Internationally Renowned Historian to Deliver NUI Galway School of Law Distinguished Lecture

Former EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Dr Máire Geoghegan-Quinn and Professor Emeritus, Nicholas Canny
Apr 05 2016 Posted: 09:29 IST

Distinguished Lecture will be delivered by Professor Emeritus Nicholas Canny and chaired by Dr Máire Geoghegan-Quinn

The Annual Distinguished Lecture 2016, hosted by the School of Law at NUI Galway, will be delivered by Professor Emeritus, Nicholas Canny, in the Aula Maxima, NUI Galway on Friday, 15 April at 8pm. The title of his lecture will be “English Law in Early Modern Ireland: Promoting or Impeding Anglicization?’ and will be chaired by the former EU Commissioner for Research, Innovation and Science, Dr Máire Geoghegan-Quinn.

In the past, the annual lecture has been delivered by: Professor Christopher McCrudden of Oxford University; Baroness Brenda Hale of the UK Supreme Court with Ms Justice Catherine McGuinness of the Irish Supreme Court; Judge John T. Noonan of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit; Professor Neil Walker of Edinburgh University and Mr. Justice Nial Fennelly of the Irish Supreme Court. Last year it was delivered by Sir Declan Morgan, the Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland, and the event was chaired by Chief Justice of Ireland, Susan Denham.

Professor Donncha O’Connell, Head of NUI Galway’s School of Law, said: “Nicholas Canny is an internationally renowned scholar and Máire Geoghegan-Quinn is a public figure of real distinction. We hope that this event will be an opportunity for our students and alumni to hear from two outstanding individuals. This is the first time that the lecture has been delivered by someone from outside the discipline of Law and it affords an opportunity for perspective-taking with historical insight that will be both rich and stimulating.”

The lecture is held annually to mark the end of the academic year and to bid farewell to final year law students and provide an opportunity for them to be introduced to members of the NUI Galway Law School alumni community as they embark on the next stage of their careers.


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