Legal challenge to bullying and planning appeals feature in new UL law review

Bachelor of Laws (Law Plus) student Siofra Gleeson, Co Editor, Circuit Court Judge Tom O’Donnell and Bachelor of Laws (Law Plus) student and Co Editor Sonya San. Photo: Arthur Ellis.

CIRCUIT Court Judge Tom O’Donnell launched the latest edition of the Plassey Law Review at University of Limerick.

Judge O’Donnell was present at the UL School of Law to officially launch the fourth edition of the publication, which showcases the finest legal scholarship from students at UL and across Ireland.

Among the notable contributions are papers titled ‘The Rise and Fall of An Bord Pleanála’ by Dublin City Council’s Annette Cleary, examining the evolution and impact of Ireland’s planning authority, and ‘Measuring the Emotional Harm Caused by Online Bullying’ by UL’s Dr Carol Lynch, focusing on the criminal legal response.

The student editors of the Plassey Law Review emphasised the significance of the publication in fostering academic discourse and intellectual inquiry within the legal community.

“We are immensely proud to present the fourth edition of the Plassey Law Review to the legal community,” remarked co-editor and fourth year law student Sonya San.

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Advancing the review’s commitment to innovation, UL said, this year’s edition includes a multimedia aspect to the journal.

“We have an exciting new addition of a podcast series hosted by myself and Sonya,” explained co-editor and fourth year UL law student Siofra Gleeson.

Professor Jennifer Schweppe from UL’s School of Law and faculty advisor for the Plassey Law Review also expressed her excitement about the latest edition’s release, deeming it “a testament to the exceptional talent and scholarly rigor present within our law school and beyond”.