No female students insulted on students’ WhatsApp group, says Law Society

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 15th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A review of a law students’ WhatsApp group called ‘Tits and Filth’ has uncovered no evidence of disparaging references to female trainee solicitors, the Law Society has said. The body, which trains and represents solicitors, launched an investigation into the group after receiving complaints from several members …” (more)

[Conor Gallagher, Irish Times, 14 October]

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Law Society say no reference made to female students in WhatsApp group

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 14th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“The Law Society of Ireland has said there were no references to female trainees in a messaging group that is being investigated by the solicitors’ training body. It comes after a number of messaging apps were blocked as it was reported that inappropriate content was posted onto a WhatsApp group entitled ‘tits and filth’ …” (more)

[Cate McCurry, Belfast Telegraph, 14 October]

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‘We’re not 15’ – Female trainee solicitor hits out at ‘highly offensive’ Whatsapp messages among law trainees

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 12th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“A trainee solicitor has said she feels disgusted that female students are being objectified by their male counterparts. The Law Society has launched an investigation after ‘highly offensive’ messages were found to be circulating in a Whatsapp group among some first-year law trainees at Dublin’s Blackhall Place …” (more)

[Irish Examiner, 12 October]

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Law students investigated over ‘highly offensive’ texts about their female colleagues

Posted in Governance and administration, Legal issues on October 11th, 2019 by steve

Ireland“Law students are being investigated for a ‘highly offensive’ text messaging group about female trainee solicitors. An internal investigation is now under way into the group called ‘T*ts and Filth’ that was circulated among trainee solicitors in the Law Society of Ireland …” (more)

[Niamh Horan and Chloe Brennan, Independent, 11 October]


Law Society to close Cork law school

Posted in Governance and administration on March 9th, 2011 by steve

“The Law Society will close its law school in Cork at the end of this academic year in July. The decision was taken by the council of the society last month for both educational and economic reasons …” (more)

[Carol Coulter, Irish Times, 9 March]


Law Society defends student numbers despite lack of jobs

Posted in Life on October 31st, 2010 by steve

“The Law Society of Ireland (LSI) has defended its practice of educating hundreds of student solicitors despite a massive decline in the number of jobs available in the profession …” (more)

[Mark Hilliard, Tribune, 31 October]