ICEL and the School of Law welcomed a Summer School from the University of Kansas Law School (KU) during August 2019. With KU faculty member Professor Suzanne Valdez, Professor Raymond Friel of ICEL and the School of Law taught a three week course to law students from KU.
Two weeks of the course were held at UL Law School in the dedicated teaching space with the final week in Trinity College Dublin. Valdez taught comparative family law where the students learned about Irish family law while Friel taught two courses one on US counter-terrorism in an international context and the other on Law and Technology. Mixed with visits to the Cliffs of Moher, a weekend in Galway and a visit to the Courts of Criminal Justice organised by Judge John Edwards it was an outstanding success which both faculty and students enjoyed immensely. The group also benefitted from guest lectures by Prof Stephen McAllister, US Attorney for the Kansas district.
The summer programme has a long tradition with the Law School in the University of Limerick, being in operation for more than 10 years and we are hopeful it will continue for many years into the future.