IALT Annual Conference, 2005

Date: 18th March, 2005

Programme of Events

Friday 18th March Letterkenny Institute of Technology

17.00 Registration

18.00 Opening Address

Justice Susan Denham

Senior Ordinary Judge of the Supreme Court

Law and the New Technology

19.00 Reception

Sponsored by LexisNexis

19.30 Dinner for Delegates

Sponsored by Tottel Publishing

Saturday 19th March Letterkenny Institute of Technology

9.30 – Sessions One

Panel 1 Criminal Law


Sean Quinn, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Codification of Criminal Law – The problem of the General Part

Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick

The codificiation of the law on Homicide and the problem of domestic Homicide

Geoffrey Shannon, Law Society of Ireland

Children Act 2001

Panel 2 Intellectual Property

Chair: Fergus Ryan, Dublin Institute of Technology

Maire Ni Shuilleabhain, University College Dublin

Trade Mark Law: Responding to new challenges

Anthony Quinn, Law Library

Europe, Intellectual Property and Public Lending Rights

11.00- Tea / Coffee

11.30 – Sessions Two

Panel 1 New Ireland One

Chair: Sean Quinn, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Professor Christine Bell, University of Ulster Magee

Uniting Ireland: Legal practicalities, options and visions

Professor Colm Campbell, Transitional Justice Institute, University of Ulster Jordanstown

Where is transitional justice going?

Professor Colin Harvey, Queens University of Belfast

Rights as agents for change ? Assessing the promotion and protection of human rights in Northern Ireland.

Panel 2 Law Teaching

Chair: John Andy Bonar, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Vera Bermingham Kingston University

Law Teaching: Coursework Assessment in Legal Education: the UK Experience.

Professor Michael Bryce, University of Detroit

Law Teaching and Mentoring

Open discussion on Law Teaching,

With reference to Legal Education Post 30/9/05

“Until the establishment of a Legal Services Commission, both the Law Society and King’s Inns should issue detailed criteria for professional educational standards so as to allow other providers to enter the market.”

13.00 – Lunch

14.00 - Guest Speaker

Judge Aindrias O Caoimh

Court of Justice of the European Communities

“The judicial architecture of the European Court of Justice: Implementing the Treaty of Nice and reacting to Enlargement”

15.00 – Annual General Meeting of Association

15.30 Recreational Activity

Bus Trip to Malin Head most northerly point in Ireland

With stops at Grianan of Aileach, Fahan Cross, O’Doherty’s Keep, Buncrana, Donagh’s Cross, Carndonagh.

19.30 Reception

Sponsored by LexisNexis

20.00 Annual Dinner in Mount Errigal Hotel

Sponsored by Thomson Round Hall

Sunday 20th March Mount Errigal Hotel

9.30 – Sessions Three

Panel 1 Europe

Chair: Judge Aindrias O Caoimh

Dr. Blanaid Clarke, University College Dublin

The impact of the EU on Irish Corporate Governance Law

Marc McDonald, Dublin Institute of Technology

The Distance Selling Directive - Does it or doesn’t it apply to Tourism?

Lesley A.Walter, Cork Institute of Technology, University College Cork

Regulating the Digital Hub: A Critical Assessment of Ireland’s E-Commerce Law

Panel 2 Competition / Judicial Interpretation

Chair: Geoffrey Shannon, Law Society of Ireland

Mary Catherine Lucey, University College Dublin

“Exploring whether professionals are ‘undertakings’ in Irish Competition Law”

Dr. Fergus Ryan, Dublin Institute of Technology

Gender, Law and Language: New Frontiers in Judicial Interpretation

11.00 Tea / Coffee

11. 30 Session Four

Panel 1 New Ireland Two

Chair: Sean Quinn, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

Professor Michael P. Malloy, University of the Pacific – McGeorge

Development Law and Policy and the New Ireland

Professor David L. Gregory, St. John’s University

Comparative Fair Employment Law and the Plight of Minority Workers: Federalism Lessons for/from the EU, Ireland, and the US

Estelle Feldman, Portobello College and Trinity College Dublin

Is Sir Humphrey more at home in Belfast or in Dublin? Comparing Freedom of Information legislation.”

13.00 – Lunch

Sponsored by Tottel Publishing

Sponsoreship is acknowledged by

Cavendish Publishing

Oxford University Press

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