2016 -Surrogacy: Forging a Legal & Policy Framework for Ireland, March 12



















Surrogacy: Forging a Legal and Policy Framework for Ireland is an interdisciplinary conference to be hosted at NUIG by the School of Law on Saturday, 12th March 2016.

Keynote speakers are leading child psychologist Professor Susan Golombok, Director of the Centre for Family Research at Cambridge University. Prof. Golombok is a leading authority on the family, having studied the subject extensively for over 35 years. She is the author of Modern Families: Parents and Children in New Family Forms (Cambridge University Press, 2015). 



The other keynote speaker is Dr Kirsty Horsey, a Senior Lecturer at the University of Kent. Dr. Horsey is a member of the Surrogacy UK Working Group on Surrogacy Law Reform and the author of the group’s recently-released report “Surrogacy in the UK: Myth busting and reform.” 



Other confirmed speakers include:

Deirdre Fottrell QC

Dr Andrea Mulligan, Adjunct Lecturer, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Professor Deirdre Madden, School of Law, UCC

Dr John Danaher, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, NUI Galway

Dr Brian Tobin, Lecturer in Law, School of Law, NUI Galway

Ms Hayley Mulligan, Doctoral Fellow, School of Law, NUI Galway


CPD Points: 6 Hours (Group Study)


*REGISTRATION HAS NOW CLOSED* Anyone still wishing to attend should bring cash/cheque payment or a valid student ID to the conference venue tomorrow, Saturday, 12th March.


Conference Organiser: Dr Brian Tobin, Lecturer in Law, NUIG (brian.tobin@nuigalway.ie)

Find us on facebook: https://www.facebook.com/surrogacynuiglaw/


Important information for Saturday, 12th March:

Parking: There are no restrictions on-campus at weekends so, for those of you driving, parking should be in plentiful supply.

For those of you driving or taking a taxi to the university, please enter through the Upper Newcastle Road entrance, follow the short road to the T junction, turn right and the conference venue, Aras Moyola, is on your right.

Campus map: http://www.nuigalway.ie/media/nuigalwayie/businessandindustry/files/Campus-Map-2015.pdf

Wifi: Details on how to access NUIG wifi will be contained in your conference pack.