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Law Student Colloquium

 

Student Colloquium

The fifth annual Law Student Colloquium will take place in the Graduates’ Memorial Building and the Law School, Trinity College Dublin, on Saturday 16th February 2013.

The panels will commence at 10.00. A reception will be held at 16.45 in the Graduates Memorial Building and will be followed by the Second Brian Lenihan Memorial Address at 17.30. The Address has been incorporated in order to mark the late Mr. Lenihan's substantial contribution to Irish public life, his longstanding connection to the Law School as a student, scholar, and lecturer, and his recent tragic death. This is the keynote event of the Colloquium will be chaired by Mr. Rory Montgomery, Ireland's Permanent Representative to the EU. The keynote speech entitled "The Constitution, the Courts and the Legislature" will be given by Mr. Peter Sutherland KCMG SC, former Attorney General of Ireland and non executive Chairman of Goldman Sachs.

The event has enjoyed enormous success over the past few years and would not be possible without the kind sponsorship of Allen & Overy, William Fry and the Friends of the Colloquium.

The Colloquium aims to attract the brightest and most engaged law students and give them a forum in which to discuss topical and important legal issues. Successful entrants will present on the panel which is best suited to the topic of their paper. Last year, the ten panels were: Constitutional Law; Criminology and Penology; Medical Law; Recent Developments in Commercial Law; Philosophical Foundations of the Common Law; Feminist Perspectives on Criminal Law; Comparative Law; Intellectual Property; International Law and Banking Law.

The centrepiece of the Colloquium will be the Second Annual Brian Lenihan Memorial Address, which will take place in the evening. The Address has been incorporated in order to mark the late Mr. Lenihan's substantial contribution to Irish public life, his longstanding connection to the Law School as a student, scholar, and lecturer, and his recent tragic death. This is the keynote event of the Colloquium and is delivered by a central public figure in Irish life.

Speaking Schedule

(download a word copy here)

10:30-12:00

Room 02A, Law School

Immigration and the Law

Chairperson: Ms Patricia Brazil

Caroline Murphy – “France’s Repatriation of the Roma in a European Context”

Bruno Obialo Igwe – “Irish Immigration law and Practice: A barrier to Reporting of Domestic Violence by Immigrants in Ireland”

Helen Nolan – “Whisht your complaining – isn’t it only discrimination”

  Room 1.1, Law School

Law and Terrorism

Chairperson: Professor Barry Sullivan

Ben Mitchell – “The expressive wrong of Closed Material Procedures in National Security civil cases”

Laura Twomey - “Assessing the Applicability of International Humanitarian Law to Targeted Killing Operations by the United States in Pakistan”

Natasa Mavronicola - “Relativism, absoluteness, and the case law on expulsion under Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights”

  Historical Society Conversation Room,
Graduates’ Memorial Building (upstairs)

Constitutional Law

Chairperson: Professor Liz Heffernan

Patricia McKenna “Should there be a strict interpretation of the McKenna principles?”

Nicola Cavey “The Proportionality Test: Disproportionate Deference?”

Kevin Bell “The 'X' Case: The Hollowing of the Eighth Amendment”

12:00-13:00   Tea and Coffee in the Philosophical Society Conversation Room, Graduates’ Memorial Building (downstairs)
13:00-14:30 Room 02A, Law School

Internet and Intellectual Property Law,

Sonia Marsh “A critique of comparative advertising and trade mark infringement: When is an advantage unfair?”

Dearbhla Ní Fhloinn - “Barriers to the implementation in Ireland of the proposed EU Directive regarding online music copyright in the Internal Market”

Rachel Barry - “A Tweet Too Far? The Impact of the Social Media Revolution on the Privacy of Employees”

  Room 1.1, Law School

EU Practice and Procedure

Chairperson: Professor Diarmuid Rossa Phelan

Milana Karayanidi - “Proposal to Recast the Brussels I Regulation on Jurisdiction in Civil and Commercial Matters: Success or Failure?”

Ana Júlia Maurício - “National Final Administrative Acts Contrary to EU Law: A Critical Analysis of the Court of Justice’s Case Law”

Aislinn Lucheroni – “The role of language in the European Union: a legal perspective.”

  Chamber, Graduates’ Memorial Building (downstairs)

Financial Crisis and the Law

Chairperson: Professor Blanaid Clarke

Martin Cassidy - “Derivative financial instruments should be stringently regulated in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis”

Naomi Burke - “Sovereign Immunity of warships: New Challenges”

Edgar Mrktchian, “Deploying Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction: Derivatives and Irish Sovereign Debt”

  Graduates’ Memorial Building, Historical Society Conversation Room (upstairs)

Torts

Chairperson: Professor Des Ryan

Sarah Fulham-McQuillan - “Medical Negligence Litigation: A Risky Game of Chance?’

Sara-Jane O’Brien - “The Recognition and Safeguard of Personality Interest in Private Law: Comparative Perspectives”

Shannon Biondi - “The evolution of a societal view of freedom and its infusion of the French judiciary: an exploration of the factors creating a new paradigm towards strict liability”

14:45-16:45 Room 02A, Law School

Global Business Law

Jacopo Crivellaro -“If two’s company, what’s three? Reconstructing Third Party Rights in the European Contract Law Landscape”

Gráinne Hussey “Ireland and the CISG: Time for Ireland to Take the Step to Harmonising Irish Contract Law with Global Contract Law Standards?”

Emmet Creighton and Eoin Shiel - “The Single Market Under Attack- The Controversial Role of State Aid in Competition Law, its Effects on the Continental Marketplace, and the Way Forward for Union Policy”

  Room 1.1, Law School

Law and Society

Chairperson: Mr David Kenny

James Fisher - “The role of morality in cultural defence cases: Insights from a Dworkinian analysis”

Elaine Guckian - “Street Harassment – Legislating to Protect Women and Minorities from a Culture of Intimidation”

Alan Greene - “The Household Charge, States of Emergency and Civil Disobedience: Taking Exception to the Rule of Law”

Matt Watson - “Official Efforts to Preserve Endangered Languages: How Law Contributes to the Fight and whether it Should”

  Historical Society Conversation Room, Graduates’ Memorial Building (upstairs)

Criminal Law

Chairperson: Professor David Prendergast

Ashleigh Shaheen “The Development of a Universal Sentencing Guideline in International Criminal Law: Redefining our Expectations for Punishment”

Yvanne Kennedy “Moral Luck: The Need to Plug the Gap in the Law of Inchoate Offences”

Cian Ó Concubhair - “The Problem with Joint Enterprise”

Paul Lynch - “Common Law breach of the peace – a neglected aspect of the Irish State’s common law coercive armoury but is it obsolete?”

16.45-17.30   Reception in the Philosophical Society Conversation Room, Graduates’ Memorial Building (downstairs)
17.30

Chamber, Graduates’ Memorial Building (downstairs)

Second Brian Lenihan Memorial Address

"The Constitution, the Courts and the Legislature" by Mr. Peter Sutherland KCMG SC

Copy of the speech is available here.

For enquiries please contact us at law.student.colloquium@gmail.com

 


Last updated 11 August 2016 by Law Student Colloquium (Email).