Sutton spoke to alumnus Brian Dalton BL about his ambition to become a barrister.

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Members: 28 May 2020

Deichniúr céimithe le ceapadh do Scéim Intéirneachta in Institiúidí an Aontais Eorpaigh

Deichniúr céimithe le ceapadh do Scéim Intéirneachta in Institiúidí an Aontais Eorpaigh

Tá sé fógartha ag an Aire Stáit don Ghaeilge, don Ghaeltacht agus do na hOileáin, an Seanadóir Seán Kyne, go bhfuil an scéim Intéirneachta in Institiúidí an Aontais Eorpaigh á réachtáil arís i mbliana.

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Members: 27 May 2020

IWLA Article Competition: What I have learnt from Covid–19

IWLA Article Competition: What I have learnt from Covid–19

The Irish Women Lawyers Association (IWLA) is running their next Article Competition. The theme for the competition is inspired by the current Covid–19 crisis. Whether we like it or not, we have all been forced to re–think things and do things differently because of the crisis.

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Education: 26 May 2020

Free Webinar: Building Blocks of a Career in EU Law: Different Perspectives

Free Webinar: Building Blocks of a Career in EU Law: Different Perspectives

The Young Bar Committee at The Bar of Ireland along with The Irish Society for European Law (ISEL) are hosting a webinar titled ‘The Building Blocks of a Career in EU Law: Different Perspectives’, which is aimed at junior legal practitioners.

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Library: 15 May 2020

Irish manuscript on the lives of saints from the King’s Inns Library was recently digitised by Irish Script on Screen

Irish manuscript on the lives of saints from the King’s Inns Library was recently digitised by Irish Script on Screen

Irish Script on Screen (ISOS) recently digitised another of the Irish manuscripts from the King’s Inns Library collection. MS 19 is an 18th work on the lives of saints bound in a home–made cover of cardboard and leather.

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Job Vacancies : 05 May 2020

Job Opportunity: Chief Information Officer at The Courts Service of Ireland

Job Opportunity: Chief Information Officer at The Courts Service of Ireland

A long–term vision for the future of the Courts Service has recently been developed which maps out a modern, digital Courts Service with services re–designed to be user centric, improve and facilitate access to justice and enhance the customer experience.

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Education: 27 April 2020

Coping with the COVID Crisis: The Challenges for King’s Inns

Coping with the COVID Crisis: The Challenges for King’s Inns

Running a busy professional law school is challenging in the best of circumstances, so how has the team at King’s Inns responded to the additional challenges posed by the COVID 19 Crisis? The Dean, Eimear Brown, describes the changes King’s Inns has implemented over the last 6–weeks.

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Education: 23 April 2020

King’s Inns Launches Consultation on Draft Statement of the Required Competencies of a Barrister

King’s Inns Launches Consultation on Draft Statement of the Required Competencies of a Barrister

King’s Inns invites you to submit feedback and participate in a short survey (max. 15 minutes) on the draft statement of competencies of a barrister.

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Education: 22 April 2020

King’s Inns is taking online applications for their part–time Advanced Diploma in Law and Education from May 2020

King’s Inns is taking online applications for their part–time Advanced Diploma in Law and Education from May 2020

Former teacher and now one of the coordinators of the Advanced Diploma in Law and Education at King’s Inns, Dr. Claire O’Connor BL, highlights the benefits of undertaking this part–time and online professional development course.

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Members: 08 April 2020

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) publishes the first of their bi–annual Complaints Report

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) publishes the first of their bi–annual Complaints Report

On Tuesday 7 April 2020, The LSRA published the first of its bi–annual reports on complaints against solicitors and barristers, which shows that it received 636 complaints in the first five months of the new independent complaints handling regime.

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Job Vacancies : 27 March 2020

Job Opportunity: Maynooth University is looking to recruit Lecturers / Assistant Professors in Law and Criminology

Job Opportunity: Maynooth University is looking to recruit Lecturers / Assistant Professors in Law and Criminology

Maynooth University is looking to recruit seven new Lecturers / Assistant Professors in Law and Criminology.

