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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.
IALT Annual Conference
The Irish Association of Law Teachers recently held its annual conference, this year in Belfast, organised by the Council for 2012-13, which included two of our colleagues - the President, Dr Noel McGrath and the Treasurer, Dr Niamh Howlin.
UCD Volunteers Overseas wins prize at Better Together Awards
The School congratulates our colleague Dr Oonagh Breen who is on the Board of UCD Volunteers Overseas. UCDVO has won this year's Better Together Charity Video Prize for Medium-sized Organisations. UCD Volunteers Overseas
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
Two winners in 'First Impressions' writing competition
There was a pair of joint winners in the 'First Impressions' competition, in which our students were invited to write a short piece in response to our striking new building: Margaret Heavey, a Masters in Common Law student (view of building at dusk, inset) and James Brady, a final year Bachelor of Civil Law student
UCD team win Irish Moot Competition
Comhghairdeas le triúr dár gcuid mac léinn: Simon Mac Giolla Easpaig, Aoibhinn Ní Chionnaith agus Peadar Ó Lamhna - an foireann ó Choláiste Ollscoile Bhaile Átha Cliath a bhuaigh Bréagchúirt Uí Dhálaigh GaelLinn le déanaí
Alumnae to be appointed to Circuit Court and District Court
The Government recently decided to advise the President to make two judicial appointments, each of whom is an alumna of UCD Law. UCD Sutherland School of Law congratulates Judge Catherine A. Murphy (BCL 1972) currently a judge of the District Court, who becomes a judge of the Circuit Court and Ms Deirdre Gearty (BCL 1980), who becomes a judge of the District Court.
Official launching of Volume 13 of the UCD Law Review
The Editorial Board of the UCD Law Review was delighted to welcome the Director of Public Prosecutions, Ms. Claire Loftus, as the guest of honour at the recent launch of Volume 13 of the Review. Ms Loftus is herself a graduate of UCD (BA 1987; Higher Diploma in European Law, 1996).
UCD Open Day
UCD Open Day - for final year second level students, their parents and mature students - is tomorrow, Saturday, 9 November 10am – 4pm, at a vital point during prospective students’ decision making process, just prior to completing their CAO forms in January.
Responding to regulatory change
Justin O’Brien, Visiting Professor at UCD Sutherland School of Law will address key issues facing Ireland’s financial services sector including, regulatory engagement – problems and perspectives, regulating culture – the rationale for intervention and nurturing a world-class regulatory environment in Dublin.
Annual Meeting of the CIEL (Masters Exchange Programme) Network
The Masters Exchange Programme in the field of Comparative, International and European Law (CIEL) is a major part of UCD Sutherland School of Law's internationalisation efforts. The CIEL network involves five other partner law schools
Dr Gavin Barrett speaks to Oireachtas committees
Our colleague Dr Gavin Barrett recently appeared before two separate Oireachtas committees.
Double win Dr David Doyle
Dr David Doyle, Research Fellow at the UCD Institute of Criminology (based in UCD Sutherland School of Law) was recently awarded a prestigious Irish Research Council (Marie-Curie Co-Fund) International Career Development Fellowship
Use of new technologies by internet users
Eoin Carolan and Rosario Castillo-Mayén, researchers from the UCD School of Law, are recruiting participants to take part in our research. Participation is strictly on a voluntary and anonymous basis.
Max Abrahamson speaks at UCD Sutherland School of Law
Max Abrahamson was described in a recent editorial in the International Bar Association's Construction Law International as 'one of the most experienced construction lawyers in the world'.
Licensing as a Tool of Governance and Regulation
The Dean of Law, Professor Colin Scott recently gave a paper on ‘Licensing as a Tool of Governance and Regulation’ at a conference jointly organised by Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School and the Chinese Academic of Social Sciences Law Institute, Chinese Law Journal
Imelda Maher elected to the Council of the European Law Institute
Our colleague Professor Imelda Maher MRIA, Sutherland Professor of European Law, was recently elected to the Council of the European Law Institute. She is a founding member of the Vienna-based Institute and the only Irish member of the 60-member council.
