About the Review

The UCD Law Review is among Ireland’s leading student-run peer-reviewed legal journals. Currently in its 21st Volume, the Review seeks to publish, on an annual basis, a comprehensive and distinguished journal of legal scholarship. Our Review is internationally recognised, providing significant contributions to legal understanding and debate.  Our academic advisory board consists of the members of the law faculty in the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin, which is a top Irish law school in the QS World University Rankings.

The UCD Law Review is proudly sponsored by Arthur Cox.

Editorial Board for Volume 21

Emily Cahill  || Editor in Chief

Emily is a third year BCL (Law with Economics) student from Killarney, Co Kerry. A recipient of the Nominate Torts Gold Medal and a Stage Three UCD Law Scholar, Emily also worked on the Editorial Board of the UCD Law Review for Volume XX. Former Secretary of the UCD St Vincent de Paul Society, Emily is interested in the nexus between law and social change.

Tommy Mac Diarmada  || Deputy Editor

Tommy is a final year BCL (Law with Politics) student from Carlow. He is a co-recipient of the 2017-18 Brian Farrell medal for Politics from UCD SPIRe, and a former Correspondence Secretary for UCD LawSoc (108th Session). He has interned with the Irish Penal Reform Trust and with Michael J. Staines & Co.

Omotola Ilori  || Treasurer

Omotola (Tola) is a final year BCL student from Meath. She is currently the UCD brand ambassador for Arthur Cox and will be contributing to the 2021 UCD Student Legal Service Publication. Former Literary and Historical Society Fellowships Officer (164th Session) and UCD Gospel Choir Auditor (2018/19), Omotola studied in Universiteit Antwerpen for her Erasmus semester.

Isabel Doyle  || Libraries Officer

Isabel is a final year BCL (Law with Economics) student from Dublin. Former Ents Officer for UCD LawSoc (108th session), she won the Vivian Laven Moot Court Competition with her partner in 2018. Isabel is currently writing a thesis in the field of Evidential Law for the UCD Research Module.

Patrick Flynn  || Secretary

Paddy is a final year BCL (Law with History) student from Kerry. He was a DCU National Moot Finalist and is currently a BPP Advocate of the Year Finalist. He is committed to his local community through the GAA, community activism and promoting local history. He has interned with Fieldfisher and took part in the Fordham Law Summer School on Conflict Resolution. 

Jessica Commins  || Communications Officer

Jessica is a third year BCL (Law with History) student from Malahide, Dublin. She is the inaugural winner of the Kate Breslin Medal for Creating History (2018) and a Stage Two UCD Law Scholar. She has interned with the Legal Aid Board (Medical Negligence Unit) and will intern with the Irish Immigrant Council this summer. Jessica is also a UCD SLS Journal Sub-Editor and Contributor.

Oisín Magfhogartaigh  || Communications Officer

Oisín is a final year BCL (Law with Philosophy) student from Limerick. He has served on UCD LawSoc’s 110th, 109th and 108th sessions, receiving the society’s Gold and Silver medals for mooting.  A former Brand Ambassador for Linklaters LLP and Bord na Gaeilge scholar, Oisín writes for The College Tribune and regularly performs and directs with UCD Dramsoc.

Nessa Denihan  || Publications Officer

Nessa is a final year BCL (Law with History) student. She was awarded a Stage Two Scholarship for academic achievement by UCD in 2019. Nessa frequently writes for the University Observer and spent a semester abroad at Charles University Prague. She has a particular interest in comparative constitutional law and Irish constitutional history.

Robert Adamson  || Publications Officer

Robert is a first year MCL student holding a BA Honours Philosophy (Minor in Political Science) from McGill University, where he was an RGCS Student Fellow. He undertook training in architecture at the University of British Columbia and has worked in architecture in Dublin since 2018, maintaining a particular interest in law, land use, and development.

Patrick Doherty  || Launch Convenor

Patrick is a second year Business and Law student from Dublin. He is the former Business Editor of the College Tribune, founder of the UCD Investors and Entrepreneurs Society ‘Decoding Finance’ series, along with the UCD Equities Trading Game. Patrick is passionate about all things law and finance and how the two fields converge.

Kevin McDermott  || Launch Convenor

Kevin is a final year MCL student from Dublin. An engaged and enthusiastic student, Kevin also holds a BA in English and Philosophy and represented the Philosophy department in the 2019 UCD Undergraduate Prospectus. He is keenly interested in the Law of the European Union and in commercial arbitration.

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