Ucc Faculty Of Law Essay Competition

2013

ITI Career Seminar Feb 6 2013

2013/01/17 

Amanda O’Reilly from the Irish Taxation Institute will give a career seminar to our students on Wednesday 6th February at 2pm, Cavanaugh Pharmacy Building LG52.

The seminar is aimed at 2nd year students (but all students are welcome), and will include information about accounting firms’summer internships, out of which recruitment often follows.

These firms are actively seeking law students, and not only students with more specialised in accounting or commerce subjects.

www.taxinstitute.ie

Arthur Cox Summer Intern Programme 2013

2013/02/06

Arthur Cox runs a four week paid summer intern programme in our Dublin office.  All graduates and undergraduates who by June 2013 will have completed at least two years of their degree in any field of study may apply.

The first round of our recruitment process is a group interview. It is an enjoyable and effective way for us to meet as many candidates as possible and for you to get a sense of who we are.

 To help you prepare, we are running a mock interview workshop in West Wing 6 at 6pm on Tuesday 12th February in UCC.  We will show you how our interview process works, what we are looking for and how we access candidates.  Our trainees will give you some survival tips. We will be available to answer any questions you have about our recruitment process; our

intern and trainee programmes; or generally about life as a lawyer in a leading law firm.  If you wish, we will collect your completed application form. Please note, application forms are available from the UCC Law Department office.

 We are delighted to welcome students from all degree courses who are interested in our summer intern programme or in a career in Arthur Cox.  If you would like to attend please let us know by emailing us at summer.intern@arthurcox.com.

For more information and to apply visit: http://www.arthur.cox.com/intern

 You can also join our LinkedIn group at http://www.linkedin.com/groups/Arthur-Cox-Trainee-Intern-Programmes-100629/about

or follow us on facebook at http://www.facebook.com/pages/Arthur-Cox-Trainee-Programme

Land and Conveyancing Law 2013

Seminar 3: Selected Conveyancing and Land Law Issues
5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Thursday April 11th 2013; Boole 3, UCC
Including e.g.

  • Conveyancing issues such as reversal of Tempany v Hynes on passing of the beneficial interest (and judgment mortgage searches); Lis Pendens; fraudulent conveyances

  • Enforcement of positive and restrictive covenants; discharge and modification of covenants under s.50 of the 2009 Act

  • Trusts of Land (including overreaching of equitable interests under s.21) 

  • Ending of co-ownership and severance of joint tenancies

 There will be the opportunity at each seminar to ask questions. Some flexibility in terms of subject matter is envisaged. Attendees wishing to suggest an issue to be covered, or to signal a particular question in advance, may e-mail Professor John Mee at j.mee@ucc.ie and he will pass the information on to the other speakers – all emails will be read carefully, although we can give no guarantees that it will be possible to cover all points raised.

Registration

To register for one or more of these seminars (and pay by credit or laser card), please go to:

http://conferencing.ucc.ie/conference/conference.php?id=176

We encourage attendees to use this convenient system. If you prefer, you may use the booking form below.

Online booking is not possible for those availing themselves of the reduced rate for trainee solicitors and barristers in devilling years. Such attendees should use the booking form (both pdf and Word versions available):

Land Law Seminars 2013 Booking Form (pdf) (480kB)

All booking forms should be posted along with payment to:

Noreen Delea, Conference Administrator,
Room AL1.53,
UCC Law Department,
Áras na Laoi,
University College Cork
Email: n.delea@ucc.ie
Phone: 021 490 3220

Venue & Parking

The venue for Seminars 1 and 3, Boole 3, is on the main UCC campus and the venue for Seminar 2, Áras na Laoi ALG30, is located on the western side of the Campus (where Law is based).

http://www.ucc.ie/en/visitors/maps/

Parking is extremely limited in the main UCC campus. For information please see http://www.ucc.ie/en/visitors/parking/

North/South Criminology Conference 2013

Call for Papers! North South Criminology/CCJHR PG Conference, June 2013

The Committee of the 9th North South Irish Criminology Conference welcomes submissions for this year’s conference which takes place at the Western Gateway Building, University College Cork on the 20th & 21st June, 2013. The Conference will also incorporate the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) Postgraduate Conference that is held
annually at UCC.

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum for academics, post-graduate researchers, community activists, practitioners and policy makers in the fields of criminology, criminal justice and human rights to come together to exchange ideas and disseminate research. Papers from early career researchers are encouraged.

The general theme of the conference is: Rights, Responsibilities, and Wrongdoings: Continuity and Change. Sub themes include but are not limited to:

  • Criminal Justice Processes

  • Victims and the Criminal Justice System

  • Human Rights

  • White Collar Crime

  • Prisons and Penal Policy

  • Young People, Crime and Justice

  • Policing, Regulation and Surveillance

  • Alternatives to Prison

  • Restorative Justice

  • Gender and Criminal Justice

  • Globalisation, Migration and Immigration

  • Social Exclusion

  • Media and Crime

  • The Policy Value of Criminology

  • Criminal Law and Criminal Procedure

 

Confirmed Speakers

Roger Matthews is Professor of Criminology at the University of Kent.  He has conducted extensive research on different aspects of prostitution and sex trafficking and he has recently completed a three year study on women exiting prostitution with Eaves.  He is also an author of 'Prostitution, Politics and Policy' (Routledge 2008).  He is also currently an advisor to the All Party Parliamentary Group on Prostitution.

Professor Caroline Fennell holds a BCL from UCC, an LL.M. from Osgoode Hall, Canada, a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, and is a qualified Barrister.  She was appointed Professor of Law in UCC in 2001.  She has been Dean of the Faculty of Law in UCC from 1996-1999, Acting Head of the College of Business and Law in 2005-6, Dean of Faculty and Head of the Law Department from 2002-2009.  She is currently Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork (2010-).  She has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching and was a founder member of the Board of Women's Studies and MA in Wonen's Studies in UCC, and also a founder member and co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC 2006-8.  She has previously been a Mary Ball Washington Visiting Professor at the University of West Florida; a visiting fellow at Wadham College, Oxford, All Souls College, Oxford; and a visiting Fellow in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School Economics.  She was Chair of Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences 2009-2012, and was appointed by the Minister to the newly established Research Council of Ireland (2012-).  She was admitted to membership of the Royal Irish Academy in 2010.  Her research focuses primarily on the areas of the law in evidence, criminal justice and terrorism and she has published on issues relating to gender, due process and criminal justice.  Such publications include The Law of Evidence in Ireland (3rd ed., Bloomsbury Professional, 2009), and Crime and Crisis in Ireland: Justice by Illusion (Cork University Press, 1993).  Her current work focuses on constructions of fiarness in criminal justice with particular reference to crisis situations such as terrorism.

