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Judicial Review Conference: Recent Developments in Public Law

Monday, June 11th

1pm to 7pm

This conference will provide a comprehensive guide to recent developments in Irish public law from leading academics and practitioners in the field. Speakers will provide up to date insight into recent changes in legal principles, practice and procedure across a range of areas, including judicial review, constitutional law, costs, financial regulation, planning, asylum and crime. 


Early bird rate (for bookings before Friday June 1st): €40.

Rate for students, NGOs, practitioners with less than 3 years experience: €40

Rate for members of the Centre for Constitutional Studies: €25.

General rate: €75.

The conference is the first in a forthcoming series of public law CPD events organised by UCD’s new Centre for Constitutional Studies. If you are interested in becoming a member of the Centre and being kept up to date with events, visit our website here. Please note by becoming a member of the Centre you are entitled to a heavliy discounted rate for this conference. The membership form can be completed here


Contemporary challenges for the separation of powers: the view from Central Europe

protester-imageThe School of Law is hosting a special research seminar on Monday 21 May in the Harty Boardroom (L106) at 13:00.  Lunch will be served.

Recent years have seen a weakening of liberal democracy across Central Europe as populist or authoritarian political parties become more prominent. These political developments have posed real challenges for constitutional structures and, in particular, for the separation of powers. In many states, constitutional or supreme courts have become key actors in responding to these separation of powers challenges - a development which raises issues of democracy legitimacy, legal certainty, and constitutional politics. This seminar will explore these issues by considering what recent political controversies mean for the practice and theory of the separation of powers.


John Gealfow, Ecole de Droit de la Sorbonne, Paris.

Martin Hapla, Jana Kokesova  & Tomas Sobek, Faculty of Law, Masaryk University, Brno.


Constitutional Law: An Update

The UCD Constitutional Studies Group held it's annual update on developments in Irish constitutional law on Wednesday, March 7th, 2018 from 11am to 1pm in The UCD Sutherland School of Law.

This seminar covered all of the leading cases of 2017 and was aimed at practitioners, students and those with an interest in constitutional law.


Contact UCD Centre for Constitutional Studies

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.