About the Review

The UCD Law Review  is among Ireland’s leading student-run peer-reviewed legal journals. Currently in its 23rd 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 23

Iseult O’Callaghan || Editor in Chief

Iseult is a BCL (with Politics) graduate from Dublin and a part-time tutor at UCD Sutherland School of Law. She was awarded the Conor Martin Memorial Prize by UCD SPIREe in 2019/20. She has interned with McCann FitzGerald, DLA Piper and Arthur Cox. She will pursue an LLM in the United States in autumn 2023 before beginning a training contract.

Alessandra Accogli  || Deputy Editor

Alessandra is a PhD at UCD Sutherland School of Law. Her research focuses on climate change, ecosystem protection and human rights. Alessandra holds an LLM in Public International Law as well as a one-year Master’s degree in Political Science from Université Libre de Bruxelles and a Second cycle Master’s degree in Law from Università del Salento.

Caitríona Hosford  || Secretary

Caitríona is a final-year BCL (Law with Politics) student. She is currently PRO for the UCD Student Legal Service and a Contributor to the 2023 SLS Journal. Previously she served as Secretary of the 105th session of the UCD History Society. She has interned with A&L Goodbody and studied abroad at Stetson University College of Law Florida.  

Mollie Breen  || Launch Convenor

Mollie is a final year BCL (with History) student from Armagh. She studied at the University of Texas at Austin, where she worked with attorneys to represent clients on Texas death row in the Capital Punishment Clinic. She participated in the Oxford Model United Nations Competition. She is a writer for the Observer and was a UCD SLS Journal contributor and sub-editor. 

Stéphane de Bairéid  || Launch Convenor

Stéphane is a first-year BCL (Law with French Law) student from Wicklow. He is currently a Debates Convenor for the Literary & Historical Society (168th Session). He won the James Joyce Maidens 2022 Plate Final and has competed for the L&H in debating at an intervarsity level.

Ava Marie Hildy Gonzalez || Launch Convenor

Ava is a final-year BCL student from Washington DC. She is the recipient of the third place 2023 Bank of Ireland Finance Award prize for stage 3. She interned at Dechert in 2022 and will be interning at the Chicago Federal Defenders office in summer 2023.

Ayah Abubakar  || Communications Officer

Ayah is a final-year BCL student from Khartoum, Sudan. She was a contributor for the UCD SLS journal for which she now acts as sub-editor. She was awarded 1st place in the JLTI National Japanese Speech Contest 2019 and is currently UCD Japanese Society’s Language Officer. Ayah studied a semester abroad at the National University of Singapore.

Robin Jowett  || Communications Officer

Robin is a second year Law (BCL) student from Wexford. He is the UCDSU Law College Officer, is the UCD Junior Schools Debate Convenor with LawSoc, and is a contributor to the SLS Student Journal. He also won the Bank of Ireland Finance Bronze Award for Nominate Torts. In his spare time Robin enjoys playing piano and is a part-time accompanist. 

Molly McHugh  || Libraries Officer

Molly is a final-year BCL (Law with Politics) student from Mayo.  She studied in the University of British Columbia, Vancouver last semester as part of UCD’s international exchange programme and was a candidate for the Fordham University, New York summer school.  She served as UNICEF UCD President in 2021.  Molly is currently a UCD SLS Journal sub-editor.

Ruth Kilrane  || Treasurer

Ruth is a second-year Bachelor of Civil Law student. She has interned in a small law firm focusing on employment law. She is currently a volunteer with the UCD Student Legal Service legal clinic and reached the semi final of the UCD Law Society’s Vivian Lavan mooting competition. She has a particular interest in competition law and sustainable finance. 

Robert Foyle  || Publication Officer

Robert is a final-year BCL student from Wexford. He served as contributing writer for the UCD Student Legal Service Journal in 2022. He has studied at the University of Connecticut on exchange and completed a summer school run by the Fordham University School of Law. He has a particular interest in Intellectual Property Law and Constitutional Law.

Kieran Spencer || Online Publication Officer

Kieran is a second-year Masters in Common Law student from Pennsylvania in the United States. He served as Secretary General at UCD’s 2022 MUN conference. In addition, Kieran contributed to the UCD Student Legal Service Law Journal as a writer and sub-editor. He looks forward to moving to Prague next year to join his wife.

Kiri O’Neill  || Online Publication Officer

Kiri is in her final year of law at UCD. She is an Ad Astra performing arts scholar and member of the UCD Choral Scholars. Kiri was recipient of the Bank of Ireland Finance awards gold medal for academic performance in third year law. She is currently writing her dissertation on Irish judicial appointments.

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