Nial Osborough, b. 1939
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Nial Osborough, b. 1939


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Track 1: His background in Bangor, Co. Down. Studied Law at Queen’s University Belfast, followed by a scholarship to New Orleans for postgraduate studies. Returned to Queen’s as Junior Lecturer in 1963. Track 2: In 1968 secured a lectureship in Law in UCD, where he remained for ten years, then moved to Trinity College Dublin as Professor of Law, where his colleagues included Mary Robinson and Mary McAleese, and also Robert Heuston, then Head of Department, whom he subsequently replaced temporarily. Track 3: Memories of the College Visitor, a Judge of the Supreme Court, who was required to arbitrate on a case in college. Discussion of the different law courses in the two Universities of his experience. Track 4:Discusses his return to UCD in 1988. Teaching the complexities of Law to students, and the teaching strategies he favoured. Track 5: His work as Head of Department in Trinity at the time of the merger, the many meetings, and the changes he initiated. Track 6: He held the position of Dean in UCD; describes that role. Track 7: Memories of the collections of Law books in Trinity, many of which were bequests.

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Trinity College, Dublin, Collection



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48 hours

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7.22 MB, 12.25 MB, 17.17 MB, 7.67 MB, 12.01 MB, 7.65 MB, 24.52 MB

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Professor of Laws

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Maurice O’Keeffe – Irish Life and Lore