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Transition year Week 2019

Transition years

The School of Law has the pleasure of welcoming on campus 6 Transition year students from a variety of schools accross the Mid-West Region

They are:

Muireann Ni Shé - Gaelcholaiste Luimnigh

Kate McGann - Laurel Hill Colaiste (FCJ)

Aoife Halpin - St. Joseph's Secondary School, Tulla

Elias Butler - Villiers School

Mark Cusack  - St. Mary's Secondary School, Newport

Fiona Stapleton - Castletroy College (c/o Enactus/ SparkEd project)

They will be engaged in a variety of activties, including attending lectures, speaking to faculty members on research projects, attending guest lectures and also assisting in the 2019 A&L Goodbody Mooting Competition.

I have asked the students to engage in a daily blog. Please see a brief intro and  Monday and Tuesday blog entries below. Please also see a short piece from Fiona Stapleton on the SparkEd project she is participating in.


                  Hi our names are Muireann Ní Shé, Kate McGann, Mark Cusack, Fiona Stapleton, Aoife Halpin, and Elias Butler and we’re the lucky six who got the opportunity to take part in a week of work experience here in the school of Law at the University of Limerick.


                   On Monday, after introductions and swapping of names, we watched at 45 minute video on the Irish Legal System. We learned about law and the laws, different sources of law, the different branches. We then attended a lecture on law and human rights, which was very interesting and she spoke a lot about the right to life. The last lecture of the day was about law and sports, where we were discussing assault on the pitch.


                   On Tuesday, we started off with Land law, where we learned about the complications of wills and assets left behind by the deceased. Then we had a tour of the campus by students attending UL. It was really cool and we got to see the whole library and court rooms. Then we sat in to a talk about crime investigation in Ireland. It was really interesting.


Hi my name Fiona Stapleton, I found out about the law work experience because of the SparkEd Enactus program. SparkEd is a youth leadership program that has different workshops to develop skills and to get involved in the community. One of the things SparkEd does is it runs a volunteer workshop, it partners with local charities and gets young people involved in volunteering each week. It also runs a series of workshops on decision making, communication and leadership skills. The is also a bootcamp where we can receive advice on CV skills. This year they have also partnered with companies including the UL law department and offer work experience, this is how I have gotten into this week of work experience.