Oral Oaths in Ireland: A Case for Reform

by Alejandro Bans Burtchaell Alejandro Bans Burtchaell is a current Masters in Common Law student at UCD. In this article, he discusses issues with the current Irish system for swearing oaths and affirmations in the courtroom before proposing that Ireland  abolishes the oath and adopts the secular Swiss system of secular affirmations. Section 21 ofContinue reading “Oral Oaths in Ireland: A Case for Reform”

Tips on preparing a submission from the Volume 21 of the Review

We are eager to share this recording of a session hosted by the Vol 21. Review. The session covers a number of topics including tips on drafting submissions and legal writing in general. Speakers for the session included; Ms Justice Úna Ní Raifeartaigh, former Dean and current Professor in Sutherland School of Law Dr Niamh Howlin, formerContinue reading “Tips on preparing a submission from the Volume 21 of the Review”

Call for Submissions

The UCD Law Review is currently accepting submissions for Volume 23. See here for submissions criteria. The Editorial Board would like to thank everyone who made a submission to Volume 22. We were delighted to have received a high volume of quality submissions on a diverse range of topics.

The Graham Dwyer Court of Justice Appeal: A Cruel Criminal With a Worthy Question

by Charlotte Waldron. Charlotte is a final-year Business and Law student at UCD. In this article, she critically assesses the Court of Justice’s decision in the Graham Dwyer appeal which concerned the use of data in fighting serious crime. She discusses the meaning of the Court’s decision for EU Member States’ data protection obligation’s in the context of law enforcement.