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Liz Heffernan
Associate Professor, Law

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Expert Evidence and Law Reform in Ireland in, editor(s)Paul Roberts and Michael Stockdale , Forensic Science Evidence and Expert Witness Testimony: Reliability Through Reform?, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018, pp247 - 274, [Liz Heffernan] Book Chapter, 2018

Liz Heffernan and David Prendergast(ed.), Criminal Law: Recent Developments and Emerging Trends, Criminal Law and Practice Review, Trinity College Dublin, 2, (1), 19 April 2018, Clarus Press, 2018, 1-143 p Proceedings of a Conference, 2018

Liz Heffernan, The View of the Crime Scene, Criminal Law and Practice Review, 2, (1), 2018, p19 - 27 Journal Article, 2018

Liz Heffernan, Access to Justice as a Threshold Concept, Nottingham Law Journal, 27, (2), 2018, p8 - 16 Journal Article, 2018

Liz Heffernan, The Criminal Justice (Victims of Crime) Bill 2016: Special Measures for Victims who Give Evidence at Trial, Dublin University Law Journal, 40, (1), 2017, p37 - 61 Journal Article, 2017

Liz Heffernan, The Participation of Victims in the Trial Process, Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 68, (4), 2017, p491 - 504 Journal Article, 2017

Liz Heffernan and David Kenny, Legal Education: A Reflective, Collaborative Approach to Peer Observation of Teaching, Dublin University Law Journal, 40, (1), 2017, p205 - 216 Journal Article, 2017

Liz Heffernan, Calibrating the Right to Confrontation, The International Journal of Evidence and Proof, 20, (2), 2016, p103 - 111 Journal Article, 2016

Defamation and Privacy and the Rome II Regulation in, editor(s)P Stone & y Farah , Research Handbook on EU Private International Law, Cheltenham, UK, Edward Elgar, 2015, pp315 - 343, [David Kenny & Liz Heffernan] Book Chapter, 2015

Liz Heffernan (with U Ni Raifeartaigh), Evidence in Criminal Trials, First, Dublin, Bloomsbury Professional, 2014, 1 - 781pp Book, 2014

Liz Heffernan, Hearsay in Criminal Trials: The Strasbourg Perspective, Irish Jurist, 49, (1), 2013, p132- Journal Article, 2013

Heffernan, Liz, Legal Professional Privilege, First, Dublin, Ireland, Bloomsbury Professional , 2011, 1 - 297pp Book, 2011

Heffernan, Liz, Police Accountability and the Irish Law of Evidence, Crime, Law and Social Change, 55, (2-3), 2011, p185 - 197 Journal Article, 2011

Liz Heffernan, The Fourth Amendment's Exclusionary Rule: Blurring the Line between Rule and Exception, International Commentary on Evidence, 9, (2), 2011 Journal Article, 2011

M. Coen and L. Heffernan, Juror Comprehension of Expert Evidence: A Reform Agenda, Criminal Law Review, 2010, (3), 2010, p195 - 211 Journal Article, 2010

Liz Heffernan, DNA and fingerprint data retention: S and Marper v UK, European Law Review, 34, (3), 2009, p491 - 504 Journal Article, 2009

I.C. Bacik and L. Heffernan, Criminal Law and Procedure: Current Issues and Emerging Trends, Dublin, First Law, 2009, 1 - 178pp Book, 2009

L. Heffernan and M. coen, The Reliability of Expert Evidence: Reflections on the Law Commission's Proposals for Reform, Journal of Criminal Law, 73, 2009, p488 - 507 Journal Article, 2009

Liz Heffernan, "Evidence and National Security: Belief Evidence Before the Irish Special Criminal Court", European Public Law, 15, (1), 2009, p65 - 87 Journal Article, 2009

"Evidentiary Rights under Article 38.1: The Right to Fair Trial and Informer Privilege" in, editor(s)E. Carolan and O. Doyle , The Irish Constitution: Governance and Values, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2008, pp279 - 292, [Liz Heffernan] Book Chapter, 2008

