Honourable Mr Justice Gerard Hogan Delivers NUI Galway’s School of Law Annual Distinguished Lecture

Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, the Hon. Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan
Dec 03 2020 Posted: 19:34 GMT

Advocate General of the European Court of Justice, the Hon. Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan, delivered NUI Galway’s School of Law Annual Distinguished Lecture 2020 on  Thursday, 3 December. During his lecture, “Re-examining McGee, Norris and the X case”, Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan discussed and reflected upon these seminal Irish constitutional law cases and recent constitutional reform.

The School of Law Annual Distinguished Lecture was chaired by Professor Siobhán Mullally, Director of NUI Galway’s Irish Centre for Human Rights and UN Special Rapporteur on Trafficking in Persons, especially women and children.

Dr Charles O’Mahony, Head of the School of Law at NUI Galway, said: “The School of Law Annual Distinguished Lecture plays an important role in further enriching our students’ learning experience. There are many important lessons to be learned in this year’s lecture “Re-examining McGee, Norris and the X case” including an opportunity to re-consider these important judgments from a comparative, legal and social perspective.”

The Hon. Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan is a renowned legal scholar and has served as Advocate General of the European Court of Justice since 2018. Previously Mr. Justice Hogan was a former Judge of the Court of Appeal and the High Court of Ireland.

Now in its tenth year, previous speakers of the Lecture have included: Professor Christopher McCrudden of Oxford University; Judge John T. Noonan of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Professor Neil Walker of Edinburgh University; Baroness Brenda Hale of the UK Supreme Court with Mrs. Justice Catherine McGuinness of the Irish Supreme Court; Mr Justice Nial Fennelly of the Irish Supreme Court; Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland; Judge Síofra O'Leary of the European Court of Human Rights; and Justice Leona Theron of the Constitutional Court of South Africa.

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