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|
|5 December 2019||Joint ISEL/ILA Event on EU and International Law||James Kingston, Legal Advisor, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (chair), Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan, Advocate General, Court of Justice of the European UnionDr. Suzanne Kingston BL, Law Library of Ireland, UCD Sutherland School of Law||The Jonathan Swift Theatre, Trinity College Dublin|
|27 November 2019||The Regulation of Harmful Content: Lessons Learned from Existing Regulation and Future Proposals||Mark Carpenter, Head of Corporate Affairs, Sky Ireland (chair), Celene Craig, Deputy Chief Executive, Broadcasting Authority of IrelandDualta Ó Broin, Head of Public Policy, Facebook (Ireland)Orla Twomey, Chief Executive, Advertising Standards Authority for Ireland||Philip Lee|
|14 November 2019||17th Annual Brian Walsh Memorial Lecture||The Hon. Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice of the Supreme Court (chair), Dr. Síofra O'Leary, Judge, European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg||The Ormond Buildings|
|9 October 2019||Update on State Aid Law Developments||Geoff Dunne, Enterprise Ireland (chair), George Peretz QC, Monckton Chambers, LondonCatherine Donnelly BL, Law Library of Ireland and Blackstone Chambers, London||A&L Goodbody|