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School of Law Names China Internship Winner

The School of Law, University of Limerick, is delighted to announce Ms Niamh Shanahan (4th year Law Plus) as this year’s recipient of the School of Law/CRCC Asia Scholarship to conduct a two-month legal internship in China in summer 2018. Each year, the School of Law supports one student to the tune of €1,750 to… Continue reading School of Law Names China Internship Winner

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Friel gives Brexit presentation to UL Alumni in London

Professor Raymond J Friel, as Special Advisor to the UL President on European Policy (with a focus on Brexit) joined the President at a UL Alumni Gathering in London on November 16. This exceptionally well attended event was opened by Dr Des Fitzgerald as UL President who outlined in detail the achievements of the University,… Continue reading Friel gives Brexit presentation to UL Alumni in London

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Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan named Dobbin Atlantic Scholar for 2017/18

Congratulations to Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan (School of Law, University of Limerick), who has been selected by the Ireland Canada University Foundation (ICUF) as a Dobbin Atlantic Scholar for 2017/18 to visit and conduct research at Schulich School of Law, Dalhousie University, Canada. The Schulich School of Law is the oldest university-based common law school in… Continue reading Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan named Dobbin Atlantic Scholar for 2017/18

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Minority Religions Symposium Hosted by School of Law

The School of Law yesterday hosted a symposium entitled: ‘Minority Religions under Irish Law: Islam in National and International Context’. The event, which was organised by Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan, drew both national and international experts to discuss issues surrounding the accommodation or integration of minority religions in Ireland with a specific focus on the ever… Continue reading Minority Religions Symposium Hosted by School of Law

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Mr Justice John Edwards appointed President of the Association of Judges of Ireland

The School of Law is delighted to announce that Mr Justice John Edwards, a Court of Appeal judge and an Adjunct Professor in the School, has recently been appointed President of the Association of Judges of Ireland (AJI). AJI is a representative organisation for judges, which is primarily concerned with their conditions of work and… Continue reading Mr Justice John Edwards appointed President of the Association of Judges of Ireland

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AHSS postgraduate courses win national awards at the GradIreland Higher Education Awards

  Two of our Faculty's postgraduate courses have won national awards in their category at the GradIreland Higher Education Awards. The Master of Laws LLM (General) at the School of Law, won Postgraduate Course of the Year in Law, and the MA in Technical Communication and E-Learning (School of Culture and Communication) won Postgraduate Course of… Continue reading AHSS postgraduate courses win national awards at the GradIreland Higher Education Awards

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Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’

Laura Cahillane (School of Law) wrote an article for the Irish Times on the subject of Article 41.2 in the Irish Constitution, commonly referred to as “the woman in the home” provision. This year the Constitution turns 80 and the provision that caused most controversy when it was first published has only recently been earmarked for… Continue reading Opinion: We need to talk about a woman’s ‘life within the home’

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Opinion: Putting a legal and regulatory shape on MMA

Laura Donnellan (School of Law) recently wrote an opinion piece for RTÉ Brainstorm on MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). In the article, she argues that the huge growth in interest in MMA has not been matched by regulation and universally accepted rules within the sport. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a hybrid unarmed combat sport, which combines… Continue reading Opinion: Putting a legal and regulatory shape on MMA

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Seminar on summer opportunities for Law students at UL

On the evening of Thursday the 9th of November Dr Lydia Bracken and Dr Norah Burns of the School of Law hosted an event for their first year Criminal Justice and Law Plus student advisees. The seminar focused on summer opportunities that students may consider such as internships, volunteering etc. The event was organised as part… Continue reading Seminar on summer opportunities for Law students at UL

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Breakfast seminar on Business and Employment Law held at UL

The School of Law and the International Commercial and Economic Law Research Group, in collaboration with Sweeney McGann solicitors, recently hosted a successful breakfast seminar on 'Managing Information' as part of the Business and Employment Law Top Tip Series 2017/18. The seminar, which was held in the UL Pavilion, was attended by over 120 delegates… Continue reading Breakfast seminar on Business and Employment Law held at UL

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UL v Cambridge Moot Court Competition takes place at UL

On Monday 6th of November, two students from UL, Miss Niamh Shanahan and Miss Bridget Howard (4th year Law Plus) competed against Miss Meredith Philips and Mr Isaac Freckleton of the University of Cambridge in the annual UL v Cambridge Moot Court competition. This year the event was kindly sponsored by Holmes O’Malley Sexton Solicitors.… Continue reading UL v Cambridge Moot Court Competition takes place at UL

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UL Law Lecturer participates in WIT Law Week

Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan met with students from WIT on Wednesday 8th November to discuss postgraduate options in Law. Kathryn was invited by the WIT Law Society as part of WIT Law Week which ran from Monday, November 6th to Thursday, November 9th. Other speakers across the week included  Seán Aylward and Marcella Higgins of The… Continue reading UL Law Lecturer participates in WIT Law Week