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Chief Justice speaks to students in Galway
Chief Justice Donal O'Donnell speaking to Dr Shivaun Quinlivan (Pic: Léa Heuillet)

19 Jan 2024 / education Print

Chief Justice speaks to University of Galway students

The Chief Justice Donal O’Donnell was in Galway this week for an interview organised by the University of Galway Law Review, in collaboration with its School of Law.

At the city’s O’Donoghue Centre, he spoke to Tom O’Connor (co-editor-in-chief of the University of Galway Law Review) about his background, the position of the European Convention on Human Rights, and artificial intelligence in the law.

In the second part of the wide-ranging interview, the Chief Justice discussed access to justice, judicial training, and the equality provision under article 40.1 of the Constitution with Dr Shivaun Quinlivan (senior lecturer at the School of Law).

‘Insightful’ event

Asked why he accepted the invitation to do the event, the Chief Justice said: “I like universities and I like talking to students”. He went on to note that “education is not meant to be easy”, added that it was almost always worthwhile.

Emma Halpin (co-editor-in-chief of the University of Galway Law Review) described the interview as “an insightful and valuable event for the students, academics, and practitioners in attendance”.

Professor Martin Hogg (Dean of the School of Law) urged guests to contribute to Volume III of the University of Galway Law Review, for which articles of 5,000 words or more are invited until 29 February. Those interested in submitting or learning more can email lawreview@universityofgalway.ie.

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