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Student Learning and Advanced Lawyering

UL Law

An article written by Prof. Shane Kilcommins and Dr. Eimear Spain exploring the learning experiences of ten fourth year law students who engaged in an  Advanced Lawyering capstone service learning course in UL has recently been published in the Journal of Criminal Justice Education. The possibility of undertaking  Advanced Lawyering projects which provide public value was first introduced in the Law School by Ray Friel, Director of Research,  in 2010.  The article explores the learning possibilities and opportunities provided by the module. The bespoke course was designed in conjunction with the Inspector of Prisons and adjunct Professor in the Law School, Judge Michael Reilly, with the aim of linking learning with service to the community.  The report written by the students will be published early in 2016.  The article entitled "“Deaths in Prison Custody” Capstone Course: Engaging Final-Year Law Students In Service Learning and Public Value"is available online at