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75 Notre Dame L. Rev. 655 (1999-2000)


In the Summer of 1985, I participated in a program in London on international judicial education, sponsored by the Judicial Administration Division of the American Bar Association. The keynote speaker for the program was Robert Lowry, The Lord Chief Justice of Northern Ireland. Lord Lowry noted that there was very little judicial training in Britain at the time and that before the 1960s judicial education didn't exist in Britain. In his address, Lord Lowry boldly advocated compulsory judicial education courses for all judges through the Judicial Studies Board. Our mutual interest in the judiciary and the education of judges began a friendship which was sadly halted by Lord Lowry's death on January 18, 1999.

Lord Lowry was a steady judicial hand during troubled times in Northern Ireland, and his leadership on the bench has been an inspiration for many who aspire to judicial service. Lord Lowry's hallmark was his belief that the judge should draw his inspiration from consecrated principles of law and for this and more he will long be remembered.


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