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Job Vacancies : 19 March 2020

Job Opportunity: Legal Costs Adjudicator with The Courts Service

Job Opportunity: Legal Costs Adjudicator with The Courts Service

The role of a Legal Costs Adjudicator is to provide an independent and impartial process of assessment of legal costs. This involves examining the nature and extent of any work done by counsel, solicitors or by expert witnesses and determining the fair and reasonable level of allowable costs.

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Events: 09 March 2020

Calcutta Run 2020

Calcutta Run 2020

Calcutta Run the Legal Fundraiser is calling runners of all levels, family, kids and friends to join their charity run (or walk) on Saturday 24 October at the Law Society of Ireland on Blackhall Place at 11am.

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Job Vacancies : 07 March 2020

Employment Opportunities for Irish Language Translators with the European Union, based in Co. Meath!

Employment Opportunities for Irish Language Translators with the European Union, based in Co. Meath!

Tá comórtas earcaíochta d’fhonn aistritheoirí Gaeilge a aimsiú faoi lán seoil ag an gCoimisiún Eorpach agus rún acu painéal 50 aistritheoir a chur le chéile. Conarthaí ceithre bliana a bheidh i gceist i dtosach, agus is leor Béarla agus Gaeilge a bheith agat.

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General: 06 March 2020

Portrait of Ms Justice Mary Laffoy by Artist Hetty Lawlor unveiled as part of The Bar of Ireland’s #IWD2020 Celebrations

Portrait of Ms Justice Mary Laffoy by Artist Hetty Lawlor unveiled as part of The Bar of Ireland’s #IWD2020 Celebrations

The portrait, which was commissioned by The Bar of Ireland in honour of Justice Mary Laffoy’s extraordinary contribution to the legal profession, will be on permanent display on the walls of the King’s Inns.

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Job Vacancies : 06 March 2020

Traineeships at the Court of Justice of the European Union

Traineeships at the Court of Justice of the European Union

Every year, the Court of Justice of the European Union offers a limited number of paid traineeships of five months’ duration in the chambers of Members of the Court of Justice and the General Court and in the administrative departments of the Court.

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Library: 05 March 2020

Les Ans du Roi – from Manuscript Originals to Printed Copies

Les Ans du Roi – from Manuscript Originals to Printed Copies

The King’s Inns Library commissioned Benjamin van de Wetering at The Ox Bindery to carry out some conservation work on our copy of the Les Ans du Roi Richard II.

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Members: 03 March 2020

Legal Services Regulatory Authority Annual Report 2019 – New Complaints Regime Begins

Legal Services Regulatory Authority Annual Report 2019 – New Complaints Regime Begins

The Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA) published its 2019 Annual Report on Tuesday 3 March 2020, which provides an overview of its performance and outputs for the year, including its new role in handling public complaints relating to solicitors and barristers.

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Members: 25 February 2020

King’s Inns welcomes Diane Sutton as our new Member Relations Officer

King’s Inns welcomes Diane Sutton as our new Member Relations Officer

King’s Inns are delighted to welcome our new Member Relations Officer, Diane Sutton. Diane will be responsible for developing member services for barristers through a variety of social events, workshops and talks and providing engagement opportunities across King’s Inns graduate network.

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Creative Residency: 24 February 2020

Four months in, Jesse Jones, the Inaugural Creative Residency Recipient reports on her journey so far at King’s Inns

Four months in, Jesse Jones, the Inaugural Creative Residency Recipient reports on her journey so far at King’s Inns

Within a short space of time, my Creative Residency at King’s Inns (a joint initiative with Dublin City Council Culture Company) has impacted my practice as an artist.

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Job Vacancies : 22 February 2020

Job Opportunity: The Court of Justice of The European Union is seeking to recruit Irish–language lawyer linguists

Job Opportunity: The Court of Justice of The European Union is seeking to recruit Irish–language lawyer linguists

Tá Cúirt Bhreithiúnais an Aontais Eorpaigh i Lucsamburg ag iarraidh dlítheangeolaithe le Gaeilge a earcú.

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Job Vacancies : 21 February 2020

Job Opportunity: Advisory Counsel (Grade III) with The Houses of the Oireachtas Service

Job Opportunity: Advisory Counsel (Grade III) with The Houses of the Oireachtas Service

The Houses of the Oireachtas Service wish to recruit to the position of Advisory Counsel (Grade III). The deadline for receipt of applications is 3pm on Monday, 2 March 2020.

