Our PhD programmeThe School of Law and its research centres – the Irish Centre for Human Rights and the Centre for Disability Law and Policy – admitted 12 students to the PhD programme in 2013-14, bringing the number of PhD students in the School to over 60. A number of PhD students also completed their PhD research in 2013-14. Fiona Morrissey was one such person. Fiona, whose research into the use of advanced directives in mental health law attracted particular praise at the PhD viva, graduated in June.
The School of Law now fully participates in the University’s structured PhD programme. The structured PhD programme enables students to enhance their research by undertaking, and getting credit for, a programme of education, training, research, personal and professional development activities. There are a large number of University-wide modules that PhD students can take as part of the structured programme and this year the School of Law has added three law-specific modules to the suite: ‘Law Research Skills 1- Preparation, Presentation & Discussion’; ‘Law Research Skills 2- Engaging in Scholarship and Debate’; and ‘Legal Opinion or Advice’, in which students can obtain credit for providing legal opinion or advice to an international organisation, NGO or court. Furthermore, the School has plans to develop a Law Methodology module in 2014-15.
The School of Law will hold its induction day for new PhD students on 1st September 2014. Anyone interested in pursuing PhD research in the School of Law should contact a staff member with appropriate expertise in the proposed area of research, or the Director of the PhD programme, Dr. Ciara Smyth.
PhD Students in the School of Law
|Lynch-Shally, Ms. Karen||Law||Dr. Padraic Kenna|
|McCallig, Mr. Damien||Law||Ms. Marie McGonagle|
|Mc Donagh, Mr. Thomas||Law||Dr. Mary Keys
|Moloney, Ms. Catríona||Law||Dr. Mary Keys|
|O Maolchraoibhe, Mr. Ian||Law||Ms. Maureen O'Sullivan|
|O'Flanagan, Mr. Michael||Law||Ms. Marie McGonagle|
|O'Flynn, Ms. Stephanie||Law||Ms. Maureen O'Sullivan|
|O'Halloran, Ms. Deirdre||Law||Dr. Padraic Kenna|
|O'Sullivan, Mr. Patrick||Law||Prof. Ronán Long|
|Peter-Onyejekwe, Mr. Mackson||Law||Prof. Ronán Long|
|Silva, Ms. Maria||Law||Dr. Conor Hanly|
|Twomey, Ms. Mathilda||Law||Ms. Marie McGonagle|
|Walker, Ms. Sharon||Law||Dr. Conor Hanly|