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ISEL Lecture on Constitutional Courts and the Lisbon Treaty

Given previous commentary on this blog here and by guest contributor Roderic O’Gorman here on the impact of the Lisbon Treaty on Irish law, the ISEL 7th Annual Brian Walsh Memorial Lecture may be of interest to readers.

ISEL 7thAnnual Brian Walsh Memorial Lecture


In conjunction with the Bar Council CPD Unit presents


“Constitutional Courts and the Lisbon Treaty”


Wednesday 25th November 2009 at 6.30pm


St.Michan’s Church Church Street, Dublin 7



Speaker:        The Hon. Mrs. Justice Susan Denham, Supreme Court


Chair:              The Hon. Mr. Justice Nial Fennelly, Supreme Court


The Hon. Mrs. Justice Susan Denham was educated at University of Dublin, Trinity College; King’s Inns and Columbia University, New York, U.S.A. She was called to the Bar in 1971 and became a Senior Counsel in 1987. Appointed a Judge of the High Court in 1991, and in December 1992 the first woman appointed a Judge of the Supreme Court. Judge Denham is a Bencher of the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, and an Honorary Bencher of the Middle Temple in London.  Since 1995 she has been Pro-Chancellor of the University of Dublin.

The Hon. Mr. Justice Nial Fennelly practised at the Bar from 1964 to 1995.  He was Chairman of the Bar Council of Ireland for the period 1990 to 1991. He was appointed Advocate General at the Court of Justice in 1995, where he served until 2000, when he was appointed to the Supreme Court.  He is President of the Irish Society for European Law and a member of the Board of Trustees of the Academy of European Law at Trier.

The lecture will be followed by the launch of the new ISEL website (www.isel.ie) and a wine reception. There will also be a speakers’ dinner after the lecture, to which members of the ISEL are invited.  To register for the dinner, please email emilygibson@ireland.com

This Public Lecture is open to all and is free of charge

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