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Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

Jennifer Schweppe, Senior Lecturer at the School of Law, and co–Director of UL’s Hate and Hostility Research Group (HHRG), was invited to the Fifth meeting of the EU High Level Group (HLG) on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance to present the findings of the HHRG’s ‘Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Comparative Report’.… Continue reading Jennifer Schweppe presents at the EU High Level Group on combating racism, xenophobia and other forms of intolerance

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OPINION: The kids are not alright: why some children are in a legal bind

An opinion piece written by Dr Lydia Bracken, School of Law, published on RTÉ Brainstorm, examines the legal implications of the delay in the commencing the provisions of the Children and Family Relationships Act 2015 that relate to donor-assisted human reproduction (DAHR). But celebrating three years of marriage equality is tempered by the fact that… Continue reading OPINION: The kids are not alright: why some children are in a legal bind

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Housing Law and Policy Online module launched for September 2018

The School of Law is delighted to announce that it has launched its intake for “Housing Law and Policy Online”, a collaboration between the School of Law, UL, and Community Law and Mediation. Housing Law and Policy, which commences in September, builds on the success of the module delivered online for the first time in… Continue reading Housing Law and Policy Online module launched for September 2018

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OPINION: Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate

Dr Laura Cahillane (School Of Law) writes for RTÉ'S Brainstorm that the 7th amendment of the Constitution allows all graduates in Ireland to vote in Seanad elections, but the enabling legislation has never been enacted. It is clear that reform of the Seanad, if it is to happen, will be a complicated process and it is… Continue reading OPINION: Why reform of Seanad Éireann should start with the electorate

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LISTEN: Giving a voice to victims in the Irish criminal process

Prof. Shane Kilcommins, Dr Susan Leahy & Dr Eimear Spain recently spoke to the UL Research office about their research into victims in the Irish criminal process. Many of us will become a victim of crime at some point in our lives, yet many victims choose not to report these crimes to the police. Ultimately, a… Continue reading LISTEN: Giving a voice to victims in the Irish criminal process

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AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

The annual AHSS Postgraduate Conference took place on Tuesday 22nd May in the IWAMD Building. The conference highlights the research of the Faculty’s postgraduate students, and gives students the opportunity to present in a real conference environment. Each conference panel was chaired by a PhD student, and the day also featured a number of academic posters… Continue reading AHSS Postgraduate Research Conference 2018

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Online Law of Evidence module open to all at the University of Limerick

The School of Law at the University of Limerick is pleased to offer a Law of Evidence module for 12 weeks starting in September 2018. This module is open to everyone, and can be taken as a standalone link-in module, called a University Certificate of Study. The Law of Evidence is the means by which… Continue reading Online Law of Evidence module open to all at the University of Limerick

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FAHSS law lecturer wins UL award for Excellence in Teaching

We are delighted to congratulate this year’s winner of UL’s institutional award for Excellence in Teaching, Dr Kathryn O'Sullivan, School of Law, Faculty of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences. This is a fantastic achievement and reflects the outstanding quality of Kathryn’s teaching, her commitment to innovation and curriculum development and to professional development. Over her… Continue reading FAHSS law lecturer wins UL award for Excellence in Teaching

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UL law researcher briefs Minister for Justice on vulnerable witnesses in criminal proceedings

Dr Alan Cusack (School of Law, UL), Dr Conor Hanly (NUIG), and representatives from the Rape Crisis Network Ireland, Inclusion Ireland, CARI, the National Advocacy Service and members of the Bar Council of Ireland met with the Minister for Justice, Charlie Flanagan at the Department of Justice and Equality, on 23rd April 2018. The meeting was… Continue reading UL law researcher briefs Minister for Justice on vulnerable witnesses in criminal proceedings

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Opinion: Women in horseracing

Laura Donnellan’s (School of Law) opinion piece discusses the recent retirement of Katie Walsh and the involvement of women in horseracing dating back to the latter part of the nineteenth century. The role and contribution of women in racing has become increasingly publicised. The amount of news coverage that Walsh’s retirement has generated is testament… Continue reading Opinion: Women in horseracing

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Applications open for Bachelor of Arts in Applied Policing and Criminal Justice

The School of Law is now inviting applications for the next intake of the level 8 Bachelor of Arts in Applied Policing and Criminal Justice. The Bachelor of Arts in Applied Policing and Criminal Justice is a two-year, part-time, blended learning programme specifically designed for those who have completed the level 7 BA in Applied… Continue reading Applications open for Bachelor of Arts in Applied Policing and Criminal Justice

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UL report on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system launched

Jennifer Schweppe (School of Law) and Amanda Haynes (Department of Sociology), co-directors of the Hate and Hostility Research Group, launched one of four outputs of their 2015-2017 research on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system, which was funded by EU Rights, Equality and Citizenship Programme. The Report, co-authored by Schweppe and… Continue reading UL report on the treatment of hate crime in the criminal justice system launched