Track 1: Entered Trinity College, Dublin to study Law, graduating in 1967. Recalls her lecturers in the Law Faculty. Auditor of the Law Society in Trinity and member of the Student Union. Postgraduate studies in Harvard Law School for one year. Appointed Reid Professor of Criminal Law in Trinity College Dublin at twenty-five years of age. Appointed to Seanad Éireann in 1969. Track 2: Lectured part-time in Law in Trinity for twenty years. Memories of her students, her professional colleagues and the lecture theatres in the new Arts building. In 1990 was inaugurated as President of Ireland. Appointed as High Commissioner for Human Rights in 1997. Describes how her Presidency facilitated constructive links with the University sector, particularly with Trinity, her alma mater. Holds the position of Chancellor of Trinity College Dublin; discusses the responsibilities of this role, which include the awarding of Honorary Doctorates, and conferring with the Provost on decisions important to the College.