Liz Heffernan, "A DNA Database", Irish Criminal Law Journal, 18, 2008, p105 - 111 Journal Article, 2008

L. Heffernan, R. Ryan and E.J. Imwinkelried, Evidentiary Foundations: Irish Edition, Dublin, Tottel Publishing, 2008, i - 244pp Book, 2008

Liz Heffernan, "The Recording of Fingerprints: Legal Aspects", Dublin University Law Journal, 28, 2006, p201 - 220 Journal Article, 2006

L. Heffernan, Scientific Evidence: Fingerprints and DNA, Dublin, First Law, 2006, i - 279pp Book, 2006

Liz Heffernan, "The Law Reform Commission's Proposed DNA Database: Issues of Scope", Medical Legal Journal of Ireland, 12, (2), 2006, p56 - 64 Journal Article, 2006

Liz Heffernan, "Gauging the Reliability of Scientific Evidence in Tort", Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 6, 2006, p140 - 170 Journal Article, 2006

Liz Heffernan, "The Taking of Forensic Samples: A Review of Proposed Reforms", Irish Criminal Law Journal, 16, 2006, p2 - 9 Journal Article, 2006

Liz Heffernan, "Effective Judicial Remedies: The Limits of Direct and Indirect Access to the European Community Courts", Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals, 5, 2006, p285 - 304 Journal Article, 2006

L. Heffernan and E.j. Imwinkelried, "The Accused's Constitutional Right to Introduce Critical, Demonstrably Reliable Exculpatory Evidence", Irish Jurist, 40, 2005, p111 - 137 Journal Article, 2005

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Liz Heffernan, The Transition to the Undergraduate Study of Law: A Short Case Study, Irish Law Times, 37, (8), 2019, p116-120 Journal Article, 2019

Liz Heffernan, Recent Adjustments to the Adversarial Law of Evidence, ICJA Conference Report, Sexual Offences: The Challenge of Balancing Rights in the Criminal Justice System, Dublin Castle, Dublin, 4 June 2019, 2019 Conference Paper, 2019

Liz Heffernan, Legal Education:Threshold Concepts and Access to Justice, Irish Association of Law Teachers, Athlone, 23-25 November 2018, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018

Liz Heffernan, Book Review: David Burrows, Children's Views and Evidence, Review of Children's Views and Evidence, by David Burrows , Irish Jurist, 18, (1), 2018, p156-157 Review, 2018

Liz Heffernan, Confrontation in the Courtroom, Doctoral Seminar Series, University of Gottingen, Germany, 25 April 2017, 2017, Institute for Criminal Law and Justice Invited Talk, 2017

Liz Heffernan, Victim Participation in Common Law Trials: An Irish Perspective, Anglo-American Criminal Law and Justice Lecture Series, University of Gottingen, Germany, 25 April 2017, 2017, Institute for Criminal Law and Justice Invited Talk, 2017

Liz Heffernan, The Taking of Forensic Samples from Suspects under the Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014, Practice and Procedure Review, 1, (1), 2015, p1 - 17 Journal Article, 2015

Liz Heffernan, A Foundation for Access to Justice: Unlocking the First Year Curriculum, Legal Education and Access to Justice, Nottingham Trent University, UK, 19 June 2015, 2015 Conference Paper, 2015

Liz Heffernan, Criminal Justice (Forensic Evidence and DNA Database System) Act 2014 Annotation, Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated, 11-01-11-310, 2014 Journal Article, 2014

Liz Heffernan, The Statutory Retention of Fingerprints, Criminal Law and Practice Review, 1, (1), 2014, p143 - 148 Journal Article, 2014

Heffernan, Liz, The Right to Legal Advice, Reasonable Access and the Remedy of Excluding Evidence, Criminal Law and Procedure Review, 1, (1), 2011, p111 - 129 Journal Article, 2011

Criminal Law and Procedure Review, 1, 1, (2011), 1 - 157p, Bacik, Ivana and Heffernan, Liz, [eds.], Since 2011 Journal, 2011

