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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.

King’s Inns is taking online applications for their part–time Advanced Diploma in Law and Education from May 2020. The course will begin on Friday 25 September 2020.

The Advanced Diploma in Law and Education provides a comprehensive insight into the area of law and education. The course equips education professionals with the necessary skillset to understand the law and ultimately seeks to negate any fear that professionals have about the ever growing litigious environment in schools. 

The advanced diploma has been designed by persons with both an educational background working in schools and with a legal background of running cases as barristers. The result is a course specifically tailored to education professionals including teachers, principals, inspectors, home school liaisons, and those working in the university sector.  

The course has been crafted by persons who understand the realities of working in the education sector. This course takes on board the realities of the modern professional and the time pressures under which they operate. Attendance is required on four weekends during term time. Each weekend comprises a Friday evening lecture and attendance on a Saturday. Students are given an opportunity to directly apply their learning to their working realities in tutorials ensuring that students share their experiences and reflect on how the law affects them in a practical way. This course is alternatively delivered via blended online learning; recording of lectures combined with live online tutorials makes this course accessible to professionals all over the country.  

“I would strongly recommend the Diploma in Law and Education at the King’s Inns for a number of reasons. The course content was detailed, very informative and focused for all levels of the professional spectrum in Education. The delivery of the content by inhouse and guest lecturers was very engaging, helping place the connectivity of Law and Education firmly in the everyday practice of a school. Finally, the structure of the course across four different weekends and the online resources, meant it was very manageable while working full time.” 

MJD, Primary School Teacher, class of 2018

Students on this course are exposed to an excellent teaching team including eminent Senior Counsel and barristers with an expertise in constitutional law, children’s rights, negligence, data protection, freedom of information, employment law and the regulation of teachers. Interaction is encouraged and students are treated to an engaging, vibrant and discursive environment. 

This course also provides students with the keys to unlock a pathway of lifelong learning in respect of the law. In practical terms, students will be aware of the legal obligations underpinning their professional background and will develop a skillset in respect of the avoidance of litigation. This course will intrigue those who are interested in the law and the obligations it imposes on their everyday practice.  

Deadline for applications for the 2020/2021 course is Wednesday 2 September 2020For more information and to apply online, please click here.

About King’s Inns

Based between Henrietta Street and Constitution Hill in Dublin 1, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns is renowned for professional legal education and training in many areas of the law. As well as being the home to future and qualified barristers, The School reaches a broad community of people with non–legal backgrounds in offering a wide range of accessible part–time and online courses in specialist areas of the law. 

With courses taught by expert law practitioners, King’s Inns professionally trains leaders, advocates, innovators and game–changers, working across many industries in 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 located in the centre of Dublin with easy access to onsite parking and near all major public transport links. For more information, please visit