King’s Inns monopoly on training barristers ‘should be ended’

Posted in Teaching on June 28th, 2017 by steve

Ireland“The monopoly of the King’s Inns society should be ended and all universities should be permitted to train barristers, the Dáil has heard. People Before Profit TD Richard Boyd Barrett said there was no proper statutory basis for the operation of the King’s Inns, which ‘ensures that a very small, well-vetted elite decide who gets to be a barrister and controls the legal system and who is kept out …” (more)

[Marie O’Halloran, Irish Times, 27 June]

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41% of would-be barristers fail King’s Inns course

Posted in Teaching on July 9th, 2010 by steve

“The failure rate for those seeking to qualify as barristers in the King’s Inns is over 40 per cent, The Irish Times has learned …” (more, and yet more)

[Carol Coulter, Irish Times, 9 July]


King’s Inns accreditation

Posted in Governance and administration on January 18th, 2010 by steve

“Dublin Business School’s law degree has had its King’s Inns accreditation renewed …” (more)

[Irish Times, 18 January]

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Law students quit DBS over degree recognition

Posted in Legal issues on November 2nd, 2009 by steve

Ireland“Almost 100 law students have quit their courses at Dublin Business School (DBS) and gone to rival colleges, because of fears about the recognition of their degree. Law graduates who want to go to the Bar must study at the King’s Inns, which recognises a number of law degrees. But there is continuing doubt about its recognition of the DBS Irish law degree, which is validated by the University of Wales and delivered by Portobello law school, now part of DBS …” (more)

[Kieron Wood, Sunday Business Post, 1 November]

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Course fee refund in row on accreditation

Posted in Legal issues on October 30th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“First-year law students at a private college are being offered their money back because of a problem over the recognition of their course by the King’s Inns. The students, who paid €5,700 a year to Portobello College in Dublin, are also being offered the option of transferring to Griffith College. Law graduates who want to become barristers must have an approved law degree to sit entrance examinations for King’s Inns, the training body for barristers …” (more)

[John Walshe, Independent, 30 October]

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DBS law students fear loss of King’s Inns recognition

Posted in Legal issues on October 26th, 2009 by steve

Ireland“More than 30 students who were studying law at a Dublin private college have left and enrolled in rival institutions because of fears that the King’s Inns will refuse to recognise their degrees. Law graduates who wish to become barristers must have an approved law degree to sit the King’s Inns entrance examinations. The Inns is refusing to clarify whether the course at Dublin Business School (DBS) is approved …” (more)

[Kieron Wood, Sunday Business Post, 25 October]

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Dublin Business School to discuss law degree validation

Posted in Governance and administration on September 28th, 2009 by steve

“King’s Inns is to meet senior officials from Dublin Business School (DBS) tomorrow to discuss whether to continue validating the school’s law degree. DBS began offering a degree in Irish law in 2007, following its takeover of the law school at Dublin’s Portobello College, which offered a degree validated by the University of Wales. Since the takeover, a number of law lecturers have left DBS. Law graduates who wish to become barristers can take an entry examination for the King’s Inns degree if they have a primary law degree approved by the Inns. But the King’s Inns website removed the schedule of approved degrees from its website two weeks ago, and is refusing to tell prospective law students whether it recognises the DBS degree …” (more)

[Kieron Wood, Sunday Business Post, 27 September]

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