Professor Imelda Maher, Dean of Law, Ambassador William L Swing and UCD President, Professor Andrew J Deeks with the Sutherland family
Celebrating An Extraordinary Life

Peter Sutherland Memorial Day

In March 2019, UCD celebrated the life and contribution of the late Peter Sutherland SC (BCL 1967), one of UCD’s most distinguished alumni and a great European, who made a remarkable contribution to international education and global understanding. A humanitarian and champion of migrants, he built a global reputation over a lifetime of achievements in law, business and international affairs.

The event at UCD Sutherland School of Law attended by faculty, alumni and friends, included Erasmus law students speaking about their experiences of the exchange programme founded by Peter Sutherland when he was EU Commissioner for Competition Policy and Education.

An address by Ambassador William L Swing, former Director General of the International Organization for Migration, was followed by a panel discussion chaired by Declan McCourt, Chairman of the Law Development Council, with Dr Catherine Day, former Secretary-General of the European Commission; Gregory Maniatis, Director of the Open Society International Migration Initiative; Judge Garrett Sheehan, Court of Appeal and Rory Godson, CEO Powerscourt Group and Chair of The Ireland Funds Great Britain.