Research

The Autumn Series of the Research Colloquium is already underway for this semester! Sessions take place on the following dates.

 

Thursday 28th September: Dr Conor O’Mahony, UCC: "Comparing Constitutional Protection of Children’s Rights: Visibility, Agency and Justiciability".

Thursday 12th October: Dr Maria Cahill, UCC: "Subsidiarity in the Defence of Social Freedom".

Friday 20th October: Professor Kim Thomas, Fulbright Scholar, University of Michigan: "Reckless Juveniles".

Thursday 9th November: Professor Irene Lynch-Fannon, UCC: "From Genius to Quackery: Corporate Law Theory and Corporate Boards".

Thursday 16th November: Dr Catherine O’Sullivan, UCC: "Ignorance of the law is no defence?: Deficient Sex Education and the Prosecution of Minors".

Thursday 30th November: Dr Patrick O’Callaghan, UCC: "The Right to be Forgotten as a Generative Metaphor".

 

The Series has a pre-read format, with papers being circulated to the Panel of Discussants one week in advance.

For more information on any of the events or to express interest in presenting during the Spring Series, please contact Dr Maria Cahill (maria.cahill@ucc.ie).

The Spring Series of the Research Colloquium is already underway for this semester! Sessions take place  on Thursdays according to the following schedule:

Thursday 9th February: Dr Dug Cubie, UCC and Dr Luke Moffett, Queen's University Belfast: “Bringing the Battlefield into the Classroom: Using Video Games to Teach and Assess International Humanitarian Law”

Thursday 9th March: Dr Seán Ó Conaill UCC: "Sustainable Finance in European Football"

Thursday 23rd March: Dr Áine Ryall, UCC: "Promoting Compliance with Climate Obligations: Issues and Challenges in Domestic Law"

Thursday 6th April: Dr Bjørn-Oliver Magsig, UCC: "Solidarity as the Mainspring of State Responsibility for Climate Change"

TBC: Dr Patrick O'Callaghan, UCC: “The Right to be Forgotten and Semantic Discontinuity”

 

The Series has a pre-read format, with papers being circulated to the Panel of Discussants one week in advance.

For more information on any of the events or to express interest in presenting during the Spring Series, please contact Dr Maria Cahill (maria.cahill@ucc.ie).

The Autumn Series of the Research Colloquium is gearing up for next semester! Sessions take place at 2pm on Thursdays according to the following schedule:

Thursday 22nd September: Professor Richard Mullender, Newcastle University: “George Orwell on Law and Politics”

Thursday 29th September: Professor Irene Lynch Fannon, UCC: "The Irish National Asset Management Agency: a Case Study on the 'Bad Bank' Option"

Thursday 20th October: Professor Owen McIntyre, UCC: "Systemic Integration in the Continuing Evolution of International Environmental Law"

POSTPONED (was on 17th November): Dr Áine Ryall, UCC: "Strengthening Access to Environmental Justice in the EU Member States: the Transformative Role of the Court of Justice"

Thursday 24th November: Professor Mary Donnelly, UCC: "Rebalancing Empowerment and Protection: Evolving Legal Frameworks for Impaired Capacity"

Thursday 1st December: Professor Stéphane Beaulac, Université de Montréal: "ICUF James M. Flaherty lecture - Brexit, Scoxit and Remedial Secession: Lessons from Quebec Secession Reference Case?"

Thursday 8th December: Dr Fidelma White, UCC: “The Directive on Liability for Defective Products – the Cinderella of the consumer acquis”

 

The Series has a pre-read format, with papers being circulated to the Panel of Discussants one week in advance.

For more information on any of the events or to express interest in presenting during the Autumn Series, please contact Dr Maria Cahill (maria.cahill@ucc.ie). 

The Spring Series of the Research Colloquium is underway! Sessions take place at 1pm on Thursdays according to the following schedule:

Thursday 4th February: Dr. Maria Cahill, UCC: “Ever Closer Remoteness of the Peoples of Europe?”

Thursday 18th February: Prof. Steve Hedley, UCC: "A Theory of Tort Theories"

Thursday 25th February: Dr. Patrick O’Callaghan, UCC: “Comparative Law and Translation”

Thursday 3rd March: Dr. Conor O'Mahony, UCC: "How Marriage Equality came to Ireland and the US"

Thursday 10th March: Prof. Ursula Kilkelly, UCC: "Convention on the Rights of the Child: Redrafting for the Next Generation" 

Thursday 14th April: Dr. Dug Cubie, UCC: "Protection of Persons in Humanitarian Crises: the Rationale for incorporating a Rights-based Approach"

Wednesday 18th May: Dr. Dale Smith, University of Melbourne: "The Meaning of a Statute and the Content of the Law"

The Series has a pre-read format, with papers being circulated to the Panel of Discussants one week in advance. For more information on any of the events or to express interest in presenting during the Autumn Series, please contact Dr. Maria Cahill (maria.cahill@ucc.ie). 

The School of Law in UCC has a long history of excellence in postgraduate research, with a dynamic international community of researchers, which is an integral and valued part of the School's academic community. Some statistics on our postgraduate research are:

  • Projected completion rate of 95% for full-time PhD students who commenced 2008-2014
  • €1.5 million in external scholarship funding between 2008-2014
  • Success rate in Irish Research Council postgraduate scholarships of 42% (national average is 22%)
  • Outstanding career placements – graduates on academic staff of 20 different law schools in five different countries, as well as in a variety of roles in legal practice, research, public policy and NGOs

Prospective students should visit Law's postgraduate website for more information.

Some of our graduates work with us in, such as Drs Aisling Parkes, Bénédicte Sage-Fuller, Claire Murray and Dug Cubie.  Others work further afield.

