UCD Law students awarded prestigious UK Scholarships

(L to R) Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair, Eoin MacLachlan, Mark O’Brien O’Reilly and Samantha O'Brien O'Reilly

For the second year in a row a UCD Sutherland School of Law graduate has been awarded a Lord Mansfield scholarship for the Bar Professional Training Course in London, the top scholarship of Lincoln’s Inn.   

Clíodhna Ní Chéileachair BCL (Law with Philosophy) 2016 was awarded this prestigious scholarship for 2019/2020.  During her time studying law in UCD, Clíodhna was not only an excellent student, debating coach and tutor she was also winner of the Irish Times Debating Competition. On graduation, she undertook an LLM in Harvard where she was a recipient of an Irving R Kaufman Fellowship award.

Eoin MacLachlan has recently been awarded the Lord Mansfield scholarship for 2020/2021.  Eoin studied the BCL (Law with Economics) and since graduating in 2017 has completed an LLM in Cambridge and worked at the Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in London for the past two years. At UCD Eoin was Auditor of the UCD Literary & Historical Society and was also a winner of the Irish Times Debating Competition.

We also wish to congratulate outstanding student Mark O'Brien O'Reilly BCL (Law with History) 2019 who was awarded the Baroness Hale of Richmond Scholarship at Gray’s Inn.  While at UCD, Mark was an accomplished debater and won the UCD Law Society Gold Medal for Mooting.  In the autumn of 2020 Mark will commence pupillage at Francis Taylor Building in October 2021, a specialist planning, environmental and public law set. He has also been awarded the Snowdon Cambridge Scholarship and will commence an LLM in the University of Cambridge later this year.

Mark's achievement is doubly impressive in that his sister, Samantha O'Brien O'Reilly,is a past recipient of a scholarship from Gray's Inn - the Shakespeare Memorial Award.  Samantha is also a graduate from UCD Sutherland School of Law having completed her BCL (Law with French Law) in 2016.  She is now a pupil of 4 Pump Court in London, a leading barristers' chambers with expertise in commercial, construction, energy, professional negligence, shipping and technology work. 

UCD Sutherland School of Law congratulates these outstanding students on their remarkable achievements.