Learning the ways of the law


Sir, – One wishes Alan Eustace (August 27th) and his teachers all the very best in his studies. However, if he seriously believes that “those students who stand up for themselves and their peers, who question aspects of the system and who challenge injustice in the wielding of authority” are best suited to the study of law, he may be in for a disappointment.– Yours, etc,


Marshalstown Cottage,

Castledermot, Co Kildare.

Sir, – Further to Cathal O’Sullivan’s recent letter (August 24th), I would like to reassure your readers that my colleagues and I at Trinity Law School are acutely aware of the challenges involved in attempting to formulate an alternative university entry system to the existing CAO route.

In particular, we have always been conscious of the importance of securing social diversity among our students and, indeed, in 1992 were the first academic unit in Trinity (and possibly further afield) to introduce a quota for students from disadvantaged schools. I have every confidence that these concerns will continue to guide us as we engage with the college authorities in relation to the proposed new pilot admission scheme. – Yours, etc,


Law School,

Trinity College Dublin.