Ursula Kilkelly (BA, LLM, PhD) joined the School of Law in 1999, was made Senior Lecturer in 2004 and was appointed to a Professorship (chair) in Law in November 2011. She was appointed Dean of the Law School in April 2012 and Head of the College of Business and Law in April 2013.
Ursula is an international children's rights scholar. She has published widely on children's rights, the European Convention on Human Rights and youth justice. Ursula actively collaborates with colleagues across other disciplines including health and social work and social policy. She works closely with the Council of Europe Children's Rights Division and with the International Juvenile Justice Observatory.
At UCC, Ursula directs the innovative Child Law Clinic, a research initiative which provides student-led research services to lawyers litigating children's issues. She teaches Child Law (Clinical), Children's Rights and Juvenile Justice and supervises several LLM and PhD students in these areas.
For more information see Professor Kilkelly's research profile here.