 

Academia

Name

Current   Employment

Supervisor

Web Profile

John Lombard

University of Limerick

 

Mary

http://www.ul.ie/law/staff/dr-john-lombard

Joanne Blennerhassett

UCD

Owen

http://www.ucd.ie/research/people/law/drjoanneblennerhassett/

Alejandra Calle

University EAFIT, Medellín, Colombia

Owen

http://www.eafit.edu.co/docentes-investigadores/Paginas/maria-calle.aspx

Fiona Broughton

Griffith College Cork

Ursula

https://www.griffith.ie/people/fiona-broughton

Anna Marie Brennan

University of Liverpool

Siobhán / Fiona

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law/staff/anna-marie-brennan/

Katherine Wade

King's College London (Postdoc)

Ursula / Deirdre

http://www.kcl.ac.uk/law/people/academic/kwade.aspx

Anne Neylon

University of Liverpool

Siobhán

https://www.liverpool.ac.uk/law/staff/anne-neylon/

Darren O’Donovan

Bond University

Siobhán

http://apps.bond.edu.au/staff/profile.asp?s_id=10389  

Olufemi Amao

Brunel University

Irene/Ursula

http://www.brunel.ac.uk/law/people/academic/lecturer/olufemi-amao  

Laura Cahillane

DCU

Conor/David

https://www.dcu.ie/info/staff_member.php?id_no=4967  

Fiona de Londras

Durham University

Siobhán

https://www.dur.ac.uk/law/staff/?id=10655  

Liz Campbell

Edinburgh University

Shane

http://www.law.ed.ac.uk/people/lizcampbell  

Tanya ní Mhuirthile

Griffith College Dublin

Siobhán

http://www.gcd.ie/law-faculty-staff-profiles  

John Danaher

Keele University (about to move to NUIG)

Mary

http://www.keele.ac.uk/law/staff/academicstaff/johndanaher/  

Mairéad Enright

Kent University

Siobhán

http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/people/academic/Enright,_Mairead.html  

Sinead Ring

Kent University

Caroline

http://www.kent.ac.uk/law/people/academic/Ring,_Sinead.html  

Pablo Cortes

Leicester University

Steve

http://www2.le.ac.uk/departments/law/people/pablo-cortes  

Louise Kennefick

NUI Maynooth

Darius/Caroline

https://www.nuim.ie/people/louise-kennefick  

Maria Murphy

NUI Maynooth

Maeve

http://www.nuim.ie/people/maria-murphy  

Sibo Banda

NUI Maynooth

Siobhán

https://www.nuim.ie/people/sibo-banda  

Eilionoir Flynn

NUIG

Conor

http://www.nuigalway.ie/cdlp/staff/eilionoir_flynn.html  

Eoin Daly

NUIG

Conor

http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/school-of-law/staff/eoindaly/  

Joe McGrath

NUIG

Shane

http://www.nuigalway.ie/business-public-policy-law/school-of-law/staff/josephmcgrath/  

Onder Bakircioglu

QUB

Caroline

http://www.qub.ie/schools/SchoolofLaw/Staff/DrOnderBakircioglu/  

Verona ní Drisceoil

Sussex University

Siobhán

http://www.sussex.ac.uk/law/people/peoplelists/person/314099  

Liam Thornton

UCD

Siobhán

http://www.ucd.ie/law/staff/faculty/liamthornton/  

Margaret Fitzgerald

University of Limerick

Shane

http://www.ul.ie/law/staff/dr-margaret-fitzgerald  

Susan Leahy

University of Limerick

Shane/Mary

http://www.ul.ie/law/staff/dr-susan-leahy  

Padraig McAuliffe

University of Liverpool

Siobhán

http://www.liv.ac.uk/law/staff/padraig-mcauliffe/  

Elaine Dewhurst

University of Manchester

Irene

http://www.manchester.ac.uk/research/elaine.dewhurst/  

 

Other/non-Academic

Name

Current   Employment

Supervisor

Web Profile

Charles Butler

Principal, Butler Solicitors

Owen/John

http://www.butlersolicitors.com/people.html  

Nidal Jurdi

Human Rights Officer, UN Office of High   Commissioner for Human Rights

Siobhán

http://nidaljurdi.net/nidal/  

Anthony McGrath

International Policy Division, Dept of Justice,   Equality & Law Reform

Shane

 

Elaine O’Callaghan

Sales and Marketing Managers, Conference Partners   Ltd.

Ursula

 

Aoife Shields

Solicitor, Ronan Daly Jermyn

Owen

http://www.rdj.ie/people/A_Shields.html  

Silvana Rendel Beeri

Associate, Efrati, Galili & Co

Irene

http://www.egl.co.il/lawyer_inner.asp?pgID=493  

Judge David Riordan

Judge of the Circuit Court

Caroline/Shane

 

 

 

 

 

REPORT ON IRISH CONSUMERS’AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE OF LEGAL RIGHTS

by Dr. Mary Donnelly and Dr. Fidelma White, Faculty of Law,University College Cork

April 2013

Funded by the UCC LawDepartment Strategic Research Fund 2012/13

IRISH CONSUMER AWARENESS AND KNOWLEDGE REPORT

This Report presents the results of an empirical study conducted by staff at the Faculty of Law, University College Cork (UCC) in relation to consumers’ self-perception and their actualknowledge of the law.[1]

Report on Irish Consumers' Awareness and Knowledge of Legal Rights

[1]Mary Donnelly, Senior Lecturer in Law; Fidelma White, Senior Lecturer in Law,and Cormac Gilroy, Research Assistant.  We are grateful to the UCC Law Department Strategic Research Fund which provided funding for this study and to Dr. Darius Whelan.

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