IALT Annual Conference, 2006

Date: 7th April, 2006

Maryborough House Hotel, Douglas, Cork

Programme of Events*

Friday 7th April

17.00           Registration

18.00           Opening Address*

19.30           Supper for Delegates         Sponsored by LexisNexis

Saturday 8th April

9.30 - 11.00   Sessions One

Panel A       Chair Pat O’Leary

Criminal Law

                      Karen Brennan, University College Dublin

                      The continued relevance of the Infanticide Act, 1949

T. J. McIntyre, University College Dublin

                      Recent developments in surveillance and the law in Ireland

                      Sean E Quinn, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

                      What are the Common Law Offences in Ireland?

Panel B       Chair Geoff Shannon

Equality Issues and Human Rights

                      Dr. Neil Maddox, Lecturer in Law, Dublin Institute of Technology

                      ‘Legal Challenges to the Northern Ireland Parades Commission:

                                The Right to March, Judicial Review and the ECHR.’

                      Dr. Fergus Ryan, Dublin Institute of Technology

                      Defamation, Discretion and the Politics of “Outing”

                      Siobhan Cullen, Lettterkenny Institue of Technology

                      Cohabitees: The Case for Legal Recognition

Panel C

Changing Law

                      Dr. Catherine Donnelly, Wadham College, Oxford

                      Governance in the Changing Ireland and the Law’s Response

                      Thomas Mohr, University College Dublin

                      ‘The Foundations of Irish Extra-Territorial Legislation’

                      Alvin Stauber, Florida State University

                      Commercial Courts: A 21st Century Necessity?

11.00- 11.30   Tea / Coffee

11.30 - 1.00   Sessions Two

Panel D       Legal Education One Chair Vera Bermingham

                      Michael Maguire, University of Southern Queensland

                      Using Humour in Teaching Law - Using Technology across Borders

                      Larry Donnelly, NUI Galway
                      Clinical Legal Education Clinical Legal Education: Translating an                                                     American Innovation into Irish Practice

                      Michael Bryce, University of Detroit Mercy

                      Ignatian Pedagogy in Legal Education

Panel E       Employment Law One       Chair Fergus Ryan

                      James McDermott, University College Dublin

                      Workers ? Employees or Independent Contractors

                      Carol Daugherty Rasnic, Griffith College Dublin

                      Rough waters in the Irish Ferries-go-round industrial dispute

                                (with some comparisons and contrasts with U.S. federal labour law)

Panel F         Law and the Economy

                      Anna-Louise Hinds and Aoife O’Donoghue, NUI Galway.
                      Call it what you will, the Doha Development Round at the WTO and                                                 Ireland

                      Michael P. Malloy, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law

                      Transfer Pricing Principles and Economic Development:
                                The Tax Man and a Changing Ireland.

William J. Murphy, Pierce Law Concord, New Hampshire

                      Use of Intellectual Property for Financing and Risk Transfer

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch         Sponsored by Round Hall WESTLAW.IE

14.30           Exploration of Cork City (on you own) or

                Coach Tour - subject to time


Cobh (The Queenstown Story)

An exhibition in the restored Victorian railway station of the origins, history and legacy of the town formerly called Queenstown. From where convicts were transported to Australia, and later “coffin ships” sailed to America.

Charles Fort (1678) and James Fort (1601)

Built by the English to ward of the Spanish and others from Ireland


A historic and attractive Irish town, scene of the Battle of Kinsale of 1601.

19.30           Reception             Sponsored by Cork Institute of Technology

20.00           Annual Dinner         Sponsored by Tottel Publishing

Sunday 9th April

9.30 - 11.00   Sessions Three

Panel G       Chair Jim Walsh

Legal Education Two

                      Bruce Carolan, Dublin Institute of Technology

                      European Learning Outcomes in Law

                      Marian O’Neill Taplin, Waterford Institute of Technology

                      The learning outcomes of a modular undergraduate honours legal studies degree

Panel H

Employment Law Two

                      Niamh Howlin, IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar

                      Bringing the Horse to Water: Mandatory Recognition of Trade Unions in Ireland

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

                      Reflections on Some Comparative Federalism Experiences:

                                Ireland, the EU, and the US

Panel I

Comparative One

                      Dr. Jean Allain, Queen’s University of Belfast

                      Coming of Age in Ireland: Public International Law

                      Lucien J. Dhooge, Eberhardt School of Business, University of the Pacific

                      A Comparative Analysis of Punitive Damages in Common Law Legal Systems:

                                A Case Study from the United States
David Capper, Queen’s University Belfast
TheDemise of the Advocates Immunity

11.00- 11.30   Tea / Coffee

11.30 – 1.00   Sessions Four

Panel J

Landlord and Tenant Law

                      Cliona Kelly, University College Dublin – IRCHSS Scholar
                      Termination of a Residential Tenancy on grounds of Hardship

                      Deirdre McCaffrey, Sligo Institute of Technology
                      The Residential Tenancies Act, 2004: Towards an understanding of the dispute resolution process

Panel K       Privacy Law

                      Cian C. Murphy, King’s College London

                      From RSI to National Identity Number: Tracking the Development of the                                           Personal Public Service Number

                      Caroline Hart, University of Southern Queensland

                      Smartcard technology and associated privacy issues – a comparison of                                 Australian and Irish perspectives

                      Ursula Connolly, National University of Ireland Galway

                      The case for an Irish tort of privacy

Panel L       Comparative Two

                      Dr Anthony Gray, University of Southern Queensland

                      A comparison of the reception of refugee law and policy into legal systems, in                                     particular that of Australia and Ireland


                      Mary Catherine Lucey, University College Dublin

                      Jurisdictional Delimitation of EC Competition Law-Implications of Europeanization                       for Irish Law

13.00 – 14.00 Lunch

End of Conference

Alternative accommodation





At all times up to date information as to the Annual Conference will be placed on the Association Website.

Mid Year Conference 2006

The Mid Year Conference (a one day event) will be held in Dublin most probably on a Saturday in early November.

Annual General Meeting

The Annual General Meeting of the Association for 2006 will not be held during the Annual Conference but will be held on the day of the Mid-Year Conference.

Continuing Professional Development

Certificates will be issued for CPD purposes where required.

Annual Conference 2007

It is most probable that Annual Conference will be held in Dublin next year.

* Subject to change

Neither the President nor Council of the Irish Association of Law Teachers accepts any liability for any costs incurred by participants at the Annual Conference

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