Today we welcomed the 2015–2016 Barrister–at–Law class to King’s Inns and had a lively time as we all worked through the induction process together. The BL class were addressed this morning by Ms Justice Mary Finlay Geoghegan and Ms Sara Moorhead SC who both spoke about the life in the law for which this professional course is a preparation.
King’s Inns Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law
Sweeping and unprecedented changes to Irish Employment Law are currently underway. How employment rights claims are made will be dramatically different from October 2015 onwards. To ensure you are fully equipped with all the latest in employment law developments, you should attend the King’s Inns Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law.
“Student Life at King’s Inns extends beyond Classrooms and Textbooks” says Hugh McDowell
The community spirit that exists around King’s Inns is that student life extends beyond classrooms and textbooks. Activities such as dining and mooting provide an informal and friendly atmosphere in which students can mix with each other as well as with the wider legal community. In particular, the academic year 2014/2015 has provided students with fantastic opportunities to demonstrate their sporting prowess and enthusiasm.
‘Cover to Canvas’ Art Exhibition – The Curator Report
How the project began…
In its five centuries as a centre for learning in the law and for promoting collegiality and professional standards in the legal profession, King’s Inns has acquired many important works of literature and art among other fine objects. The library of The Honorable Society of King’s Inns houses thousands of books, some rarely perused at all and some never seen by the public. Even though the King’s Inns is primarily a legal library, we also house a historical/heritage collection of non–legal material. Our oldest books date back to the 1500’s.
British Irish Commercial Bar Association – Annual Law Forum April 2015
The 4th annual British Irish Commercial Bar Association (“BICBA”) Law Forum was held on 23 April 2015 in the Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre in the Law Library Distillery Building. The theme of this year’s Forum was “800 Years of Magna Carta: The Commercial Rule of Law in the 21st Century”. The event was attended by over 150 Barristers, Solicitors and Judges from Ireland, Northern Ireland, England and Wales. BICBA awarded a number of bursaries to students of The Law Society of Ireland and The Honorable Society of King’s Inns enabling them to attend the event.
King’s Inns recently commissioned another renowned Irish based artist, John Short, to do a new King’s Inns print series. What drew us to his work is his sense of place and the human movement in his work. His is a cinematic vision but intimate, personal and ‘in the moment’. For anyone with a feeling for the ‘majesty of the law’ and the drama of legal life, acquiring these prints will surely be a priority before the new limited edition is sold out.
COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Líosa McNamara, Photographer
Líosa McNamara is a professional photographer who keeps her projects personal. She has the unique gift of creating visual poetry when she captures an image. This skill really reflected the romantic nature of the library and transports the viewer to a bygone era.
COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – John Short, Artist
John’s work gives the impression of spontaneity, “often the quickest seemingly throwaway and most immediate use of materials can often capture more than a few too many strokes”. His work is accomplished and beautiful, capturing movement that allows one to feel part of the scene.
COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Róisín Gartland, Conceptual Artist & Designer
Róisín Gartland is Irelands finest leather couture designer and in her other life as a conceptual artist she strives to break down the barriers between craft, art and design, seeing the creative process as all encompassing. The ‘Cover to Canvas’ project allowed her to combine her knowledge of leather and her skill as an artist/designer to create something unique for the exhibition.
Let us take a look at the thinking behind her piece…
COVER TO CANVAS ARTIST OF THE DAY – Brian Maguire, Artist
Brian Maguire is perhaps one of Irelands most accomplished and celebrated contemporary artists, not only because his work is stunning to behold but also because of his subject matter. He is not afraid to represent, in paint, life’s travesties, tragedies and social injustices, highlighting them in a way that cannot be ignored. True to form this is exactly what he did for the ‘Cover to Canvas’ project, researching the injustices and inequalities within the legal system for people living in poverty.