News Stories

General: 15 December 2014

Responding to Terrorism: An Irish Perspective on Guantánamo

As US Senate posts critical report on treatment of prisoners at Guantánamo Bay we reprint a 2010 article on the topic by our current Under Treasurer, Seán Aylward.

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General: 12 December 2014

J. Niall McGovern Prize Law Essay Competition

This law essay competition is named in honour of the Irish Maritime Law Association first President, a globally recognised expert in Maritime Law, who founded the Association in 1963, and who sadly passed away in 2014.

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General: 10 December 2014

The Irish Law Times Goes to War – 1914–1918 by Dr. Myles Dungan

”The Irish Law Times, like many similar professional publications at the time, was factional, stuffy, opinionated, curmudgeonly and conservative. It was a publication entirely devoid of self–doubt catering to a profession that, like the ILT itself, combined flamboyance with prolixity and flowery rhetoric with painstaking exactitude” says Dr. Myles Dungan at a lecture given as part of lecture series organised by the Courts Centenary Commemoration Committee on Thursday 13th November 2014.

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Library: 09 December 2014

Cover to Canvas Exhibition at King’s Inns Library

Cover to Canvas Exhibition at King’s Inns Library

A new project is underway at the King’s Inns Library. It is called ‘Cover to Canvas’, an exhibition of 18 visual artists of varying disciplines. They have been invited into the Library to be inspired by the books and surroundings and to respond to these treasures by way of a piece of art. The exhibition is due to take place in April, alongside the British and Irish Commercial Bar Associations’ annual forum, the theme of which will be “The Commercial Rule of Law – 800 years of Magna Carta”.

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Prospective Students: 05 December 2014

From as Far Back as I Can Remember by Aifric O’Byrne BL, Class of 2013–2014

From as Far Back as I Can Remember by Aifric O’Byrne BL, Class of 2013–2014

From as far back as I can remember, I had always wanted to become a barrister. I grew up in admiration of my Grandmother, who qualified from King’s Inns in 1943; one of the first female barristers of the era. After finishing my BCL in UCD in 2011, I travelled for a year before studying Human Rights in Budapest. After graduating with a Masters Degree in 2013, I decided that the time was right to come back to Ireland, and take the King’s Inns entrance exams.

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Alumni: 04 December 2014

Reunion Dinner for all graduates of a year ending in ‘4’

Reunion Dinner for all graduates of a year ending in ‘4’

Last Thursday, 27th November 2014, we had a reunion dinner for the graduates of King’s Inns for all years ending in a ‘4’ – 1944, 54, 64, 74, 84, 94, 2004 and 2014. The group was joined by the 1989 alumni celebrating 25th anniversary of their graduation. Among the diners on the night were two former Chief Justices – The Hon. Thomas A Finlay and The Hon. Ronan Keane.

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General: 04 December 2014

Catherine McGuinness Fellowship on Children’s Rights and Child Law

The prestigious one–year fellowship programme will provide an opportunity for newly–qualified barristers to work as part of the Children’s Rights Alliance Legal and Policy Team for a one–year period.

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Current Students: 04 December 2014

The Editorial Board of the King’s Inns Law Review are pleased to announce the launch of Volume IV

The Editorial Board of the King’s Inns Law Review are pleased to announce the launch of Volume IV

The fourth volume of King’s Inns Law Review (KILR) was officially launched on 26th November by Attorney General Máire Whelan. The Review was edited by a team of nine King’s Inns students and the eight articles published were written by both undergraduate and postgraduate students from institutions across Ireland and the UK.

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General: 28 November 2014

A Great Historical Painting in King’s Inns; “High Treason” by Sir John Lavery

A Great Historical Painting in King’s Inns; “High Treason” by Sir John Lavery

This important legal painting – 7 by 10 feet – depicts the Appeal trial which followed the conviction of Sir Roger Casement for treason in July 1916. This dramatic trial took place in the Royal Courts of Justice in London. One of the presiding judges, Lord Darling, commissioned the painting.

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Current Students: 24 November 2014

LSDSI Committee for the 185th Session 2014–15

LSDSI Committee for the 185th Session 2014–15

Each year the student body elects an Auditor who assembles a committee with specific positions designated to oversee mooting, social activities, education and sports. 2014–15 Auditor for the 185th session is Hugh McDowell.

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Prospective Students: 22 November 2014

A Window into the Barrister–at–Law Degree Course

A Window into the Barrister–at–Law Degree Course

136 King’s Inns students were awarded the BL degree this year. Additionally 5 Northern Ireland Barristers were admitted to the degree largely based on their existing qualifications and experience. 3 EU based lawyers were admitted as well, again largely based on their existing qualifications and experience.

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General: 13 November 2014

Waterfordian John J. Hearne: A drafter of the Irish Constitution

Waterford 1,100 Talks Series:

The Hon. Mrs. Justice Susan Denham Chief Justice

The Large Room, Theatre Royal, Waterford Treasures Museum

Waterford, 10th November 2014

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Venue: 08 October 2014

Celebrate Christmas at King’s Inns

Celebrate Christmas at King’s Inns

Christmas is a wonderful time in King’s Inns with the giant Christmas tree and roaring fires in our Dining Hall. Preparations are in full swing here in the kitchens with the whiffs of Christmas pudding spices, sweet smells of Christmas cakes baking and jars of mincemeat maturing away.

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Prospective Students: 22 July 2014

Part–time Advanced Diploma Courses Commencing Autumn 2014

Part–time Advanced Diploma Courses Commencing Autumn 2014

Interested in studying a part–time Advanced Diploma law course at King’s Inns commencing Autumn 2014?

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General: 03 June 2014

Women and The Law

“Women and The Law” – Our LSDSI Auditor, Emma Ryan, speech on under–representation of women in higher reaches of legal profession.

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Current Students: 15 May 2014

The Legal Eagle Issue 02 May 2014

The Legal Eagle Issue 02 May 2014

This in–house student magazine is edited and published by King’s Inns students and accepts articles, news items, case notes and other articles of interest from the student body.

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Current Students: 13 May 2014

Eoin Higgins Moot

Eoin Higgins Moot

Eoin Higgins Memorial Moot – mock trials are a core part of the vocational bar training at King’s Inns and its famous curriculum.

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