Overseas Students

Morgenbesser Applicants – Citizens of E.U. Member States who hold relevant legal qualifications from Member States

The Education Committee of King’s Inns has put in place procedures to deal with EU nationals who fall in to the category covered by the case of Morgenbesser. Citizens of E.U. Member States who hold relevant legal qualifications from Member States other than Ireland are entitled to have King’s Inns consider those qualifications in accordance with the principles laid down by the European Court of Justice in the case of Morgenbesser.  The Committee agreed that an applicant must satisfy the Society that he/she has the necessary knowledge and skills to join the Irish Bar.   An assessment must be carried out on all applicants who are covered by the Morgenbesser decision in order that the applicant satisfy, or partially satisfy, the requirements for entry to the Bar of Ireland.

To enable this assessment to be carried out, applicants are required to complete a detailed questionnaire.

Should the assessment reveal that some knowledge and skills are lacking the Committee will make recommendations as to how such shortfall might be made up. They will consider any submission from you in this regard and will, be happy to have discussions with you as to how any shortfall in knowledge and skills might be made up.