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Sports Law Clinic Launch

Official Launch of UCC Sports Law Clinic - a free public advice service on sports-law related issues for UCC clubs as well as sports clubs and organisations in the wider community

The Sports Law Clinic from the School of Law, UCC will be officially launched at 7pm on the 23rd of November, 2016 in LG 51 Cavanagh Pharmacy Building, UCC. Admission is free and this event is open to everyone with an interest in sports of any nature. It will be of particular interest to those people who are members of, and volunteer in, sports clubs in their local community. UCC Sports Law Clinic is the first of its kind in the world, it being an undergraduate student-led law clinic which provides free legal information and direction to individuals and organisations on many sports-related matters. The clinic was established in 2015 by Dr Aisling Parkes and Dr Seán Ó Conaill from the School of Law, UCC on foot of a successful application for the Irish Research Council, New Foundations Award 2014. The Sports Law Clinic will not only provide a much-needed pro bono (free) service of a confidential nature both within UCC and the wider community, but it will also equip UCC Law students with unprecedented skills and experience by working directly with sports clients. The Clinic will investigate issues which may involve a consideration of legal standards and professional ethics and it will host much needed information sessions aimed at raising awareness about minimum standards of regulation in the sports field. The students who are actively involved in the running of the clinic have the opportunity to work on specific sports-related legal issues such as child protection, doping, governance, and disciplinary proceedings in a wide range of sports including rugby, athletics, soccer, GAA and boxing.

The Clinic operates under the direct supervision of the Co-directors, Dr Aisling Parkes and Dr Seán Ó Conaill, lecturers based in the School of Law, UCC. The work of the Clinic is also supported by an experienced advisory board of experts from various sporting, academic and professional backgrounds. Our upcoming launch intends to outline the services that the Clinic can offer for free to local clubs and individuals on regulatory and legal issues relating to sport. The event will also include guest speakers and will take place in the presence of the FAI Cup, in the wake of Cork City's recent triumph. Please join us for our official launch on the 23rd of November at UCC in The Cavanagh Building on college road opposite the AIB Bank, in room LG51 at 7pm. This event is open to everyone. Admission is free. Refreshments will be provided on the night.



Category: Sports Events: Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences
Date:
Time: 7pm-8.30pm
Location: Cavanagh Pharmacy Building LG51
Target Audience: All welcome
Admission Price: € Free
Contact: Aisling Parkes
021 4205167
http://https://sportslawclinic.wordpress.com/

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