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UL Law students given educational tour of Limerick Garda Station

Students on the LL.M./M.A. Human Rights in Criminal Justice master’s programme visited Henry Street Garda Station on Wednesday 18th April for an educational tour. Accompanied by Course Director Dr Ger Coffey, our students were given a tour of the station by Garda Sharon Ivory which included the reception area for prisoners, interview rooms, custody suite, communications… Continue reading UL Law students given educational tour of Limerick Garda Station

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Dr Alan Cusack contributes to landmark report on vulnerable witnesses

The Rape Crisis Network Ireland published a report entitled, ‘Hearing Every Voice - Towards a New Strategy on Vulnerable Witnesses in Legal Proceedings’ on Monday, 10 April 2018. The report, which took over a year to complete, was prepared by a ‘Vulnerable Witnesses Multi-Agency Group’ convened by Caroline Counihan of the Rape Crisis Network. Dr Alan… Continue reading Dr Alan Cusack contributes to landmark report on vulnerable witnesses

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Scholarships for Postgraduates 2018

Are you planning a PhD, or thinking of pursuing a taught postgraduate course? The Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences (AHSS) at the University of Limerick, Ireland, is offering a number of Scholarships, Fellowships, Bursaries and Fee Waivers to MA and PhD candidates for September 2018. For full details please visit: https://ahss.blog/scholarships/

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Roma Rights seminar held at UL

The School of Law held a Roma Rights Seminar this week, convened by Dr Norah Burns. The seminar featured presentations from students in the UL Engage Roma Rights Practicum, supervised by Dr Burns. Four fourth year Law Plus students: Jack Ryan, Susan Gleeson, Evana Lyons and Patrick Brennan presented their reports based on the recently… Continue reading Roma Rights seminar held at UL

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VIDEO: My UL story – Colleen Kelly (Master of Laws LLM General)

Colleen Kelly is a postgraduate student at the University of Limerick studying the Master of Laws LLM General. Colleen came to Limerick via Pennslyvania and the UK. Here she has found a second home and a future career in UL. She discusses her studies and the supports she receives as an international student at UL… Continue reading VIDEO: My UL story – Colleen Kelly (Master of Laws LLM General)

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VIDEO: Doing your PhD at the University of Limerick

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iq7GiE7zI3M&t=1s Hope Davidson, who is in the final year of her PhD at UL, talks about her experience of doing a PhD in the School of Law, including publishing and teaching experience, as well as funding from the Faculty for conferences. Find out more about Postgraduate Research in the Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social… Continue reading VIDEO: Doing your PhD at the University of Limerick

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Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme

The School of Law has nominated two students, Evana Lyons and Rebecca Lalor, to participate in this year’s Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme for Law Students. The purpose of the internship programme is to provide law students with experience that will be of assistance to them in their future careers. The Chief Justice will allocate… Continue reading Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme

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UL Final Year Law group considers how the trial process can be improved

Professor Antony Pemberton, Tilburg University, The Netherlands, met with one of the Law Plus Advanced Lawyering Project Groups last week. The group are working on a project with OneinFour and their project considers how the trial process can be improved in sexual offence cases to minimise the trauma experienced by victims. Professor Pemberton discussed innovations… Continue reading UL Final Year Law group considers how the trial process can be improved

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Second level students experience “Law for a Day” at UL

The School of Law at the University of Limerick hosted Law for a Day for secondary school students on 4th April. The day is designed to allow second level students to experience what it is like to be an undergraduate law student. The event was organised by Dr Norah Burns and Carol Huguet of the… Continue reading Second level students experience “Law for a Day” at UL

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OPINION: Hashtag justice is no justice at all

"It cannot automatically be inferred that the complainant was lying from the not-guilty finding. The verdict can be interpreted to mean that there was insufficient evidence to prove the case beyond a reasonable doubt." Prof. Shane Kilcommins, Head of UL's School of Law writes in The Irish Times about the #IBelieveHer hashtag and social media commentary on the Belfast… Continue reading OPINION: Hashtag justice is no justice at all

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OPINION: When is an activity classified as a sport?

Laura Donnellan (School of Law) writes for RTÉ'S Brainstorm about how, as recent legal cases around bridge show, defining what constitutes a sport can be a fraught process. "A sport needs to have a physical element, so mere mental agility is not enough for an activity to be classified as a sport." Read the full… Continue reading OPINION: When is an activity classified as a sport?

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Historic visit by The Supreme Court of Ireland to Limerick

The Supreme Court of Ireland undertook a historic visit to Limerick on March 5th-7th 2018. It was only the second time the Court has ever sat outside Dublin. The new courthouse in Limerick was officially opened on the Monday evening by the Minister for Justice in the presence of the Supreme Court, and the judges… Continue reading Historic visit by The Supreme Court of Ireland to Limerick