About the TCLR
For students, edited by students
The Trinity College Law Review (TCLR) is Ireland’s leading student-edited law journal. The TCLR is published annually by students of the Dublin University Law Society at Trinity College, Dublin with the assistance of the Advisory Board and the generous support of our principal sponsor, Arthur Cox, as well as the Friends of the Law Review. For more, see the About page.
Nearly 20 Years Old
We've just launched Volume XVIII and will soon be accepting submissions for Volume XIX. For more about our history, see our About page.
We're small but hard working
Our Senior Editorial Board is made up of 15 editors and supported by a Junior Editorial Board of 5.
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We've been on HeinOnline for years and as of this year are on Westlaw IE, Ireland's leading legal research database.
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Paul Carey Céad Bliain Dlí agus Fraincís | Bord Eagarthóireachta Sóisireach Cloistear a lán caint faoi phósadh chomhgnéasach sa lá atá inniú agus an Reifreann beagnach linn, ach tabhsaítear domsa nach bhfuil a lán daoine ag plé an leasuchán eile – Aois Intofachta chun Oifig an Uachtaráin. Is léir go gcriedeann a lán daoine nach cheist[…]
Gavin Radford JS French and Spanish The following is the winning article in the ‘Alternative Perspectives’ competition for non-law students, kindly sponsored by Arthur Cox. France is a country with a rich and diverse linguistic landscape. It is the most linguistically varied country in Western Europe with 51% of the population speaking another language in addition[…]
Mia Kelly JF Law and Politics | TCLR Junior Editorial Board Political turmoil, social outcry, mass protests and calls for revolution are the issues that have dominated the early months of 2015. With tensions over water charges continuing to rise and an approaching marriage referendum, the sense that change is in the air is undeniable.[…]
Alan Eustace JF Law & French |TCLR Junior Editorial Board Recent high profile extradition cases, in particular the case of solicitor Michael Lynn, have got me thinking about what is a hugely important, yet little-important legal process. Like most people, I had heard of extradition and had a rough idea of its meaning and purpose,[…]
Alastair Richardson Céad Bliain Dlí agus Fraincís | Bord Eagarthóireachta Sóisireach Tar éis na heachtraí úafáis a tharla sa Fhrainc ag tús na míosa, inar bhásaíodh seachtar duine déag tar éis ionsaithe sceimhlitheoireachta, bhí clampar mór ar fud an domhain faoi saoirse chainte. Nílim anseo chun a rá gur mise ‘Charlie’ nó a mhalairt. Táim i[…]
Barry Lysaght JF Law & Politics | TCLR Junior Editorial Board It could be broadly said that the tort of defamation is intrinsically linked to the the natural curiosity of human beings. With the march of technological progress and the rise of social media, it is hard to deny that our societal landscape has changed: There is[…]
Paul Carey JF Law and French | TCLR Junior Editorial Board In the past few weeks, the issue of Direct Provision has been discussed at length in light of the recent case of C.A. & T.A. v The Minister of Justice and others. Many were shocked and dismayed upon learning of the High Court ruling that[…]
Alastair Richardson JF Law and French | TCLR Junior Editorial Board ‘Simply stated, universality of human rights means that human rights must be the same everywhere and for everyone…Human rights are indivisible. This means that civil and political rights, on the one hand, and economic, social and cultural rights, on the other, must be treated[…]
Caoilfhionn Sheil JF Law | TCLR Junior Editorial Board When it came to deciding what scintillating legal issue I would write about for this blog, a few different ideas came to mind. One was the concept of Dáil Privilege, recently brought into the public arena by Mary Lou McDonald TD regarding the Ansbacher accounts scandal.[…]
Caoimhe Stafford At a time when people are striving more and more for instant gratification, for greater rewards for less work, for better information at a faster rate, the traditional law review seems to staunchly ignore these desires. As they rightly should, our articles remain rather long, representing months of research and containing high levels[…]