Trinity College Dublin

Skip to main content.

Top Level TCD Links

Eoin O'Dell, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Eoin O'Dell

Eoin O'Dell

Associate Professor

School of Law
Room 2.11, House 39
Trinity College, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 896 1178
Fax: (01) 677 0449
Email: odelle at

Areas of Interest

Contract, Restitution, Freedom of Expression, Defamation, Competition Policy, Constitutional Law, Intellectual Property


Eoin O'Dell BCL(NUI), BCL(Oxon), PhD (Cantab), FTCD, Barrister-at-Law. Dr O'Dell lectures Contract, Restitution and Freedom of Expression, researches and publishes primarily in the fields of private and commercial law, and has been President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers and Editor of the Dublin University Law Journal.


Professional Qualifications

  • BCL(NUI),
  • BCL(Oxon),
  • PhD (Cantab),
  • Barrister-at-Law (Hon. Society of the King's Inns, Dublin).



  • Council Member
  • Executive Member of Society of Legal Scholars 2003 - to date


Administrative Functions

  • 2001-2004 Registrar of the School of Law
  • 1999-2004 Director of Research, School of Law


Awards and Honours

  • Fellow, TCD 2003
  • Newton Trust Scholarship, University of Cambridge, 2001
  • Rodney Overend Memorial Trust scholar 2001
  • Prendergast Scholar, University of Oxford, 1989
  • College Scholarship, University College Cork 1989

Education Details

  • BCL(NUI, Cork),
  • BCL (Oxon), Pembroke College Oxford
  • PhD (Cantab), St. John's College, Cambridge
  • Barrister-at-Law, The Hon. Society of the King's Inns, Dublin.

Employment Details

  • Lecturer in Law, Trinity College Dublin, 1990 to date
  • Fellow, Trinity College Dublin, 2003
  • Visiting Professor, University of Washington and Lee, 1998
  • Visiting Professor, University of San Francisco, 1995


Memberships /Associations




Postgraduate Research Students



Last updated 29 January 2016 School of Law (Email).