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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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Professor Imelda Maher has been appointed as the Emile Noel GlobalFellow at the Jean Monnet Center, New York University School of Law. While a Fellow at the Center from January to June 2022, Professor Maher will undertake research on law and hope, focusing on the preamble and early provisions of the

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Queen's University Belfast (QUB) has welcomed eight new academic staff to the law school. Pictured above, they are Dr Elizabeth Agnew, Dr Smith Azubuike, Dr Norah Burns, Dr Alice Diver, Dr Anthony O'Dwyer, Dr Clare Patton, Dr Liam Sunner and Dr Michael Vincent.

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Constitutional law expert Dr Mariana Velasco-Rivera has joined Maynooth University Department of Law as an assistant professor. Dr Velasco-Rivera, whose research explores the relationship between constitutionalism, constitutional design and democracy and how political norms and practices shape legal

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Professor Siobhán Wills has been named as the next director of the Transitional Justice Institute (TJI) at Ulster University. An internationally-recognised researcher on peacekeeping, international and human rights law, Professor Wills will take over as director from 1 October 2021.

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