Constitution at 80 Conference

Constitution at 80 Conference

A conference to mark 80 years of the Irish Constitution will take place in the University of Limerick on November 11th 2017. We hope to bring together judges, scholars, practitioners, and those with experience of constitutional governance to reflect upon and discuss the past, present and future of Ireland’s constitutional order at this important milestone. Keynote presentations will be delivered by Emily Logan, Chief Commissioner of the Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, and Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell, judge of the Irish Supreme Court.
 
We invite papers from judges, practitioners, graduate students, scholars from various fields, and others with an interest in the Irish Constitution which will form several parallel panels that will be held throughout the day. Papers are welcome from any and all disciplines and on any subject related to constitutional law, politics, governance, history or theory. Papers may focus solely on the Irish constitution or take a broader comparative perspective. Papers in non-law disciplines and multi-disciplinary papers are particularly welcome. We also welcome proposals for fully-formed panels from several contributors with cognate interests.
 
A fee of €40 will be charged to participants in order to cover conference expenses.  A fee of €60 will be charged to CPD participants.
 
All those interested should send an abstract of no more than 300 words, along with a short biographical statement, to irconst80@gmail.com by 28th July.
 
Dr Laura Cahillane & Dr David Kenny