Latest edition of Plassey Law Review launched by Judge Tom O’Donnell

Latest edition of Plassey Law Review launched by Judge Tom O'Donnell

Pictured (left–right): Siofra Gleeson, Judge Tom O'Donnell and Sonya San.

Judge Tom O’Donnell of the Circuit Court has launched the latest edition of the Plassey Law Review at the University of Limerick.

The fourth edition of the publication showcases legal research and scholarship from students at the University of Limerick’s School of Law and the broader legal community in Ireland.

Among the notable contributions are papers on ‘The Rise and Fall of An Bord Pleanála’, by Dublin City Council’s Annette Cleary, examining the evolution and impact of Ireland’s planning authority, and ‘Measuring the Emotional Harm Caused by Online Bullying’, by University of Limerick’s Dr Carol Lynch, focusing on the criminal legal response.

Co-editor Sonya San, a fourth-year Bachelor of Laws (Law Plus) student, said: “We are immensely proud to present the fourth edition of the Plassey Law Review to the legal community.

“This publication serves as a platform for students to showcase their research skills and engage with complex legal issues outside the classroom. We are confident that this edition will spark meaningful dialogue and contribute to the advancement of legal scholarship.”

For the first time, this year’s edition of the journal also includes a multimedia aspect.

Co-editor Siofra Gleeson, also a fourth-year Bachelor of Laws (Law Plus) student, explained: “We have an exciting new addition of a podcast series hosted by myself and Sonya.

“Our aim is to delve deeper into the topics covered in our articles by engaging in insightful discussions with the authors themselves. Through this podcast, we seek to provide our audience with a more comprehensive understanding of the articles while also making complex legal concepts accessible to listeners without prior knowledge of the subject matter.”

Professor Jennifer Schweppe, from UL’s School of Law and faculty advisor for the Plassey Law Review, said: “The fourth edition of the Plassey Law Review represents a culmination of months of hard work and dedication from our team of student editors and contributors, as well as our esteemed colleagues from across Ireland.

“It is a testament to the exceptional talent and scholarly rigour present within our law school and beyond.”

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