ISEL holds regular events which are aimed at both those with a general interest in European law issues and those with a specialist focus. Each year ISEL provides an extensive programme of lectures and seminars on a diverse range of EU law issues. This includes the annual Brian Walsh Memorial Lecture which is delivered by a leading figure in legal practice, academia or the judiciary and is dedicated to the memory and legacy of ISEL’s Founding President the Hon. Mr. Justice Brian Walsh.
In light of the particular importance of EU competition law and procurement law, ISEL has developed a Competition Law Forum and Procurement Law Forum which are especially relevant to those with a specialized interest in those areas.
In addition to the lectures, seminars and sessions of the specialised forums, ISEL frequently holds more substantial conferences. Of particular importance is the bi-annual conference held with our sister organisation the United Kingdom Association for European Law (UKAEL) which alternates between Ireland and the UK.
Continuing Professional Development (CPD) points for solicitors and barristers are available for all ISEL events and CPD certificates are provided.
Recent events are set out below. Where provided by speakers, material from these events is available for ISEL members to download.
|Date||Topic||Chair & Speakers||Venue||Download|
|2 February 2017||ISEL 14th Annual Brian Walsh Memorial Lecture: “The Development of the Law from Crotty to Pringle: Lions Under the Throne, Mice Under the Chair, or Enemies of the People?”||The Honourable Mr. Justice Frank Clarke (chair), The Honourable Mr Justice Donal O’Donnell (Speaker)||The Distillery Building|
|26 January 2017||European Equality Law||The Hon. Ms Justice Iseult O’Malley, Judge of the Supreme Court (chair), Professor Mark Bell, Professor of Law, Trinity College DublinMr Kevin Bell BL, Law Library, DublinMr Jeffrey Greene, Associate, William Fry Solicitors||Ormond Meeting Rooms||
|12 December 2016||Apple State Aid Decision - Initial Reflections and What Next?||The Hon. Ms. Justice Marie Baker (chair), Dr Vincent J G Power, Partner, A&L GoodbodyDr George R Barker, Visiting Fellow, London School of EconomicsNiamh Keogh, Of Counsel, Mason Hayes Curran||Byrne Wallace|
|12 October 2016||The New Procurement Directives: EU, UK and National Perspectives||Roberto Caranta, Professor in Administrative Law - University of Turin (chair), Jonathan Davey, partner at Addleshaw Goddard;Maurice Collins SC; Adrian Tokar, Legal Services, European Commission.||Ormond Buildings||