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UL opens moot appeal court for law students
A&L Goodbody partner Dr Vincent Power, Professor Raymond Friel of UL School of Law, Mr Justice John Murray and Professor Shane Kilcommins, head of UL School of Law

25 Mar 2019 / education Print

UL opens moot appeal court for law students

The University of Limerick has launched a new moot appeal court as part of its School of Law.

The new moot appeal court is sponsored by leading firm A&L Goodbody.

Mock tribunals

The court will be used by law students to run mock tribunals and court cases to hone their academic legal skills into practical legal skills in a simulated environment.

The new moot appeal court was launched on 20 March at an event chaired by Mr Justice John Murray.

Speakers included A&L Goodbody partner Dr Vincent Power, and Professor John Friel of the University of Limerick, who discussed what Brexit means for Ireland and businesses in Munster.

Ronan Lyons, partner responsible for ALG's Trainee Solicitor Programme, said “This state-of-the-art facility will enhance the students' practical court room skills and reflects A&L Goodbody's values of innovation and market leadership.

“Every year we recruit a number of high quality trainees, summer interns and co-op students from the University of Limerick and we look forward to our relationship with the University continuing to grow over the coming years."

Exciting

Professor Shane Kilcommins, Head of the School of Law at University of Limerick, said "This sponsorship agreement with A&L Goodbody is a very exciting development. It will allow our students to enhance their clinical legal education skills in a very supportive, innovative and pedagogically rich environment.

“Stakeholder engagement of this kind is also vital in the development of the School. It helps to maintain and build strong links with a leading law firm, offering the potential for a range of exchange possibilities between a professional community of practice and a community of scholarship."

 

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