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The Week in Review: Griffith College Law Activities

The Law faculty at Griffith College entertained a hectic schedule this week, hosting several events. Griffith had Trócaire on site, the Irish Red Cross and Leaving Cert students
Law Student for a Day

The Week in Review: Griffith College Law Activities

This week’s academic activities kicked-off with the screening of a film by Trócaire, ‘Defend the Defender’. This film was directed by Emmet Sheerin from Trócaire and explored the inequalities the people of Guatemala face. This screening was followed by a panel discussion hosted by Dr Thamil Venthan Ananthavinayagan. Panelists included Deputy Director of Frontline Defenders, Kieran Clifford and Defend the Defenders creator, Emmet Sheerin.

Law Student for a Day at Griffith College

This was followed by the ‘Law Student for a Day’ event. Griffith welcomed TY, 5th and 6th-year students from across the country to the South Circular Road, Dublin campus to get a feel of what it’s like to be a law student at Griffith.

Law student for a day gave students an insight into what law students can expect to study on a daily basis. Students engaged in lectures and took part in a fictional criminal case analysis.

Experiential Learning for Law Students

The week’s events concluded with the Irish Red Cross’ International Humanitarian Law Competition taking place on site. Students from University College Cork, Queens University Belfast, Law Society of Ireland and Griffith College participated in this debate. Students were aided by ‘experts’ in Humanitarian law on the day before they presented to the panel of judges. Griffith College’s legal students made it to the final but lost out to the Law Society of Ireland students.

Well done to the Law faculty for organising such a full week.