About

History

The Trinity College Law Review (TCLR) is Ireland’s leading student-edited law journal. Twenty-two years ago, the TCLR was established by a small group of students of the Dublin University Law Society in Trinity College, Dublin. It has produced many successful lawyers and academics, both in Ireland and further afield.

In 2006, the TCLR established its “Distinguished Speaker Series”, with the aim of encouraging and initiating topical legal discourse Our most recent guests include Professor Cass Sunstein, and Ms Gina Miller. You can read more about our Distinguished Speaker Series here. (link)

The Trinity College Law Review is available on both HeinOnline  and Westlaw IE. In 2014, the TCLR introduced an online blog run by our Junior Editorial Board. In 2015, this initiative developed into the TCLR Online, which publishes swift commentary on topical legal issues.

Mission

The TCLR has both a professional and an educational mission. It serves mainly students and the academy by providing a forum for the publication of original legal research of the highest quality. It also provides training in the performance of all the editorial and administrative tasks associated with the publication of a legal journal to its Editorial Board.

Composition

The Editorial Board is comprised of students of the Dublin University Law Society, a student society at Trinity College, Dublin. Selection to the board is merit-based and highly competitive. Responsible for the selection and editing of the articles published in the review, the board also works to promote legal writing and discourse in the College through its Distinguished Speaker Series, and numerous competitions and prizes throughout the year. The Editorial Board is assisted by the Advisory Board, a group of academics and legal professionals with whom editors liaise in selecting articles for publication.