Taster Days for secondary level students

The first School of Law Taster day took place in December 2019 with approximately 160 Transition Year and 5th Year students participating. Dr Charles O’Mahony, Head of the School of Law, welcomed the students to the university and spoke about studying in the School of Law.  Students then attended interactive workshops on topics from Criminal Law, Contract Law, Tort and Human Rights facilitated by Dr Caterina Gardiner, Larry Donnelly and Ursula Connolly.

Law Taster Day 2019

Summer Schools for secondary level students

Nicola Murphy organised a Summer School in Law for secondary school students in June 2019. The summer school provided participants with an insight into studying law at NUIG.  Students travelled from all over the country to participate.  Dr Charles O’Mahony, Head of the School of Law, welcomed the students to the university and spoke about studying in the School of Law.  Dr Conor Hanly introduced students to Criminal Law; Dr John Danaher showcased examples of Loopholes in the Law; Dr Brian Tobin led a session on the Regulation of Surrogacy in Ireland; and Dr Connie Healy and Larry Donnelly led exercises in “Street Law” developed at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC.  The students also had an opportunity to meet with current students of the School of Law and learn about the different undergraduate law programmes that we offer. Dr Máire Áine Ní Mhainnín and Dr Deirdre Byrnes, from the School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, spoke about the opportunity to study French, German and Spanish, and Nicola Murphy and Dr Conor Hanly outlined the many exciting opportunities there are to study throughout Europe and internationally as part of the undergraduate law programmes offered at NUI Galway. Students also learned about the wide-ranging options available to them after graduation both as members of the legal profession (solicitors and barristers) and in alternative careers in law.

Ursula Connolly discussing Tort law with students

Pictured above is Ursula Connolly discussing Tort law with students