John Costello was appointed Chairman of the Parole Board in July 2011 and is a Consultant in the Private Client Department of Beauchamps Solicitors in Dublin. John served as
President of the Law Society of Ireland in 2010 – 2011 and has acted as Chairman of numerous Law Society Committees as well as being the author of a best-selling textbook entitled, "Law and Finance in Retirement" published in March 2000. The second edition of this book was published in September 2002. John also chaired a Law Society Law Reform Group which produced a major work on charity law in July 2002 and many of the recommendations of this group were incorporated in the Charities Act 2009, the legislation introduced by the Irish Government which fundamentally changed the law governing the operation of charities in Ireland. As Chairman of the Parole Board in Ireland John has proactively encouraged prisoners to engage with the Parole process by meeting with long term prisoners in the Irish criminal justice system and de-mystifying the parole process for them by means of lectures and question and answer sessions within the prisons.

Professor Kevin Stenson, Honorary Professor University of Kent.  His abiding interest is in new forms of liberal governance operating from above through statutory and commercial institutions and from below through a variety of civil society institutions and networks both legal and illegal.  His funded research projects range from: studies of social work practice and voluntary group family interventions as overning technologies for family life, the study of the interaction between youth self organisation on the streets and attempts by police and voluntary sector agencies to govern them (including Jewish and other minority communities), studies of police stop and search practice with young black and ethnic minority people, and the development and evaluation of community safety, probation and youth work policies and practice.  He is currently involved in a study of youth and religious identity, funded by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council and the Economic and Social Research Council (£600k).  He has published widely in learned journals and publications also include, with Dave Cowell The Politics of Crime Control and with R. R. Sulivan Crime Risk and Justice.

Senator Ivana Bacik, LLB, LLM (Lond), BL, FTCD, is a barrister and Reid Professor of Criminal Law, Criminology and Penology at Trinity College Dublin. She is a Labour Party Senator for Dublin University (elected 2007 and re-elected 2011), and became Deputy Leader of Seanad Eireann in May 2011. Ivana has written and published extensively on criminal law, criminology, human rights, constitutional law and related matters, and has a long track record of campaigning on civil liberties, penal reform and feminist issues. Her publications include Kicking and Screaming: Dragging Ireland into the Twenty-First Century (O’Brien Press, 2004).

Please forward an abstract (no more than 300 words) of the proposed paper for consideration, including a working title, name and institutional affiliation to ucclawconf@gmail.com by 28th of March 2013. Notification of acceptance will be provided by the 26th of April 2013. Presenters will not be required to submit a version of the paper. Enquiries may also be sent to ucclawconf@gmail.com.

If you would like to attend the conference without giving a paper, please email Noreen Delea at n.delea@ucc.ie by 31 May 2013. Alternatively you can contact Noreen on 021 4903220. Registration is free of charge. If you have had a paper accepted at the conference, there is no requirement to register.

For updates and information, like us on facebook (Center for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Postgraduate Conference),  follow us on twitter @CCJHRlawucc and see the CCJHR website http://www.ucc.ie/en/ccjhr/

Dr Conor O'Mahony to speak on Same-Sex Marriage

Dr Conor O’Mahony has been invited to particiapte in the afternoon panel discussion at this Saturday’s session of the Constitutional Convention, concerning whether the Constitution should be amended to provide for marriage rights for same-sex couples.

The programme for the event, and a live stream of proceedings on the day, can be viewed at www.constitution.ie.
Professor Siobhan Mullally previously spoke at the Convention’s session concerning the constitutional provisions relating to the recognition of women in the home.

Aisling Parkes in Independant April 2013

"No Danger to Children in Same Sex Marriage" 16th April, 2013

http://www.independent.ie/opinion/analysis/no-danger-to-children-in-samesex-marriage-29198246.html

Environmental justice website - new

The Faculty of Law, UCC is delighted to announce a new website on Environmental Justice.

http://environmentaljustice.ie/

Dr Áine Ryall's powerpoint presentation from Law & the Environment conference held at UCC on 25 April 2013 are now available in the 'Documents' section of this new website.

 

Undergraduate Awards 2013

Business, Science, Humanities or The Arts - there's a category for you.

Winners are brought to the UA Summit 2013: an exclusive three day networking event in Dublin. 

Winners and shortlisted students are recognised as the best and most innovative in their field which can be a significant catalyst when pursuing further studies or their chosen career.

If you're planning to submit your best undergraduate coursework to the 2013 programme, make sure you follow this handy action list:

  1. Places are limited! To reserve your space in the competition register here.

  2. Review the submission guidelines to ensure you're on the right track. 

  3. Write a 100 - 300 word abstract to accompany your submission. 

  4. Fill out the submission form by May 24th. You can submit up to 3 different papers/projects. 

 

Need a little assistance? Email info@undergraduateawards.com

JOIN THE COMMUNITY 

undergraduateawards.com

facebook.com/undergraduateawards

@UndergradAwards

 

 

Report on Irish Consumers' Awareness and Knowledge of Legal Rights

 

REPORT ON IRISH CONSUMERS’AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF LEGAL RIGHTS

by Dr. Mary Donnelly and Dr. Fidelma White, Faculty of Law,University College Cork, April 2013 

Funded by the UCC Law Department Strategic Research Fund 2012/13

This Report presents the resultsof an empirical study conducted by staff at the Faculty of Law, UniversityCollege Cork (UCC) in relation to consumers’ self-perception and their actualknowledge of the law.[1]

Report on Irish Consumers' Awareness and Knowledge of Legal Rights

[1]Mary Donnelly, Senior Lecturer in Law; Fidelma White, Senior Lecturer in Law,and Cormac Gilroy, Research Assistant.  We are grateful to the UCC Law Department Strategic Research Fund which provided funding for this study and to Dr. Darius Whelan.