Heffernan, Liz, DNA and the ECHR: Rights, Rules and Technicalities, Databases, Surveillance and Crime Control, Institute of Advanced Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 8 December 2009, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

The Retention of DNA and Fingerprint Data in, editor(s)I.C. Bacik and L. Heffernan , Criminal Law and Procedure: Current Issues and Emerging Trends , Dublin, First Law, 2009, pp163 - 173, [Liz Heffernan] Book Chapter, 2009

The Duty to Preserve Evidence in, editor(s)I.C. Bacik and L. Heffernan , Criminal Law and Procedure: Current Issues and Emerging Trends, Dublin, First Law, 2009, pp53 - 71, [Liz Heffernan] Book Chapter, 2009

"Rome II: Implications for Irish Tort Litigation" in, editor(s)J. Ahern and W. Binchy , The Rome II Regulation Governing Non-Contractual Obligations, Leiden, Brill Publishers, 2009, pp257 - 276, [Liz Heffernan] Book Chapter, 2009

Criminal Evidence in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2008, Dublin, Round Hall, 2009, pp245 - 272, [Liz Heffernan] Book Chapter, 2009

"Expert Evidence in Medical Negligence Litigation" in, editor(s)C. Craven and W. Binchy , Medical Negligence Litigation: Emerging Issues, Dublin, First Law, 2008, pp110 - 138, [Liz Heffernan] Book Chapter, 2008

"Evidence" in, editor(s)R. Byrne and W. Binchy , Annual Review of Irish Law 2007, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2008, pp286 - 318, [Liz Heffernan] Book Chapter, 2008

L. Heffernan, Evidence: Cases and Materials, Dublin, Thomson Round Hall, 2005, i - 687pp Book, 2005

Liz Heffernan, Rome II: Implications for Irish Tort Litigation, Rome II Regulation on Law Applicable to Non-Contractual Obligations, Trinity College Dublin, 21 June 2008 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, The Right to Fair Trial and Informer Privilege, The Constitution at 70, Trinity College Dublin, 8-9 June 2007 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, Thinking About Hearsay, Irish Jurisprudence Society Workshop, Trinity College Dublin, 3 April 2014 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, Taking Liberties with Limits on the Retention of DNA Samples and Profiles, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, University of Durham, UK, 11 September 2007 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, Expert Evidence in Medical Negligence Litigation, Medical Negligence: Recent Developments, Trinity College Dublin, 13 October 2007 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, The ECHR in the Irish Law of Evidence, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, Edinburgh, Scotland, 5 September 2013 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, DNA and the ECHR: Rights, Rules and Technicalities, Databases, Surveillance and Crime Control, Institute for Advanced Studies, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, 8 December 2009 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, Evidence Update: The Duty to Preserve and Developments Relating to Disclosure, Developments in Criminal Law and Procedure, Trinity College Dublin, 6 December 2008 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, Adjudication on the Law of Evidence in the Irish Court of Criminal Appeal, SLS Annual Conference, University of Nottingham, 9 September 2014, edited by SLS Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, A DNA Database, 4th Annual North-South Criminology Conference, DIT, Dublin, 24 June 2008 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, A Foundation for Access to Justice: Unlocking the First Year Curriculum, Legal Education and Access to Justice, Nottingham Trent University, UK, 19 June 2015 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, Education and Training of Judges, Lawyers and the Police: ENFSI Project Forjust, International Conference on Forensic Issues, Riga, Latvia, 25 September 2008 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, Police Accountability and the Law of Evidence, Police Governance and Accountability: Developments, Challenges and Outlook, Centre for Criminal Justice, Limerick, 3-4 December 2009 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, Scientific Evidence and Criminal Justice: Anglo-American Perspectives, Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference, LSE, London, 17 September 2008 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, A DNA Database, Conference on Forensic Science, Trinity College Dublin, 20 June 2007 Conference Paper,

Liz Heffernan, Criminal Disclosure, Disclosure and Discovery in Criminal Cases, Distillery Building, Dublin, 21 May 2014, edited by Law Reform Commission Conference Paper,