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Orientation Week - Day 3, Wednesday 20 September

Law School events for today include:

Coffee Morning

10:45 - 11:15 - Law and Political Science

House 39, Room 02A


2:00 - Student Societies, the Law School and Trinity College Law Review

3:00 - Your Future Career

3:30 - Studying Abroad

 Venue: Introduction to the Law School by Head of School and Junior Freshman lecturers followed by S2S Mentoring programme and tours

3:00 - Coffee Reception for Postgraduate Research Students - PGR Seminar Room, South Leinster Street

Copyright Regulation

Better Regulation for Copyright - Dr. Giuseppe Mazziotti addresses European Parliament Conference

Dr Giuseppe Mazziotti was invited to speak at the conference "Better Regulation for Copyright" organized by the Greens group at the European Parliament in Brussels on Wednesday 6th of September. The program of the conference and a video recording of the event are available at…/better-regulation-for-copyright/
The conference proceedings can be freely accessed and downloaded from MEP Julia Reda's page:

Twenty-first African Workshop Participants

Annual Workshop for African Chief Justices and Senior Judiciary

The twenty-first  Annual Workshop for African Chief Justice and Senior Judiciary was held in Trinity College Dublin's Law School on 21 - 23 August 2017.  Participant judges attended from Ghana (The Hon. Chief Justice Sophia Abena Boafoa  Akuffo and The Hon. Lady Justice Charity Larbi), Mauritius (The Hon. Mr. Justice Paul Lam Shang Leen), Swaziland (The Hon. Chief Justice Bhekie Maphalala), Zambia (The Hon. Chief Justice Irene Chirwa Mambilima and The Hon. Mr. Justice Albert Wood) and Zimbabwe (The Hon. Mr. Justice Paddington Garwe).


Public Lecture: Professor Kai Ambos on Brexit and European Criminal Law - Tuesday, 22 August

The Law School is hosting a public lecture by Professor Kai Ambos  (University of Göttingen) on the possible implications of Brexit for European Criminal Law. The event will take place on Tuesday 22 August 2017 at 6pm in the Law School, Room 11. Professor Ivana Bacik (TCD) will deliver a response to the lecture. The event is free of charge but please register your interest by email to

Berkeley Equality Law Conference Group

Berkeley Equality Law Conference at Trinity College Dublin 

On 15-16 June 2017, academics, lawyers and rights advocates from all over the world attended the annual conference of the Berkeley Comparative Equality and Anti-Discrimination Study Group at Trinity College Dublin.  The conference included keynote addresses by former president Mary Robinson and former Irish judge at the European Court of Human Rights Ann Power-Forde. 27 papers were presented by participants from 17 countries, including India, China, Australia, Canada and the USA. Themes examined included the impact of Brexit and the Trump administration on anti-discrimination laws; transgender equality rights; anti-discrimination and religious diversity; and the implementation of the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Anti-Discrimination Study Group was formed in 2012 and it brings together a global network of academics, legal practitioners, and rights activists with an interest in law and equality:

Ivana Bacik and Mary Rogan

Legal Cases that Changed Ireland - Book Launch

Edited by Ivana Bacik and Mary Rogan and published by Clarus Press Legal Cases that Changed Ireland was launched last night in the Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.  

This publication is a collection of papers and findings arising from a project, co-directed by Prof Ivana Bacik and Dr. Mary Rogan and funded by the Irish Research Council's 'Engaging Civic Society' stream of its New Foundations scheme.  The project's aim is to promote public debate, discussion and reflection on how law and social change interact in Ireland. This project, co-directed with Prof Ivana Bacik and Dr. Mary Rogan was funded by the Irish Research Council's 'Engaging Civic Society' stream of its New Foundations scheme, sought to promote public debate, discussion and reflection on how law and social change interact in Ireland. Additional funding was also secured from the Trinity College Dublin Equality Fund and Arts & Social Sciences Benefactions Fund.