Appointments

EPA Advisory Committee Appointment

‌Dr Áine Ryall

Dr Áine Ryall has been appointed as a member of the Advisory Committee to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) by the Minister for Environment, Community and Local Government. The appointment is for a three year period, effective from 13 February 2013.

The Advisory Committee has a range of functions under the Environmental Protection Agency Act 1992, including making recommendations to the EPA, or the Minister, relating to the Agency’s functions.

Dr Ryall’s areas of expertise include: Irish and EU environmental law, in particular: environmental impact assessment; the Aarhus Convention; access to information on the environment; and access to justice in environmental matters.

 Further information: http://www.environ.ie/en/Environment/News/MainBody,32421,en.htm

Guest Speaker / Interviews

Dr Conor O'Mahony to speak on Same-Sex Marriage

2013/04/12 11:35

Dr Conor O’Mahony has been invited to particiapte in the afternoon panel discussion at this Saturday’s session of the Constitutional Convention, concerning whether the Constitution should be amended to provide for marriage rights for same-sex couples.

The programme for the event, and a live stream of proceedings on the day, can be viewed at www.constitution.ie.
Professor Siobhan Mullally previously spoke at the Convention’s session concerning the constitutional provisions relating to the recognition of women in the home.

On the Airwaves

Dr Conor O'Mahony

Dr Conor O'Mahony appeared as a guest on the Tonight with Vincent Browne programme on TV3 on the 17th July 2012 to discuss constitutional matters.  Dr O'Mahony was also a guest on The Week in Politics on RTÉ on the 24th June 2012 to discuss the Constitutional Convention, Seanad reform and the Children's Referendum.

Professor Siobhán Mullally

Professor Siobhán Mullally appeared as a panellist on RTE 1's 'Beyond Belief' four part TV series, discussing the role of religion in education and the rights of religious minorities in Ireland. Professor Mullaly previously led an Irish Research Council funded project on Religion, gender and mulituculturalism in Ireland.

Peter Ward SC interviews Bryan McMahon on RTÉ's The Lawmakers

Peter Ward SC, a former lecturer here who gave the graduation address on Wednesday 20th February 2013, interviews on The Law Makers, a six-part series on RTÉ Radio 1.  This series sees some of the most eminent members of the Irish legal profession reflect on both the personal contribution they have made to their profession and some of the landmark cases in which they have been involved. The series features,among others, Bryan McMahon, adjunct professor (http://www.rte.ie/podcasts/2012/pc/pod-v-17111227m27slawmakersbryanmcmahon-pid0-1647744_audio.mp3).

 RTÉ's The Law Makers: http://www.rte.ie/radio1/podcast/podcast_thelawmakers.xml

 

Printed Media

DPP needs clear protocols after assisted suicide ruling  O'Mahony C The Irish Times 15 January 2013

Trade union for judges in no-one's interest  Morgan DG The Irish Times 6 December 2012

Why can't a solicitor be attorney general?  

Pitfalls of pushing out presidential boundaries  

Counting the cost  OMahony C The Irish Examiner 12 November 2012

Changing the way we think about our children  

Keeping our youngest citizens safe  O'Mahony C The Irish Examiner 10 November 2012

Q&A  

Ruling on referendum bias confirms the need for change  

Yes could be a real game-changer   

Facing up to vote's reality  

A subtle change to protecting children   

Making a mountain out of an amendment  

State under obligation since 1992 on rights amendment  

Let public be the judge of poll merit  

Having regard for our children  

In all our children's best interests  

Stand up for our children  

Reform of residential tenancy law long overdue  

Listen to children during the silly season  

Constitution is not an obstacle to legalising gay marriage  O'Mahony C The Irish Times 16 July 16 2012

This so-called constitutional convention is a charade  O'Mahony C The Irish Times 7 June 2012

 

Blogs

A blog carnival was held on January 16th on www.rightsni.org (also available on www.humanrights.ie).

Here is a link to an entry written by Dr Catherine O'Sullvian, which summarises the various entries:http://rightsni.org/2013/01/legislating-for-article-40-3-3-blog-carnival-conclusion/

Recognition and Awards

Katherine Wade

Katherine Wade was awarded a Department of Children and Youth Affairs Research Scholarship to support her doctoral research at UCC into the legal recognition of neonatal medical research. 

Professor Ursula Kilkelly

Professor Ursula Kilkelly, who was successful in securing Irish Research Council funding for aproject as part of an interdisciplinary team with Dr Dympna Devine at UCD, Prof Eileen Savage, School of Nursing and Midwifery, UCC and Prof Tony Fahey, School of Psychology, UCD) on building capacity in researching children and youth. The project will culminuate in the expansion of the Structured PhD in children and youth studies in UCD to a joint offering between UCC and UCD

Professor Ursula Kilkelly on success in her application for SRF funding to develop an international research alliance on child-friendly healthcare together with colleagues in Nursing, Paediatrics and Public Health

Anna Marie Brennan, Seán Butler, Niall Harte and Katherine Wade

Anna Marie Brennan, Seán Butler, Niall Harte and Katherine Wade , who have all been awarded IRCHSS funding.  Katherine Wade was unable to accept, however, as she had already accepted the Minister for Children scholarship (see above) and was unable to accept the IRCHSS as a result.  Also commended are their supervisors Maeve McDonagh, Ursula Kilkelly, Fiona Donson, Siobhán Wills and Deirdre Madden.  This continues our record of an exceptional success rate in this competition – we have had 10 successful applicants in the past three years, and we are now up to a total of 28 since 2004, representing a total research income of approximately €1.2 million from the IRCHSS

Professor Siobhán Mullally

Professor Siobhán Mullally on her appointment by the Irish Government to the Permanent Court of Arbitration inThe Hague. Other Irish appointees to the Court are: Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns,Presidentof the High Court; Ms Máire Whelan SC, Attorney General; Mr James Kingston, Legal Adviser, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Professor Irene Lynch Fannon

Professor Irene Lynch Fannon, Head of College of Business and Law, on the publication and launch of Second Edition of Corporate Insolvency and Rescue, of which she was co-author

Ruth Nic Ginneá, BCL 2012, as one of the joint recipients of Gradam na Gaeilge 2012 in recognition of her work in promoting the Irish Language around UCC

