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General: 08 November 2021

King’s Inns Response to Covid–19

King’s Inns Response to Covid–19

Last Updated: Monday, November 8, 2021

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.

Take care, download the HSE COVID Tracker APP and follow HSE advice in adhering to social distancing procedures, and in the event you feel unwell.

General Information 

  • As most staff are working remotely, all enquiries should be via EMAIL, between 9 am and 5 pm Monday to Friday.
  • If you must telephone the office, the reception line is manned from Monday to Friday, 10 am to 5 pm. 
  • Reception (Library Building, Henrietta Street) is opened Monday to Friday 10 am to 5 pm. Attendance on campus will be facilitated by appointment only.
  • Follow us on TWITTER, LINKEDIN and FACEBOOK for instant updates on our services. 
  • Our faculty team has taken measures to ensure there will be minimal disruption to operations and services during this time.
  • We are planning a gradual phased return of in–person events, focusing on student and member activities first. 

Current Students

  • Most lectures and exams will continue to take online via our Virtual Learning Environment. Check MOODLE and your King’s Inns email for further information.
  • We are planning a gradual phased return of in–person services. Students will be notified of all updates on Moodle.
  • We will be in contact with students on an ongoing basis via Moodle and your King’s Inns email account, so please continue to check those accounts daily so that you do not miss any information.
  • We know that social interaction with fellow students, lecturers and expert speakers is an integral part of the King’s Inns experience, and once a safe opportunity presents, we will invite students back on campus.
  • If you have any questions or need help with your studies at this time, email DEAN@KINGSINNS.IE.

Prospective Students 2021–2022

Professional Development Courses – Advanced Diplomas

  • Many of our professional development courses will continue to run online for 2021–2022, allowing participants to undertake the course regardless of their geographical location. 
  • The Application Portal is open for some courses. Further details available here.
  • If you have any questions, contact us at admissions@kingsinns.ie.

Diploma in Legal Studies

  • The application deadline has passed for this course for 2021–2022 intake.
  • If you have any questions, contact us at admissions@kingsinns.ie.

Degree of Barrister–at–Law

  • The application deadline has passed for this course for 2021–2022 intake.
  • If you have any questions, contact us at admissions@kingsinns.ie.

Members (Degree Students, Benchers and Barristers)

  • We are hosting a range of online events for members and alumni. Please keep an eye out on our news and events page.
  • Members’ Dining will restart on Wednesday, 27 October at 6.30pm. For Michaelmas Term, we will host Dining on Wednesday, Thursday and most Friday evenings until 26 November 2021. There will be no Benchings until 2022.
  • Our Library is planning a gradual phased return to in–person services. They are continuing to operate a virtual service 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday. See the Library notice below and contact library@kingsinns.ie for further information. 
  • For further information, check out our member community pages here.
  • If you have any questions, contact us at members@kingsinns.ie.

Library

  • King’s Inns Library staff are continuing to operate a virtual service 9 am to 6 pm Monday to Friday. Please email us with any queries about online or print resources.
  • To contact a member of Library staff please email library@kingsinns.ie.
  • We are planning a gradual phased return to in–person services. Current students should view the update on Re–opening of the Reading Room as a study space and for browsing dated 28 October 2021 on the Library section of Moodle for full details.
  • All services will be regularly reviewed and are subject to change.
  • Students will be notified of all updates on Moodle.

Students: 

  • We are continuing to offer a ‘Reserve and Collect’ service by appointment only from 9am to 6pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Please see the Library section of Moodle for the latest update on the re–opening of the Reading Room as a study space and for browsing (28 October 2021).
  • All subscription resources and the Library Catalogue can be accessed remotely.
  • Further information on using the online legal resources is available on Moodle. We can also provide remote training sessions.
  • For full details of library services available to you, please go to the Library and Online Resources sections on MOODLE.

Members and Researchers:

  • Services will be expanded to include members and researchers at a later phase.

Online Shop

  • All orders will be sent out weekly.
  • Pick up of orders at King’s Inns is available. Your order will be ready within 1 to 3 days for collection. You will be notified when your order is ready.
  • For further information, see our online shop