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  • UCD LawSoc - Home
    Suggest A Motion Menu Home About Us Debates Events Events Calendar NMUN Mooting Contact Us Facebook Twitter Return to Content Latest News Euros Delegation Travel to Durham Open 2015 Eavan Boland Receives Honorary Lifetime Membership Ian Fahey Elected Auditor of the 104th Session View News Archive Events View Events Debates Youth Unemployment in Ireland Is the Youth Guarantee Part of the Solution Aodhán Peelo wins James Joyce Maidens Competition 2013

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  • UCD LawSoc - About Us
    dominance in University debate A debating tour to Universities in Britain was organised annually with team places much coveted The tour eventually ceased in Colm Allen s session due to security concerns following IRA violence in the Troubles In the 1970s the Society achieved unprecedented debating success Following its recognition as an individual University debating institution for the purposes of national and international competition it won the Irish Times Debating Competition twice in the 1970s as well as the Irish Mace both times with Auditor Conor Gearty It continued this success throughout the 1980s and 1990s as the society won the Irish Times twice more The 1980s and 1990s also saw an increase in the scale of the Society s activities as it began to host larger and more exciting debates The notorious criminal Martin Cahill addressed the Society in 1987 and for many years the Society held the Guinness World Record for the longest ever continuous debate It wasn t until the 1990s that the Society expanded its membership to beyond merely law students reaching across campus to all faculties It has since experienced massive growth to become one of the most popular Societies in UCD amongst the entire student body Notable Former Auditors Michael McDowell Former Tánaiste Minister for Justice and Attorney General Thomas Finlay Former Chief Justice of Ireland Hugh Geoghegan Former Irish Supreme Court Judge Hugh O Flaherty Former Irish Supreme Court Judge Declan Costello Former Attorney General and President of the High Court Conor Gearty Rausling Professor of Human Rights Law London School of Economics Arthur Cox Founder of Arthur Cox Solicitors Administration of the Society Committee The Law Society is run by a committee of selected members each with a specific remit The committee is chosen by the Auditor who is elected for a

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  • UCD LawSoc - Debates
    engage with the motion and address the students Motions for debate can vary hugely in order to reflect topics which are relevant to student life As a student Society it is important that it is the students themselves who become involved in the process of debate as such the Society highly encourages students who have a specific issue they would like to see discussed to use the Suggest a Motion tab on this website The annual Glamour Model debate and Government debate are two popular motions that often attract a significant audience Attendance at house debates varies weekly with debates attracting anywhere between 30 and 300 people Motions often range from Northern Ireland politics to the relevance of the Students Union The Law Society organised the first live Irish Presidential Debate which took place on Nominations day 2011 in Theatre L The largest recorded attendance at a Society debate was the second Lisbon Treaty referendum debate on the 28th of September 2009 which had an attendance of over 1 000 students in O Reilly Hall Belfield and was broadcast by Sky News Competitive Debating Maidens Debating The James Joyce Maidens Debating Competition run in collaboration with the L H is specifically for maidens speakers That is speakers who have never spoken at university level before This year the competition will be held during the first semester Initially there is a preliminary round to introduce students to the idea of debating and giving them the opportunity to gain feedback and improve without the threat of being removed from the competition Early rounds are tabbed with a break to the semi final of the competition and on to the black tie Grand Final The Maidens Mace Debating Competition also run in conjunction with the L H is run during the second semester

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  • UCD LawSoc - Events
    NMUN Mooting Contact Us Get Involved Want to Join The Team Suggest A Motion Menu Home About Us Debates Events Events Calendar NMUN Mooting Contact Us Facebook Twitter Return to Content Events Lawsoc ie UCD Law Society Join the Team

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  • UCD LawSoc - Events Calendar
    NMUN Mooting Contact Us Get Involved Want to Join The Team Suggest A Motion Menu Home About Us Debates Events Events Calendar NMUN Mooting Contact Us Facebook Twitter Return to Content Events Calendar Lawsoc ie UCD Law Society Join the

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  • UCD LawSoc - NMUN
    a result each country is split into a number of different committees During the months of preparation before the simulation in plenary sessions in their respective committees or during caucus in the hallways between the meeting rooms the delegates are expected to develop a real time analysis of the different points of view given around them NMUN training prior to departure provides delegates with the ability to negotiate under pressure and within a short time period as well as the skills to build a strong cooperation with other participants which are regularly tested during conference In short throughout the duration of the preparation the participants are required to research all relevant information necessary for the redaction of a position paper A document that proves the delegate s understanding of the policies of the country he or she represents in specific domains and of the interactions that will take place between the diverse powers allies countries that need to be convinced agreements leverage etc At the conference the delegates work on working papers which will lead to draft resolutions and then turn into official recognised resolutions All along the negotiation process the delegates must become experts in their field of study and showcase the ins and outs of their countries policies whilst also mastering the rules of procedure of the different UN organs Delegations and delegates also have the chance to impress the observers and judges throughout the conference in the hope that they will be recognised for each of the following Ø Outstanding Delegation Ø Outstanding Delegate Ø Outstanding Position Paper Ø Highly Commended Delegation Ø Highly Commended Delegate Ø Highly Commended Position Paper Not every delegation or delegate is guaranteed an award therefore a large amount of work and drive must be shown throughout the conference How will NMUN

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  • UCD LawSoc - Mooting
    competition in UCD with the winners going forward to represent UCD in the Holland Knight National Moot Court Competition of which the current champions are April Duff and Peter Hamilton from UCD Law Society The competition is organised in a knockout format with written submissions and oral hearings adjudicated upon A Grand Final is held in the FitzGerald Chamber UCD in February each year with senior members of the Irish Judiciary invited to adjudicate The Chair was traditionally held by the Hon Mr Justice Lavan a former Auditor and longtime friend to the society For many years prior to his death he served as senior judge of the High Court Students interested in participating in the Cecil Lavery Moot Court Competition should contact our convenor Peter Hamilton at This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Thomas A Finlay Intervarsity Moot Court Competition The Thomas A Finlay Moot Court Intervarsity is an international moot court competition named after the former Irish Chief Justice and former Auditor Thomas A Finlay Founded in 2009 it has attracted teams from across the British Isles and beyond including Warwick Middle Temple and Notre Dame University The competition occurs over a Friday and Saturday in February with the teams hosted in a nearby hotel The format is similar to debating intervarsities with a number of preliminary rounds followed by a break to semi finals at which stage the competition reverts to a knock out format The Grand Final chaired by a senior member of the British or Irish judiciary is followed by a Gala Dinner and presentation of awards Institutions interested in participating in the Thomas A Finlay Moot Court Competition should contact our convenor Samantha on This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript

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  • UCD LawSoc - Contact Us
    need JavaScript enabled to view it Treasurer Fionnán Long This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Debates Convenors Margret Anne Gallagher Grace Looby Amy Quirke This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Honorary Lifetime Membership Convenors Richard Looby Dearbhla O Sullivan This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Sponsorship Officer Emma Murphy This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Competitions Officer Debates Only Emer Slattery This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Thomas A Finlay Moot Court Competition Convenor Samantha O Brien O Reilly This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Cecil Lavery Moot Court Competition Convenor Niamh O Driscoll This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Vivian Lavan Maidens Moot Court Competition Convenor Juliette Fauvarque This email address is being protected from spambots You need JavaScript enabled to view it Secretary Nina Caroll This email address is being protected from spambots You need

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