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Joseph Harrington, Ph.D. Candidate, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Joseph Harrington

Ph.D. Candidate

Joseph Harrington

c/o Law School
House 39
Trinity College, Dublin 2

Fax: (01) 677 0449
Email: harrinjo at

Ph.D. Thesis: The Sovereign and Sovereignty of Ireland: The nature and identity of the Irish Sovereign

Supervisor: Dr. Oran Doyle

Areas of Interest:

Constitutional law, administrative law, jurisprudence, comparative law


Joseph Harrington is from Cork. He studied law in Dublin (Trinity College), Paris and Oxford, and holds an LL.B. (Ling. Franc.) and a B.C.L.. He speaks English and French, some German and Spanish, and very limited Russian. He has worked as a seminarist, a research assistant, a mini-pupil, and a summer intern. He is currently researching a thesis under the supervision of Dr. Oran Doyle; it is entitled "The Sovereign and Sovereignty of Ireland". He is also studying at the Honourable Society of King's Inns for the degree of barrister-at-law.

Professional Qualifications

B.C.L. (Oxon.)

LL.B. (Ling. Franc.)(Dub.)

Certificat supérieur de droit français et européen (Paris II)

Certificat de français de spécialité – droit (Paris II)


Trinity College Postgraduate Studentship (2009)

Fountain Court Chambers Award (2008) from Oxford Law Faculty

French Government Prize (2008)

Scholar of Trinity College (2006)

Research Interests

Constitutional law, administrative law, jurisprudence, comparative law

Education Details

    Ph.D. Candidate, Trinity College, Dublin, 2009 – present.

    B.C.L. (Oxon.), St. John's College, Oxford, 2008-2009.

    LL.B. (Ling. Franc.), Trinity College, Dublin, 2004-2008.

Employment Details

Seminarist in Administrative Law and Constitutional Law II, Trinity College Dublin.

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