The Faculty of Law welcomes all its students to the new academic year.
The Faculty of Law celebrated its graduates on Monday September 7th by awarding degrees at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Among the graduates were BCL students, those from the specialised programmes of BCL (International) and BCL (Clinical) and the degrees of law combined with French, German and Irish.
Initiated in the summer of 2005, the e-Law Summer Institute (eLSI) focuses on the emerging policy and law of the information age. Now in its fifth year, it is a co-production between UCC’s Faculty of Law and the Franklin Pierce Law Center, New Hampshire, and it utilises both the Faculty’s considerable teaching expertise in the fields of e-Law and Commercial Law and the Law Center’s deep understanding of the world of Commerce, Technology and Intellectual Property, resulting in an in-depth and pertinent course for the modern e-Law specialist.
The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights (CCJHR) recently concluded its Second Annual Course on Citizenship and the Law in Cork prison. Thirteen inmates completed the short course, delivered by staff of the Law Faculty over a six week period in May / June 2009.
Thursday June 18th saw the conferring of five PhD degrees in Law, across a diverse range of subjects covering corporate social responsibility, international criminal justice, minority rights, international environmental law and criminal law.
Verona Ní Drisceoil, PhD candidate at the Faculty of Law was awarded a Fulbright Student Scholar Award to study at Notre Dame University, USA.
The Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights at UCC will host its third annual postgraduate conference on April 30th, 2009. The theme for this year's event is “The Promise of Law: Political Claims and the Boundaries of Justice.” The conference will focus on the intersection of law and politics and the tensions between liberty and political expediency in view of contemporary challenges to civil and human rights principles.
Law and the Environment conference 2010 papers are now on the Web.
The scope and nature of peacekeepers' obligations to protect civilians from serious abuses of their human rights, such as genocide, war crimes, crimes against humanity and ethnic cleansing is the subject of a book just published by UCC Law Lecturer, Dr Siobhán Wills.
The Environmental Law Conference looks as issues susch as Legal Responses to Climate Change, Environmental Enforcement, Environmental Liability, Infrastructure and Waste Management, which include presentations on a range of key issues impacting upon environmental governance in Ireland today. The conference builds on the success of similar events held over the last six years and it is now the pre-eminent event in the Irish Environmental Law calendar.
The CCJHR Annual Distinguished Lecture
The CCJHR Annual Distinguished Lecture took place on Monday March 23rd 2009. The lecture on ‘The Extra-Territorial Reach of Human Rights Obligations’ was delivered by Mr Guy Goodwin-Gill, Senior Research Fellow at All Souls College and Professor of International Refugee Law at Oxford University.
Details of the event are below.
Some 115 students graduated from the Faculty of Law including Fidelma White, Senior Lecturer in the Law Faculty who was conferred with an LLD. Here are some of the images from the day here.