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”
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Get your tickets now for the UCD Law Review Research and Writing Session
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”
Earlybird Deadline Approaching Midnight tonight
Last few hours to get Early Bird submissions in!
Humanitarian Intervention: A Moral Impetus to Defy International Law?
By Iseult O’Callaghan. Iseult is a BCL (with Politics) graduate from UCD. In this article she critically discusses humanitarian intervention as a legal justification for the use of force.
Launch of the XXII UCD Law Review
Yesterday, the launch for Volume XXII was held at the Sutherland School of Law. A huge thank you to all those who attended, especially Ms Justice Nuala Butler of the Court of Appeal, the Dean of Law, Laurent Pech, and our Senior Academic Advisors, Dr Sarah Fulham-McQuillan and Dr Kevin Costello. Congratulations to all authorsContinue reading “Launch of the XXII UCD Law 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.
Taylors Fashions Ltd v Liverpool Victoria Trustees Co Ltd Forty Years On: The Relationship between Unconscionability and Estoppel in the Law of Equity
by Jennifer O’Toole. Jennifer is a recent BCL graduate of UCD. In this article, she assesses the impact of the English High Court’s seminal decision Taylor Fashions and subsequent jurisprudence on ‘unconscionability’ in estoppel.
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.
A Critical Response to Chapter IV of Natural Law and Natural Rights by John Finnis
by Ben O’Donnell. Ben is a fourth-year LLB student at Trinity College Dublin. In this article, he provides critical commentary on the manner in which John Finnis categorises ‘Religion’ as a ‘Basic Good’ and provides alternative ways to think about religion and faith in Finnis’ system of jurisprudence.