Public Access to Law 2016

Public Access to Law photo album

Always hugely popular with the students is the Pal or Public Access to Law Day. This workshop involves a barrister coming to the school and giving an overview of the Irish legal system in the morning and presiding over a mock trial in the afternoon. This year, we had two groups over two days - 7th and 8th April 2016. Mr Henry Lynch BL remarked on the performances of Luke Devlin in his role as a witness and Christopher Gill and Maria Farren in their roles as barristers. The pupils who took part sat an exam the following week. First prize went to Gemma McCormick (94%), and in joint-second were Aishling McKinney and Darragh McWilliams (92%). As always, the feedback has been excellent and the workshop was a very positive experience for the TYs.