Susan Leahy, Ella O’Sullivan and Silvana Rendel Beer

Susan Leahy, Ella O’Sullivan and Silvana Rendel Beeri, who were conferred with PhDs on Wednesday October 31st 2012

Aisling Dillon

Aisling Dillon, LLM (Child and Family Law) winner of the Law Society’s Annual Human Rights Essay Prize 2012

Shane McCarthy

Shane McCarthy on receiving funding under the VP for Research and Innovation’s highly competitive Strategic Research Fund to support his PhD on the Parole Board (supervisors Professors Shane Kilcommins and Caroline Fennell)

Kathy Bunney, Niall Colbert

Kathy Bunney, BCL III, and Niall Colbert, BCL Law & French, on winning 

Dr Siobhán Wills

Dr Siobhán Wills on winning a 2011/2012 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching

Gearóidín Ní Fhíobhuí, Audrey Ní Loingsigh

Gearóidín Ní Fhíobhuí and Audrey Ní Loingsigh from the Faculty of Law at UCC on winning the prestigious Bréagchúirt Uí Dháiligh National Moot Competition 2012

Eimear Arkins, BCLI IV, nominated as one of two UCC members on the newly formed Youth Council at the US Embassy

Undergraduate Awards 2012

Congratulations to Kathy Bunney and Niall Colbert, winners of an Undergraduate Award 2012!

 Extract from UA website:

Recognising undergraduate excellence

The Undergraduate Awards was founded in 2008 by two Trinity College Dublin graduates, Oisin Hanrahan and Paddy Cosgrave, as an initiative to celebrate students who propose fresh arguments and new approaches, providing undergraduate students with an opportunity to accelerate their ideas on a global platform.

From humble beginnings, UA has rapidly expanded to include top-tier universities across the globe, and, in February 2012, the organisation was deeply honoured to receive the official patronage of the President of Ireland, Michael D. Higgins.

Spanning all institutions on theislandofIrelandand select top-tier institutions in theUSA,Canadaand theUnited Kingdom, the Undergraduate Awards is open to students in their final or penultimate year on an undergraduate degree course.

In our quest to create a network of future thought-leaders and innovators across the globe, the Undergraduate Awards brings the UA winners to Ireland for the UA Summit – an action-packed three days that provides a collision point for the brightest undergraduate minds to collaborate, build relationships and revel in all that the city of Dublin has to offer.

Showcasing top calibre undergraduate research

In order to profile the work of each of the UA winners, their exceptional papers are published in the annual Undergraduate Journal and placed in the library of every academic institution on theislandofIrelandas a showcase of  excellent undergraduate research.

Connecting great students with great opportunities

The Undergraduate Awards hosts a series of dynamic events to bridge the gap between academia and industry providing students with stepping stones to connect with influential figureheads in politics, academia and industry.

UA also endeavours to provide all those who submit to the Undergraduate Awards with employment and internship opportunities.

(Extract from UA website)

http://undergraduateawards.com/2012_Winners.asp

President's Awards 2012

‌Professor Helen Whelton with Dr Siobhán Wills, winner of a President's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Dr Siobhán Wills (on right of picture) was recently awarded a 2011/12 President’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.  The Award was based on an assessment of Siobhan’s portfolio, written for this application, together with student feedback.  The selection committee that reviewed the applications included the VP for Teaching & Learning, the VP for Research, the Professor of Education, the Chairs of the Academic Council Learning & Teaching Committee and the Staff Enhancement & Development Committee, the Students’ Union Education Officers amongst others.

Siobhán, along with other Award winners, was presented with her Award by the President, Dr Michael Murphy, on Wednesday, 19th September 2012.

Dr Siobhan Wills, 
Faculty of Law:

Summary of Portfolio:

I adopt a ‘Teaching for Understanding’ approach which places the central focus of the teaching and learning process on active participation by the student with the aim of triggering and consolidating ‘deep learning’ of the subject. 

In my view there are at least two approaches to teaching the subject content of a module. Using the building block approach the class begins with the basics (such as sources of law) and gradually builds a whole structure out of the relevant concepts. Using the ‘thematic’ approach the class explores key themes in depth (and through time, looking at the law in context) and gradually builds their understanding of the subject through making connections between themes rather than by building their understanding through laying one conceptual brick on top of another.

Core Law modules for undergraduate Law students are generally taught with a primary emphasis on the ‘building block’ method; which is appropriate because of the large size of classes and because many of the students hope to go into legal practice. The primary task of a practitioner is to ensure that she understands the law sufficiently comprehensively to be able to advise the client on the application of that law to her problem. The legitimacy of those rules and their implications for the distribution of power within society are important but are secondary to the lawyer’s ability to advise the client.

A primary emphasis on the thematic approach works well in seminar modules and also in modules with a strong advocacy and/or field-work orientation (for example courses aimed at students intending to work in human rights advocacy organisations or in non-governmental human rights  or humanitarian organisations).

Bréagchúirt Uí Dháiligh 2012

Law and Irish students' success in Bréagchúirt Uí Dháiligh

A team of two BCL (Law and Irish) students, Gearóidín Ní Fhíobhuí and Audrey Ní Loingsigh from the Faculty of Law at UCC have won the prestigious Bréagchúirt Uí Dháiligh National Moot Competition.

Celebrating fifteen years since its inception, the Irish language moot is held in memory of the late Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, former President and Chief Justice of Ireland.  The competition gives third level law students an opportunity to display their advocacy skills in an authentic courtroom setting before practicing judges of the Supreme and High Courts.   Participants either defend or prosecute in an appeal against a court judgement.

Preliminary rounds of a high standard were held in the Kings Inns on Friday morning last , 9 November, where all teams had to prepare and plead both sides of the case. Oral submissions for the appellant and the respondent were restricted to twenty five minutes, with three minutes allowed for rebuttal by both sides. The final was held that evening in the Four Courts, presided over by Supreme Court Judge, Adrian Hardiman who were assisted in the adjudication by High Court Judges, The Honourable Roderick Murphy and the Honourable Mary Laffoy.  Oral submissions were judged under the following criteria : courtesy; logical and well constructed presentation; brevity; comprehensiveness; fluency; correct use of statues, cases and precedents; ability to answer Judges' questions; ability to deal with the other side's arguments and lastly, effective use of time given to rebuttal/response to rebuttal.

