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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 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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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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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

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UL law students take part in Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme

Two students from UL's School of Law, Evana Lyons (Law Plus) and Rebecca Lalor (LLM General), participated in the Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme for Law Students for four weeks this summer. Rebecca Lalor writes about her experience: “Having completed my month as an intern on the Chief Justice’s Summer Internship programme, I can honestly… Continue reading UL law students take part in Chief Justice’s Summer Internship Programme

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UL research on consent in Irish rape trials discussed in Irish Times

Research by Dr Susan Leahy (School of Law, University of Limerick) on sexual offences was discussed in an article by Conor Gallagher in the Irish Times on Friday, August 17th. The article discusses the introduction of judicial directions on consent in Irish rape trials. Dr Leahy is the author of the book Sexual Offending in Ireland:… Continue reading UL research on consent in Irish rape trials discussed in Irish Times

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OPINION: A question of consent

Dr Susan Leahy (School of Law)  has contributed an article to RTE Brainstorm which discusses her research on sexual offences. She discusses the challenges of proving an absence of consent in rape trials and suggests the introduction of judicial directions to guide jurors in interpreting the new statutory definition of consent which was included in… Continue reading OPINION: A question of consent

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Summer School Visit to Henry Street Garda Station

Students on the Terrorism, Crime & Justice Summer School at the School of Law visited Henry Street Garda station in Limerick city last Friday. The students are undertaking an intensive three-week programme on criminal justice, human rights and terrorism, where they learn about stop and search, arrest, the rights of the accused and the criminal justice… Continue reading Summer School Visit to Henry Street Garda Station

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OPINION: Mediation process still has a long way to go

Dr Mary Tumelty (School of Law, UL) has an opinion piece in today’s Irish Examiner on mediation in medical negligence cases. CervicalCheck cases highlight fundamental problems with the adversarial approach taken in medical negligence litigation. The cases taken by a number of women affected by the scandal including Vicky Phelan and Emma Ni Mhathúna have… Continue reading OPINION: Mediation process still has a long way to go