The ECHR and Ireland: 60 Years and Beyond
This summer the UCD Human Rights Network hosted a Conference on "The ECHR and Ireland: 60 Years and Beyond"
Start of the new academic year
At UCD Sutherland School of Law we are looking forward to the new academic year that starts on Monday, 9 September
Maeve O'Rourke wins 'Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year' Award
UCD Sutherland School of Law extends its warm congratulations to our alumna Maeve O’Rourke (BCL 2009) - currently a pupil at 4 Paper Buildings, London - who has been selected as the Jordan Publishing Family Law Awards 2013 "Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year"
The Society of Legal Scholars Seminar 2013 hosted by UCD School of Law
UCD School of Law recently hosted the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Seminar on the theme of “Changing Landscape – Comparative Reflections on Rights-Based Constitutional Review.”
Fulbright Student Award for graduate 2012 Kieran McCarthy
UCD School of Law is delighted to congratulate a recent graduate, Kieran McCarthy, who has received a Fulbright Student Award to attend Georgetown University Law Center for 2013-14
Diploma in Employment Law Presentation Ceremony 2013
Twenty graduates received their Diplomas in Employment Law from Peter Ward SC, Chair of the Employment Bar Association, at a presentation ceremony in the National University of Ireland, Merrion Square, Dublin 2
Irish Superior Courts internship programme
Ciara McManus (4 BCL) and Nicholas Liddane (LLM Commercial Law 2012/2013) were recently selected as the UCD participants in the inaugural Irish Superior Courts internship programme
UCD School of Law Annual John M. Kelly Memorial Lecture
Professor Gerald L. Neuman was the guest speaker at the UCD School of Law’s annual John M. Kelly Memorial Lecture, held recently. Professor Neuman spoke on ‘Human Rights and Constitutions in a Complex World’.
Adriana Norbert Costa awarded James Healy LLM Scholarship and Bursary
The James Healy LLM Scholarship and Bursary for 2013-14 has been awarded to Adriana Norbert Costa. With the generous support of James Healy, the School offered an annual scholarship to fund full-time study in the Masters of Laws (LLM) Programmes in UCD. The 2013-14 scholarship is in the amount of €5,000 plus a fee waiver (to the value of €8,450).
Research about personal attitudes to new technologies
Researchers from the School of Law are conducting research about personal attitudes to new technologies. The project requires participants who are willing to (anonymously) share their views about everyday technologies like e-mail, smartphones and social networks
International Human Rights Summer School and Conference at UCD
UCD Human Rights Network's Inaugural Summer School will take place on 26-28 June 2013, 9am-5pm each day, followed by a Conference "The ECHR and Ireland: 60 Years and Beyond" on 29 June, 9.00am - 5.30pm
UCD Law School runs prestigious EU-funded training for national judges
UCD Law School is currently running a prestigious EU-funded training course for national judges and prosecutors from around the EU. This is the first time such an event has been run in Ireland.
Congratulations to Julien Sterck on his PhD defence
Congratulations to Julien Sterck, who last week successfully defended his PhD thesis entitled 'Identité constitutionnelle des États membres et primauté du droit de l’Union européenne : Étude comparée de l’Irlande et de la France
Economic and Social Rights Academic Network in Dublin
The Economic and Social Rights Academic Network UK and Ireland (ESRAN UKI) recently had its twice-yearly colloquium, hosted on this occasion by UCD School of Law and UCD Human Rights Network, in the National University of Ireland, Merrion Square.
