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Necessary Evil - Guest Seminar; Friday, 20 July 2018

The Corporate Law, Governance and Capital Market's Research Group will be hosting a seminar with Professor David Kinley from the University of Sydney School of Law on Friday, 20 July at 1 pm. Professor Kinley will be speaking about his recent book on human rights law and corporate finance -  ‘Necessary Evil’ – OUP, 2018.  It promises to be a very stimulating discussion. Hope you can make it along!

Professor David Kinley holds the Chair in Human Rights Law at the University of Sydney Law School. He is also an Academic Panel member of Doughty Street Chambers in London, a member of the Australian Council for Human Rights, and was a founding member of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. He is currently on the Faculty of Oxford/George Washington Universities’ International Human Rights Law Summer School and has previously held teaching positions at Cambridge University, ANU, University of New South Wales, Washington College of Law, American University, and Paris 1 (La Sorbonne). He was also the founding Director of the Castan Centre for Human Rights Law at Monash University (2000-2005). David was a Senior Fulbright Scholar in 2004, based in Washington DC, and the Herbert Smith Visiting Fellow at the Faculty of Law, University of Cambridge in 2008. He has also held visiting positions at the universities of Edinburgh, Geneva, Pretoria, Queen’s University Belfast, Sciences Po, Paris and the South Pacific (Vanuatu), and has been invited to lecture at leading law schools worldwide, including the Chinese Academy of Social Sciences, City University of Hong Kong, Columbia, Copenhagen, Duke, Georgetown, George Washington, Harvard, Hong Kong University, Humboldt, the LSE, the Max Planck Institute, McGill, NYU, New Delhi, Nottingham, Osgoode Hall, Oxford, the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Sheffield, Stanford, Tilburg, Toronto, Trinity College Dublin, Tulane, Tsinghua, UCLA, Virginia and Yale. He has written and edited eleven books and more than 100 articles, book chapters, reports and papers.

Venue: Room 11, House 39



Civil Litigation Conference - Wednesday, 20 June 2018

The Private Law Group at Trinity College Dublin is holding a CPD Civil Litigation Update on Wednesday 20 June, 6pm-8pm.

The event will be chaired by the Hon. Ms Justice Mary C. Irvine, Judge of the Court of Appeal.  Details are available from the conference website.

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Tort Litigation Update - Saturday 23 June 2018

A great deal has been happening in tort litigation over recent months.  The Supreme Court has handed down several important judgments, on the duty of care, professional negligence, economic loss, and the liability of public authorities.  The Court of Appeal has been extremely busy on issues relating to the calculation of damages, occupiers’ liability, employers’ liability and defamation.  Judges of the High Court have handed down very many judgments on all aspects of practice and procedure in tort litigation as well as emerging areas of liability.  The Law School of Trinity College Dublin is holding a conference on Tort Litigation: All the Recent Developments, on the morning of Saturday, 23 June from 9.30 am to 1 pm.  The Honorable Mr. Justice Anthony Barr will be Chair.    There is a strong team of speakers and there will be opportunity for questions and discussion.  Further details are available on the conference website.


Post-Doctoral Research Fellow Position Available at the School of Law

The School of Law, Trinity College Dublin, invites applications for a prestigious European Research Council-funded Post-Doctoral Research Fellow position. This role will be of interest to graduates of social sciences, socio-legal studies, law (particularly human rights law), political science and psychology (and related disciplines), with skills in empirical research.


Plain Packaging of Tobacco - Seminar Tuesday, 12 June

Australia and Ireland were the first two countries in the world to introduce legislation to require standardized packing of tobacco products. There will be a seminar on this topic from 2:00pm to 4:00pm on Tuesday 12 June 2018 in the Neill Lecture Theatre in the Trinity Long Room Hub. The  speakers will be Prof Matthew Rimmer (QUT) and Dr Eoin O'Dell (TCD); the seminar will be chaired by Prof Shane Allwright (TCD); and there will be plenty of time for questions and answers. The seminar is open to the public, and all are welcome to attend, but booking is essential.


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The Habitats Directive in Ireland - Thursday, 24 May 2018


There have been numerous challenges to planning and environmental decisions in recent years based on arguments that the Habitats Directive has not been property transposed or applied. This course will cover the fast changing EU and Irish law relating to Habitats, what the law is (and should be), the most common mistakes made when dealing with Habitats issues, practical problems which occur, the methodology for decision-making on Habitats and other important issues. It should be of interest to lawyers, planners, engineers, construction companies, environmental professionals and anyone involved in development in Ireland.

This one-day intensive course is organised by the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin under the directorship of Professor Emerita Yvonne Scannell.



Getting Ready for the GDPR - Wednesday, 9 May 2018

This is an evening event, which is aimed at legal practitioners, those involved in data protection compliance, as well as others who are interested in data protection and privacy. Our speakers will consider a number of topics, ranging from an update on the state of play of the GDPR, data protection damages, the new Irish Data Protection Bill and issues around privacy policies, electronic contracts, and emerging technologies. Full details are available from the conference website.