Common Law at the Crossroads: Facing Into The New Millennium

The aim of the conference is to discuss the challenges facing the common law.

These challenges include:

The growing impact of European law;

Codification and conflicts between national legal systems; and

International instruments on Human Rights.

The conference will also focus on the historical development of the common law and try to anticipate its future development.

Confirmed panels include comparative perspectives on the common law, the common law in Ireland, human rights law, property, family law, child law, private law and European law.

The opening addresses will be given by the Chief Justice Ronan Keane, and Michael McDowell T.D. Minister for Justice.

Provisional Timetable

Proposed Papers to date

Call for Papers

For information contact:

T.P. Kennedy,

President I.A.L.T.

Law Society of Ireland

Blackhall Place,

Dublin 7,


Tel.: 00 353 1 672 4802

The Conference fee and Guest rate includes a Friday buffet, lunch on Saturday and Sunday, the conference dinner on Saturday and optional walking tour of Galway on Friday night and a boat trip and tour of the Arran islands on Saturday.

The cost of the conference is as follows:

Conference fee Members €160 / £100 Non-members €200 / £130

Guest Rate: This includes all meals, boat trip to the Arran Islands and optional night time walking tour of Galway. €110 / £70

The conference opens with registration from 6 p.m. on Friday evening and finishes after lunch on Sunday.

Please return completed booking form and remittance (before Friday 14 March 2003) to:

Ms Lynda Sheane,

The Law School,

The Law Society,

Blackhall Place,

Dublin 7.

Tel: +353-1-6724802

Fax: +353-1-6724991


Further details of the facilities, which the Radisson SAS Hotel offers can be found at: Hotel Website

Hotel rates to delegates (based on Bed & Breakfast): €140 per night.

A list of alternative hotel and bed and breakfast accommodation is available on request.

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