The UCC students emerged as the winners after coming through a number of difficult rounds and have ensured the continuation of a strong UCC law and Irish tradition in the completion with Gearóidín and Audrey being the 3rd winning team from the BCL (Law and Irish) degree programme, UCC having previously triumphed in 2003 and 2006 in addition to finishing runners up on two further occasions in 2002 and 2005.

Bhuaigh foireann Mic Léinn BCL (Dlí agus Gaeilge), Gearóidín Ní Fhíobhuí agus Audrey Ní Loingsigh ó Dámh an Dlí, Coláiste na hOllscoile Corcaigh, an mór-chomórtas náisiúnta Bréagchúirt Uí Dháiligh.  

Ar an bhfód anois le cúig bliana déag, is in onóir Iar-Uachtarán agus Iar-Phríomh Bhreitheamh na hÉireann, Cearbhall Ó Dálaigh, atá an comórtas á  reáchtáil.  Achomharc in aghaidh breithe cúirte a bhíonn i gceist, agus bíonn sonraí an cháis ar fáil roimh ré. LeBréagchúirt Uí  Dhálaigh, is féidir le mic léinn dlí a bhfuil máistreacht acu ar an nGaeilge barr feabhais a chur ar a gcuid scileanna abhcóideachta os comhair breithiúna de chuid na cúirte.

Reáchtáladh réamhbhabhtaí de ardchaighdeán in Óstaí an Rí  maidin Dé hAoine agus bhí ar gach foireann dhá thaobh an cháis a réiteach agus a phléadáil. Aighneachtaí béil a  mhair tuairim is fiche cúig nóiméad a bhí ceadaithe, mar aon le frisnéis de thrí nóiméad.  Bhí an chraobhbhabhta ar siúl sna Ceithre Chúirt an tráthnóna céanna agus is breithiúna den Ardchúirt,  An tOnórach Mary Laffoy agus An tOnórach Roderick Murphy, mar aon le breitheamh den Chúirt Uachtarach, An tOnórach Adrian Hardiman,  a bhí mar mholtóirí.  Thugadar ábhar, struchtúr, cumas argóna agus úsáid gutha san áireamh agus iad ag teacht ar a mbreith.

The UCC students emerged as the winners after coming through a number of difficult rounds and have ensured the continuation of a strong UCC law and Irish tradition in the competition with Gearóidín and Audrey being the 3rd winning team from the BCL (Law and Irish) degree programme, UCC having previously triumphed in 2003 and 2006 in addition to finishing runners up on two further occasions in 2002 and 2005.

Bhuaigh an fhoireann ó UCC sa chraobh tar éis dóibh teacht tríd roinnt babhtaí agus cuireann an bua acu leis an traidisiún láidir atá ag an gcéim BCL (Dlí agus Gaeilge) sa chomórtas. Is é seo an 3ú foireann ón gcéim atá tar éis bua a thabhairt leo sa Bhréagchúirt, bhuaigh UCC i 2003 and 2006 leis in airde ar an gcraobh a bhaint amach ar dhá ócáid eile i 2002 agus 2005.

http://www.irishtimes.com/newspaper/ireland/2012/1114/1224326566162.html

Katherine Wade awarded DCYA Scholarship

Katherine Wade, winner of a Department of Children and Youth Affairs Research Scholarship

Congratulations to Katherine Wade, winner of a Department of Children and Youth Affairs Research Scholarship. The scholarship was awarded to support her doctoral research at UCC. The scholarship covers annual fees and provides €16,000 per annum maintenance funding. Details of Katherine's research project are as follows:

"The Legal Regulation of Neonatal Medical Research: A Children's Rights Approach" Supervisors: Professor Ursula Kilkelly and Dr. Deirdre Madden.

Katherine was one of only two successful candidates awarded the scholarship, which represents an outstanding success for the Law Faculty in a highly competitive awards scheme.

http://www.dcya.gov.ie/documents/research/DCYA_tandc_2012.pdf

Professor Siobhán Mullally

Religion, Culture and Migration

Professor Siobhán Mullally was a presenter on the panel 'Religion, Culture and Migration', at the 5th Biennial conference of the European Society of International Law, held in Valencia, September 12th -15th 2012.

Full details and programme available at: http://www.esil-sedi.eu/node/185

Professor Siobhán Mullally appointed to Permanent Court of Arbitration (2012/07/13)

Professor Siobhán Mullally has been appointed by the Irish Government to the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague. Other Irish appointees to the Court are: Mr Justice Nicholas Kearns, President of the High Court; Ms Máire Whelan SC, Attorney General; Mr James Kingston, Legal Adviser, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.  

The Permanent Court of Arbitration was established by treaty in 1899. It is an intergovernmental organization with over one hundred member states, established to facilitate arbitration and other forms of dispute resolution between states, state entities, intergovernmental organizations, and private parties.

Members of the Court are potential arbitrators appointed by member states. Each member state is entitled to nominate up to four persons of “known competency in questions of international law, of the highest moral reputation and disposed to accept the duties of arbitrators” as “Members of the Court.” Members of the Court are appointed for a term of six years. 

In addition to forming a panel of potential arbitrators, the Members of the Court from each member state constitute a “national group,” which is entitled to nominate candidates for the election to the International Court of Justice (article 4(1) of the Statute of the International Court of Justice). The Members of the Court (along with the judges of the ICJ) are among a handful of groups entitled to nominate candidates for the Nobel Peace Prize.

Siobhán Mullally teaches a range of international law subjects at undergraduate and postgraduate levels at UCC and is Joint Editor in Chief of the Irish Yearbook of International Law, published by Hart: Oxford.

Dr Owen McIntyre

Dr Owen McIntyre to Chair the IUCN Specialist Group on Water and Wetlands

Dr Owen McIntyre was in attendance at the IUCN World Conservation Congress in Jeju, South Korea, where he was hosting a number of events at the Congress as Chair of the IUCN Specialist Group on Water and Wetlands.

Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller

Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller leads Port Training Programme in Tanzania

Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller has recently returned from a successful UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Training Programme on the Administrative and Legal Management of Ports.

