London Study Trip sees law students visit top law firms and ‘the Old Bailey’

Our distinguished alumnus Vincent Keaveny, welcomes Sutherland School of Law students to ‘the Old Bailey’

During the March study break this year, a large group of UCD Sutherland School of Law undergraduate students spent five busy days visiting top law firms in London.  This is an annual trip, organised jointly with the UCD Career Development Centre and the School of Law. As with previous years, they students had a very packed schedule for their time in London!  UCD is very grateful to our law alumni in the firms who extended an invitation to current students and took the time to give them a taster of what it is like to work in a leading law firm in the UK. Students took part in exercises such as negotiating skills, offering them unrivalled opportunities to get an insight into what it is like to work in legal practice in London.  

In 2019, the following top London law firms welcomed our students:

Slaughter and May, Norton Rose Fulbright, Latham & Watkins, Pinsent Masons, Jones Day, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, Herbert Smith Freehills

The group was joined by Brian Hutchinson and Dean, Professor Imelda Maher from the Sutherland School of Law plus members of the UCD Career Development Centre.  The undoubted highlight of this year’s trip was a visit by the students to the Central Criminal Court – “The Old Bailey’. This visit was kindly was hosted by our alumnus Vincent Keaveny who is a partner at international law firm, DLA Piper LLP, and has had a distinguished career advising banks and companies throughout the UK and Europe on banking, finance and capital markets matters. He was one of the City of London's 25 Alderman in 2013 and was recently elected as one of two City of London Sheriffs for 2018-2019, a title dating back to the 14th century. He was awarded the UCD Law Alumni of the Year Award in 2018.   

UCD Sutherland School of Law is grateful to Vincent Keaveny and all of our UCD alumni who made this trip a success for our students.

 

Students taking part in a negotiating workshop in Slaughter and May

 

Students outside the offices of Norton Rose Fulbright

 

A workshop at Norton Rose Fulbright