UCD to Host one of the World’s Leading International Legal Conferences in 2022

The UCD Centre for Constitutional Studies will host one of the world’s leading international legal conferences in 2022, it was announced.

The conference will be the latest in the biennial Public Law series, the most prestigious forum for the discussion of public law matters in the common law world.

The three day event is expected to attract hundreds of prominent public law figures to Dublin.

The announcement was made by Professor Jason Varuhas of the University of Melbourne at an event in Australia. The conference will take place in July 2022.

The decision to award the event to Dublin has particular significance given that 2022 will mark the centenary of the first Irish Constitution.

Welcoming the announcement, Director of the Centre Professor Eoin Carolan said “We’re delighted that UCD will host the Public Law Conference in 2022. Having such a major event in Ireland is a real privilege, especially given the year that is in it. It will be a great opportunity for Irish scholars to showcase their work to an international audience”.

“UCD Sutherland School of Law has a long tradition of public law scholarship reflected in the UCD Centre for Constitutional Studies and in this prestigious conference.  We look forward to welcoming leading public law scholars from across the world” Professor Imelda Maher, Dean of Law commented.

UCD follows in the footsteps of the University of Cambridge and the University of Melbourne as the host of the event. The School of Law in University College Dublin was recently ranked No. 1 in Ireland in the Times Higher World University Rankings 2021 by subject.