The School of Law at the University of Limerick was named the top law school in the country at the sixth annual AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards held in Dublin at the weekend.

The AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards set out to identify, commend and publicise excellence and outstanding achievements in Irish law and recognise exemplary practices of leading law firms and teams right throughout the country. The event welcomed attendees and nominees from all corners of the country representing the significant legal profession in Ireland.

RTÉ presenter Miriam O’Callaghan presented Professor Shane Kilcommins, head of the School of Law at UL, with the Law School of the Year Award at the ceremony on Friday night.

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David McLaughlan, Head of AIB Private Banking, who sponsor the prestigious awards said, “Many of our valued customers are in a legal profession, so we are delighted to be associated with an event that recognises their excellence and continued dedication to Irish law. The awards received a 36% increase in entries this year – proof that the legal professional continues to grow and influence much of Irish society.”

 

The School of Law at UL runs four undergraduate courses, and a number of taught postgraduate and research degrees, under the leadership of Head of School Professor Shane Kilcommins. The School is also home to two primary research centres: the International Commercial and Economic Law Group (ICEL) and the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victim Studies (CCJVS). The Director of the Centre for Understanding Emotions in Society (CUES) and the Co-Director of the Hate and Hostility Research Group are also members of the School of Law.

Tracey Carney, Event Director said, “In their sixth consecutive year, the AIB Private Banking Irish Law Awards are now renowned as a platform that brings together, acknowledges, and rewards significant legal talent under one roof. The event itself is a must-attend for everyone in the legal profession, and the calibre of nominations are continuously growing in quantity and standard, making the panel’s judging process a very tough one!”

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