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ICON-S British and Irish Chapter Inaugural Conference – September 2017

Trinity College Dublin's Law School to host inaugural conference of ICON-S British and Irish Chapter – September 2017.  

The Britain and Ireland Chapter of the International Society of Public Law  will host its inaugural conference in Trinity College Dublin in September 2017. The conference will bring scholars from the UK, Ireland and beyond together to discuss themes and trends in international and comparative constitutional law. Details of the conference and call for papers are available on the Chapter website:

Men in Lycra - Fundraising Campaign

Men in Lycra - Wicklow 200 Fundraising event

On June 11, Prof John Gilmer (School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Science), Prof Gerard McHugh (Trinity Business School) and Prof Neville Cox (School of Law and Dean of Graduate Studies) will cycle the wicklow 200 event (torture on wheels). They are doing this on a sponsored basis in order to raise funds for a PhD student in financial need.  If you would like to sponsor them please visit their fundraising site here.

McCann FitzGerald Essay Prize Winners

McCann FitzGerald Essay Prize Winners

The McCann FitzGerald Company Law Essay prize 2017 was awarded this month to Hazel Bergin (Senior Sophister) with second prize to Tobias Gumpp (Visiting on Erasmus). In the picture with Hazel and Tobias at the Award Ceremony in McCann FitzGerald Dublin Office are Judith Lawless and Claire Lenny, partners in McCann FitzGerald and Professor Blanaid Clarke, McCann FitzGerald Chair in Corporate Law in Trinity College Dublin.

Tort Litigation

Key Recent Developments in Tort Litigation

The courts have handed down a huge number of highly important decisions, on such matters as the duty of care of public authorities, the use of certificates by architects and engineers in construction projects, the calculation of damages in wrongful death claims, professional negligence claims against lawyers and doctors, the role of juries in defamation proceedings and the obligations of employers at common law and under the Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act 2005. 


The Value of Establishing Medical-Legal Partnerships to Serve Vulnerable Populations

Guest Speakers: Prof Jonel Newman and Melissa Swain of the University of Miami, School of Law. Medical and legal service providers working together have had demonstrable  success in reducing health inequities and preventable illnesses in children and other  vulnerable populations, including immigrants and refugees, and persons from  impoverished and isolated communities. In the United States, 292 health provider agencies, 152 civil legal aid agencies, 51 law school clinics and 71 pro bono provider agencies have established Medical-Legal Partnerships to address legal needs that adversely affect health. Recently, Canada and Australia have adopted this multidisciplinary model to address the legal needs of children and families living in poverty.