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Job Vacancies : 19 February 2020

Job Opportunity: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently recruiting for Assistant Legal Advisers

Job Opportunity: The Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade is currently recruiting for Assistant Legal Advisers

Assistant Legal Advisers are responsible for the provision of legal advice and assistance to colleagues within the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Applications should be submitted by 12 noon on Friday 06 March 2020.

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Members: 17 February 2020

The LSDSI will host an Exhibition Debate against the Trinity Historical Society

The LSDSI will host an Exhibition Debate against the Trinity Historical Society

The LSDSI (The Law Students’ Debating Society of Ireland) will host an exhibition debate with the Motion “This House Would Support a Sinn Fein Government” against the Trinity Historical Society.

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Events: 14 February 2020

Pathways to United Diaspora: Common Purpose Ireland holds its inaugural diaspora leadership event at King’s Inns

Pathways to United Diaspora: Common Purpose Ireland holds its inaugural diaspora leadership event at King’s Inns

Common Purpose presents Pathways to United Diaspora in association with the Open Doors Initiative and King’s Inns. We are proud to partner with the St. Patrick’s Festival under it’s theme for 2020 ‘Ireland’s Treasures’ – celebrating the value and importance of everyone who calls Ireland home.

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Job Vacancies : 13 February 2020

Job Opportunity: Irish–Language Translators

Job Opportunity: Irish–Language Translators

The European Commission just launched a competition to recruit a number of temporary staff as Irish–language translators.

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Members: 06 February 2020

Launch of King’s Inns Law Review Volume IX

Launch of King’s Inns Law Review Volume IX

The Editorial Board of King’s Inns Law Review (KILR) are pleased to invite you to the Launch of the Ninth Volume of KILR and their Second Annual Lecture – Workers’ Rights in the 21st Century.

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Creative Residency: 27 January 2020

Jesse Jones, the Inaugural Recipient of the King’s Inns Creative Residency Award, opens a new installation in Belgium

Jesse Jones, the Inaugural Recipient of the King’s Inns Creative Residency Award, opens a new installation in Belgium

On Friday 24 January 2020, Kunsthal Gent in Belgium opened with a new installation by Irish artist Jesse Jones (Inaugural Recipient of the King’s Inns Creative Residency Award), entitled SYLLABUS.

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Members: 15 January 2020

Calling all Munster Alumni/Members – Wine & Canapés Event at UCC

Calling all Munster Alumni/Members – Wine & Canapés Event at UCC

On Wednesday 5 February 2020, from 5pm to 7pm, King’s Inns will participate in a wider alumni gathering in UCC. A great opportunity for us to reconnect with our alumni/members based in the Munster region.

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Events: 14 January 2020

Conference on Opportunities for Law Graduates as EU Lawyer–Linguists, King’s Inns

Conference on Opportunities for Law Graduates as EU Lawyer–Linguists, King’s Inns

King’s Inns will hold an evening conference on Thursday 19 March 2020 from 7pm on opportunities as lawyer–linguists with the EU. The Hon. Ms Justice Ann Power, Judge of the Court of Appeal and former Judge of the European Court of Human Rights, will open the event.

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Job Vacancies : 10 January 2020

Job Opportunity: UCC School of Law is hiring a part–time Research Assistant

Job Opportunity: UCC School of Law is hiring a part–time Research Assistant

The School of Law UCC is seeking a part–time Research Assistant (Admin) to support a new research project in the Centre for Law and the Environment on the theme ‘Teaching Environmental Law for Policy Innovation and Impact’.

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Members: 07 January 2020

Dinnéar Bliantúil Gaeilge Óstaí an Rí Déardaoin 6 Feabhra 2020

Dinnéar Bliantúil Gaeilge Óstaí an Rí Déardaoin 6 Feabhra 2020

King’s Inns’ annual Dinnéar na Gaeilge for barristers, alumni and students will take place on Thursday 6 February 2020. The humourous Gael–linn debate ‘Bonn an Phiarsaigh’ for King’s Inns students will take place beforehand in the Junior Common Room, King’s Inns 5.30 to 6pm. All are welcome.

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