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September 27 - 30, 2022

The 2022 Business and Law Symposium sponsored by the Irish American Law Society of Cleveland in association with University College Cork will take place September 27 through September 30, 2022, in Dublin and Cork Ireland.  

The program will offer at least eight continuing legal education credits and will be packed with opportunities to network with colleagues from both sides of the Atlantic.

Air Transportation and Hotel Accommodations are on your own, however, hotels will be reserved for your booking in both Dublin and Cork.  It is preferred that you use the reserved hotels as that is where the busses from Dublin to Cork will be picking up and dropping off.

CLE Topics 

 *    Independence of the Judiciary (1 hour CLE at Kings Inns followed by reception)
 *    Ireland as Global Center for International Legal Services (1 hour CLE at Blackhall Place followed by reception)
 *    Environmental Law (3 hour CLE at the UCC Lapps Quay facility - Refreshments and Lunch Provided)
 *    Civil Litigation (1 hour CLE at UCC Lapps Quay facility)
 *    Digital Security and Privacy (1 hour CLE at UCC Lapps Quay facility)
 *   Cannabis and the Law  (1 hour CLE at UCC Lapps Quay facility)

Networking Events

Post CLE presentation cocktail reception in two historic venues in Dublin, Kings Inns and Blackhall Place;
Welcoming reception at Cork City Hall; 
Closing cocktail reception and dinner at the Imperial Hotel in Cork.

Event Locations

Kings Inns -   The Honorable Society of King’s Inns (King’s Inns), established in 1541, is Ireland’s Oldest School of Law.  King’s Inns is the Irish ‘Inn of Court’ for training and admitting legal professionals who wish to be awarded the degree of Barrister–at–Law.  Home - King's Inns (

Blackhall Place -  The headquarters of Law Society of Ireland, the professional body for Solicitors in the Ireland. The Law Society of Ireland | Regulatory, Educational and Membership Body For Irish Solicitors

Cork City Hall - The foundation stone of Cork City Hall was laid by Éamon de Valera on the 9th of July 1932 and opened in 1936.  The building stands as a replacement to the previous City Hall that was destroyed by British troops in the fire of 1920, also known as The Burning of Cork, and was one of the key events of Ireland's struggle for independence.

University College Cork School of Law -  UCC School of Law is a globally recognized law school, ranked in the top 100 in the QS Rankings. The Law School will be our host in Cork and has generously assisted in the development of the curriculum and panelists. Our CLE events will take place at the UCC Centre for Executive Education in the heart of downtown Cork. Lapps Quay | University College Cork (

The Imperial Hotel Cork - We will celebrate the closing dinner of our Symposium at this hotel which was commissioned in 1813. It has played host to many historic figures including Frederick Douglas and President John F. Kennedy.  Michael Collins spent his last night alive at the Imperial before he was shot at Béal na Bláth, West Cork. Hotels in Cork City, Luxury Cork Hotels | Imperial Hotel Cork 

Reception at Kings Inns, Dublin during our 2016 Symposium


Guests are required to book their own flights.

Bus transportation will be provided between Dublin and Cork on September 29, 2022. We have reserved two busses which will pick up from two of our Dublin Hotels and drop off at two of our Cork Hotels based upon bookings.


Hotels will be booked on your own.  Below are rooms that have been blocked for our group.  We suggest that you book rooms at these hotels as the busses that will transport us from Dublin to Cork will only pick up and drop off at single locations.  We are planning on two busses to pick up at two different hotels in Dublin.  Drop offs will be determined based upon the hotels chosen by attendees in Cork.

