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Date of news: 12 December 2023

Invitation to Submit

The Committee of the Trinity College Dublin Law Student Colloquium is delighted to announce our call for speakers for the 16th annual Colloquium, which will be held in February 2024. The Colloquium is Ireland’s leading student conference and welcomes applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as recent graduates in practice. Each year, we have the pleasure of hosting students from across Ireland and around the globe to present their papers/research.

This year, the Colloquium is welcoming speakers to panels on three specific issues:

(i) Constitutional Law (all jurisdictions)

(ii) Developments in EU Law

(iii) Law & Social Justice

If you are interested in speaking at the Colloquium, please submit an abstract on any of the above areas of law for anonymous consideration by the Committee by 17:00 (Irish Time - GMT) Saturday, the 13th of January 2022. Abstracts should be between 400-500 words. Submissions should include, name, degree level (undergrad/postgrad/doctoral), university of affiliation and contact details.

This year, the Colloquium will consist of panels of postgraduate and graduate speakers concerning each area of the law, alongside individual undergraduate speakers in each category. As a result, the Colloquium is happy to accept abstracts from speakers at every level of study, and places are guaranteed for undergraduate entrants.

What is an Abstract?

An abstract is a summary of the paper which you intend to present, and should outline your approach to the issues. Abstracts from prospective speakers should be between 400 and 500 words long. The Committee considers abstracts anonymously. While there are no hard and fast rules as to format, a good abstract will excite interest and should demonstrate a sound knowledge of the subject, a clear structure and original and well-constructed analysis.


The best paper in each category will receive a cash prize of €200, and the winner of the Chair’s prize will have their paper published in the 2024 edition of the Trinity College Law Review.(www.trinitycollegelawreview.org/). 
 
We are very much looking forward to receiving your applications! If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email law.student.colloquium@gmail.com or reach out to us via our Instagram @tcd.colloquium

About the Colloquium:

The Colloquium is Ireland’s leading student law conference and welcomes applications from undergraduate and postgraduate students as well as recent graduates in practice. Each year, we have the pleasure of hosting students from across Ireland and around the globe to present their research.

Organised annually for and by the students of the School of Law, the Colloquium provides a platform for leading and emerging legal scholars from Trinity and beyond to present their research on contemporary legal issues from a variety of spheres and invites the wider student body at Trinity and our partner institutions to join these scholars in exploring these themes further.