The School of Law wishes to congratulate 10 of our students who, along with Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan, travelled this summer to the prestigious Sichuan University in China to participate in the University’s highly respected University Immersion Programme (UIP) 2015. This year saw 400+ international students from around the world partake in the UIP and attend classes delivered in English by over 170 international faculty from approximately 90 different countries.
The 10 students who travelled from the School of Law each completed two law courses during their two week stay and participated in a number of academic competitions. One of the biggest competitions, the Big Bang Theory Science Competition, saw 16 teams compete from world renowned universities including the National University of Singapore, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven. UL was represented by Mary Tumelty (PhD candidate) and Anna Duggan (Law Plus) whose project entitled ‘Case Study: An analysis of the psychological effects of wrongful imprisonment’ won the top awards for ‘Best Originality and Presentation’ and ‘Best Academic Performance’.
Three UL students – Neasa Peters (Graduate Entry), Alan McCabe (Law Plus) and Adam Corbett (Law and Accounting) – also partook in the UIP Debating Competition held in the impressive Moot Court of the Sichuan University Law School. Again the students performed outstandingly with Neasa Peters (UL) and Veronica Adele Cijian (National University of Singapore) proving a winning team.
Over the course of the two week programme, the students enjoyed a deep immersion in Chinese history and culture. They visited a range of sites including the Giant Panda Breeding Centre, the Jinsha Museum and the Wenshu Monastery; climbed Qingcheng Mountain; and enjoyed Chinese tea ceremonies. The trip was a resounding success and builds on the School of Law’s commitment to further strengthening our international ties with our partner institutions around the world.