Law Students Highly Commended in Undergraduate Awards

Thursday, 4 October 2012

Pictured (left to right) are Martin O'Dwyer & Cian Moran
Pictured (left to right) are Martin O'Dwyer & Cian Moran

The School of Law would like to congratulate two exceptional students, Cian Moran and Martin O'Dwyer, who were amongst the Highly Commended students of the Undergraduate Awards 2012 - an international academic awards programme that identifies top students across the globe through their innovative undergraduate research.

Cian's essay, 'The Status and Protection of Humanitarian Workers in Armed Conflict' was completed under the supervision of  Prof. Ray Murphy. His interest in the Law Of International Armed Conflict came from serving in the Irish Army Reserves. Cian is now doing an LLM in International Law at the University of Nottingham after obtaining a scholarship to study there.

Martin's essay, 'The seal of the confessional: Sacerdotal privilege in Ireland' was supervised by Dr. Sinead Ring. Martin has been a fisheries protection officer with Inland Fisheries Ireland for nearly 20 years.

UA received 2,890 submissions overall and 203 from NUI Galway. Cian and Martin were within the top 10% in competition with students of top tier universities across the globe including Cambridge, St Andrews, Princeton, Trinity College, Yale, Queen's University and McGill.

Keywords: Law

Author: Michael Coyne, NUI Galway
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