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The first purpose-built university Law School in Ireland is named after Peter Sutherland SC, UCD Sutherland School of Law honours his achievements both as a UCD law graduate and on the world stage.

The new facility brings together all the teaching, research and professional development activity of the Law School into a single building.

Teaching spaces in the new UCD Sutherland School of Law are designed to promote the active engagement of students with the law. These include a clinical legal education centre where students can develop their advocacy, dispute resolution, client counselling and negotiation skills in simulated courtroom and office settings. The bespoke Mason Hayes & Curran Theatre, which contains state of the art technology, is pictured below and seats almost 200.

Managing Partner of Mason Hayes & Curran Emer Gilvarry said, “Education is a core part of our CSR strategy, so we were honoured to be involved in the sponsorship of the UCD Sutherland School of Law. The creation of this purpose-built facility will greatly enhance the learning and development opportunities for future students and prepare them for work in the legal sector.”

Speaking at the opening, Peter Sutherland SC said, “I am very proud, as an alumnus of UCD School of Law, to be associated with this magnificent new building and to have been able to play a part in making it happen. Education is one of the most important benefits we can pass on to future generations. The rule of law underpins the cohesiveness and prosperity of society, making a sound legal education one of the most important we can deliver.”

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