NUI Galway Law Society celebrates centenary anniversary

Galway Daily news NUI Galway Law Society celebrates centenary anniversary

The Law Society at NUI Galway, one of the oldest in the country, and with a rich list of prestigious past members, is celebrating its 100th anniversary this week.

The Student Law Society, LawSoc, provides the essential role of creating a social outlet for students, a crucial part of a fulsome college experience, while also fostering a spirit of civic engagement.

To celebrate the centenary of the society, a series of virtual events featuring some of the most respected legal minds in the country are being hosted this week.

Niamh Lynch, Auditor of the Law Society said, “During such unprecedented times for the world over, I am reminded of the words of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, that ‘so often in life, things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune’.”

She said that they hope the events this week will provide an opportunity to reflect on the past 100 years of the society’s history, as it has grown to become one of the largest at NUIG, and one of the oldest in the country.

We also hope that the celebration events will show the adaptability, perseverance and tenacity of the Society in reaching this significant milestone – traits which we aspire to in the present times.” 

“The past 100 years have taught us that adaptability and catering to changing times are assets which have become embedded into the values of the Society.”

The first guest speaker up for the virtual event that kicked off the week on Monday was Chief Justice Frank Clarke, President of the Supreme Court.

That was followed on Tuesday by an appearance from Dr Tom Courtney Author of ‘The Law of Companies’ speaking about the ethics of business law, focusing on the conflicting interests of company directors.

More virtual events will take place throughout this week and the following Monday, including a version of the annual ball on Friday, where participants can learn to make their own cocktails for a classier night at home.

Events are opened to the public, and early booking is advisable. Registration for each event is via Eventbrite. For more information see NUI Galway Law Society Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn pages.

  • A&L Goodbody Solicitors, Dublin Brian O’Malley, Partner; Bríd Nic Suibhne, Senior Associate, Employment; Eugenée Mulhern, Senior Adviser, Corporate and M&A; Eoghan Kenny, Senior Manager, Data Projects (All NUIG Alumni)

Back to the Future: How an International Law Firm has evolved over 100 years, and is preparing for the next 100.

Wednesday, March 3, 5-6pm. Free Registration:

  • Mr Frank Greaney, Courts Correspondent for Newstalk/Today FM, multi-award winning Journalist and NUIG Alumnus.

“Media and the Law”. Thursday, March 4, 5-6pm. Registration:

  • The Roaring 20’s, at a distance – The Virtual LawSoc Law Ball featuring cocktail making demonstrations, Comedian and MC Tom O’Mahony from Damo & Ivor, Republic of Telly and Irish Pictorial Weekly, Spot Prizes and lots more.

Friday, March 5, 7-9pm, Tickets €10 from SocsBox website, (redeemable against your cocktail ingredients). 

  • Women in Law : “Celebrating International Women’s Day”

Michele O’Boyle 2020 President of the Law Society of Ireland (NUIG Graduate), Maura McNally (Chair of the Bar Council of Ireland) and Anne Marie McMahon, Deputy Commissioner of An Garda Síochána Moderated by Ursula Connolly, School of Law, NUIG.

Monday, March 8, 5-6pm. Registration coming