UCD Sutherland School of Law and the wider university is committed to creating an inclusive, welcoming and diverse learning environment for all and ensuring we both meet and exceed our obligations under current legislation, by doing more than what is required by law.  The School is also committed to the global partnerships that provide opportunities for the exchange of diverse ideas and freedom of academic thinking.

To that end, UCD Sutherland Opportunity supported by Mason Hayes & Curran has been developed as a set of measures and supports for students, who experience barriers to education to gain access to the School, and also to ensure that, while there, they receive all the necessary guidance to retain their place and participate fully in college life that will transform their education, career and life outcome.

We want to thank our founding donor, Mason Hayes & Curran, for their generosity and vision together with the many alumni of the School who support and engage with this flagship student support initiative.  

'Mason Hayes & Curran is a business law firm with 90 partners and over 500 staff with an award-winning and innovative approach to service. A modern society needs diversity in the law and we hope that UCD Sutherland Opportunity supported by Mason Hayes & Curran will enable students from modest financial backgrounds today to become the extraordinary lawyers of tomorrow.' - Kevin Hoy, Chair, Mason Hayes & Curran

"We recognise and value diversity, foster the spirit of inclusion, appreciate of the breath of talent, experience and contribution of all students, and strive to remove barriers to access, participation and success. UCD Access & Lifelong Learning works with communities and groups where access to higher education is not a given, not always expected or thought possible. "- Dr Anna M. Kelly, Director, UCD Access & Lifelong Learning  

For further information and application details on the six strands of opportunities as described below, please contact Dr Máire Ní Shúilleabháin, UCD Sutherland School of Law at maire.nishuilleabhain@ucd.ie