Mastering Law: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today’s Society, June 3-4 2010

Mastering Law: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today's Society is a conference in which the planning, organisation and participation is geared towards current LL.M. students, and is designed to serve as an introduction to the world of academic events, a forum to exchange ideas, and an opportunity to explore the ways in which our diverse fields of study intersect. 

The first Mastering Law Conference was held with great success at the University of Limerick in June of 2009, and we are hoping to build on this experience.

This year, the conference is being organised by students from the NUI Galway School of Law and the Irish Centre for Human Rights. The theme will be Mastering Law; Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today’s Society. We hope that participants will address the main developments and future obstacles in Irish, European, and International Law.


The conference will run over two days, during which time the participants will have a chance to present papers and meet fellow LLM students from Universities across Ireland. There will also be a short careers session as well as several noteworthy guest speakers. 


The Call for Submission of Papers is below, and for more information, please visit our webpage at






Call for Papers:


Second Irish Conference for Law Masters Students, June 3rd - 4th 2010,

National University of Ireland, Galway.


Dear Colleagues,


The Post-Graduate Committee of Law Students at the National University of Ireland, Galway is now inviting scholars to submit proposal papers, for the Second Irish Conference for Law Masters Students, entitled: "Mastering Law: Conflicts, Challenges and Solutions in Today’s Society". Papers are welcome from all areas of law e.g. Human Rights, Commercial Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Justice and European Law. The conference will take place in the University over two days, commencing in the afternoon of Thursday 3rd June and concluding on the evening of Friday 4th June. Guest speakers will include Mrs Justice Catherine McGuinness, President of the Law Reform Commission and former Supreme Court Judge and Michael Farrell, Irish Human Rights Commissioner and solicitor working for Free Legal Advice Centres Ltd (FLAC).


As this is exclusively aimed at Masters Students of Law (LLM, MA Law etc), post-graduates from all over Ireland are invited to attend. The theme of the conference has been chosen to facilitate stimulating and critical assessment of the legal climate past, present and future. This unique format of the Mastering Law Conference has been designed to provide an exciting opportunity exclusively to Masters Students of law. Eligible students are invited to interact, present and discuss their areas of expertise in a formal and professional environment.


Joint papers are welcome, as are presentations in innovative formats, e.g. in the form of a panel discussion.  Papers should be twenty minutes in length. Paper submissions for the 2nd Irish Conference for Law Masters Students will open on Monday 1st March 2010. Closing date for submission of papers will be Friday 9th April 2010.  Proposals should be short (300 words approx.), including a clear title. Submissions, including €12 registration fee, may be made via Successful submissions will be notified by 1st May. 


Please send any queries to Declan or Thelma at Additional information concerning accommodation, schedules and registration fee will follow.


Many thanks,


Thelma Byrne & Declan O’Brien


Committee Chairs on behalf of the Mastering Law Conference Committee.

Contact: Ph: 085-7127529


 For School of Law, contact Mr. Rónán Kennedy: Ph: 091-495626