Book Launch 12th December 2014: Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response

9780415836937A new book entitled ‘Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response’ published by Routlegde will be launched on the 12th of December 2014.  The book edited by Prof Gerard Quinn (NUI Galway), Dr Aisling de Paor (Dublin City University) and Prof Peter Blanck (Syracuse University) will be launched by Marian Harkin MEP at the European Commission Representation Office, Dawson Street, Dublin.

The book is timely as genetic technologies advance, genetic testing may well offer the prospect of detecting the onset of future disabilities. Some research also forwards that certain behavioural profiles may have a strong genetic basis, such as the determination to succeed, or the propensity for risk-taking. As this technology becomes more prevalent, there is a danger that that genetic information may be misused by third parties and that particular genetic profiles may be discriminated against by employers, by providers of social goods and services, such as insurance companies and even by educational facilities.

This edited book explores the different forms and potential uses of genetic testing. Drawing together leading experts in disability law, bioethics, health law and a range of related fields, it highlights the ethical and legal challenges arising as a result of emerging and rapidly advancing genetic science. On examining transatlantic perspectives on the matter, chapters in the book ask whether the US Genetic Information Nondiscrimination Act (GINA) is proving to be an effective tool in addressing the issue of genetic discrimination and alleviating fears of discrimination. The book also reviews what insights may be gained from GINA within employment and health insurance contexts, and asks how the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD) may impact similar debates within the European Union. The book focuses particularly on the legislative and policy framework in the European Union, with an emphasis on the gaps in protection and the scope for specific legislative action in this area.

This book will be of great interest to scholars and students of discrimination law, bioethics and disability law, and will be of considerable use to legal practitioners, medical practitioners and policy-makers in this area.

The launch will take place on the 12th December 2014 at 5pm at the European Commission Representation Office, Dawson Street, Dublin.  If you are interested in attending please RSVP mary.faherty@nuigalway or telephone 091 – 495888.

You can order a copy of the book here.

Book Launch 12th December 2014: Genetic Discrimination – Transatlantic Perspectives on the Case for a European Level Legal Response

Law PhD Scholarship Opportunity at DCU

 

DCUgenerous 4-year scholarship is available for an outstanding PhD candidate in the field of Law, within the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. The scholarship will include fee waiver and a tax-free stipend of €12,000 per annum for a full-time PhD student. The School also supports its PhD students with funding for conference and research travel.

Members of staff have specific research areas, listed below, in which they would like to prioritise PhD research. Potential applicants should make informal contact with the member of staff whose research area covers their proposed doctoral work before formally applying for consideration.

Member of Staff Research Areas
Dr Brenda Daly right and access to healthcare; healthcare law; mediation
Dr Yvonne Daly criminal evidence; criminal justice
Dr James Gallen public international law; human rights; jurisprudence
Dr Tom Hickey constitutional law and political theory
Dr Adam McAuley medical law and ethics; research on disciplinary mechanisms for health care professionals; family law; child law; judicial politics
Dr Cliodhna Murphy immigration and asylum law; human rights
Dr Roderic O’Gorman EU constitutional law; EU citizenship; Fundamental rights under EU Law
Dr Olivia Smith work-care reconciliation; caring and the law; equality and discrimination law

 

Following informal consultation with the relevant staff member, applicants should send a full CV and research proposal to Alexander Baturo by Friday 2nd May.

DCU offers a number of Graduate Training Courses which the successful applicant may attend. The successful applicant will be expected to provide some teaching within the School of Law and Government and to contribute fully to the life of the School. The successful applicant will benefit from career mentoring and professional advice from the academic legal experts within the School. For more on Law at DCU see the website of the Socio-Legal Research Centre.

 

Law PhD Scholarship Opportunity at DCU

PhD Scholarship in Law – DCU

DCU_logo 2013A generous 4-year scholarship is available for an outstanding PhD candidate in the field of Law, within the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. The scholarship will include fee waiver and a tax-free stipend of up to €15,000 per annum for a full-time PhD student. The School also supports its PhD students with funding for conference and research travel.

Members of staff have specific research areas, listed below, in which they would like to prioritise PhD research. Potential applicants should make informal contact with the member of staff whose research area covers their proposed doctoral work before formally applying for consideration.

Member of Staff Research Areas
Dr Brenda Daly right and access to healthcare; healthcare law; mediation
Dr Yvonne Daly criminal evidence; criminal justice
Dr James Gallen public international law; human rights; jurisprudence
Dr Tom Hickey constitutional law and political theory
Dr Adam McAuley medical law and ethics; research on disciplinary mechanisms for health care professionals; family law; child law; judicial politics
Dr Cliodhna Murphy immigration and asylum law; human rights
Dr Roderic O’Gorman EU constitutional law; EU citizenship; Fundamental rights under EU Law
Dr Olivia Smith work-care reconciliation; caring and the law; equality and discrimination law

 

Following informal consultation with the relevant staff member, applicants should send a full CV and 1500-word PhD proposal to Dr Yvonne Daly (yvonne.daly@dcu.ie) by 5pm, Monday August 26th.

DCU offers a number of Graduate Training Courses which the successful applicant may attend. The successful applicant will be expected to provide some teaching within the School of Law and Government and to contribute fully to the life of the School. The successful applicant will benefit from career mentoring and professional advice from the academic legal experts within the School. For more on Law at DCU see the website of the Socio-Legal Research Centre.

 

PhD Scholarship in Law – DCU

Professor of Law and Lecturer in Law (5-Year Post) Advertised at Dublin City University

DCU_logo 2013The School of Law and Government at Dublin City University wishes to appoint a Professor of Law and a Lecturer in Law (5-Year Post), as part of its continuing development. Both appointments will commence on 1 Sept 2013.

Further information on the Professor of Law position is available here.

Further information on the Lecturer (5-Year post) is available here.

 

Professor of Law and Lecturer in Law (5-Year Post) Advertised at Dublin City University

Irish Socio-Legal Studies Network event – Trafficking of Children and Separated Children

The Socio-Legal Research Centre at Dublin City University will host an event, with the view to potentially establishing an Irish Socio-Legal Studies Network on August 29th at 5pm in HG17, the Nursing Building, DCU.

Professor Rebecca Wallace from Robert Gordon University and Detective Superintendent Noel Clarke from the Garda Anti-Human Trafficking Unit will address the topics of trafficking of children and separated children. These talks will be followed by a short reception.

The Nursing Building is the first building on the left when you enter the Collins Avenue Entrance to DCU.  Parking will be available in the multi-storey carpark on campus, which is a 2 minute walk from the Nursing Building (see the campus map here).

All are welcome to attend this event and to engage in some discussion about the possible establishment of an Irish Socio-Legal Studies Network.

Any queries in relation to this event should be directed to Dr. Noelle Higgins: noelle.higgin[at]dcu.ie

Further information on the Socio-Legal Research Centre is available here.

Irish Socio-Legal Studies Network event – Trafficking of Children and Separated Children

Advertised Lectureships – School of Law and Government – Dublin City University

As part of its continuing development, the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University intends to appoint two new Lecturers in Law – (one 5 Year Fixed Term Contract and one 3 Year Fixed Term Contract). The appointments will commence on 1 September 2010.

Applications from candidates with demonstrated academic research expertise and university lecturing experience in any area of law will be accepted, but candidates with teaching and research interests in the following areas are especially welcome:

  • company law, contract and/or tort law
  • public law, constitutional law or administrative law.

Further information on these positions and applications forms are available here.

The School also has lecturing positions available in International Relations/Politics. Further information and applications forms are available here.

Advertised Lectureships – School of Law and Government – Dublin City University