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Current Students

The Law School currently has approximately 63 Postgraduate Research Students (PGR) on its Ph.D. and M.Litt programmes. Below is a list of selected current PGR students and their thesis titles.

Last Name First Name Course Type Thesis Title Professor
Abd Razak Abd Hakim Ph.D. Comparative Analysis on the Interlocking Directorate Practice of Sharia' Scholars across the Sharia' Boards of Islamic Financial Institutions within the QISMUT Region Prof. Blanaid Clarke
Balto Ahmed Ph.D. Islamic Cultural Principles and Values in the Perspective of Western Human Rights Prof. Neville Cox
Bryan O'Sullivan Sarah Ph.D Self-Representation by the Defendant in Rape Trials: A Critical and Comparative Analysis of the Need for Reform of this Issue in Ireland Prof. Ivana Bacik
Campbell David Ph.D. Republican Theory and Criminalisation Dr. David Prendergast
Chike-Anamdi Obianuju Ph.D. Gender Diversity on Ireland’s Corporate Boards- Women Perspective Dr. Ailbhe O'Neill
Comerford Steven Ph.D Exploring the Legal Limits of Privacy on the Internet Prof. Neville Cox
Cotter John Ph.D. “Steadying Factors in the Decision-Making Processes of the Court of Justice of the EU in Article 267 TFEU Preliminary References: Why the Decisions of the Court are Reckonable” Dr. Diarmuid Rossa Phelan
de Contreras Kate Ph.D The Law Of Equitable Estoppel: A Philosophical And Comparative Analysis Prof. Hilary Biehler
Dunne Peter Ph.D

The Legal Recognition of Preferred Gender: A Human Rights Model

Prof. Mark Bell
Farries Elizabeth Ph.D

Involuntary Exposure: Exploring Copyright Solutions to Unauthorised Intimate Photos Online

Prof. Ivana Bacik
and Dr. Giuseppe Mazziotti
Fitzgerald Shannon Ph.D Intellectual Disabilities and the Irish Criminal Justice System Dr. Liz Heffernan
Fulham-McQuillan Sarah Ph.D The True Nature of Causation: Developing a Model for Medical Negligence Litigation in a Modern Era. Prof. Neville Cox
Gordon Brady Ph.D. Limits of a Monetary Empire: The Constitutional Boundaries of Fiscal Federalism in the European Union Dr. Diarmuid Rossa Phelan
Heppner Sonja Ph.D Procedural Transparency in Investor-State Arbitration Prof. Hilary Biehler
Karayanidi Milana Ph.D. Judicial Jurisdiction in International Civil and Commercial Matters in Europe and Russia: Comparative Analysis Dr. Niamh Connolly
Dr. David Kenny
Lynch Paul Ph.D. Does The Retention Of The Concept Of Common Law Breach Of The Peace Within The Irish Legal System Permit The Garda Síochána The Potential To Infringe Beyond The Constraints Of The Criminal Law On The Civil Liberties Of Citizens? Dr. David Prendergast
Mathews Edward Ph.D.

The Role Of The Criminal Law In Managing The Transmission Of Serious Sexually Transmitted Diseases

Dr. David Prendergast
Mitchell Ben Ph.D.

Social Class and Poverty as Inequality: Substantive Constitutional Equality Law and the Right to Education

Prof. Gerry Whyte
Murray Paul Ph.D Retained Telecommunications Data in the European Union: Arriving at a Proportionate Retention Mechanism. Prof. Neville Cox
Noonan Robert Ph.D. Metaphysics in Jurisprudence and Law: Theoretical and Doctrinal Lessons Dr. Oran Doyle
Ogieriakhi Ewaen Fred Ph.D.

Safeguarding Children's Welfare And Developmental Rights: An Application Of Contemporary Developmental Theory In Irish Child Law

Dr. Catherine Donnelly
Okonkwo Ashimedua Ph.D. Legalising Gender Inequality: A Comparative Analysis Of The Inequality In Law In Relation To Violence Against Women Prof. William Binchy
Walsh Jeff Ph.D. The Interpretation of the Cessation of Refugee Status in Article 1C(5) by States in the Global North and How That Interacts With Post-Conflict States in Transition. Prof. Rosemary Byrne
Wang Qifan Ph.D.

The Role of Criminal Law in Counter-Terrorism Legislation

Prof. Rosemary Byrne
Yang Kuan Ph.D. Legal Issues of Subsidies in Civil Aircraft Industry Under WTO Framework Dr. Caoimhin MacMaolain
Yule Andrew Ph.D.

Do Differences In Legal Culture Prevent A Uniform Application Of A Voluntarily Adopted Common European Civil Code In Matters Of Contract Law And Undermine The Practical Use Of Such By Contracting Parties?

Dr. Niamh Connolly and
Dr. David Kenny




Securitisation in Ireland

Prof. Neville Cox