A 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
|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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
We welcome this Guest Post from Amina Adanan, co-editor of the inaugural edition of the Socio-Legal Studies Review. Amina, previously a student at Dublin City University, is currently researching for her PhD at the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway.
Earlier this month, the Socio-Legal Research Centre and the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University launched the inaugural edition of the Socio-Legal Studies Review. The review is a peer-reviewed law journal, which focuses on national and international socio-legal scholarly work. The online law journal is the first of its kind in Ireland to focus solely on socio-legal issues.
The Socio-Legal Studies Review 2012 was formally launched in Dublin by Judge Colin Daly. The event was introduced by Head of the School of Law and Government at DCU, Professor Gary Murphy.
Socio-legal studies is an expanding area of legal scholarship Continue reading “Socio-Legal Studies Review 2012”
The Socio-Legal Research Centre, DCU, held the fourth in its annual “Law on…” seminar series on Wednesday of last week. Following previous explorations of the Law on… Film, Celebrity, and Risk, this year’s seminar focused on the Law on… Police Accountability. There were three speakers: Damien McCarthy, Chairman of the Legal Assistance Scheme and former President of the Garda Representative Association (GRA), Kieran Fitzgerald, Commissioner of the Garda Síóchána Ombudsman Commission (GSOC), and Dr Barry Vaughan, National Economic and Social Council (NESC).
What follows is a brief outline of the presentations delivered by each speaker.
Continue reading “Law on…Police Accountability: Seminar Report”
The Socio-Legal Research Centre at Dublin City University will host the fourth in its “Law on…” seminar series on Wednesday November 14th 2012 at 6.30pm.
The theme of this seminar will be “Law on…Police Accountability” and it will focus on the oversight of the Garda Síochána by the Garda Síochána Ombudsman Commission.
The speakers at the seminar will be Garda Ombudsman Commissioner Kieran FitzGerald, former President of the Garda Representative Association Damien McCarthy and Prof Dermot Walsh of the University of Limerick.
Certification of attendance for the purposes of the CPD scheme will be available to attendees on request (2 hours).
The event is free of charge but prior registration is requested by emailing email@example.com
Speakers Profiles (below)
Continue reading “Law on… Police Accountability – DCU, November 14th”
The DCU Socio-Legal Studies Review is accepting submissions for its inaugural volume. The review is a peer-reviewed law journal, which focuses on socio-legal scholarly work, both national and international. This is the only such review in Ireland, and represents a unique platform for work by scholars and practitioners in this area.
Socio-Legal studies encompass the study of law in society. This includes empirical and theoretical research both at the national and international level, focusing on the social, cultural and economic context in which laws are made and enforced. For more information on socio-legal research see the homepage of the Socio-Legal Research Centre. Submissions are welcome on a broad range of legal issues, which evaluate the impact of legal rules on the society in which they operate and consider the influence of society on the Continue reading “DCU Socio-Legal Studies Review – Call for Papers”
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.
Following the success of last year’s “Law on Screen” seminar, the School of Law and Government and the Socio-Legal Research Centre at Dublin City University are pleased to announce the next seminar in the ‘Law on…’ series: ‘Law on Celebrity – Privacy and the Press in Ireland‘. This seminar will focus on developments in privacy law and how the law interacts with the coverage of celebrities in the Irish media. Speakers will include:
The seminar will take place on Wednesday, November 17th from 6-8pm in QG15 (DCU Business School) and should be a highly informative and enjoyable evening. To RSVP (before 5pm on Monday, November 15th) or for further information please contact Dr Michael Doherty (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Marie McGonagle (NUI Galway))
Marie McGonagle lectures in law at NUI Galway. She was Head of the Law School from 2005 until 2008 and Continue reading “Law on Celebrity: Privacy and the Press in Ireland – Seminar **Updated with Speaker Profiles**”