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Irish Superior Courts internship programme
Ruth McGuinness (BCL ‘14) and Michael Sinnott, BCL (Law with History European ’14) were recently selected as the UCD participants in the inaugural Irish Superior Courts internship programme
Launch of Volume 14 of the Law Review
The UCD Law Review was delighted to welcome The Hon Mr Justice Frank Clarke as guest of honour at the recent launch of the Fourteenth Volume of the Review. Mr Justice Clarke is a graduate of UCD (BA 1972) and a great friend to the Sutherland School of Law and its many student groups.
Just Published: Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond
A new edited collection, Ireland and the European Convention on Human Rights: 60 Years and Beyond, has just been published by Bloomsbury
Diverse topics raise lively debate at Sutherland School of Law Research Seminars
Professor Isabel Ribes's (University of Cadiz) seminar on 'Disabilities and Labour law: the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities' delivered on September 18th 2014 in the Harty Boardroom in the UCD Sutherland School of Law, provoked a very lively discussion
Prisoners, Solitude, and Time
Professor Ian O’Donnell’s latest book – Prisoners, Solitude, and Time – is published this week by Oxford University Press in the Clarendon Studies in Criminology Series
Jean Monnet Chair in European Constitutional and Economic Law
Gavin Barrett has been awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in European Constitutional and Economic Law by the European Commission under its Erasmus+ programme.
Teaching Hero Award for Dr. Kevin Costello
UCD Sutherland School of Law’s Dr. Kevin Costello was recently presented with the National Forum’s Teaching Hero Award. Kevin was presented with the Award by Professor Mary McAleese, the patron of the National Forum, at a recent awards ceremony in Dublin Castle
European Regional Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law
The XI European Regional Congress of the International Society for Labour and Social Security Law took place in UCD between the 17th and 19th September 2014
Professor John Flood Appointed to New McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business
Leading Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald and University College Dublin’s Sutherland School of Law today announced that Professor John Flood has been appointed to the newly created McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business.
UCD Conferrings for Law
The UCD Conferrings for Law took place recently, in O’ Reilly Hall. Students from the Bachelor of Civil Law, Bachelor of Business & Law, and the BCL ‘Law with’ programmes, were all conferred upon with degrees
Professional Diploma in Employment Law Parchment Presentation Ceremony 2014
Thirty-seven graduates received their Diplomas from the Honourable Justice Mr David Keane of the High Court at a presentation ceremony in the Sutherland School of Law on July 15th, 2014.
Advocacy in Ireland
On the 17th and 18th July, UCD Sutherland School of Law hosted a two-day programme ‘Advocacy Training in Ireland’, run by Stetson University College of Law based in Gulfport, Florida
UCD BCL Milestone Reunion
Did you graduate from UCD Law in a year ending in 4? If you graduated in the year 2004, 1994, 1984, 1974 or 1964 you are invited to attend your class reunion in the UCD Sutherland School of Law on the evening of Friday October 3rd 2014 at 6:30pm (Please note the change of date)
Official unveiling of the sculpture The Portal by Catherine Greene
The Law School was delighted to welcome Ms Greene her family, friends and our colleagues for the official unveiling of her sculpture ‘The Portal’
UCD School of Law Marks World Refugee Day 2014
On Friday, 20 June 2014, NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre and UCD Sutherland School of Law hosted a conference, Beyond the Single Procedure: Reforming Ireland’s Protection System
UCD School of Law Re-Imagines Clinical Legal Education in Ireland
On Friday, 13 June 2014, UCD Sutherland School of Law hosted was the venue for a the a co-organised conference, Law in Action: Re-imagining Clinical Legal Education in Ireland
Conference of China-Europe Law Schools Deans in Paris
UCD Sutherland School of Law participates in the 3rd Joint Conference of China-Europe Law Schools Deans in Paris
UCD Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin - Lectureships in Law
UCD Sutherland School of Law is seeking applications for five lectureships, with a closing date of 19 June 2014
Learning Through Experience: Legal Internships in UCD School of Law
UCD Sutherland School of Law continues to lead the way in the provision of clinical legal education for our students in Ireland. In June 2014, students undertaking the Legal Placement module will be based in 22 placement partners throughout Dublin.
Liam Thornton addresses Seanad Éireann on Direct Provision
Dr Liam Thornton, lecturer in law and director of clinical legal education in UCD Sutherland School of Law, addressed the Seanad Éireann Public Consultation Committee on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights and Direct Provision in Ireland
Best of Luck in the Exams
We would like to wish our final year BCL, BBL and Masters students the best of luck in their exams.
China Visit
The Dean of Law Professor Colin Scott recently paid a series of visits to law schools in China, during which he gave research seminars on challenges of global regulation
Corporate and Commercial Law Study Visit to London
A group of undergraduate Law students recently participated in a Corporate and Commercial Law Study Visit to London. Students actively engaged in structured induction prior to the trip and participated in case studies, business games and networking on employer premises in the City of London during the visit
IALS Meeting
UCD Sutherland School of Law recently hosted the Third European Regional Forum of Law Deans - under the auspices of the International Association of Law Schools
Prospective Graduate Students Meet and Greet
Meet and Greet the Sutherland School of Law staff. We are holding a meet and greet open evening on Thursday, May 1st 5-6pm, at the main reception area of the UCD Sutherland School of Law.
