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School of Law summer schools

The School of Law was delighted to host 14 students from the United States of America who participated this summer in the University’s Summer School Programme 2016. Students participated on three summer schools in law which form part of UL’s Summer Schools in Irish Studies: ‘Law in Ireland’; ‘Terrorism, Crime and Justice’; and ‘Historical Perspectives of Justice in Ireland: Fold-Devils, Fornicators and Families’.

In addition to in-house lectures delivered by a range of specialists from the School of Law including Professor Shane Kilcommins, Dr Susan Leahy and Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan, students were also brought on a number of field trips including to Cork City Gaol and to Limerick’s Henry Street Garda Station. One participant, Kieran Coughlan, a history major visiting from the State University of New York at New Paltz, noted: ‘Learning about social norms and the coexisting laws that shape everyday lives for people is truly fascinating… Although only three weeks, Historical Perspectives of Justice course adds so much understanding of Irish traditions and makes you appreciate them even more.’

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