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|
|19 March 2020||Competition Law and Pharma: Update on Case Law on Patent Settlement Agreements & On-Going Competition Cases in the Sector||Claire Waterson, Partner, William Fry (chair), THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.Stephen Kon, Senior Consultant, Regulatory/Antitrust/Competition Group, Macfarlanes, LondonProf. Suzanne Kingston BL, Law Library and UCD||Arthur Cox|
|11 March 2020||International Women's Day: Women in Europe||THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO A LATER DATESimone George, human rights lawyer and activist, TED 2018 SpeakerProf. Imelda Maher, Dean and Inagural Sutherland Full Professor of European Law, UCD||The Ormond Buildings|
|19 February 2020||Lessons Learned from the Word Perfect Litigation||The Hon. Mr Justice Seamus Noonan, Judge of the Court of Appeal (chair), Clare Cashin, Partner, Philip LeeDavid Browne BL, Law Library and co-author of Procurement Law in IrelandPaul Brady BL, Law Library||The Gaffney Room, Distillery Building||
|29 January 2020||Joint EUBA and ISEL Event: "Litigation Funding and Class Actions – An International Perspective’"||The Hon. Mr Justice Frank Clarke, Chief Justice (chair), Meghan Summers, Partner, Kirby McInerney, New YorkSusan Dunne, Co-Founder, Harbour Litigation Funding, LondonDr Alex Petrasincu, Partner, Hausfeld, Berlin and Düsseldorf||The Gaffney Room, Distillery Building||