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New Law Library at the University of Limerick

The University of Limerick recently unveiled the dynamic and inspiring new Glucksman Library, designed to transform the Library and the University for scholarship in a digital age. The dynamic new library, which was overseen by Director Dr Gobnait O’Riordan, has been dramatically reimagined and extended with a sequence of interlinked, handsome, well-lit and beautifully proportioned… Continue reading New Law Library at the University of Limerick

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Homelessness Information Leaflet Launch, and Housing Law & Policy workshop

Community Law & Mediation (“CLM”) yesterday launched a new information leaflet on Homelessness – information for people who are homeless or at risk of losing their homes. This guide, which was produced by CLM following engagement with advocates working in the area of housing and homelessness, is an information guide which sets out to explain… Continue reading Homelessness Information Leaflet Launch, and Housing Law & Policy workshop

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UL Law lecturer debates Bunreacht na hÉireann on Oireachtas TV

Laura Cahillane (School of Law) contributed to a debate on constitutional change on Oireachtas TV on Sunday 30th September. Barrister and political commentator Noel Whelan was also a panellist. The debate centred on whether Bunreacht na hÉireann is still fit for purpose and on what reform is needed. Watch now: The video of the debate… Continue reading UL Law lecturer debates Bunreacht na hÉireann on Oireachtas TV

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UL Law lecturer addresses Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality

Dr Laura Cahillane (School of Law) was invited to address the Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality on 19th September as part of the pre-legislative scrutiny of the general scheme of the 38th Amendment of the Constitution Bill on the woman in the home provision of the Constitution. Article 41.2 reads: “The State recognises that… Continue reading UL Law lecturer addresses Oireachtas Committee on Justice and Equality

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Student experience: Law Plus student Eilbhe recounts her time at the University of Texas at Austin

UL Law students have the opportunity of completing a semester or a year abroad in our partner institutions across Europe (through our Erasmus programme) and North America (through our Study Exchange programme). Eilbhe Harrington completed her spring semester of 3rd year at the University of Texas at Austin, School of Law – a top-10 US… Continue reading Student experience: Law Plus student Eilbhe recounts her time at the University of Texas at Austin

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Fulbright Success for School of Law

The School of Law, University of Limerick, is delighted to announce that it will welcome Professor Stephen A. Morreale of Worcester State University, Massachusetts, as a visiting scholar supported by the Fulbright Specialist Programme. The funding, which was secured by Professor Shane Kilcommins and Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan, will see Professor Morreale visit the School of… Continue reading Fulbright Success for School of Law

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Passing out parade

The newly appointed Garda Commissioner, Drew Harris, attended his first ceremony at the Garda Training College in Templemore on Friday September 7th, which saw 185 members being attested with full Garda powers. Commissioner Harris impressed upon the newly attested members the importance of openness, honesty and integrity as they embark upon the next phase of… Continue reading Passing out parade

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UL law research quoted in The Irish Times

Research from Laura Cahillane (UL School of Law) on Article 41.2 of the Constitution - women in the home provision - was quoted in The Irish Times at the weekend. In truth, of course, women were not meaningfully compensated for what they did at home but, as Brian Walsh noted in 1988, “Astonishingly, this protective… Continue reading UL law research quoted in The Irish Times

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Los Angeles Externship for UL Law Student

Each year the School of Law at the University of Limerick selects one law student to complete the Los Angeles Federal District Court Externship with the support of the Irish American Bar Association. This year, Zara Murphy, third year Law Plus student, spent three months in LA on the programme. This was her experience: “This… Continue reading Los Angeles Externship for UL Law Student

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Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

Congratulations to all our students who graduated from the University of Limerick on Friday 31st August, we’re proud of all of you. Our album of photos can be seen on our Facebook page here: www.facebook.com/pg/ahssUL/ Our newly conferred PhDs include: Erin Branigan: 'Privacy Interests and High-Profile Figures: Legal Considerations from an Irish Perspective'. Supervisor:  Eoin Quill… Continue reading Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences graduation ceremony, August 2018

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Dalhousie University Research Visit

Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan, School of Law, recently spent three weeks as a Dobbin Atlantic Scholar at the Schulich School of Law in Dalhousie University, Canada. The visit was supported by the Ireland Canada University Foundation and the title of the research project was ‘Spousal Support Advisory Guidelines & the Experience of Nova Scotia: Lessons for… Continue reading Dalhousie University Research Visit

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Student experience: UL Law student completes two month internship in Shanghai

In partnership with CRCC Asia, each year the School of Law at UL selects one student to undertake a 2-3 month work placement in a top Chinese law firm in Shanghai, Beijing or Shenzhen. The internship is supported with a generous School of Law scholarship to the value of almost €2,000. This year’s participant was… Continue reading Student experience: UL Law student completes two month internship in Shanghai