Dublin Hotels

So far there are two hotels that are both conveniently located close to our Dublin event venues.  We may add a third hotel based upon demand.
Dublin Hotels


Maldron Hotel Smithfield
Smithfield Square, Smithfield
Dublin 7, D07 RF2Y
+353 (0) 1 485 0900 
15 rooms are being held on this block.  They will remain available until September 6, 2022 or until they are fully booked.
 Rooms are €180 per night based on double occupancy; €195 with breakfast.
To reserve - E-mail to and use the code: PATR270922

The Brooks Hotel
Drury Street
Dublin, D02 TV06
+353 1 6704000
Brooks Hotel Dublin | Dublin City Centre Hotel near Grafton Street

There are 10 Classic Rooms and 10 Deluxe rooms being held for our booking. Rates are €300 Bed & Breakfast per night for a Classic room and €340 Bed & Breakfast per night for a Deluxe room.
to reserve:  Do not attempt to book online.  Call the number above or e-mail The group reservation number is: 121015. 

Cork Hotels

In Cork our events include our CLE at the UCC Centre for Executive Education at Lapps Quay; A reception at Cork City Hall and a closing dinner at the Imperial Hotel.  The Imperial Hotel and the Clayton Hotel are both within walking distance of all events.  The River Lee Hotel is closer to the UCC Campus but is a good 20-minute walk from Lapps Quay. A fourth hotel, The Kingsley is a four star but is a 40-minute walk or 14-minute drive from Lapps Quay.
All hotels in Cork will have the option of staying an extra night on October 1st so that you might be able to explore more of Cork and its surrounds.  On that date we will have an optional tours to the Middleton Distillery and to Cobh.
Cork Hotels
The Imperial Hotel Cork
76 South Mall
Cork, Ireland, T12 A2YT
+353 21 4274040 
Rates are €185 per night for a classic double room for Thursday, September 29 and Friday, September 30.  If you plan to stay over Saturday night, October 1st, you will be quoted the best rate available. (€325 per night at the time of this posting)
To reserve -   E-mail or call to make reservations and indicate that you are with the Irish American Law Society of Cleveland/UCC event. 
Clayton Hotel Cork City
Lapp’s Quay
T12 RD6E
+353 (0)21 422 4900 
Rates are €10 off of the best available rate. (at the time of this posting the best available rate for those dates was €179 per night for a double room which was available for all three nights)    
 To reserve – book online  and enter Promo Code SPECOFF to receive your online discount.
The River Lee  
Western Road
T12 X2AH
+353 21 493 7704
Only 10 rooms available for our room block, rooms available for booking until August 4, 2022.
Rates are €210 B&B per room, per night for single occupancy. There would be an additional €10 for an extra guest.
To reserve - contacting our reservations team at  and quote reference GROUPIALBB.  You cannot book this room online.
There is a fourth Hotel that is a little further out from the events. It is 4-star luxury rated hotel. This would be a 40-minute walk or 14-minute drive from Lapps Quay.
The Kingsley
Victoria Cross 
T12 P680
+353 21 480 0500 
Rates are €170.00 B&B per classic single room per night and €185.00 B&B per classic double/twin room per night.
Rooms are available until August 31, 2022.
 To reserve -  contact the reservations department by calling +353214800500 or by emailing and quote UCC School of Law

Tuition And Fees

Discounted tuition $950.  ($300 deposit must be paid by June 30, 2022 - Pay deposit by clicking link below or send a check for $300 payable to The Irish American Law Society of Cleveland.  Check can be mailed to the Society c/o Patrick Murphy, 1468 West 9th Street, suite 135, Cleveland, OH 44113)

Full tuition $1,000. 

Guest Registration: $250.00. (Includes all reception/dinner/networking events and bus transport to Cork.  Guest Registration does not include CLE credit or CLE events in Cork)


Deposit for 2022 Symposium September 27, 2022 00:00
If you are interested in attending the Symposium, please take advantage of the early bird discount by signing up before June 30, 2022.   

Guest Registration September 27, 2022 00:00
The $250.00 Guest registration will include your guest's participation in the Kings Inns, Blackhall Place and Cork City Hall events and cocktail receptions.  It will cover the guest's bus transportation from Dublin to Cork.  It will also cover the closing cocktail reception and dinner at The Imperial Hotel in Cork