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Alan DP Brady, School of Law, Trinity College Dublin

Alan D.P. Brady

Adjunct Lecturer in Law

Alan Brady

School of Law
Room 18, House 39
Trinity College, Dublin 2
Fax: (01) 677 0449
Email: alan.brady at

Areas of Interest

Criminal Law, Criminology, Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law & Theory, Administrative Law, Public International Law


Alan D.P. Brady is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and the King’s Inns. He has worked as a legal researcher at the Law Reform Commission and has taught at LSE and University College London. Alan’s previous teaching experience includes criminal law, human rights, international criminal law and criminology. He currently teaches the Critical Perspectives on Law module on the LLB course and the Judicial Review & Human Rights module on the LLM course. He is a practicing barrister.

Professional Qualifications

LLB (Dubl), LLM, PhD (LSE), Barrister-at-Law


Member of the Executive Board, Irish Council for Civil Liberties

Administrative Functions


Awards and Honours

London School of Economics Postgraduate Studentship (2006-2009)

Arts and Humanities Research Council Doctoral Award (2007-2009)

London School of Economics Law Department Teaching Prize (2008-2009)

Nominated for TCD Provost’s Teaching Award (2009-2010)

Education Details

LLB Trinity College Dublin 2002

LLM London School of Economics 2003

Attorney-at-Law (New York) 2004

Barrister-at-Law (King’s Inns) 2006

Barrister-at-Law (Middle Temple) 2008

Post Graduate Certificate in Higher Education London School of Economics 2009

PhD London School of Economics 2010

Employment Details

Adjunct Lecturer, Law School, Trinity College Dublin (2009 to date)

LSE Fellow, Law Department, London School of Economics (2007-2009)

Tutor, Faculty of  Laws, University College London (2007-2009)

Seminar Tutor, Trinity College Dublin (2006)

Legal Researcher, Law Reform Commission (2004-2005)

Memberships /Associations



Proportionality and Deference under the UK Human Rights Act: An Institutionally Sensitive Approach (Cambridge University Press, 2012)

Peer Reviewed Articles:
'Proportionality, Deference and Fundamental Rights in Irish Administrative Law: The Aftermath of Meadows' (2010) 17 Dublin University Law Journal 136
‘Universal Jurisdiction for International Crimes in Irish Law’ (2008) XLII Irish Jurist 59 (co-authored with Dr James G. Mehigan)

Non-Peer Reviewed Articles:
‘Ireland and International Law 2009 and 2010’ (2009-2010) (4-5) Irish Yearbook of International Law 229
‘Corporate Killing: The Law Reform Commission’s Proposals’ (2006) 12 Irish Law Times 12
‘Corporate Homicide: Some Alternative Legal Approaches’ (2002) 24 Irish Criminal Law Journal 235

Other Research:
The Constitution, Gender and Reform: Improving the Position of Women in the Irish Constitution National Women’s Council of Ireland Working Paper, 2012

Book Reviews:

Housing Rights, Law and Policy by Padraic Kenna (2011) 34 Dublin University Law Journal 271
European Convention on Human Rights Act: Operation, Impact and Analysis, by Fiona de Londras and Cliona Kelly (2009) XLIV Irish Jurist
Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship in Ireland; Cases and Materials by Dug Cubie and Fergus Ryan (2005) 2 Independent Law Review 13

Conference Papers:
‘The Constitution, Gender and Reform’ Conference: A Constitution for all Women, National Women’s Council of Ireland in association with University College Cork, 2012
‘Honesty is the Best Policy: Human Rights Norms, Epistemological Uncertainty and Political Choices in Adjudication’ Irish Jurisprudence Society Workshop, Trinity College Dublin , 2012
‘Corporate Killing and the Law in Ireland’ Conference: Ireland and the United Nations Framework for Business and Human Rights, Irish Centre for Human Rights, NUI Galway, 2012
‘Integrating Proportionality and Deference’ Constitutional Law and Policy Group Workshop, Trinity College Dublin, 2011