Course Details

Full Course Name:
The Honorable Society of King’s Inns entrance examinations

Course Dates

Next Course Commencing:
2nd June 2020
Duration:
June, July, August

Course Fee

Classroom:
€325 per subject or €1,500 for five subjects
Online:
€325 per subject or €1,500 for five subjects

King’s Inns Timetable

The next course will commence in June 2020

Monday

Contract – 6pm to 8pm

Criminal – 8.15pm to 10.15pm

Tuesday

Evidence – 6pm to 8pm

*Extra Classes – 8.15pm to 10.15pm

Wednesday

Tort – 6pm to 8pm

Constitutional – 8.15pm to 10.15pm

*Extra classes will take place in this slot and on Thursdays to cover the full 12 classes in 10 weeks.

Welcome to City Colleges’ King’s Inns Exam Preparation Courses. The Honorable Society of King’s Inns entrance examinations consists of five papers. Constitutional law, Law of Contract, Criminal law, Law of Evidence and the Law of Tort. To be eligible to sit these examinations, students must have either an approved Law degree or have completed the Honorable Society of King’s Inns Diploma in Legal Studies course. All materials are provided including up-to-date materials and past examination papers. This exam preparation course is delivered by dedicated lecturers. Our lecturers have many years of experience in preparing students to pass these entrance examinations.

Our King’s Inns Exam Preparation Courses are offered throughout June, July and August.  The next course will commence on 2nd June 2020.

Uniquely City College’s King’s Inns Course Offers

Live Classes

Our classes are delivered live so you can engage with the lecturer

Printed Delivered Manuals

We deliver hard copy manuals to your address

About Our King’s Inns Preparation Courses

Our King’s Inns Preparation Courses are delivered from our Dublin City Centre. This is located on South Great George’s Street, Dublin 2. We will be streamed live as well recorded and made available for later review.

Participants on this programme will receive:

  • Tuition from some of Ireland’s finest law lecturers
  • The most up-to-date course manuals. Hard copies will be sent to you by post.
  • Access to live lectures, which are also recorded and made available online for review
  • Past examination papers and solutions
  • Access to City Colleges’ assignment correction facility
  • Access to the college’s study and library facilities

Our Award-Winning Lecturing Team

Kings Inns Lecturer Brendan

Brendan Foley – Law of Evidence

Brendan graduated with a degree in English Literature from Trinity College Dublin in 1996. He was called to the Irish Bar in 2005, and has been in practice at the Bar and lecturing on professional courses since 2006. He was awarded the Antonia O’Callaghan prize for Constitutional Law in 2004.

Since 2008, Brendan has lectured in Constitutional law, Equity & Trusts, Company law and European law for FE1 candidates. He has also lectured on the King’s Inns Entrance Examination course in Constitutional law since 2008.

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Mark Curran – Criminal Law

Mark is a practising barrister and an experienced legal educator. He graduated from University College Dublin with a First Class Honours Degree in Business and Law and subsequently completed an LLM at the University of Cambridge specialising in commercial litigation and insolvency law. Mark completed the Barrister-At-Law Degree at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns and was called to the Irish Bar in 2012. His practice focuses on civil law with an emphasis on contract and commercial litigation, debt-recovery/insolvency and personal injuries.

He is also an accredited mediator and an arbitrator for the GAA Disputes Resolution Authority. Mark is a member of the New York State Bar having completed the New York State Bar Exam in 2014. He received a Bar of Ireland Scholarship in the summer of 2016 to take up a position as a visiting Attorney with the Wisconsin Innocence Project which seeks to exonerate victims of wrongful convictions. Mark has been a law tutor at University College Dublin since 2015 and has tutored tort and contract law privately for FE-1 candidates as well as lecturing in criminal and constitutional law for City Colleges.

Erin Crawford Kings Inns

Erin Crawford – Law of Evidence

Erin Crawford is a graduate of Dublin City University and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Having obtained an Honours Degree in Law & Society from DCU, Erin successfully passed the entrance exams of the King’s Inns and was called to the Irish Bar in July 2018.

Erin practices in general civil litigation. Erin is an occasional lecturer and examiner in Maynooth University and has taught modules as part of the undergraduate programmes at Maynooth. Currently, Erin lectures the Law of Evidence to students on the City Colleges King’s Inns preparatory course.

Kings Inns Conor Duff

Conor Duff – Contract Law

Conor Duff is a graduate of Maynooth University (LL.B.); The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (B.L) and the Law Society of Ireland (Dip. Construction law). He graduated from Maynooth University and the Law Society of Ireland with a first-class honours in both his LL.B. degree and his Diploma in Construction Law. Mark went on to qualify as a Barrister and has a general practice with a particular emphasis on commercial and construction disputes. He is also a member of the Irish Construction Bar Association and has attended many construction conferences including the International Construction Bar Association conference . At present, he lectures the Diploma in Anti Money Laundering at City Colleges and lectures Contract law on our FE1, King’s Inns and QLTT preparatory course.

Conor was commended for his work at undergraduate level having ranked in the second percentile in his year at Maynooth University. He also was a finalist at the Irish Law Awards for “Law Student of the Year”. He has extensive advocacy experience having won the UCC Matheson Moot Court Competition, the National Negotiation Competition going on to represent Ireland in the International negotiation competition and was a semi-finalist in the Adrian Hardiman Moot Court Competition.

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Ciarán Lawlor – Tort

Ciarán Lawlor is a practicing Barrister and an experienced legal educator. He graduated from University College Dublin with an Honours Degree in Law, and proceeded to study at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns . Ciarán completed his studies at the King’s Inns and was called to the Irish Bar in 2005. He subsequently completed an LLM in European Law also at UCD, graduating with distinction. 

