The School of Law had a very successful outing at the Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference in Waterford. In total ten papers were presented by the School, six from member of staff and four from PhD students. First up were Dr Susan Leahy and Dr Kathryn O’Sullivan on the “The Civil Registration Act 2004 - Implications for Muslim Marriages”, and Eddie Keane on 'The Right to Strike under U.S., European Domestic, and EU Law’, followed by Dr Eoin Quill on “Reforming Quantum of Damages” and PhD candidate Stephen Strauss-Walsh, on “Why Context Matters - How Different Backgrounds Engender Different Victim Outcomes”. Prof Shane Kilcommins participated in a Pedagogy Workshop on the future direction of legal education. After a walk around the old city and the AGM there was dinner and an opportunity to catch up with former colleague Prof Jack Anderson, QUB.
Sunday morning saw three of the PhD candidates present a panel on medical law. First up was Hope Davidson on “Capacity - losing it and gaining it: issues for minors and elders” followed by Aoife Finnerty on “A pregnant woman's right to refuse treatment and Mary Tumelty on “Medical Negligence Mediation and the Irish Legal Profession: An Investigation into Attitudes and Experiences’. In a separate panel Norah Burns presented “Integrating Critical Thinking and Active Learning in Written Assessments: A Case Study of an Undergraduate Child Law module”.
Congratulations to Dr John Lombard and Hope Davidson who join the Council of the IALT.