The 2012 Spring Discourse will take place on Monday 26th March at the Royal Courts of Justice in Belfast. The Society will be addressed by the Rt Hon Lord Judge, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and President of the Selden Society.
The Autumn Discourse took place on Friday 4th November 2011 in the Lanyon Building, Queen’s University Belfast.
Dr Kevin Costello delivered a fascinating paper on Imprisonment for Debtors in the Nineteenth Century. This was followed by a wine reception.
The Society also held its 2011 Annual General Meeting.
The Spring Discourse of the Irish Legal History Society took place at The Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Henrietta Street, Dublin 1, on Friday, 4 March 2011 at 6.00 p.m.
The Hon. Mr Justice Hugh Geoghegan delivered a discourse on “The Three Judges of the Supreme Court of the Irish Free State, 1925 to 1936 – Their Backgrounds, Personalities and Mindsets”.
The discourse took place in the Upper Lecture Theatre.
The 2010 Annual General Meeting of the Irish Legal History Society took place on 12 November 2010 at the National University of Ireland, 49 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.
Mr Myles Dungan delivered a paper on “Ruffian Print: United Ireland, Censorship and Jury Packing 1881-1883”.
The Society’s 2010 Spring Discourse took place on Friday 26 February 2010 at the Inn of Court, The Royal Courts of Justice, Belfast.
The Rt. Hon. the Lord Carswell presented a paper entitled “Founding a Legal System – the Early Judiciary of Northern Ireland”.
The AGM took place at the Law Society of Northern Ireland on 27 November 2009. The outgoing President, James McGuire, delivered the Autumn Discourse of the Society on: “Lord Chancellors of Ireland and the Royal Irish Academy’s Dictionary of Irish Biography”. Afterwards he was awarded the Gold Medal of the Society in recognition of his scholarship and contribution to Irish legal history.
The Society would like to acknowledge and thank the Law Society of Northern Ireland for hosting and sponsoring this event.
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The Spring Discourse of the Society took place in The Science Gallery, Trinity College Dublin, on Friday 13 February 2009. Dr. Peter Crooks (TCD) delivered a thought-provoking and entertaining paper on “Reconstructing the Past: Later Medieval Ireland and the Irish Chancery Project”. The presentation was introduced by Dr Katharine Simms, the Director of this IRCHSS-funded project.
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In its 25th anniversary year, the Irish Legal History Society republishes two bibliographical essays by its progenitor and former president, Professor W.N. Osborough Read more