Established in 1964, UNCTAD (United Nations Conference on Trade and Development) promotes the development-friendly integration of developing countries into the world economy.  UNCTAD has progressively evolved into an authoritative knowledge-based institution, whose work aims to help shape current policy debates and thinking on development, with a particular focus on ensuring that domestic policies and international action are mutually supportive in bringing about sustainable development.

The UNCTAD TrainForTrade Port Training Programme supports port communities in developing countries in the quest for efficient and competitive port management.  The programme consists of eight modules and a dissertation.  UNCTAD/TrainForTrade sends a specialist for one out of every two modules, to lead the training.  In the recent Module 7 Training Programme (Administrative and Legal Management), held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, Dr Bénédicte Sage-Fuller of the Department of Law, UCC, who has been involved with the programme for three years, was the lead trainer/specialist.  Dr Sage-Fuller taught alongside senior managers from the port community: Mr Abel Ayubu Manase Moyo - Head of Planning & Shipping Section of Tanzania Ports Authority. Mr Nelson Mlali – Principal Research Officer for Tanzania Ports Authority and Mr Hebel Mwasenga – Principal Planning Officer for Tanzania Ports Authority.

This module is part of UNCTAD/TrainForTrade’s Modern Port Management course, which consists of 8 modules that cover the main aspects of managing a port today.

  1. International trade and transport

  2. Organization of a port system

  3. Functioning of a port system

  4. Future challenges to ports

  5. Methods and tools of mort management

  6. Commercial and economic management

  7. Administrative and legal management

  8. Technical management and human resources development

Overall, the course lasts between 18 and 24 months (each port community decides along with TrainForTrade how long the programme will last). The course represents around 240 hours of training, not including the work needed to research and draft the final thesis.

The programme itself (Port Management, Train for Trade) is run also in other locations, including Namibia, Ghana and South Africa.  In addition, this year Port of Cork has become involved, hosting the Training of the Trainers in May/June 2012 (which was attended by Dr Sage’s three co-trainers on this programme) in conjunction with Irish Aid, Dublin Port, DCU and UCC.

Dr Sage-Fuller is currently teaching on the same programme for TrainForTrade being run in the Maldives.  She has also taught on the programmes in Tanzania, Malaysia and Indonesia.

More information can be read here, and a report from the August Training Programme in Tanzania (including a list of participants) can be read here: UNCTAD TrainForTrade Tanzania 2012.

Maeve McDonagh

Professor Maeve McDonagh Appointed to Independent Appeals Panel in Asian Development Bank

To strengthen access to information, the Asian Development Bank (ADB) today announced the appointment of three transparency experts to serve as members of a new Independent Appeals Panel. Their appointment will last three years.

For more information, please see the following: http://www.adb.org/news/new-independent-appeals-panel-strengthen-adbs-transparency-0

Annual Visit to the Institutions of the European Union 2013

  UCC law students with Ireland South MEPs Mr Sean Kelly (Fine Gael) & Ms Phil Prendergast (Labour) at the European Parliament in Strasbourg

A group of 15 UCC law students have just returned from a week long study trip to the Institutions of the European Union. The group, led by Declan Walsh (Lecturer in European Union Law) visited the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg, the European Parliament in Strasbourg and the European Commission in Brussels. Among the highlights of the trip were a lunch hosted in honour of the students by the Irish judges at the Court of Justice and a meeting with eight of Ireland's MEP's at the European Parliament.

The students also met a large number of UCC law graduates now working at a high level at the various EU institutions. The visit, which is an annual event, has occurred in every year since Ireland's accession to the European Union in 1973. 

The Faculty of law wishes to express its gratitude to the European Parliament for its generous financial support for the trip which allows the visit to take place.

Students on trip:

  • Leo Collins (BCL II)

  • Morgane Conaty (BCLF II)

  • Adrian Francis Crofts  (BCLF II)

  • Margaux Delord (ERASMUS)

  • Tara  Doyle (BCL II)

  • Amina Flynn (BCLI II)

  • Lea Grandemange (ERASMUS)

  • Lucie Kacerova (ERASMUS)

  • Joseph Kennedy (BCL II)

  • Therese McInerney (BCLI II)

  • Aimée Millar (BCLI II)

  • Marie Moss (ERASMUS)

  • Eilís O' Keeffe (BCLF II)

  • Sunniva O'Reilly (BCLI II)

  • James Reidy (BCL Irish II)

IEO Photo Competition

UCC Study Abroad Students Annual Photographic Competiton 2013

The International Education oFFIce (IEO: http://www.ucc.ie/en/study/international/) run a photography competition annually for UCC students studying abroad with the top twelve entries being included in the IEO Calendar.  This year we are delighted to be able to announce that UCC Law students have not one, not two, but three entries in the 2013 calendar.  Congratulations!

January 2013 : Laura Ní Dhruacháin, BCL Law & Irish IV

University of Montana

July 2013 : Laura Ní Dhruacháin, BCL Law & Irish IV

The Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park

October 2013 : Niall Colbert, BCL Law & French IV

Parc de l'Orangerie, Strasbourg

 

Dug Cubie Presentations

In addition to presenting at a recent American Society of International Law conference at Berkeley, USA, Dug Cubie, PhD student, also recently presented a paper at the Canadian Council of International Law's Annual Conference in Ottawa, Canada, and in a couple of weeks time will present a paper at a conference on humanitarian assistance at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

Links to the conference websites:

American Society of International Law (UC Berkeley): http://www.law.berkeley.edu/files/four_societies_conference--public_program.pdf

Canadian Council on International Law (Ottawa): http://www.ccil-ccdi.ca/conference-papers/conference-presentations-speakers/

University of Leiden Conference:  http://law.leiden.edu/research/news/conference-intern-humanitarian-assistance.html

Alice O'Donovan, BCL (Law & German) on the University of Hamburg

 

After graduating from UCC in 2011 (Law and German) I decided to pursue Postgraduate Studies in Hamburg, Germany. Having no idea what I was getting myself into (!) I left Ireland and studied European Legal Studies in Europa-Kolleg Hamburg, the institute for European Integration Studies affiliated with the University of Hamburg. An extremely intense year followed - in addition to examinations and a thesis, a work placement of two months was an obligatory element of the programme. I did an atypical internship at DG SANCO (Directorate General for Health and Consumer Affairs) of the European Commission in Brussels. Incidentally I now find myself back in Brussels, now working as an adviser for EUCOLAIT (the European Association for the Dairy Trade). As I wrote my thesis on an agricultural policy topic, I am very happy to work in my field of interest.

