Past Presidents

Current President: Deidre McGowan, Dublin Institute of Technology

Past presidents:

1979-1980 RV Heuston, Trinity College Dublin

1980-1981 James Brady, University College Dublin

1981-1982 Desmond Greer, Queen's University Belfast

1982-1983 Henry Ellis, NIHE Limerick

1983-1984 James Casey, University College Dublin

1984-1985 WR Duncan, Trinity College Dublin

1985-1986 Kevin Boyle, National University of Ireland, Galway

1986-1987 Frank Watters, Dundalk Institute of Technology

1987-1988 Judith Eve, Queen's University Belfast

1988-1989 Sean O’Connor

1989-1990 Finbarr McAuley, University College Dublin

1990-1991 Tom O’Malley, National University of Ireland, Galway

1991-1992 Brian Collins, University of Ulster

1992-1993 Raymond Byrne, Dublin City University

1993-1994 Paul McCutcheon, University of Limerick

1994-1996 Dermot Walsh, University of Ulster

1996-1997 Deirdre Madden, University College Cork

1997-1998 Tom O’Malley, National University of Ireland, Galway & Eoin O’Dell, Trinity College Dublin

1998-1999 Eoin O’Dell, Trinity College Dublin

1999-2000 Bruce Carolan, Dublin Institute of Technology

2000-2001 Ubaldus de Vries, Dublin City University

2001-2002 John Stannard, Queen's University Belfast

2002-2003 TP Kennedy, Law Society of Ireland

2003-2004 Fergus Ryan, Dublin Institute of Technology

2004-2005 Sean Quinn, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

2005-2006 Sean Quinn, Letterkenny Institute of Technology

2009-2010 Jennifer Schweppe, University of Limerick

2010-2011 Michael Doherty, Dublin City University

2011-2012 Deirdre Ahern, Trinity College Dublin

2012-2013 Noel McGrath, University College Dublin

2013-2014 Fergus Ryan, Maynooth University

2014-2016 Charles O'Mahony, National University of Ireland, Galway

2016-2017 Claire Hamilton, National University of Ireland, Maynooth

2017-2018 Mark Coen, University College Dublin



2019 Spring Discourse photos available

A selection of photos from the 2019 Spring Discourse held in the Kings Inns last April are available here. 

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2018 Annual Conference Photos now available

A wonderful set of photos from the 2018 Annual Conference in Athlone are now available.   

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2019 Kevin Boyle Book Prize – Call for Nominations

We are delighted to announce the 2019 Kevin Boyle Book Prize for Legal Scholarship. All members of the association are eligible for nomination and books published in any field of legal scholarship will be considered. Further details and the nomination form are available here. 

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2019 Conference Dates announced

The 2019 Annual Conference of the Association will take place in Limerick this year. The conference will take place at the Strand Hotel, overlooking the Shannon over the weekend of 22 to 23 November 2019. Further details to follow.     

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2018-2019 Council Elected

A big thank you to all our members who made the trip to Athlone for what was a very successful weekend discussing issues of law teaching and meeting colleagues, old and new. A new council has been elected and is listed here and Deirdre McGowan was elected President of the Association for the year 2018-2019. We look…

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