​Carson McDowell Partners with Ulster University on Media Law

23 November 2017


Carson McDowell recently partnered with the team at the MA Masters in Journalism at Ulster University (Coleraine) in order to give the next generation of journalists a taste of the varied potential legal issues facing journalists, publishers and broadcasters in the digital age.

Drawing on his experience in defamation, privacy, contempt and IPSO regulation, Media Team solicitor Fergal McGoldrick presented students with an insight into media law in practice, providing real life examples to complement the legal theory they have learned throughout the Master’s Degree.

Milne Rowntree, Lecturer on the MA Masters in Journalism commented: “It was great for our students to hear from a professional working at the coalface of media law, bringing to life the topics they have studied as part of the legal component of the Master’s Degree and associated National Council for the Training of Journalists Diploma in Journalism”.

Fergal McGoldrick, Solicitor, Carson McDowell Media Team commented: “We were very pleased to be invited to share our knowledge with the students of the award winning MA in Journalism at Ulster, as part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to corporate social responsibility in Northern Ireland”.

Picture: Students from the MA in Journalism pictured with Milne Rowntree, Lecturer, and Fergal McGoldrick, Carson McDowell LLP.