Brady Memorial Prize Awarded
The James C. Brady Memorial Prize in Equity and Trusts was recently presented by President Deeks to Joseph McLoughlin BBL (International) '13.
Winning pitch for two UCD alumnae
Two UCD alumnae, Elaine Lavery (a 2012 Business and Law graduate) and Hannah O'Reilly (a 2012 Commerce graduate) recently succeeded in their investment pitch on the RTÉ Dragons' Den (broadcast on 23 March) for their company 'Improper Butter'
International financial reporting for the not-for-profit sector
Dr Oonagh Breen, Senior Lecturer in the Sutherland School of Law, is co-author of an internationally acclaimed report entitled 'International financial reporting for the not-for-profit sector'
17th Irish European Law Forum: The CAP in 2020: The Future of the Policy?
Held on 13 and 14 March 2014, the IELF, which was kindly supported by the Environmental Protection Agency, examined the likely future development of the Common Agricultural Policy ahead of the next scheduled reform in 2020.
John M Kelly Memorial Lecture
Justice Albie Sachs delivered the annual John M. Kelly Memorial Lecture at UCD Sutherland School of Law on Thursday 27 March, after being presented with the UCD Ulysses Medal by the Registrar and Deputy President, Professor Mark Rogers.
New edition of The Irish Jurist now available
The latest issue of The Irish Jurist, Vol. L New Series 2013, is now available. It contains several articles including ‘Human Rights and constitutions in a complex world’ by Gerald L. Neuman, ‘Different paths same destination: emerging issues for Northern Ireland charities operating in the Republic of Ireland...
Leading Ideas in Law Seminar
To celebrate the opening of the UCD Sutherland School of Law, a seminar was hosted on ‘Leading Ideas in Law’, for which we asked some major thinkers on both legal education and the law to share some bold ideas about the challenges they see and how they might be addressed.
75 Years of the Constitution of Ireland: An Irish-Italian Dialogue
The School is delighted to welcome the publication by Clarus Press of '75 Years of the Constitution of Ireland: An Irish-Italian Dialogue', co-edited by Professor Giuseppe Franco Ferrari of Bocconi University Milan and John O'Dowd of UCD Sutherland School of Law.
Council meeting of the European Law Institute
Professor Imelda Maher recently attended a Council meeting of the European Law Institute, at the University of Vienna
McCann FitzGerald Sponsors New Chair of International Law and Business at UCD
27th February, 2014 – Leading Irish law firm, McCann FitzGerald, and UCD Sutherland School of Law today announced the creation of the new McCann FitzGerald Chair of International Law and Business. This sponsorship will enable the creation of a first of its kind Masters Degree in International Law and Business.
UCD Human Rights Network Hosts Direct Provision Seminar
UCD Human Rights Network recently hosted a seminar Direct Provision: A Challenge to Law, A Challenge to Rights. The seminar explored the challenge that the direct provision system poses for law, the potential for public interest litigation in this area...
UCD officially opens €25 million Law School named after Peter Sutherland
University College Dublin has officially opened the first purpose-built university Law School in Ireland. Named after Peter Sutherland SC, the UCD Sutherland School of Law honours his achievements both as a UCD law graduate and on the world stage.
Dr Liam Thornton Addresses Constitutional Convention
Dr Liam Thornton, a lecturer in law in UCD Sutherland School of Law, recently acted as an academic advisor to the Constitutional Convention, during their final session, which considered Economic, Social and Cultural Rights.
UCD team to represent KPMG Ireland in KPMG International Case Competition
The UCD team of Aoife Kelly, Sean McGrath, John Hallahan and Michael Foley were selected to represent KPMG Ireland in the KICC (KPMG International Case Competition)
PhD student wins award
The School is delighted to congratulate Ms. Anna-Louise Hinds, one of our PhD students working under the supervision of Professor Imelda Maher, who was recently presented with the inaugural Teresa Brannick Memorial Medal.
Arthur Cox Contribution to University Life Award
Tim Gleeson (3 BBL) was recently presented with the second annual Arthur Cox Contribution to University Life Award. The award is open to academically excellent students who have completed second year and who can show a significant contribution to university life...
Recent prizegivings
Two student prize-giving ceremonies took place in recent months - the award of the annual Bank of Ireland UCD School of Law Prizes for 2012-13 and the presentation of the inaugural Leman Student Prize in Sports Law
UCD Visit to China University of Political Science and Law, Beijing
Representatives of the UCD Sutherland School of Law and Professor Wang, Director of the Irish Institute for Chinese Studies (UCD Confucius Institute), visited China University of Political Science and Law (CUPL) last December.
UCD Sutherland School of Law 16th Irish European Law Forum: Changing Sovereignty in Europe
The Irish European Law Forum is an annual one-day conference run by the UCD School of Law on a different theme each year. As part of the Department of the Taoiseach's Communicating Europe Initiative
Congratulations To Two Of Our Students
We send our warm congratulations to two of our students - Rachel Breslin (3 Bachelor of Business and Law and a former President of UCD Students Union) and Samantha O'Brien O'Reilly (2 BCL Law with French Law) - who were selected earlier this year as two of the participants in the Washington-Ireland Program for Service and Leadership 2014