The Law Society was founded just prior to the closure of schools in March 2020.
We continued our meetings via Zoom during the lockdown, on a weekly basis, and also secured Michael McDowell as a guest speaker. His speech was based on his experiences as Attorney General, Tánaiste, Minister for Justice, TD and Senator. He highlighted to us the principles of justice which form the bedrock of Irish society.
The Law Society is, for the time being, composed of Sixth year students who hold discussions and debates on a weekly basis. These consist of current affairs and controversial court cases. For example, we have discussed the morality of capital punishment and whether the state has a right to take the life of a citizen, the role of foreign countries on the treatment of Uighur Muslims in Xinjiang, and much more. The Society is open to all who have an interest in current affairs or are considering pursuing a third-level degree in Law.
For more information talk to Patrick Hickey in Sixth Year.