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McCann FitzGerald Summer internship

McCann FitzGerald Summer Internship - Meet the Team

Junior and Senior Sophister students reading for a degree in Law are invited to meet Trainees and the Recruitment team from McCann FitzGerald on Monday, 22 January next at 1 pm in Room 4040A.  Find out more about their Summer Internship Programme.

Liz Campbell

"Criminalising Failure: Towards a New Model of Corporate Criminal Liability", Monday, 22 January 2018

A research seminar will be given by Professor Liz Campbell from Durham University on Monday 22rd January 2018 at 1pm.  The topic will be “Criminalising Failure: Towards a New Model of Corporate Criminal Liability”. This will be the first lecture organised under the auspices of the Corporate Law, Governance and Capital Markets Research Group.

Venue: School of Law Research Seminar Room, Mezzanine area, 3rd Floor, 7-9 South Leinster Street.

A&L Goodbody Summer Internships

A&L Goodbody – One-on-One Review of Summer Intern & LawStart Applications, Wednesday, 12 February

Junior Sophister Law Students: Are you in the process of completing an application form for either a Summer Intern position or a LawStart Day with A&L Goodbody?  If so, why not book a 20 minute one-on-one session with an A&L Goodbody representative and get their input and tips on how to best complete your online application.

Date: 12/02/2018

Time: 12 noon – 2pm

Location: Careers Advisory Service2nd Floor, 7-9 South Leinster Street

Students can book a time slot under the Events section of MyCareer

The closing date for the A&L Goodbody Summer Internships is Friday 16th February 2018.



Post-Doctoral Research Positions x 3 Available - Closing Date Wednesday, 24 January 2018

This is an exciting opportunity to undertake research on the PRILA project.

More information about the project can be found at the PRILA page.

Please visit the TCD Vacancies website for more details.

Trinity College Law Student Colloquium

Trinity College Law Student Colloquium - Saturday, 3 February 2018

The tenth Trinity College Law Student Colloquium will take place on Saturday, 3rd February 2018, in the Long Room Hub in Trinity College, Dublin. Judge Anthony M Collins, Chamber President of the General Court of the European Union, will be delivering the Brian Lenihan Memorial Lecture at the GMB Chamber afterwards. Attendance is free.


Intelligent Machines: Who (or What) Creates a Work of Authorship? - Thursday, 25 January 2018

Guest Lecture by Professor Jane C. Ginsburg organised by the Technologies, Law, and Society (TLS) Research Group at the School of Law, Trinity College Dublin.

In copyright law, an author is a human being who exercises subjective judgment in composing the work and who controls its execution. But challenges arise when the putative author partners with a machine or with natural forces to create a work of authorship.  Do mechanical or natural interventions in the production of a work result in an insufficiently human-authored creation?  The burgeoning of “computer generated works” – outputs of digital neural networks that have “taught themselves” to combine rules of literary, musical or artistic assembly after being “trained” on a database of pre-existing works – requires us to ask whether those outputs are “original works of authorship” entitled to copyright protection.  

This talk by Prof Jane Ginsburg, Morton L. Janklow Professor of Literary and Artistic Property Law at Columbia University (School of Law) will first review non-digital examples in order to derive principles of copyright authorship to apply to computer-implicated outputs.  Application of the principles will yield different outcomes depending on whether the output is computer-assisted or truly computer-generated.  If divergent treatment of otherwise potentially identical human-generated and machine-generated works seems problematic, it becomes necessary to inquire whether copyright’s core assumption – that the “author” is a human being – requires reconsideration.  That rethinking must take into account the justifications for copyright protection; as we will see, different justifications produce varying assessments of whether computer-generated works “belong” in copyright. 



Directive Principles as a Consensus Building Tool – 18 January 2018

The Irish Jurisprudence Society in collaboration with the Constitutional Governance and Social Change Research Group is delighted to host Dr. Tarunabh Khaitan, Associate Professor, University of Oxford and Fellow at Melbourne Law School to speak about this study on ‘Directive Principles and the Expressive Accommodation of Ideological Dissenters’ on Thursday, 18 January 2018 at 7pm in Room 11, House 39. This will be followed by a response by the Hon. Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan

Dr. Khaitan’s A Theory of Discrimination Law (OUP, 2014) is widely considered to be a leading treatise on discrimination law. Justice Hogan is well known as one of Ireland’s finest legal minds.


Open Day

Open Day - Saturday 9 December 2017

TCD Open Day takes place this Saturday.  Please come and visit us in the Public Theatre from 9:30 - 3:00 pm.  Staff and students will be happy to meet you and answer any questions you might have.  Presentations about our four undergraduate degree programmes will take place at 12:30 (Main Hall, Sports Centre) and again at 14:40 (Edmund Burke Theatre, Arts Building).  For more information on the College Open Day, please visit their site and/or download the app.

School Kids

Litigation Against Schools: The Contemporary Challenges for School Management / Conference, Saturday, 2 December 2017

School management today is faced with several challenges. Technology brings dangers as well as benefits. Legislation requires schools to deliver several policies, each of them excellent in isolation, but difficult to accomplish in combination. Courts and tribunals scrutinise procedures to ensure that school management complies with the requirements of health and safety, the duty of care, due process and equality. The task is not impossible but it certainly is demanding.  


Conundrums, options and ironies in Brexit law, or how I stopped worrying and learned to love Article 50 - Guest Lecture

Dr Kieran Bradley, Special Adviser to the EU Court of Justice on Brexit and staff matters, and Adjunct Professor, Trinity College Dublin will deliver a guest lecture on Monday, 4 December 2017 at 3:30 - 4:30 pm in Room 2.03, Áras an Phiarsaigh.