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TY Law Programme
The Law Library 


One week in February 



The Four Courts

Inns Quay


County: Dublin City Centre
Offer Preferences  One week continuous

School Programme 

Company/Organisation Profile 

The Bar of Ireland is the representative body for the barristers' profession in Ireland and is governed by the Constitution of the Bar of Ireland. Its role is:

  • to consider, report upon and make representations as it considers necessary in all matters affecting the profession;
  • to play a key role in the conduct and arrangement of the business of the profession;
  • to control and regulate the professional conduct of the members of the Bar; and,
  • to secure and protect the interests of the profession.

The business of the Council is conducted by seven permanent committees and such other committees as the Council may, from time to time, establish. 

The Law Library has facilities located at the Four Courts in Dublin, the Criminal Courts of Justice in Dublin and adjacent to the courthouse in Cork and is a bustling hive of activity from which barristers work.


Placement Details 

This annual programme is an exciting initiative aimed at increasing awareness of, and interest in, a career as a barrister. The activities include trial viewing; a visit to the Four Courts, King’s Inns, Criminal Courts of Justice; meeting a sitting Judge and Court Garda and participation in a mock trial.

Participants will get a wide ranging introduction to life as a barrister and activities will include:

  • mock trials
  • court visits
  • shadowing a barrister

Each school will be invited to nominate one student for entry into a random lottery from which 100 students will be selected to participate (a number of places are reserved for DEIS schools). We are happy to confirm that the Schools can nominate the chosen student from Transition Year up to 6th year and schools are not precluded from entering even if your school participated in our programme last year.

The Bar of Ireland reiterates that barristers may continue to make their own individual arrangements facilitating transition year students who wish to shadow them as part of their work experience – however no direct applications for placements on the official programme, may be made by barristers, members of the judiciary, students, parents etc.

Any private arrangement can take place independent of The Bar of Ireland programme at a time that suits both parties.  No applications for the TY Programme will be accepted from schools in advance of the launch on 3rd November.

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