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Education: 28 May 2021

Update – degree of Barrister–at–Law course delivery 2021–2022

Update – degree of Barrister–at–Law course delivery 2021–2022

Applicants registered to sit the Entrance Examination 2021 are encouraged to keep an eye for updates via the email address submitted with your application. We will also keep our website and social media channels updated as we receive further information from the Government.

Please read further information below on the Entrance Examination 2021 and the course delivery for 2021 – 2022.

Degree of Barrister–at–Law Course Delivery 2021 – 2022

Subject to public health advice, King’s Inns plans to return to in–person teaching for a proportion of the teaching sessions on the modular and full–time courses for the academic year 2021–2022.

Some teaching will continue online for both modular and full–time courses. We plan to publish further details of the timetable over the summer when we have considered any additional public health guidance issued for the next academic year.

It would be premature to publish full details at present beyond letting candidates know that we hope to run the majority of classes on the full–time course in–person at King’s Inns, and the modular course will have more online classes.

Where a session is timetabled as an in–person session, there will be no option to attend online. Likewise, if a session is timetabled to take place online, there will be no option to attend in the class at King’s Inns. This is to allow all students experience the same interaction, whether in–person or online.

We recognise that many of you live and work outside Dublin (or outside Ireland) and that you would like to know how many days you are required to visit King’s Inns for in–person classes. Unfortunately, we cannot give this detail at the moment as we must follow public health guidance in the extent to which social distancing and other requirements are set out for in–person attendance.

For now, we can say it is a requirement of the course that all candidates have an up–to–date laptop with a microphone and webcam, good internet access, typing and IT skills.

Any candidate who sits and passes the entrance exam this year is also welcome to apply to defer their place on the course for one academic year.

Entrance Examination 2021

King’s Inns Entrance Examination 2021 for admission to the course leading to the degree of Barrister–at–Law will take place online this August. The format of the Entrance Examination 2021 is as published on King’s Inns website in March 2021. 

Further details available here >

The deadline for applications is until midnight (12 am) this coming Monday, 31 May 2021.

The application process is online via our Application Portal. To verify your details, you must first create an account on the Application Portal. Once you verify your email address in the Portal, you proceed with your Application and payment of the non–refundable application fee of €600.

A late application may be submitted until midnight (12 am) on Thursday, 1 July 2021, but it is subject to a non–refundable late application fee of €1,000.

Further details available here >