Competition wins at the Hague for two alumni
Two of our recent graduates, each currently doing an LL.M. in Public International Law at the University of Leiden, recently recorded impressive victories in international competitions held in The Hague
Professor Imelda Maher speaks at Loyola Antitrust Colloquium
Professor Imelda Maher MRIA was recently a discussant at the 13th Annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium, at the Loyola University Chicago School of Law Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies
Arthur Cox Contribution to University Life Award, 2013 - UCD
The two Arthur Cox Contribution to University Life Awards for 2013 were recently presented to BCL (Law with History) student Patrick Fitzgerald and BCL (Law with Economics) student Michael O'Dwyer
Corporate Law Trip To London
16 UCD School of Law Students recently returned from an inaugural week-long commercial and corporate law study trip to London. The students, selected from second, third and fourth year across a range of law programmes, visited nine leading city law firms over the course of the week
Student's successful defence of PhD thesis
The School congratulates Anatole Abaquesne de Parfouru on his recent successful defence of his PhD thesis on Article 114 TFEU Legal Basis as an Illustration of the Delimitation and Exercise of Union Competence.
Special Issue of the Competition Law Review
Participants of the 2012 PhD Workshop ‘In Search of Effectiveness - Current Trends and Challenges in Competition Law Enforcement’ had an opportunity to submit their papers, revised in light of the comments and discussions at the Workshop
Guest Lecturer presents work on Sovereign Debt Repayment
Ms Liliane Icher from the University of Toulouse I Capitole (France) visited the School of Law in March. PhD candidate in public law and public finance in particular, she is currently completing her doctoral studies
UCD Lecturers Address Oireachtas Joint Committee
Dr Gavin Barrett of UCD School of Law and Professor Brigid Laffan of UCD School of Politics and International Relations recently addressed the Oireachtas Joint Committee on European Union Affairs on financial, budgetary and economic policy integration in the European Union
Impressive rankings for our US partner law schools
Last week US News and World Report published the latest in its highly-influential series of rankings of US law schools
Los Angeles Federal District Court Externship
Congratulations to Eileen Crowley, a fourth-year student in the Bachelor of Business and Law degree, who has been nominated to take up an externship at the Los Angeles Federal District Court
Gavin Barrett Speaks to House of Lords on UK Opt-out
Recently, one of our senior lecturers, Dr Gavin Barrett, spoke to the House of Lords Select Committee on EU Affairs about the UK's opt-out from certain EU police and criminal justice measures
Judge in Residence
The UCD School of Law is delighted to welcome The Hon. Mr Justice Roderick Murphy for the 2013 Judge in Residence programme
Professor Ian O’Donnell elected to two prestigious fellowships
Professor Ian O’Donnell of the UCD School of Law has been elected to two prestigious fellowships. On the strength of his work in the area of criminal justice history
Sutherland Topping-Out ceremony
The Topping-Out ceremony of the new Sutherland School of Law was held recently, with Peter Sutherland, SC, and Dr. Hugh Brady, President UCD, in attendance, as well as various Donors to the new building, and the School of Law Development Council.
UCD PhD Dissertation nominated to a prestigious Award
Congratulations to Marek Martyniszyn, whose PhD dissertation 'The Limits of the Doctrine of Extraterritoriality in Competition Law' has been nominated for the 2013 Concurrences Thesis Award
Professor Imelda Maher visit to China
Professor Imelda Maher was recently a visiting professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law, Shenzhen
UCD Honorary Law Doctorate for Judge Bryan McMahon
The Honourable Mr. Justice Bryan McMahon, former Judge of the High Court, BCL, LLB, LLM, PhD, was conferred with an honorary doctorate by UCD School of Law
LLM and PhD Scholarships Awarded
The School of Law were delighted to announce two new Scholarships for the academic year 2012/13. The James Healy Masters Scholarship in Law and the Matheson Doctoral Scholarship in Commercial Law
Changing Sovereignty in Europe
Call for Papers: UCD School of Law 16th Irish European Law Forum, Friday December 6 2013
The Ways and Means of Transnational Private Regulation - Conference, Dublin 11-12th Oct 2013
The UCD Sutherland School of Law is hosting an international conference on transnational private regulation 11-12 Oct 2013, which includes an impressive line up of regulatory experts in the programme