University of Galway School of Law named best in Ireland

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The Law School at the University of Galway has been named the best in Ireland at the annual Dye and Durham Irish Law Awards.

University of Galway’s School of Law has won Law School of the Year at the Dye and Durham Irish Law Awards 2024 – the second time it has won the prestigious accolade.

Dean of the University of Galway School of Law, Professor Martin Hogg said, “I’m thrilled at this public recognition of all the hard work that colleagues consistently put in to make our law school such a great place to work and study.”

“It’s testimony also to the quality of our students, who are a pleasure to teach and who go on as alumni to give us a real sense of pride as they establish themselves in the world.”

University of Galway’s School of Law was previously named Law School of the Year in 2019.

In addition to taking home the top award, the School had a number of staff and students who were finalists across three different categories at the Dye and Durham Irish Law Awards 2024.

Five students made the final shortlist for Law Student of the Year: Katie Cunningham, Law (BCL) and Business; Diarmuid Kilgallen, Law (BCL); Fiachra McInerney, Law (BCL) and Human Rights; Tom O’Connor, Law (BCL) and Human Rights; and Eric Ehigie, Law (BCL) and Business.

In addition, Deirdre Callanan, Dr Conor Hanly and Dr Brian Tobin were shortlisted for Legal Educator of the Year, while Dr Andrew Forde was nominated for Law Book of the Year for European Human Rights Grey Zones: The Council of Europe and Areas of Conflict.

University of Galway School of Law is ranked in the top 150 Law Schools in the world, according to the QS World University Rankings by Subject 2024. #

The school has also achieved recognition for its work including the renowned Irish Centre for Human Rights; the Centre for Disability Law and Policy; and the Centre for Housing Law, Rights and Policy.