Dr. Conor Hanly

PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer In Law
Law
Room 411
Tower 2, NUI Galway

T: (091) 493390
F: (091) 494506
E: conor.hanly@nuigalway.ie
 
researcher

Biography

Conor Hanly, B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (N.U.I.), LL.M., J.S.D. (Yale)

Conor Hanly graduated from N.U.I., Galway with a B.A. in History and Legal Science in 1988, and with an LL.B. in 1990. In 1994, he completed an LL.M. by research at University College Dublin entitled "Pricing: A Behavioural Approach to Abuses of Market Power", for which he was awarded First Class Honours. From 2003 to 2004, Conor was a Graduate Fellow at the Yale Law School, where he was conferred with a Master of Laws degree, and was awarded the Joseph M. Parker Prize in Legal History and Roman Law for his paper, "The Decline of the Civil Jury in Nineteenth Century England."  He was also an editor on the Yale Law and Policy Review.  In 2012 he completed his doctorate (J.S.D.) on the criminal jury in Victorian England.

Conor spent five years in a civil litigation environment in the Claims Department of Eagle Star Insurance Company. From 1995 to 2000, he was Lecturer in Law at Waterford Institute of Technology, and was an adviser to the Doras project, an outreach programme for those involved in juvenile prostitution in Waterford City.  He joined the faculty at NUI Galway in 2000.

Conor was recently appointed the Director of Internationalization for the Law School, and is a member of the School’s Research Committee.  He is class adviser to final year B.A. (Legal Science) students.  He is currently external examiner for Carlow Institute of Technology and Waterford Institute of Technology, and has acted in the past as external examiner for Athlone Institute of Technology and Griffith College Dublin.     

Research Interests

Conor's main research interests lie in the field of criminal law.  He is the author of An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law (3rd ed., 2015), which is a standard work on the subject.  He was principal investigator and co-author of Rape and Justice in Ireland (2009), a major study of attrition in rape cases commissioned by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland with part-funding from the Department of Justice, Equality and Law Reform.  He has contributed to two reports from the European Agency for Fundamental Rights dealing with the rights of victims of crime (2016).  He also worked with Safe Ireland to help design and implement an empirical study of domestic violence in Ireland, and co-wrote the resulting report (2016).  

Conor also has research interests in the field of legal history.  He wrote an award-winning paper on the decline of the civil jury in nineteenth-century England (2005), and has delivered several historical papers on different aspects of the jury.  Most recently, he published an article in the Dublin University Law Journal on the 1916 Proclamation and jury trial in the Irish Free State (2016).  He is currently preparing a paper on the Maamtrasna murders in 1882 for inclusion in a book on unfair trials, to be published in 2018.


Research Projects

  Project Start Date End Date
ATTRITION RATES IN RAPE CASES CONOR HANLY 31-AUG-04 31-DEC-09

