New course to be offered from September / October 2019 – Advanced Diploma in Quasi–Judicial Decision–Making
The range of entities making independent decisions over a multiplicity of complaints, disputes and entitlements is ever–increasing. Tribunals, adjudicators, disciplinary panels, ombudsmen and a gamut of appeals bodies are keystones of both public and, to a growing extent, private administration in Ireland. These quasi–judicial decision–makers walk an often tricky line between procedures adapted to their area of dispute resolution, the need for efficiency and speed, and the dominant requirement of due process.
Christmas Collection for Children in Direct Provision
King’s Inns are delighted to support a group of BL students who are collecting Christmas gifts for children in Dublin Direct Provision centres. This worthwhile initiative is spearheaded by Céile Varley, Joy Kangere and Barakat Gbadamosi. The response has been amazing so far and it is really encouraging to see so many King’s Inns students and staff getting involved.
Conservation rebinding of the first edition of the expanded Magna Carta 1556
The Magna Carta or Great Charter is the foundation stone of the rule of law in the British Isles. It has provided the outline for modern democracies and has managed to remain relevant to the cause of human rights even today.
February 2019: Be a Law Student at King’s Inns for a Day
The Diploma in Legal Studies is a two–year course involving the study of law. While aimed at people who would like to qualify as a barrister but don’t have a Law qualification, the course also attracts people with a general interest in the Law. Furthermore, many graduates of the Diploma in Legal Studies find it to be of benefit in their existing career.
A Court with no paper – Get ready for the future of litigation
See what Courts will soon become: How today’s paper–heavy litigation will move to paperless in the near future. Hear lectures from those already involved in paperless litigation and those getting us ready to take the next steps, featuring a live courtroom demonstration.
Parallel Lives: John Redmond and Edward Carson, King’s Inns’ Alumni and Statesmen
On Tuesday 26th June, 2018, in the Benchers’ Room, an historical discussion “Parallel Lives: John Redmond and Edward Carson, King’s Inns’ Alumni and Statesmen” was held. The two speakers were Professor Alvin Jackson and Mr Frank Callanan SC.
Mooting at King’s Inns continues to grow from strength to strength and remains a pillar of the extra–curricular calendar. The 2017/2018 academic year saw a busy schedule of mooting activities, internal competitions and some major success for teams representing the Inns in external competitions. Congratulations to all those who participated in another exciting year of mooting at King’s Inns.
The King’s Inns Law Review (KILR) is an annual law journal published by the students of The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, dedicated to the publication of Irish, European and international legal scholarship. The core ethos of the Review is the promotion and fostering of legal scholarship, both in the King’s Inns and across Ireland.
King’s Inns are delighted to welcome our new Under Treasurer / CEO, Mary Griffin to the King’s Inns. Mary took up the position in June 2018 and succeeds Sean Aylward who retired from his post in July this year. Prior to joining King’s Inns, Mary was interim CEO with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Ireland.
Lawyer Lincoln’s Legacy: When Lincoln Learned What Not to Say
King’s Inns thank Judge Ron Spears who toured the Inns on Wednesday, May 9th, with judicial colleagues from Illinois, for his recent article attached about a controversial episode in the life of his personal hero, lawyer and statesman, Abraham Lincoln.
On Thursday 22nd February, 2018, a reception was held in the Junior Common Room to launch the recently acquired archive of Averil Deverell BL. Averil Katherine Statter Deverell (1893–1979) was one of the first two women, along with Frances Kyle, called to the Irish Bar on the 6th November 1921.
LSDSI activities at King’s Inns: 2018 McCarthy Impromptu Debate
The 2018 McCarthy Impromptu Debate took place on Wednesday 7 February before a busy dining hall. Full–time students Arthur Griffin and Patrick Fitzgerald, along with modular 1 student Deirdre Moore, debated the motion “This house believes that Brexit is a wonderful idea and that Ireland should also join the UK Exodus from the EU”.
The final of the Maidens’ Moot, an annual mooting competition aimed at students new to mooting, took place on Friday 19 January 2018. Unusually, both finalists, Conor Rock and Neasa O’Callaghan, were Diploma I students with only a few months’ experience of studying at King’s Inns.