Going abroad to do a Masters was a very rewarding experience and definitely helped me to make decisions about my career and to broaden my horizons. I would probably not have considered it had I not received the support and advice that was available to me at undergraduate level at UCC.

I would advise anyone thinking of a career in a European setting to ask around, see what’s out there and definitely not to be afraid to try somewhere new for further study and experience!

 

Alice O’ Donovan, Brussels, Belgium

BCL (Law and German) Class of 2011

Elena Knyazeva at the Fifth Polar Symposium, Lapland, Finland

Elena Knyazeva, PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Law of the University College Cork had undertaken a research visit to the Northern Institute for Environmental and Minority law, Arctic Centre, University of Lapland, Finland from 4th to 15th of September 2012.  Meeting with leading Finnish legal scholars working on indigenous peoples rights in the Arctic region expanded her knowledge base and expertise in the area of indigenous rights.  During her visit to the Arctic Centre, she had gathered material devoted to Saami language rights which will help her to develop a comparative perspective in current language policies towards indigenous languages, with a particular focus on the Artic regions of Russia and Finland.

In the framework of the visit she made a presentation at the Fifth Polar Law Symposium 2012 in Rovaniemi. The event brought together internationally recognised legal scholars partaking in Polar research as well as politicians, stakeholders, local and regional actors. Elena’s presentation was devoted to the protection of linguistic rights of indigenous peoples within the Russian Federation. These symposia have proven to be extremely successful in promoting both scholarship and understanding of polar issues, including rights of indigenous peoples of Arctic region.

Apart from the participation in the Symposium, Elena had an opportunity to lead a study circle on the subject of indigenous peoples’ language rights and to share the specific experiences of the Arctic regions ofRussia. It opened up new possibilities for comparative analysis, exploring the significance of differing political systems and experiences of colonisation to contemporary policies on language rights. This kind of comparative analysis and discussion is only now beginning in the field of human rights law and indigenous peoples’ law.

Elena is determined to continue the long established academic cooperation with the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland in the future.

The research visit of Elena Knyazeva to the Arctic Centre of the University of Lapland was generously supported by the Aidan Synnott Travel Bursary.

http://www.arcticcentre.org/InEnglish.iw3 

Mark Dillon at the Hague

‌Mark Dillon with (l-r) Sarah Andrews, Órla Cronin and Mary-Anne Power

I work at the international Criminal Court in the Hague and currently there are six UCC law graduates working here.  Apart from some of the bigger universities like Harvard and Oxford, no other university is so heavily represented. 

On 17 July 1998, the international community reached an historic milestone when 120 States adopted the Rome Statute, the legal basis for establishing the permanent International Criminal Court (ICC or the Court). The ICC came into existence on 1st July 2002.  Based in The Hague, the UN city of Peace and Justice, the Court currently has nearly 1000 staff members.

The Court is the legacy of a series of ad hoc international criminal tribunals, stretching back to the Nuremberg and Tokyo trials, which were held after the Second World War. Later, in the 1990s, after the end of the Cold War, the international community reached a consensus that impunity is unacceptable and established tribunals like the International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia and for Rwanda. However, because these courts were established to try crimes committed only within a specific time-frame and during a specific conflict, there was general agreement that an independent, permanent criminal court was needed.

To date, 16 cases in 7 situations have been brought before the International Criminal Court, including, cases in Libya, Uganda, Darfur and DRC.

Like most international organisations there is a geographical distribution quota in place for the staff members of the Court.  Ireland has a quota of just 4.  It is surprising then to see that currently there are 5 former UCC law graduates working at the Court and another one as an intern. 

The work is immensely challenging and rewarding.  The crimes being investigated and prosecuted are horrendous, but the Court affords the opportunity for victims to participate in the process.  Additionally, the Court is one of the first and best examples of a functioning eCourt, so in terms of both law and procedure, it is cutting edge. 

More information can be found about the Court at its web page, www.icc-cpi.int

 

Susan Kennefick speaking from Leiden

My choice of the Law and French degree programme in 2008 is evidence of the fact that I have always had an interest in legal systems outside of our domestic one. This interest was further fuelled by the experience I gained during my Erasmus year inStrasbourg, an opportunity I will be forever grateful for. While living and studying there, the proximity of such international institutions, such as the Council of Europe and The European Court of Human Rights, did not escape my attention and I took full advantage of the circumstances I was lucky enough to find myself in by securing work experience in the European Parliament.

My Erasmus year had such an effect on me and on my decisions regarding my future career that I chose the modules with an international legal focus that UCC had to offer in final year, such as Human Rights, which I can add to my portfolio of Public International Law and International Relations, which I studied in Strasbourg.

All of these subjects interested me so much that I was certain I would continue to study international law in my Masters year. I chose the Public International Law LLM in Leiden, The Netherlands, as it perfectly catered to my strong points. It encompasses all the necessary tools to create an International Criminal Court prosecutor, a United Nations diplomat or an International Red Cross aid worker.

The university itself is renowned worldwide for its achievements. It can boast of having Grotius and Einstein as past lecturers and even today many prominent prosecutors, judges and writers visit to give lectures. The close proximity ofThe Hague, which houses the ICC and the ICTY to name but a few, allows me the opportunity to explore the institutions that prosecute infamous war-crimes regularly. It also holds the promise of contacts and internships for the future.

As regards the course itself, I thoroughly enjoy such modules as Conflict Resolution and Dispute Settlement, International Criminal Law, and The Protection against Chemical Weapons. I will write a thesis on a relevant topic and get to participate in moot courts with people from all four corners of the world with myriad different experiences. It is a perpetual learning curve and one that I am happy and thankful to be a part of.

Munich Advanced Course for International Law - Jennifer O'Sullivan 2012

It was the great Senator J. William Fulbright who once said "Insofar as International Law is observed, it provides us with stability and order and with a means of predicting the behaviour of those with whom we have reciprocal legal obligations".

