Sutherland School of Law: 2017 Events Calendar 

     Event      Date               Time          Location

19th Annual Irish European Law Forum

Europe’s Economic and Monetary Union 25 Years After the Creation

The Sutherland School of Law at University College Dublin and the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance (EURO-CEFG) are holding a workshop to mark the 25th anniversary year of the signing of the Treaty of Maastricht - the foundational document of economic and monetary union.

This event will take place at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin on Monday 29 May 2017

You are cordially invited to attend. Attendance will be free of charge although numbers will be limited. Registration will begin at 8am and the workshop will begin at 8:45 AM

Speakers will include Professor Fabian Amtenbrink, Mr. Jean-Paul Keppenne,  Dr. Francesco Costamagna,  Professor Niamh Moloney, Professor Takis Tridimas, Mr. Pierre SchlosserProfessor Deirdre Curtin, Professor Gavin Barrett, Professor Ben Crum,  Professor Christian Joerges, Professor Hans-Georg Kamann, Mr. Vestert Borger, Professor David Howarth, Professor Stefania Baroncelli, Dr. Thomas Beukers, Mr. Marijn van der Sluis, Professor Federico Fabbrini and  Mr. Menelaos Markakis.

Topics addressed will include the Budgetary Rules of the Eurozone, the Banking Union, Democracy and the Eurozone, Courts and the Currency, the Role of the ECB and the Future of the Eurozone.

If you wish to attend this event, please reserve your place now by clicking here.

Download the EMU Workshop Programme 2017 here.

We look forward to seeing you there.

This event is sponsored by UCD's Jean Monnet Chair in European Constitutional and Economic Law and by the European Research Centre for Economic and Financial Governance, and will be the 2017 Irish European Law Forum.

Jean Monnet



TU Delft 

May 29 9:00am Sutherland School of Law



Research Seminar Series 2016/17 - Semester 2

Date    SpeakerTitle
8 Feb Niamh Howlin Teaching & Learning Seminar
15 Feb Durgambini Patel Balancing between Labour and Employment Laws vis-a vis Competition (anti-trust) Laws - A dire need to achieve social justice for fair globalization
22 Feb Lynsey Black Women and the Death Penalty in Post-Independence Ireland
1 Mar Federico Fabbrini Economic Governance in Europe
8 Mar Catarina Marvao Kelly On Criminalization
22 Mar Louise Brangan Imprisonment and political culture in Ireland 1970-2000
29 Mar Roy Flechner The earliest law books in Ireland and the west of Europe: canon law collections between tradition and innovation
5 Apr Thomas Mohr TBC
12 Apr Liam Thornton Socio-Economic Rights and Asylum Seekers: The Myth of Universalism
13 Apr* Heather Conway Contrasting Fortunes: Parental Wealth, Adult Children and Inheritance Contests in England and Ireland
19 Apr Niamh Howlin Teaching & Learning Seminar
20 Apr* Suzanne Egan TBC
26 Apr Coleman Dennehy Criminal Justice in Restoration Ireland
9 May - 5 PM Carl Baudenbacher Brexit's Judical Landscape [Venue: NUI, Merrion Square]


* This is a Thursday.

Please note that seminars will take place in the Harty Boardroom (L106) at 1 PM, Sutherland School of Law, UCD.

If you have any queries, please email or call (01) 716 4113.


Competition Law Scholars Forum Workshop - September 2016

In association with A&L Goodbody, the Competition Law Scholars Forum (CLaSF) and UCD Sutherland School of Law (BLREG) will present a Workshop on “Competition Law and Enforcement Priorities” at UCD Sutherland School of Law (Belfield, Dublin 4) on Friday, 16 September 2016

Click here for the CLaSF - Draft Programme‌.

Good Governance Awards 2016

Dr Oonagh Breen has been invited to be a judge on the 2016 Panel. 

The Good Governance Awards recognise, support and encourage adherence to good governance practice by community, voluntary and charitable (CVC) organisations in Ireland. The 2016 Good Governance Awards have been developed by the Carmichael Centre with the support of the Irish Charities Tax Reform (ICTR), Volunteer Ireland, The Wheel, Davy and Mazars Ireland.


D‌r Marie-Luce Paris' paper makes Top 10 List

SSRNDr Paris's paper, "The Comparative Methods in Legal Research: The Art of Justifying Choices", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: Political Methods eJournals. You can view the abstract and download statistics at:

D‌r Oonagh Breen's paper makes Top 10 List

SSRNDr Breen's paper, "European Non-Profil Oversight: The Case for Regulating from the Outisde In", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: Nonprofit & Philanthropy Law eJournal. Please view the abstract and download statistics at:


John O'Dowd's blog feature posted on UCL website

John's blog post on government formation for University College London's (UCL) The Constitution Unit has been posted. The Constitution Unit in the Department of Political Science at UCL is the UK's leading research body on constitutional change.

The formation of Ireland’s new government following February’s general election took more than two months. In this post John O’Dowd discusses the reasons for the delay, the role played by the President and the agreement that was eventually reached to allow Enda Kenny to be reappointed as Taoiseach at the head of a minority government.

Click here to read the full blog feature.

‌‌The Constitution Unit

Rights-Based Constitutional Review

Rights-Based Constitutional Review Cover

Dr Marie-Luce Paris' most recent publication is a book co-edited with Professor John Bell from Cambridge University.

Constitutional review has become an essential feature of modern liberal democratic constitutionalism. In
particular, constitutional review in the context of rights litigation has proved to be most challenging for the courts.
By offering in-depth analyses on changes affecting constitutional design and constitutional adjudication, while
also engaging with general theories of comparative constitutionalism, this book seeks to provide a heightened
understanding of the constitutional and political responses to the issue of adaptability and endurance of rightsbased
constitutional review. Providing structured analyses the editors combine studies of common law and civil
law jurisdictions, centralized and decentralized systems of constitutional review, and large and small jurisdictions.

For more information, please click on the here: Rights-Based Constitutional Review.



Constitutional Studies Group publish Election 2016 booklets

Research - Signposts 

With the run up to the Election, please click the links to see our booklets on:

Government formation in Ireland and the Law on Election Posters.