Professor Norma Dawson, our former President, and subsequently Gold Medal Winner of the Irish Legal History Society was recently awarded an honorary LLD at the Faculty of Laws conferral ceremony at the University of Edinburgh.
Professor Dawson has been an honorary Professor at the University of Edinburgh since 2018.
The Irish Legal History Society would like to send our warmed congratulations to our former Councillor, Professor Jane Ohlmeyer, on her election as a Fellow of the British Academy.
On her election, Prof Ohlmeyer said “To be recognised by one’s peers in this way is very special indeed. I am deeply grateful to the British Academy. I will look forward to working with colleagues in the years ahead to consolidate existing and nurture fresh collaborations between Ireland and the UK and beyond and to advocate for the importance of the humanities and social sciences and, more generally, for frontier research.”
The President and members of the Irish Legal History Society were saddened at the passing of our former patron, Robert Carswell, Baron Carswell, former Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland.
He showed a great interest in legal history and the society was very grateful for both his patronage and his attendance at our meetings.