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Trinity College Dublin Law Society has announced the launch of a new alumni network, sponsored by A&L Goodbody. The initiative aims to allow alumni to reconnect at social events as well as building a community encompassing alumni and current students to support and learn from each other.

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Climate law expert Dr Orla Kelleher has joined Maynooth University as an assistant professor in law. A specialist in in climate change, environmental and human rights law, Dr Kelleher's current research focuses on environmental rights, climate litigation, climate justice and just transitions.

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Professor Laurent Pech has been appointed as the incoming Dean at UCD Sutherland School of Law. Taking over the role from Dr Niamh Howlin in October, Professor Pech will serve for a three-year term, after which he will then hold a continuing appointment as full professor of law.

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Postgraduate student Eoghan O'Connell has become the first recipient of a new €5,000 scholarship from Maples and Calder (Ireland) LLP, the Maples Group's law firm. The Maples Group scholarship benefits one postgraduate student studying for the LLM in Business Law at University College Cork (UCC

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Widespread tributes have been paid to the late legal academic Dr Vicky Conway following yesterday's news of her unexpected passing. An associate professor of law at Dublin City University (DCU), Dr Conway was one of Ireland's foremost researchers on policing. She was a member of the Commission on th

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A Manchester academic has been awarded a prestigious, early career prize by the Irish Legal History Society. Ashley Hannay, lecturer in property law, was awarded the Sir Anthony Hart Doctoral Paper Prize for his paper The Origins of the Statute of Uses, 1536, which he presented at the 25th British L

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Dr Vicky Conway, an accomplished legal academic and one of Ireland's foremost researchers on policing, has passed away. In a short statement this morning, the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) said: "We are terribly sad to have to share the passing of our colleague Vicky C

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Lady Hale, the first woman justice of the UK Supreme Court and its first woman president, has been awarded an honorary degree by Queen's University Belfast (QUB). Her recognition by QUB comes days after the university also bestowed an honorary degree on the former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Irel

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The former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, Sir Declan Morgan, has been presented with an honorary degree by Queen's University Belfast. Sir Declan was honoured at a special celebration event at the university alongside graduates from arts, humanities and social sciences.

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Two legal academics have been appointed to the Royal Irish Academy's (RIA) ethical, political, legal and philosophical studies committee. Dr Dug Cubie of University College Cork (UCC) and Dr Laura Cahillane of the University of Limerick (UL) are the latest to join the multi-disciplinary committee, w

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Professor Joan Loughrey has been appointed as head of Queen's University Belfast (QUB) School of Law. She joins QUB from the University of Leeds, where she served as interim head of the school of law from 2020 until 2021. She also served as deputy head of school there from 2013 to 2019, and as direc

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Postgraduate student Susan Massey has been awarded the prestigious Allen & Overy (A&O) trophy in recognition of excellence in the field of librarianship and information management. This is the ninth year that the award has been presented to the top student in the two-year library and informa

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