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 an appropriate 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. Entrance for the examination for such candidates is at the discretion of the Deputy Bailiff, who will require evidence of relevant qualifications at the time of application.

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.

Each module consists of a two or three intensive study weekends (to include revision tuition), access to a study guide and to a virtual learning environment. Visiting and adjunct professors deliver the lectures.

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

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


Our fees for 2021/2022 are:

2 year course – £12,690.00 (to be paid in two equal instalments, the first instalment being before the start of the first year and second instalment before the start of the second year)
3 year course – £2050.00 per module

Examination fees:

  • The Deputy Bailiff may charge an exam fee for each sitting (for room and invigilation) depending on the circumstances – this is not reflected in the Institute’s invoice and has to be paid separately. For an ordinary sitting there is no charge.
  • The Institute exam fee (for exam paper and marking) is included in the main fees for your first attempt. Any re-sit incurs a fee of £175 payable to the Institute of Law.

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

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


The Board of Examiners established under the Advocates and Solicitors (Jersey) Law 1997, organises the examinations of the Jersey Law Course. 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.

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.

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

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