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'The 1916 Proclamation and Jury Trial in the Irish Free State'
Conor Hanly (2016) 'The 1916 Proclamation and Jury Trial in the Irish Free State'. Dublin University Law Journal, 39 (2):373-403 [Details]
(2005) 'The Decline of the Civil Jury in Nineteenth-Century England'
Hanly, C. (2005) 'The Decline of the Civil Jury in Nineteenth-Century England'. Journal of Legal History, 26 [Details]
(2001) 'Corroborating Rape Charges'
Hanly, C. (2001) 'Corroborating Rape Charges'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 11 [Details]
(1998) 'Child Offenders: The Changing Response of Irish Law'
Hanly, C. (1998) 'Child Offenders: The Changing Response of Irish Law'. Dublin University Law Journal, 10 [Details]
(1996) 'The Defence of Infancy'
Hanly, C. (1996) 'The Defence of Infancy'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 6 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(1999) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law.
Hanly, Conor (1999) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
(2015) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law, 3rd ed.
Conor Hanly (2015) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law, 3rd ed. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
(2009) Rape and Justice in Ireland.
Hanly, C.; Healy, D.; Scriver, S. (2009) Rape and Justice in Ireland. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
(2006) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law, 2nd ed.
Hanly, C. (2006) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law, 2nd ed. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2017) 'Criminal Law'
Hanly, Conor (2017) 'Criminal Law' In: Annual Review of Irish Law, Volume 30. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
(2003) 'The Impact of Alcohol on Sentencing'
Hanly, C. (2003) 'The Impact of Alcohol on Sentencing' In: Alcohol, Society and the Law. Barry Rose Law Publishers, London. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
(2016) In Search of Justice: Women and the Irish Legal System.
Hanly, Conor (co-author) (2016) In Search of Justice: Women and the Irish Legal System. Safe Ireland, Athlone, Co. Westmeath. [Details]
(2016) Rights of Crime Victims to have Access to Justice: Ireland.
Hanly, Conor (2016) Rights of Crime Victims to have Access to Justice: Ireland. European Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna. [Details]
(2016) Contribution to Fundamental Rights Report 2017: Chapter 7 - Access to Justice, including Crime Victims: Ireland.
Hanly, Conor (2016) Contribution to Fundamental Rights Report 2017: Chapter 7 - Access to Justice, including Crime Victims: Ireland. European Agency for Fundamental Rights, Vienna. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2010) Accommodating Victims in the Criminal Justice System,
Hanly, Conor (2010) Rape and the Limits of the Criminal Justice System. [Conference Paper], Accommodating Victims in the Criminal Justice System, University College Cork , 11-JUN-10 - 11-JUN-10. [Details]
(2016) Law, Revolution and Sovereignty: Reflections on the Legal Legacy of the 1916 Rising and the Declaration of Independence,
Hanly, C (2016) The 1916 Proclamation and Jury Trial in the Irish Free State. [Conference Paper], Law, Revolution and Sovereignty: Reflections on the Legal Legacy of the 1916 Rising and the Declaration of Independence, NUI Galway , 09-APR-16 - 09-APR-16. [Details]
(2017) Laien in der Gerichtsbarkeit - Geschichte und aktuelle Perspektiven,
Hanly, Conor (2017) The English Jury System. [Invited Lecture], Laien in der Gerichtsbarkeit - Geschichte und aktuelle Perspektiven, Vienna, Austria , 10-NOV-17 - 10-NOV-17. [Details]
(2017) Conference to Celebrate 20 Years of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victims Studies,
Hanly, Conor (2017) The Development of Criminal Justice Scholarship, 1997-2017. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference to Celebrate 20 Years of the Centre for Crime, Justice and Victims Studies, University of Limerick , 20-OCT-17 - 20-OCT-17. [Details]
(2017) 23rd British Legal History Conference,
Hanly, Conor (2017) British Criminal Trial Procedure in Nineteenth-Century Ireland. [Conference Paper], 23rd British Legal History Conference, UCL London , 07-JUL-17 - 07-JUL-17. [Details]
(2015) Aspects of the General Scheme of the Sexual Offences Bill 2015,
Hanly, Conor (2015) Rape Crisis Network Ireland Public Seminar. [Invited Lecture], Aspects of the General Scheme of the Sexual Offences Bill 2015, Mansion House, Dublin , 23-APR-15 - 23-APR-15. [Details]
(2016) Law, Revolution and Sovereignty: Reflections on the Legal Legacy of the 1916 Rising and the Declaration of Independence,
Conor Hanly (2016) A conference to consider the legal legacy of the founding documents of the Irish State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Law, Revolution and Sovereignty: Reflections on the Legal Legacy of the 1916 Rising and the Declaration of Independence, NUI Galway , 09-APR-16 - 10-APR-16. [Details]
(2014) Criminal Law Forum, Inaugural Meeting,
Conor Hanly (2014) The Rise of Summary Jurisdiction. [Keynote Address], Criminal Law Forum, Inaugural Meeting, King's Inns, Dublin , 11-JAN-14 - 11-JAN-14. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2017) Book Review: Michael Dillon, The Law of Intoxication: A Criminal Defence.
Hanly, Conor (2017) Book Review: Michael Dillon, The Law of Intoxication: A Criminal Defence. Dublin: Book Review [Details]
(2017) Book Review: David Staunton, Drunken Driving.
Hanly, Conor (2017) Book Review: David Staunton, Drunken Driving. Dublin: Book Review [Details]
(2017) Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962.
Hanly, C (2017) Rehabilitation and Probation in England and Wales, 1876-1962. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2010) The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law: Whittling the golden thread.
Hanly, C (2010) The Presumption of Innocence in Irish Criminal Law: Whittling the golden thread. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2002) Prison Policy in Ireland: Criminal justice versus social justice.
Hanly, C (2002) Prison Policy in Ireland: Criminal justice versus social justice. Book Review [Details]
(2002) Crime control in Ireland: The politics of intolerance.
Hanly, C (2002) Crime control in Ireland: The politics of intolerance. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2012) Trial Juries in Victorian England. Cornell Law School.
Hanly, C. (2012) Trial Juries in Victorian England. Cornell Law School. Cornell Law School: Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Global Legal Education. Global Legal Education Forum, Harvard Law School.
Hanly, C. (2012) Global Legal Education. Global Legal Education Forum, Harvard Law School. Harvard Law School: Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) The Rise of Summary Jurisdiction in Victorian England. Yale Law School.
Hanly, C. (2011) The Rise of Summary Jurisdiction in Victorian England. Yale Law School. Yale Law School: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Punishing Rape in Ireland. Graduate Symposium, Yale Law School.
Hanly, C. (2010) Punishing Rape in Ireland. Graduate Symposium, Yale Law School. Yale Law School: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The Impact of Victim Impact Statements. CLT Criminal Law Updates Conference.
Hanly, C. (2008) The Impact of Victim Impact Statements. CLT Criminal Law Updates Conference. Dublin, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Reforming the Law of Rape. Rape Crisis Network Ireland.
Hanly, C. (2002) Reforming the Law of Rape. Rape Crisis Network Ireland. Galway, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Corroboration and Rape. Network of Rape Crisis Centres.
Hanly, C. (2001) Corroboration and Rape. Network of Rape Crisis Centres. Galway, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(1999) Trends in the Irish Penal Complex. Millennium Conference of the Isles: Working with Vulnerable Populations.
Hanly, C. (1999) Trends in the Irish Penal Complex. Millennium Conference of the Isles: Working with Vulnerable Populations. Waterford: Conference Paper [Details]
(1998) Developments in the Law of Rape. Seminar: Dealing with Rape and Child Abuse.
Hanly, C. (1998) Developments in the Law of Rape. Seminar: Dealing with Rape and Child Abuse. Waterford Institute of Technology Waterford, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(1997) Investigating Claims of Child Abuse. Irish Association of Care Workers Conference.
Hanly, C. (1997) Investigating Claims of Child Abuse. Irish Association of Care Workers Conference. Athlone: Conference Paper [Details]
(1997) Violent Offenders World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence.
Hanly, C. (1997) Violent Offenders World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence. University College Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]

