A new edition of the Irish Judicial Studies Journal has just been published, the third to be handled by the School of Law at the University of Limerick.
This edition includes a range of articles on topics as diverse as the centrality of truth in the pursuit of justice, children in the Irish criminal justice system, judicial discretion in sentencing, judicial reasoning in sentencing, the appointment of academics to the Irish judiciary, the techniques and statutory phrases which regulate court proceedings in family law and child law, the changing role of the solicitor in the Garda station, and unfair contract terms in managing possession cases.
The authors come from both communities of legal scholarship and practice, including judges, barristers, solicitors, researchers, Ph.D. scholars and academics. There is also a book review section.
The editorial team comprises of Prof Shane Kilcommins (acting general editor), Dr Laura Cahillane (general editor), Dr Lydia Bracken, Dr Alan Cusack, Dr. Susan Leahy, Dr John Lombard, Dr. Jennifer Schweppe, and Eoin Quill. Lucy Davis was copy editor and was assisted by copywriter, Bríana Walsh.