Chief Justice Launches UCD Student Legal Services Journal 2022

On Wednesday 6th April the launch of the UCD Student Legal Service Journal 2022 was held at the Sutherland School of Law. The Launch’s keynote speech was provided by the Chief Justice of Ireland, the Hon. Mr. Justice Donal O’Donnell, who also kindly contributed the foreword to this year’s Journal. Addresses were also given by Prof. Gavin Barrett of the Sutherland School of Law and Mr Edward McCann of Mediahuis. The Journal was kindly sponsored by the Irish Independent and Sunday Independent Newspapers.

From the left Students Jessica Commins and Joseph Boyle with The Hon. Mr Justice Donal O'Donnell, Chief Justice

The Journal is an entirely student-run publication with thirteen sub-editors and twenty-six contributors ranging from first year to masters level, led by Editors-in-Chief Jessica Commins (Law with History Stage 4) and Joseph Boyle (Law with Politics Stage 4).  This year's Journal explores the theme of 100 Years of the Irish State, marking the centenary of Irish independence. Contributors reflected on the successes and challenges of the Irish legal system over the past century, engaging with topics of domestic and international interest, including the development of child protection law in Ireland, comparisons of Irish and UK asylum reception systems and Ireland’s role on the UN Security Council. The online edition of the Journal can be accessed at https://bit.ly/3DSfrmn.