A reception was held last Wednesday at the Law School in Trinity College, Dublin to mark the launch of this year’s Arthur Cox Visiting Research Fellowship, which supports research by an academic, specialist practitioner or judge, for one semester.
Professor Barry Sullivan has accepted the fellowship for 2012-13. Professor Sullivan, who currently holds a Chair in Loyola University Chicago, was formerly Dean of Washington and Lee University in the US and is a very highly regarded academic with considerable experience as a practitioner. He intends to come to Trinity College, Dublin for Hilary term 2013.
Arthur Cox, which sponsors the Fellowship, is also supporting six postgraduate research studentships in the School of Law and one in the School of Business. These studentships will provide financial support for postgraduate research students and allow them to gain valuable teaching experience associated with large undergraduate modules such as Company law, the Irish Legal System, Private Law Remedies and Legislation and Regulation.
According to the Managing Partner of Arthur Cox Mr Brian O’Gorman: “Having well trained and educated lawyers is key to the quality of the legal profession in Ireland. We are very pleased to make this contribution to the Law School.”
The Head of the Law School at Trinity College, Dublin, Professor Hilary Biehler has commented: “The Law School is most grateful to Arthur Cox for its generous support of the Visiting Research Fellowship and Studentships. The current holders of the Arthur Cox Studentships are already making an important contribution both to undergraduate teaching and to academic life within the School and have enabled it to enhance its provision of training in practical legal skills.