Jersey Law Course

The course was established in 2009 to provide structured tuition leading to the qualifying examinations for advocates or solicitors in Jersey. Most students taking the course do so while working in a Jersey law office.

The course (or individual modules from it) is also open to other people with a background in law who want to study Jersey law out of personal interest or because a knowledge of law would be of help in their careers.

The course consists of six core modules and three optional modules (one to be selected). The whole course can be taken in two or three years.

For each module, students are provided with a study guide, there are two or three intensive study weekends and revision tuition, and a virtual learning environment. Tuition is provided by a team of visiting and adjunct professors.

There are two semesters. The first runs from September to December; the second from January to May. Examinations are held in late June and early July; a second examination period is held in September.

Please be aware that we do not run all the modules every year, you can see the running order of the modules on the Jersey Law Course modules page.


The qualifying examinations of the Jersey Law Course are organised but by the Board of Examiners established under the Advocates and Solicitors (Jersey) Law 1997. The chairman of the Board is the Deputy Bailiff. Any specific queries relating to the organisation of the examinations should be addressed to:

Miss Rebecca Traisnel
The Deputy Bailiff’s Office
Bailiff’s Chambers
Royal Court Building
Royal Square
St Helier
Tel: 01534 441103
Email :

The Board of Examiners consists of experienced advocates and solicitors and visiting professors who teach the Jersey Law Course.

There are two examination sessions each year. The main session is in late June and early July. There is a further session in September.

Each examination is a 3-hour written paper. The pass mark is 60 per cent.

For more information on examination dates, please follow this link.


Our fees for 2018/2019 are:

2 year course – £12, 690.00 (to be paid within the first year of studies)
3 year course – £2050.00 per module

Examination fees:

  • There is an exam fee charged by the Deputy Bailiff for each sitting (for room and invigilation) – this is not reflected in the Institute invoice and has to be paid separately.
  • The Institute exam fee (for exam paper and marking) is included in the main fees for your first attempt. Any re-sit will be calculated  depending on the number of people taking that exam and invoiced separately (maximum could be £250 per module).

if you have any queries about the course, please email:

Answers to frequently asked questions about the Jersey Law Course are here.

Please fill in our application form to enroll on the course.