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|
|16 November 2017||15th Annual Brian Walsh Memorial Lecture - The Farthest - December 1972||The Honourable MrJustice Nial Fennelly, Retired Judge of the Supreme Court and former Advocate General (chair), Opening Address: The Honourable Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of the Supreme CourtMain Address: The Honourable Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, Judge of the Court of Appeal||Dublin Dispute Resolution Centre|
|2 November 2017||Updates in IP Litigation||The Hon Mr Justice Peter Charleton (chair), Jonathan Newman SC, Law LibraryMichael Tappin QC, 8 New Square Chambers, LondonJohn Whelan, Partner, A&L Goodbody Solicitors||Philip Lee Solicitors|
|6 October 2017||SOLD OUT - PRIVATE ENFORCEMENT OF COMPETITION LAW CONFERENCE|
|26 September 2017||Fining Powers, Conflicts and Regulatory Law Issues||Professor Colin Scott, Principal of the College of Social Sciences and Law and Professor of EU Regulation & Governance, University College Dublin (chair), Mr Fergal O'Regan, Head of Unit, Office of the European OmbudsmanMs Isolde Goggin, Chairperson, Competition and Consumer Protection CommissionMs Seana Cunningham, Head of the Enforcement Advisory Division, Central Bank of Ireland||Byrne Wallace||