Irish Journal of Legal Studies to be launched today

A new law journal will be launched today in University College Cork.

The Irish Journal of Legal Studies (IJLS) is a peer-reviewed Law journal run by staff in UCC Law Faculty. It is an innovative on-line journal which aims at broad coverage of legal issues, national and international, both purely doctrinal and interdisciplinary. The journal looks to achieve a diversity of high quality discussion of the law from any angle. The journal is therefore seeking both commentary on current matters and more considered pieces.

The on-line journal can be accessed at

The first issue contains the following:

Sexual Violence: Witnesses and Suspects, a Debating Document
Justice Peter Charleton and Stephen Byrne
The Constitution and the Protestant Schools cuts Controversy: Seeing the Wood for the Trees
Eoin Daly
Managerialism in Irish Universities
Professor Steve Hedley
Antipsychotic Use in Nursing Homes: Human Rights and the Elderly
Dr Frances Matthews
Book Review: Alison Mawhinney, Freedom of Religion and Schools: The Case of Ireland
(Saarbrücken, VDM Verlag, 2009)
Dr Conor O’Mahony


If you want further information regarding making a submission or just want updates on the IJLS’s content then contact the journal at

The IJLS is sponsored by NAIRTL (the National Academy for Integration of Research Teaching and Learning).