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Our first house meeting of the year will take place tonight in Boole 1 @ 7:30pm where Minister of State for Justice David Stanton will discuss the integration of asylum seekers in Direct Provision.
David Stanton TD is the Minister of State at the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration. Minister Stanton will address a House Meeting of the Society, in collaboration with the UCC STAR Society, on Rights and Duties in Direct Provision, on Wednesday, November 1st at 7:30 pm in Boole 1. A native of Midleton, Minister Stanton was first elected to Dáil Éireann in 1997 as a representative of Cork East, and he has been re-elected at each election since. In the previous Oireachtas, Minister Stanton was Chairperson of the Joint Oireachtas Committee on Justice, Defence and Equality and dealt with an array of policy and legislative issues in areas such as legal capacity, domestic and sexual violence, prostitution, bankruptcy, firearms, penal reform, new Garda Authority and Human Rights and Equality Commission. On the 19th of May 2016, he was appointed Minister of State in the Department of Justice and Equality with special responsibility for Equality, Immigration and Integration. It is in this role that Minister Stanton has direct respobility over the Government's policy on immigration. Minister Stanton will specifically focus the integration of assylum seekers in Direct Provision in his address. Minister Stanton will be presented with a gold medal of Honorary Lifetime Membership of the Society in recognition of his contribution to Irish politics and law reform.
One day down and 3 to go! Tomorrow is our fascinating Law Conference where speakers will be discussing The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017. Goody bags are prepped and ready to go! We're looking forward to seeing everyone there. Don't miss your last chance to register for the conference by emailing email@example.com
If you’re heading back to campus tonight after the bank holiday, soften the blow by taking part in our quiz night in the Rock! Excellent prizes to be won including Ball tickets, vouchers and more! Teams of 4, €12 entry.
Since its enactment following a turbulent referendum campaign (described by one author as the “second partitioning of Ireland”) in 1983, the Eighth Amendment to the Irish Constitution – which protects the right to life of the unborn – had polarised public opinion like no other issue. Nationally, it has generated a series of landmark court decisions and multiple subsequent referendums. Internationally, it has directly or indirectly led to Ireland being held in violation of international human law by a number of international bodies. Lobbying and protest marches by both sides of the debate are a continuing feature of Irish politics, and the issue is rarely out of the national and international media. In October 2017, an Oireachtas Committee voted that the Eighth Amendment should not be retained in its current form, making it highly likely that a referendum on either reform or outright repeal of the Eighth Amendment will be held in 2018. This lecture will trace the genesis and evolution of the Amendment, focusing in on key controversies over the past 35 years and exploring the range of options open to the Oireachtas in advance of any forthcoming referendum. Dr Conor O’Mahony is a senior lecturer in constitutional law at University College Cork.
The winners of the Snapchat competition are.... *drumroll* @christthecroke and @clarenev 🎉 Ye can collect your tickets from Jasmine on Tuesday. Message her to arrange collection. *** If you missed your opportunity to grab those last free Afters tickets to the Law Ball then you're in luck! More free tickets we say 🎉 One lucky Law Conference attendee will have a pair of Afters tickets stashed in their goody bag as a treat 🎫 To secure your place at the Conference, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and student number. Lectures will be cancelled up until 2pm when the Conference ends, so you have no reason not to register right now!
It's almost upon us... LAW WEEK 2017! We've got some great bits on this year with it all kicking off Monday night at our quiz in the Rock at 7pm. We have some fantastic prizes to be won including Law Ball tickets and Coqbull vouchers! * The annual Law Conference entitled "The Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Act 2017: Reforming Law to Reform Attitudes" will be held in the Aula Maxima on Tuesday where speakers who are experts in areas of sexual consent, bystander intervention, victim trauma, will address attendees. Registration for the event is now open so email email@example.com to secure your spot. * Former High Court judge Dr Bryan McMahon will address a House Meeting of the Law Society, in collaboration with the UCC STAR Society, on Rights and Duties in Direct Provision, on Wednesday, November 1st at 7:30 pm in Boole 1. Judge McMahon will be presented with a medal of Honorary Lifetime Membership of the Society in recognition of his scholarly contribution to society. * Last, but most certainly not least, we will be closing the week with the highly anticipated Law Ball 2017: The Prohibition in Rochestown Park Hotel. We have three amazing acts lined up for you; The Band Anna, Daithí and Fleece! Afters tickets are still available for €20. Step into the roaring 20s with us for a night that is sure to blow you away!
Are those impending assignments starting to make you a little anxious? Come along to Cork Online Law Review's Author's Night to pick up the best tips and tricks to be able to face them head on. It's set to be a really informative night with speakers from Arthur Cox, UL and more! Tonight at 7pm in the Boole Library Creative Zone. *** Tickets for the Law Ball are on sale now outside the library!
We'll be holding a quiz in the Rock to ease us back in after the Bank Holiday and kick off our exciting Law Week! The MC for the night will be our Recording Secretary, David Condon, and it will be a general knowledge quiz with a bit of music thrown in too! We're giving away some fantastic prizes on the night including: 1st place team - 4 Afters Tickets to the Law Ball 2nd place team - €80 worth of Coqbull vouchers 3rd place team - a round of drinks in the Rock Teams of 4 with a €12 entry fee (€3 per person).
Do you want to WIN 2 Afters tickets to the much anticipated Law Ball? Here's what you have to do! Step 1: Add @lawsoc on Snapchat. Step 2: Post the Law Ball poster as your story. It's that easy! We'll be choosing one lucky winner this Thursday so get sharing asap. *** Tickets are on sale from 11am - 3pm today!
Here are some shots from our networking event with William Fry where Bressie gave an excellent and thought-provoking talk on Mental Health and Resilience that was applicable to all in attendance. *** Law Ball tickets will be on sale today outside the library from 2pm-5pm!
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Our 2nd charity sponsor is dress4success Cork! 💄💄 The mission of Dress for Success Cork is to empower women to achieve economic independence by providing a network of support, professional attire and development tools to help women thrive in work and life. Their programmes include one-to-one coaching/confidence building, CV review, interview training, styling for Interview and IT training. Our vision is one where women do not live in poverty, where women are treated with dignity and respect and where women strengthen their families and shape their communities.
The DPP Claire Loftus is a great example of the varied of legal careers held by women. Looking forward to seeing her speak on March 10th! 🎉 Claire Loftus has been a prosecutor since 1993. She was appointed Chief Prosecution Solicitor in 2001, a senior management position in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) responsible for delivery of all solicitor operational services to the DPP nationwide. In 2009 she was appointed as Head of the Directing Division of the Office which is responsible for making prosecutorial decisions and directing proceedings. She was appointed DPP in November 2011. Claire Loftus holds an MSc degree in Public Sector Management from Trinity College Dublin (2002) and a Higher Diploma in European Law from University College Dublin (1996)
Very excited to announce that Matheson will be one of our social media partners for the forum! Matheson is pleased to sponsor UCC Law Society’s Women in Law Forum and the firm is delighted that Dress4Success and Edel House are being recognised at the Women in Law Forum. Matheson’s primary focus is on serving the Irish legal needs of internationally focused companies and financial institutions doing business in and from Ireland. We are headquartered in Dublin and also have offices in London, New York and Palo Alto. More than 600 people work across our four offices, including 80 partners and tax principals and over 350 legal and tax professionals. Our success has been built on the implementation of a clear client-focused strategy, a commitment to excellence and the calibre of our people. Our core values of talent, results, excellence, client focus and teamwork influence everything that we do, and push us to achieve the highest standards as legal professionals and advisers to our...
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