SLU LAW to Host Mr. Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court of Ireland

March 29, 2017

Saint Louis University School of Law will host the Honorable Mr. Justice John MacMenamin of the Supreme Court of Ireland for a weeklong visit beginning Monday, April 10.

Justice MacMenamin was appointed to the Supreme Court of Ireland in February of 2012, and he has been on the bench since 2004. Since his appointment, he has decided a number of cases with a human rights dimension, addressing issues such as the rights of asylum seekers, children in need of special care, treatment of prisoners and unmarried fathers. He has spoken and published frequently on the subject of family law and the law of children.

Justice MacMenamin first became engaged with the School of Law's Center for International and Comparative Law (CICL) in 2015, when he hosted a group of alumni for a remarkable tour of the historic Green Street Courthouse, where Irish patriots had been tried and executed, as well as a visit to the impressive library of the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns. Those events were part of a SLU LAW visit to Dublin that occurred at the invitation of U.S. Ambassador to Ireland Kevin F. O’Malley (A&S ’70, Law ’73).

While in St. Louis, Justice MacMenamin will engage with the SLU LAW faculty, staff and students, as well as the local bench and bar, through various activities and presentations.

As part of the visit, several events planned are open to the SLU and SLU LAW community, as well as the broader St. Louis legal community:

  • 'The Rule of Law in a Time of Change,’ noon, Monday, April 10, Room 1166
  • 'In Defense of the European Union,’ 3 p.m., Tuesday, April 11, Pruellage Courtroom, with a reception to follow. MO CLE credit available. RSVP here.

Please join us for this exciting opportunity to build international bridges and learn more about Ireland’s and Europe’s legal systems.

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