Trinity Law School Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
Trinity College Law School
The Law School has firm commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion. We have a long tradition of supporting social change through research, teaching and civic engagement. This remains central to the School ethos, aligning with the commitment in Trinity’s Strategic Plan (2020-2025) to ‘courageously advance the cause of a pluralistic, just and sustainable society.’
The Law School has a proud history of promoting gender equality in Irish society. Dr. Frances Moran was appointed Reid Professor of Criminal Law in 1925 and Regius Professor of Laws in 1934; the first woman law professor and Senior Counsel in Ireland. School staff published the first and only study on gender in the Irish legal professions in 2003 (Bacik, Ivana, Costello, Cathryn & Drew, Eileen, Gender InJustice). Ireland’s 2 women Presidents have both served as academic staff; Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese have been powerful role models and advocates for gender equality.
We were very proud to be awarded an Athena Swan Bronze Award in 2020. Since then, we have established the Role of Director of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, and the School EDI Committee. We have also established a Student EDI Committee that acts as a direct link between the student body and the School EDI Committee and the Director of EDI. Building on our work on gender equality as recognised by the Bronze Award, our EDI activities now extend to broader concerns including, but not limited to, issues concerning race, family status, age, sexual orientation, disability, religion, civil status, membership of the travelling community, and socioeconomic disadvantage.
The Director of EDI works with the EDI Committee to promote Equality, Diversity and Inclusion across all of the Law School’s activities. We welcome suggestions and feedback from the Law School community on all EDI issues, so please make Contact if there is something you would like to bring to our attention.