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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.

Provost Teaching Award

Dr. Rachael Walsh Receives a Provost Teaching Award

Congratulations to Rachael Walsh, recipient of a Provost's Teaching Award.

The Provost’s Teaching Awards seek to reward colleagues who have made an outstanding contribution in the pursuit of teaching excellence. They recognise staff who are creative in their approaches to teaching and learning and share best practice across College.  They also provide an opportunity to encourage staff to consider scholarly, research-based approaches to course design, delivery and assessment, and they reaffirm that curriculum development, teaching, learning, assessment and evaluation are important activities in College which require high level expertise.

Pictured above Winners of this year's Provost's Teaching Award Prof Dmytro Volin (Trinity Mathematics), Prof Linda Zgaga & Prof David Kane, (School of Medicine), Prof Rachel Walsh, (Law) and Prof Sarah O'Brien (School of Linguistics Speech Communication Sciences) with Provost

Trinity Monday

Trinity Monday - New Scholars and Fellow in Law

Provost Patrick Prendergast announced newly elected Scholars and Fellows at this morning's Trinity Monday Scholars and Fellows announcement ceremony.

The Law School is delighted to announce that nine of our students were elected Scholars and Dr. Desmond Ryan was named a new Fellow today.

Congratulations to Sean Duffy Adam Elebert, Sinead Griffin, Sarah Honan, Robyn Maher (all Law), Helen Smith (Law and Business), Avril Holton, Diarmuid O'Leary (both Law and French) and Daniel Gilligan (Law and Political Science).

Pictured above (left to right) Diarmuid O'Leary, Avril Holton, Dr. Desmond Ryan, Sarah Honan and Daniel Gilligan

Valedictory Evening 2018

Class of 2018 - Valedictory Evening, guest speaker Dearbhail McDonald

The Law School was honoured to have Dearbhail McDonald (LL.B., Class of 2000) address our Senior Sophister students at this year's Valedictory event last night.  

Congratulations to our wonderful student speaker, elected by her peers, Louise Mulrennan (Law and Political Science).  Your speeches were inspiring.  

To the Class of 2018 thank you for all you have contributed to the school.  Remember you are always ‘welcome back’ to your law school.

Scales of Justice

Criminal Law: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends - Thursday 19 April 2018

The Crime and Punishment Research Group at the Law School Trinity College Dublin will host an evening conference on Criminal Law: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends on Thursday 19 April 2018 from 6pm to 8.15pm.

Chaired by Ms Justice Una Ni Raifeartaigh, the conference will present papers from legal experts on developments in four key areas of law and practice: bail, evidence under the ECHR, criminal culpability, and sentencing. A detailed programme and information about registration are available on the conference website.

Professor of Constitutional Governance

Chair in Constitutional Governance - now recruiting

Chair in Constitutional Governance 

The Law School in Trinity College Dublin, the University of Dublin is seeking to enhance its existing research strength in the area of international and comparative constitutional governance. To this end, the School is creating a Chair in Constitutional Governance (full professorship) and invites applications from suitably qualified candidates working in fields that focus on issues of constitutional governance, including comparative public law, constitutional law, administrative law, the constitutional law of the European Union, and public international law. 

Government of Ireland Scholarship

Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship Programme 2018/19

The Government of Ireland International Education Scholarship Programme for 2018/19 is now open for applications.

Scholarships are awarded to high calibre undergraduate and postgraduate students from non-EEA countries to study in Ireland for one year and involve a €10,000 stipend and tuition fee waiver.

Further information is available at and