There are currently over 40 PhD students within the School. There is also a visiting researcher option within the School which has enhanced the Schools’ research programme.

Meet some of our students below:


Sultan Abdulsalam

Supervisor: Brian Hutchinson/James Devenney 

Research Area: Corporate & Insurance Laws from Islamic & Conventional Perspectives


Edwin Albas  (European Research Council PhD Scholar)

Supervisor: Suzanne Kingston

Research Area: European Environmental Law 


Sattam Almutairi  (Saudi Government Scholar)

Supervisor: John O'Dowd

Research Area: The right to privacy


Sarah Balto  (Saudi Government Scholar)

Supervisor: John O'Dowd

Research Area: International Human Rights


Brian Buggy

Supervisor: Oonagh Breen

Research Area: Trust law


Mícheál Callaghan  (European Research Council PhD Scholar)

Supervisor: Suzanne Kingston

Research Area: Environmental Law


Edoardo Celeste  (IRC Scholar)

Supervisor: TJ McIntyre

Research Area: Information Technology Law


Cormac Conaghan

Supervisor: Dr Aogan Mulcahy (UCD School of Sociology)

Research Area: Criminal Law 

  Andrew Condon

Supervisor: Anthony Kerr

Research Area: Employment Law and Industrial Relations


Neil Coogan  (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Joe McGrath

Research Area: Corporate Regulatory Enforcement


Megan Coughlan

Supervisor: Deirdre Healy

Research Area: Criminology: reoffending


Aengus Fallon  (IRC Scholar)

Supervisor: Thomas Mohr

Research Area: Irish Legal History


Khaled Fouda

Supervisor: Marie-Luce Paris

Research Area: Comparative Constitutional Law


Julie Foulon  (European Research Council PhD Scholar)

Supervisor: Suzanne Kingston

Research Area: Environmental Law & Governance


Martha Gomez

Supervisor: Colin Scott

Research Area: European Governance & Law


Anna-Louise Hinds

Supervisor: Imelda Maher

Research Area: Antitrust Procedures


Orla Kelleher  (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Andrew Jackson

Research Area: Climate Change Law


Opeyemi Kolawole 

Supervisor: Cliona Kelly

Research Area: Intellectual Property Law


Weiran Kong 

Supervisor: Richard Collins

Research Area: International Legal theory 


Shizhu Liang

Supervisor: Brian Hutchinson

Research Area: Arbitration


Martina Lyons

Supervisor: Eoin Carolan

Research Area: Surrogacy and Identity


Michael McNamara

Supervisor: Paul McDermott 

Research Area: Irish Criminal Law


Ciara Molloy  

Supervisor: Ian O'Donnell

Research Area: Criminal Justice History


Deirdre Norris

Supervisor: James Devenney

Research Area: Regulatory Governance


Lauren O Connell  (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Deirdre Healy

Research Area: Criminal law/criminology


Tony O'Donnell

Supervisor: Eoin Carolan

Research Area: Governance in Policing


Bashir Otukoya

Supervisor: Marie-Luce Paris

Research Area: EU Law and Governance with Politics and International Relations


Aphrodite Papachristodoulou

Supervisor: Richard Collins

Research Area: Migration and Refugee Law, Maritime Law


David Quinn

Supervisor: Imelda Maher

Research Area: European Governance & Law


Olufunmilola Sodipo  (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Brian Hutchinson

Research Area: International Investment Law


Alexandru Soptica  (Matheson Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Mary Catherine Lucey

Research Area: EU Competition Law and EU Private International Law/EU PIL 


Neza Subic  (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Marie-Luce Paris

Research Area: European Union Law


Miaodi Sun  (UCD-CSC Scholar)

Supervisor: Joseph McMahon

Research Area: International Investment Law and International Trade Law


Kevin Whooley 

Supervisor: Paul McDermott 

Research Area: Legal Procedure & Constitutional Law


Ellis Witcher  (School of Law Doctoral Scholar)

Supervisor: Richard Collins

Research Area: International Criminal Law


Peter Wyatt

Supervisor: Colin Scott

Research Area: European Governance & Law


Xuedan (Shelly) Xiong

Supervisor: Noel McGrath

Research Area: Company law and comparative study