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Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law from King’s Inns – a personal view

King’s Inns is taking applications for their part-time Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law, which starts in October 2019. They asked former student, Anne Conlon BL for her views on undertaking the course

The Honorable Society of King’s Inns

Based between Henrietta Street and Constitution Hill in Dublin 1, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, founded in 1541, is Ireland’s Oldest School of Law.

 

"This course in an ideal choice for lawyers, HR professionals and anyone with a keen interest in updating or extending their understanding of employment law," says former student Anne Conlon.

"The advanced diploma schedule is specifically designed to accommodate the needs of participants who are in full-time employment. The course was stimulating, challenging and academically robust – as well as being thoroughly enjoyable. The quality of the lectures was excellent and each lecture was delivered by an expert in the area – all barristers, including senior counsel," she adds.

"I found that the combination of practical application to workplace situations backed by extensive coverage of the relevant case law gave me a thorough grounding in employment law," says Conlon.

"The assignments were on solving problems and handling difficult issues in workplace situations. They required consideration of the available fora for the determination of disputes, together with the application of the pertinent case law. Additionally, it was necessary to consider and explain the remedies and awards available. I found it particularly helpful that individual feedback was given on the assignments. It was a very well organised course and the course director, Niamh McGowan BL was both approachable and encouraging. I would highly recommend this course," explains Conlon. 

To be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law, a participant will be required to successfully complete two written assignments. Open to lawyers and non-lawyers, delivery for this applied employment law course is in part–time early morning mode, taking place over 20 weeks on Thursday mornings from 8.30am – 9.45am. 

Application deadline for the course is Monday, September 16th, 2019. To learn more about - and also apply for - the Advanced Diploma in Applied Employment Law, visit the King’s Inns website here.

King’s Inns offers a range of other part-time advanced diploma law courses suitable for people with a legal and non-legal background, please view here.

About King’s Inns

Based between Henrietta Street and Constitution Hill in Dublin 1, The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, founded in 1541, is Ireland’s Oldest School of Law. King’s Inns provides professional legal education and training for people wishing to become barristers. The School also reaches a broader community by offering a wide range of part time and blended learning courses in specialist areas of the law. 

King’s Inns is located in the centre of Dublin beside all major public transport links. For more information, please visit kingsinns.ie