Brexit discussion chaired by Mr Justice Murray launches new moot appeal court for Limerick law students
Mr Justice John Murray joined other leading legal figures to discuss the impact of Brexit on Ireland at an event marking the launch of a new moot appeal court at the University of Limerick (UL).
The new court, sponsored by A&L Goodbody, will be used by UL School of Law students to run mock tribunals and court cases to hone their academic legal skills into practical legal skills in a simulated environment.
Mr Justice Murray chaired the launch event, which heard from Dr Vincent Power, partner at A&L Goodbody, and Professor John Friel of the University of Limerick on the impact of Brexit for Ireland and businesses in Munster.
The sponsorship reflects the strength of the relationship between ALG and UL and reinforces ALG’s commitment to improving the experience and learning of Irish law students.
Ronan Lyons, partner responsible for ALG’s Trainee Solicitor Programme, said: “A&L Goodbody is delighted to sponsor the new moot appeal court at the University of Limerick. This state-of-the-art facility will enhance the students’ practical court room skills and reflects A&L Goodbody’s values of innovation and market leadership.
“Every year we recruit a number of high quality trainees, summer interns and co-op students from the University of Limerick and we look forward to our relationship with the University continuing to grow over the coming years.”
Professor Shane Kilcommins, head of UL School of Law, added: “This sponsorship agreement with A&L Goodbody is a very exciting development. It will allow our students to enhance their clinical legal education skills in a very supportive, innovative and pedagogically rich environment.”
He added: “Stakeholder engagement of this kind is also vital in the development of the School. It helps to maintain and build strong links with a leading law firm, offering the potential for a range of exchange possibilities between a professional community of practice and a community of scholarship.”