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New part-time course on social media and media law to launch in Dublin 

An advanced diploma in social media and media law at King’s Inns will address current and emerging issues in the print and online world, according to course co-ordinator, Dr Sarah Fennell BL

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Application deadline for the course is midnight on Monday, October 28th, 2019.

 

The area of social media and media law is very much an evolving environment and presents emerging issues particularly due to advances in communications technology. The Advanced Diploma in Social Media and Media Law will provide a comprehensive introduction to, and overview of, social media and media law to include the law of defamation, contempt of court, privacy, broadcasting/press regulation and the regulation of new forms of media.

Open to those working in communications and delivered by leading industry experts including specialist solicitors and barristers practising in this area, as well experts involved in press regulation and in journalism, the course will provide participants with a comprehensive and practical knowledge of the legal framework impacting social media and media law in Ireland in an ever-changing environment.

“This course will be of interest to those working in social media, those working in communications and PR, writers, journalists, bloggers, in–house counsel, those working in the newspaper and broadcasting industries, data protection lawyers and barristers/solicitors working in the public and private sector together with anyone in the entertainment or media industries,” says Sarah Fennell, the course co-ordinator for this course.

This Advanced Diploma in Social Media and Media Law is available to study in person and through blended/online distance learning with most classes recorded using e–learning software allowing students to catch up in their own time and study remotely. The advanced diploma schedule is specifically designed to accommodate the needs of participants who are in full-time employment. The course takes place over a period of 16 lectures on Tuesday mornings from 8.30 – 9.50am, commencing in November 2019.

To be awarded the Advanced Diploma in Social Media and Media Law, a participant will be required to successfully complete one written assignment.

Application deadline for the course is midnight on Monday, October 28th, 2019. To view the class schedule for this course - and also apply for the Advanced Diploma in Social Media and Media 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/online distance 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.