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Eversheds Sutherland scholarship for student on UL’s LLM in International Commercial Law

A very generous scholarship was awarded by Eversheds Sutherland, Solicitors to Tara Tierney who enrolled on the LLM in International Commercial Law and began her studies this month. Eversheds-Sutherland is part of a large international corporate law firm with a truly global presence and the School of Law is grateful for the firm's support. This… Continue reading Eversheds Sutherland scholarship for student on UL’s LLM in International Commercial Law

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Medical Cannabis Symposium at the University of Limerick

The School of Law hosted a symposium on the law and policy surrounding medical cannabis in Ireland on 21st September 2019. The event was organised by Alicia Maher, Dr John Lombard, and Gino Kenny TD. The event included speakers such as: Prof David Finn, Vera Twomey, Karen Gray, Hannah Deacon, Prof Mike Barnes, Dr Garrett… Continue reading Medical Cannabis Symposium at the University of Limerick

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Three AHSS lecturers win UL Excellence in Teaching Awards

Pictured at the UL Excellence in Teaching Awards presentations are (L-R) Dr Ciara Breathnach, Prof, Helen Kelly Holmes, Dr Darina Slattery and Dr Kathryn O'Sullivan The UL Excellence in Teaching Awards presentations took place last week, with three Faculty of Arts Humanities and Social Sciences awardees. UL Excellence in Teaching (Individual) 2017/8 Overall Winner: Dr… Continue reading Three AHSS lecturers win UL Excellence in Teaching Awards

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Listen: Johnny Connolly on Limerick 95FM on changes to Garda Síochana

Plans to reduce the number of Garda Síochana regions and divisions in order to switch to a more community-based approach to policing in Ireland were announced on the 22nd August. The shake-up will see almost 1,800 extra Gardaí deployed to frontline duties. There was a mixed reaction to the proposed new operating. Some of the concerns… Continue reading Listen: Johnny Connolly on Limerick 95FM on changes to Garda Síochana

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The Niall Cosgrave Memorial Prize

Photo by Diarmuid Greene / True Media The School of Law held an event to commemorate Garda Niall Cosgrave who was a member of the inaugural class to take the BA in Applied Policing and Criminal Justice at UL, commencing in September 2017.  Sadly Niall passed away last October. As one of the pioneers on… Continue reading The Niall Cosgrave Memorial Prize

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PHOTOS: AHSS graduations 26th August 2019

Yesterday saw hundreds of our students from the Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences conferred at the University Concert Hall, including 15 of our PhD students. During conferrings, Dr Darina Slattery (School of English, Irish and Communication) was awarded the Excellence in the Provision of Pedagogic Support award as part of the UL Teaching… Continue reading PHOTOS: AHSS graduations 26th August 2019

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Street Law training at UL for youth justice workers

Youth justice workers based in the Kerry Garda Youth Diversion Project at Street Law training at UL The School of Law was delighted to facilitate Street Law training for a group of youth justice workers based in the Kerry Garda Youth Diversion Project on 19 and 20 August 2019. The aim of Street Law is… Continue reading Street Law training at UL for youth justice workers

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BBC World Service report on airport security

UL's School of Law lecturer, Eddie Keane, featured in the BBC World Service, BBC World Business, report on security at airports, compiled by Russell Padmore. The report considered the concept of increasing monitoring of airport employees as a means of increasing security for passengers and goods. The report is available to listen to at https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p07k7rgf.

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Our graduates: Raymond Holian, BA in Law and Accounting

Many law graduates use their degree internationally to pursue highly successful careers in a range of diverse fields, from diplomacy to research, advocacy to financial services. Read about one of our students’ experience of pursuing a career as an Investment Compliance Officer with an international hedge fund company in New York. Raymond Holian (Graduate of… Continue reading Our graduates: Raymond Holian, BA in Law and Accounting

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The fight facing LGBT+ families

Dr Lydia Bracken (School of Law) provided an overview of legal issues affecting LGBT+ families in Ireland as part of an article published by John Meagher in the Irish Independent on Saturday 22 June 2019. The full text of the article, titled ‘My wife can't take our daughter to the doctor... - the fight facing… Continue reading The fight facing LGBT+ families

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New edition of the Judicial Studies Journal

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… Continue reading New edition of the Judicial Studies Journal

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Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills

Caroline Keane, a solicitor with Community Law and Mediation (CLM), and a part-time lecturer in housing law in the School of Law, last week spoke to an Oireachtas Committee on  the use of reduced timetabling, shortened school days and in-school suspensions as a particularly prevalent form of school exclusion in secondary schools. CLM propose that… Continue reading Joint Oireachtas Committee on Education and Skills