Established in 1911, the University College Dublin Sutherland School of Law is the largest and most diverse law school in Ireland. Inspired by the ideals of originality, cooperation, integrity and ambition, the School of Law is committed to teaching a critical understanding of law and to enhancing the legal and interdisciplinary knowledge of its students. It encourages the development of new initiatives and seeks to provide a rich educational environment. The School also works together with practicing lawyers and strives to represent an authoritative presence in the international legal community. In 2013, the School of Law oversaw the completion of the first purpose-built university law school in Ireland, and changed its name to the Sutherland School of Law, in honour of UCD law school graduate and former Attorney General of Ireland and European Commissioner for Competition Peter Sutherland.