Gov. Report or Document

  Year Publication
(2016) Report and Opinion on the Maamtrasna Murders, 1882.
Hanly, Conor (2016) Report and Opinion on the Maamtrasna Murders, 1882. Gov. Report or Document [Details]

Invited Lectures

  Year Publication
(2009) Juries in Rape Cases.
Hanly, Conor (2009) Juries in Rape Cases. University of Limerick: Invited Lectures [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Selden Society /
Irish Legal History Society /
Irish Association of Law Teachers /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland, Galway Lecturer in Law /
Waterford Institute of Technology,Cork Road,Waterford Lecturer in Law /
Eagle Star Insurance Co.Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Claims Official /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 Yale Law School LL.M Law
1994 University College Dublin LL.M Law
1990 National University of Ireland
1988 National University of Ireland

Teaching Interests

My undergraduate teaching interests are primarily in the field of criminal law.  I also teach a module on Jurisprudence.  At postgraduate level, I teach a module on the criminal jury.

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Maria Portuondo Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in the College of Business, Law & Public Policy Co-supervisor (1)
Priscilla Fay Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in the College of Business, Law & Public Policy Supervisor
Sharon Walker Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in the College of Business, Law & Public Policy Supervisor
Maria Manuela De Almeida Silva Doctorate - Structured Ph.D. in the College of Business, Law & Public Policy Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2016-17 The Criminal Jury LW493 LLM in Public Law Module