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Launch of Volume 11 of the University College Dublin Law Review

The Board of the University College Dublin Law Review was honoured to welcome the Chief Justice of Ireland, Mrs. Justice Susan Denham, to launch Volume 11 on October 19th 2011. Chief Justice Denham was joined by other members of the Irish judiciary Mrs. Justice Maureen Harding-Clark and Mrs. Justice Mary Finlay-Geoghegan, who provided the Foreword for Volume 11.


In speaking to the academics, Board members, authors and students that were present, the Chief Justice remarked on how pleased she was that the American institution of a student-run Law Review was gaining traction in Ireland, as she believes it to be of the utmost importance as part of a complete legal education. The mixture of domestic and international authorship of the Review was cited as allowing for a well-rounded perspective to be given on the issues discussed within Volume 11. The articles that were published dealt with a variety of topics, including antitrust laws, human rights and competing interests in the pharmaceutical trade.


The UCD Law Review would like to express sincere thanks to our primary sponsor Arthur Cox, as represented by Ms. Jane Babb at the launch, for their continued support. The Board is also happy to acknowledge A&L Goodbody, the sponsor of our Most Outstanding Article prize. This award was presented by Mr. Alan Roberts to Editor-in-Chief Liane Egan on behalf of Robert Ennis for his article “Competing Priorities in Antitrust Enforcement: Europe and the New Economy.”


Call for Submissions - Volume 12

We are now accepting article submissions for Volume 12 of the UCD Law Review. The deadline for submissions is Friday, 30th March 2012.

Please consult our Submissions tab for information, and follow us on the University College Dublin Law Review Facebook page for regular updates.

Call for Submissions

We are currently accepting submissions for the 11th Volume of the UCD Law Review. For further details, see the Submissions tab.

Launch of Volume 10

UCD School of Law was delighted to welcome The Right Honourable The Lord Hutton to launch the Tenth Volume of the UCD Law Review on Thursday evening, November 4.  Lord Hutton was joined by members of the Irish judiciary, including Justice Donal O’Donnell (who wrote the foreword to the Review), Justice Declan Budd, Justice Michael Peart and Justice Ronan Keane, in celebrating the success of this student edited journal.


Also present on the night, in addition to faculty, board members, authors and students, were five former Law Review Editors, many of whom are now established academics themselves at institutions that include UL, DCU and Queens.  In his address, Lord Hutton praised the standard of writing and the spectrum of topics covered by the journal, which included articles on the free movement of students in the EU, forensic evidence and DNA databases, and crime prevention through environmental design.   His Lordship also lauded the close working relationship that existed between Faculty advisors to the Review and the student editors and which played such a vital role in the success of the publication.  The Maples and Calder Award for Outstanding Article, which was presented by managing partner Andrew Doyle, went to Ronan Condon for his extrapolation of the law relating to vicarious liability. Addressing the audience on behalf of the Editorial Board, Ian Dalton, Deputy Editor, thanked Arthur Cox Solicitors, the Review’s long-time principal sponsor, for its support and encouragement and he looked forward to the next decade of scholarship ahead.


L to R:  Mr. Justice Donal O’Donnell (Irish Supreme Court), Dr. Maire Ni Shuilleabhan (Academic Editor UCD Law Review), The Right Honourable Lord Hutton, Dr. Oonagh Breen (Academic Editor, UCD Law Review), Mr Ian Dalton (Deputy Editor, UCD Law Review), Dean John Jackson, UCD School of Law.



L to R:  Dean John Jackson, UCD School of Law, Mr. Justice Donal O’Donnell (Irish Supreme Court), The Right Honourable Lord Hutton, Mr Justice Michael Peart (Irish High Court), Mr Justice Declan Budd (Irish High Court).



L to R: The Right Honourable Lord Hutton, Ms Fiona McKeever, Arthur Cox (principal sponsors of UCD Law Review), Dean John Jackson, UCD School of Law, Mr. Justice Donal O’Donnell (Irish Supreme Court), and Mr Ian Dalton (Deputy Editor, UCD Law Review).



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