On 5th-6th June, the School of Law hosted the 6th annual Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference. Over forty delegates travelled from a variety of countries including: Slovenia, Czech Republic, Italy, Scotland, Japan, South Africa, Namibia, UK, Hungary, France, Canada, India, Switzerland, Finland and also from universities in Ireland. The conference featured a mix of early career researchers and established academics.
All were very impressed with the beautiful campus at the University of Limerick. Various corners of comparative law were explored, such as family law, human rights, legal history, company law, trusts, international law, ECHR law, medical law, criminal law, judicial process. The conference was opened by Professor Esin Örücü of the University of Glasgow, who spoke about the changes to the study of comparative law over the years. The closing keynote was given by Dr Mia Korpiola of the University of Turku, with an insightful journey into the world of legal cultures and professions.
The conference was a great success, and most sincere thanks are extended to all who helped in organising it: to the organising committee of Dr Laura Cahillane, Hope Davidson, Michelle Stevenson and Dr Seán P. Donlan; to volunteers Kieran fox and Conor O’Driscoll; to Carol Huguet and Emma Foley in the School of Law Office and to all the staff in the School of Law, (many of whom gave up their Saturday to chair a session) for their support!