This quite simply sums up the relevance of International Law in today's world and why I applied for a place on the Munich Advanced Course for International Law at the University of Munich this August 2012.  Having studied International Law through German during my year abroad, the chance to expand my knowledge at a world renowned International law institution under the world's top International Law scholars along with 29 other Law students from around the world was an opportunity I was delighted to be afforded.

The theme of the course this year focused on International War and Peace and involved seminars such as International Cybercrime, International Humanitarian Law, The Illegality of Targeted Killings, Reparations for War Crimes and Prosecutions for War Crimes.  To study under such reputable International Law academics such as Christine Gray, Judge Brunno Simma and David Cohen and the colourful debate that followed their every lecture highlighted to me the importance and benefit that can be gained from discussing legal problems and finding soloutions no matter what nationality one is.  I will never forget my time at the University of Munich, the many friends I made from around the world and, returning to my final year at UCC, I certainly have a broader perspective on International Law from my time in Munich.

Jennifer O'SulivanBCL (Law & German) IVSeptember 2012 ‌
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    Recent Developments in Equity, Probate and Succession Law

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    BHSC G10, 5.30 to 7.30pm

    Chair: Margaret Campbell, Solicitor

     

     

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  • Chinese Human Rights and Human Rights Education in China

    27 Nov

    Wednesday 27th November 

    CCJHR and Frontline Defenders seminar with: Professor Bai Guimei, Professor of Law, Peking University

    3-4.30pm, Moot Court Room, 1st floor, Aras na Laoi, UCC (1st floor)

    'Chinese Human Rights and Human Rights Education in China'

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    19 May

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    06 May

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    15 Apr

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  • BComm Work Placement Awards 2013/14

    27 Jan

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    26 Feb

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    UCC President, Dr. Michael Murphy, presented the ‘Student of the Year’ award to Mr. Fiachra Mullen, who also won the ‘Best Overall Presentation’ award for his presentation on the development of a model to predict business potential for Asian products in different Duty-free markets. 

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    27 Jan

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    02 Oct

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    16 Aug

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  • College of Business and Law - Transition Year Business Projects 2013

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    The Commerce Faculty at UCC in association with Cork Chamber invites Transition Year students to submit a project based on their experience of running a mini-company in their school. Download Poster 2013

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    02 Aug

    From L-R: Government Chief Whip Paul Kehoe TD, Dr Mary C Murphy, Dept of Government and Ceann Comhairle, Sean Barrett TD.First-time TDs report feeling overwhelmed, frustrated and beleaguered by life in the Dáil according to a UCC report.

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  • John Molson Undergraduate Case Study Competition

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    Kevin Barry, Marie Farrell, Evelyn McConnell and Justin Shwering, final year BComm students who participated in the JMUCC prestigious Case Study competition pictured with their mentors Dr Ed Shinnick, Dr Noel Woods and Ms Sheila Byrne at a ceremony to acknowledge the students participation.  Also pictured is Denise Treanor KPMG (sponsor), Mr Trevor Holmes, Vice President for External Relations and Professor Neil Collings, Acting Head, College of Business and Law.

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  • Deloitte UCC Executive MBA Graduate of the Year 2013

    13 Jun

    From l-r: Dr Michael Murphy, President, UCC; Kevin O'Riordan, McAffee; Honor Moore, Deloitte; Dr Joan Buckley, UCC MBA.

    Kevin O’ Riordan, of McAfee, is the recipient of the Deloitte UCC Executive MBA Graduate of the Year award for 2013. The reward is presented to the outstanding student of the recently graduated class.

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  • UCC Business Postgrads win International Business Competition 2013

    28 May

    UCC Business Postgrads win International Business Competition ...

    Five postgraduate students from UCC have won 1st place and best written report at the prestigious HEC International Graduate Competition, held in the HEC Business School in Montreal, Canada.

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  • Junior Certificate Excellence Awards

    04 Feb

    Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon recently awarded parchments to students who achieved outstanding results in their Junior Certificate Examinations 2012.  Five students from Regina Mundi and St Aloysius College, Carrigtwohill and Colaiste Muire, Cobh collectively achieved a total of 56 A’s.  Two of these students achieved 12 As and were two of only 19 students in the country to have such success.  

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  • Celebration of Talented Students 2012/13

    06 Dec

    A ceremony to celebrate talented students in the College of Business and Law at University College Cork, Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon, Head of College, presented awards to two groups of students was held in the Aula Maxima on Friday 30th November last.

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  • UCC Junior Certificate Business Studies Parchment Ceremony

    19 Nov

    Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon, Head of the College of Business and Law hosted the Annual Junior Certificate Parchments Awards at Devere Hall, University College, Cork on Monday 19th November 2012. 

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  • The College of Business and Law International Education Scholarships March 2012

    06 Nov

    Scholarship recipients from the College of Business and Law pictured with the Vice President for External Relations, Professor Steve Hedley, Dean of Law, Professor Neil Collins, Acting Head, College of Business and Law.

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  • Faculty of Law Essay Competition - Awards Ceremony January

    28 Nov

    The Faculty of Law at UCC held its annual Law Essay Awards Ceremony on Thursday, 19th January 2012, in the Council Room, North Wing to present the winners with their €200 cheques. Representatives from all participating schools as well as lecturers from UCC’s Department of Law were invited to attend. 

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  • BComm Work Placement 2012

    28 Nov

    At a recent BComm Board of Studies meeting Ms Sheila Byrne, Work Placement Manager on the  BComm programme was congratulated for her efforts in securing work placements for all BComm students.  

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  • Transition Year Students Congratulated on Business Project Awards 2012

    22 Nov

    Maria Immaculata Community College, Dunmanway, Co. Cork won the €1,000 first prize for their school's project  “Spic N Span”. Castlecomer Community School, Castlecomer, Co Kilkenny won the €300 second prize for their project entitled “Sound Hats!” and St Munchin’s College, Corbally, Co. Limerick won the third prize worth €200 for their “Uconnect” project.

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  • Dept of Management & Marketing's Dr Lawrence Dooley together with their institutional partners from QUB, DCU and NUI, Galway have secured funding from InterTradeIreland to deliver a three-year All-Island Innovation Programme.

    28 Feb

    This programme allows the institutional partners deliver innovation-related masterclasses by both national and international experts for the regional SME community to support its development.

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