Prior to commencing practice at the Irish Bar, Ciarán interned with leading Irish law firm A&L Goodbody, and with Amnesty International (Ireland), and was an IRCHSS funded project assistant on the EU Law PhD project at UCD. His practice focuses on civil law, with an emphasis on contract and commercial litigation, debt-collection, defamation, personal injuries, and tort law generally.  Ciarán has a broad experience of teaching law. He has been a Senior Tutor in UCD, and has lectured in tort law on the Graduate Diploma in Arbitration in UCD.

Simon Donagh

Simon Donagh – Constitutional Law

Simon is a graduate of University College Dublin and the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. Having completed the Barrister-at-Law degree in the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns, he was called to the Bar in 2012.

His practice at the Bar focuses on Criminal law, Employment law, Judicial review, as well as Human Rights and Constitutional Litigation. Simon is an experienced educator having taught in the UCD School of Law since 2013.

The material is confined to that which you need to know for the exam, without leaving anything out, which is crucial in exams like these. It takes the hassle of extracting this information for yourself, so you can focus on learning. In addition, the feedback you get on homework is fantastic and makes a huge impact in the study of the course. Would absolutely recommend Ciarán. Fantastic lecturer with an excellent way of delivering the material. Makes it extremely easy to take in. The best lecturer I’ve had throughout any study of law I have completed.

S O’Flynn

The lectures are delivered in a structured and thorough manner. In light of the amount of material to be covered in a short space of time, efficiency in terms of delivery is important and this is achieved. Notes placed on Moodle in advance of lectures is very helpful, and relevant caselaw placed there by topic is of huge assistance.

S Hannon

Excellent classes either in person or online. As a’ first timer’, and a more ‘mature’ student, I couldn’t recommend Philip Burke and all of his team at City Colleges highly enough.

R Mackay

I just wanted to say thanks to you and all at City Colleges for helping me through the exams. It was a daunting task taking on all eight and the help I received from City Colleges was top class. I found the online lectures very good, the manuals were well laid out and easy to follow and it was also great to have the past papers and examiner’s reports provided. The extra notes the lecturers gave on popular topics and the night before notes were a good help to have towards the end for recapping over the material. I will recommend City Colleges to anyone I know thinking of taking a prep course. Thanks very much for all your help and for answering any questions I had so quickly!

L Goonan

I can highly recommend City Colleges for its excellent course for the King’s Inns entrance exams. I was most impressed by the generous offer of all the tutors to review sample exam questions/answers. I got across the line. Keep up the good work!

K Fitzpatrick

Ciaran is very engaging and breaks down the course into manageable chunks. Mark Curran distils pertinent information very well and is exam focused

E Malaniff

The course teaches you exactly what you need to know. The materials are to a standard that you simply will not find in any undergraduate or masters level program. It definitely gives you an edge over other students.

E Buckley

Doing the course for me was the difference of making it through the King’s Inns entrance exams.  The lectures, handouts and support on and off site were second to none. I would highly recommend that this is the first step to the rest of your professional career.

D Ó Leathlobhair

Having passed first time, I am delighted to recommend City Colleges’ King’s Inns entrance exams preparatory programme. All aspects of the course were first class, and the personal attention I received from the lecturers could not, in my opinion, be surpassed. The lecturers are completely fluent with the demands of these exams, and skilfully guided us through the subjects in the most painless way possible.

D McKeone

I constantly found that there is never anything which is too much to ask of Pamela and Philip; if it will be of assistance to you in passing your exams, it will be a priority for them.

B Murtagh
FE1 Courses, FE1 Dublin

OUR LATEST PRIZEWINNERS

MICHELLE HOLLIGAN

First in Ireland

FE1 Constitutional Law

GLENN LYNCH

Winner of the McCarthy Bursary for performance in the King’s Inns’ entrance examination

RACHEL KELLY

First in Ireland

FE1 Contract Law

Further Information

Please call the College on 1850 25 27 40, or email info@citycolleges.ie. We look forward to hearing from you.

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King’s Inn Preparation Constitutional Law Course (Classroom)

Classroom King's Inn Preparation Constitutional Law Course

Simon Donagh

€325

King’s Inn Preparation Constitutional Law Course (Online)

Online King's Inn Preparation Constitutional Law Course

Simon Donagh

€325

King’s Inn Preparation Law of Evidence Course (Classroom)

Classroom King's Inn Preparation Law of Evidence Course

Brendan Foley

€325

King’s Inn Preparation Law of Evidence Course (Online)

Online King's Inn Preparation Law of Evidence Course

Brendan Foley

€325

King’s Inn Preparation Criminal Law Course (Classroom)

Classroom King's Inn Preparation Criminal Law Course

Mark Curran

€325

King’s Inn Preparation Criminal Law Course (Online)

Online King's Inn Preparation Criminal Law Course

Mark Curran

€325

King’s Inn Preparation Contract Law Course (Classroom)

Classroom King's Inn Preparation Contract Law Course

Conor Duff

€325

King’s Inn Preparation Contract Law Course (Online)

Online King's Inn Preparation Contract Law Course

Conor Duff

€325

King’s Inn Preparation Tort Course (Classroom)

Classroom King's Inn Preparation Tort Course

Ciarán Lawlor

€325

King’s Inn Preparation Tort Course (Online)

Online King's Inn Preparation Tort Course

Ciarán Lawlor

€325


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