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Professor John D Feerick conferred with honorary Degree of Doctor of Law

Professor John D Feerick conferred with honorary Degree of Doctor of Law

Professor John D Feerick (centre) with (left to right) Dr Niamh Howlin, Professor Imelda Maher and Professor Mark Rogers

The Acting President of UCD, Professor Mark Rogers, along with the Dean of Law, Dr Niamh Howlin, congratulated Professor John D Feerick on the occasion of the conferring of an honorary Degree of Doctor of Law.  Professor Imelda Maher, former Dean of Law, delivered an inspiring citation at a conferring ceremony held in the Moot Court at the Sutherland School of Law on 14 June 2022.  Professor Feerick's family and friends, students from Fordham Law School, Queen’s University Belfast and UCD Sutherland School of Law, UCD faculty and members of the judiciary were in attendance.
Professor Maher summarised Professor Feerick’s many achievements and the extraordinary work that he has undertaken across his stellar career. Professor Feerick is an Irish-American with an outstanding sense of public service whose scholarship informed the drafting and adoption of the 25th Amendment of the United States Constitution. Later, as Dean of Fordham Law School, Professor Feerick participated in the first visit by a United States President to Northern Ireland, which was a seminal moment in the peace process that culminated in the Belfast Agreement. He first instigated a conflict resolution programme for Northern Ireland based in Fordham and, with the support of Professors John Jackson and Paul O’Connor, set up the Fordham/Queens University and University College Dublin Law Summer School which is now in its 21st year.

Click here for a copy of the Introductory address by Professor Imelda Maher

UCD Sutherland School of Law

University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland.