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2018-20

Róisín A Costello

Róisín Costello graduated from the LLB in Trinity College Dublin with first class honours and holds Masters degrees with distinction in International Affairs, and Law from the Institut d’études politiques de Paris and Georgetown Law respectively. While at Georgetown Róisín was a Fellow of international economic law, a clerk with the Electronic Privacy Information Centre working on consumer protection, and a Research Assistant for the Georgetown Centre for Privacy and Technology. Following her graduate study, Róisín worked in commercial law and European policy in London and Dublin. Róisín is currently a PhD Candidate in the School of Law where her doctoral research argues for a rights-orientated understanding of consumer protection for the digital age. Her doctoral work is funded by the Irish Research Council and her research has been presented at Cambridge University, the Oxford Internet Institute and ICON-S. In 2019 papers based on portions of her doctoral work were shortlisted for best paper prizes at BILETA and TILTing. Róisín's work has been published in the European Human Rights Law Review, the Cambridge International Law Journal and the Review of European, Comparative and International Environmental Law. Róisín is a contributor to  the World Bank Report on Women, Business and the Law, serves on the Emerging Voices panel of the ‘Future of the EU 27’ at the Institute of International and European Affairs and has been quoted in the Christian Science Monitor, as well as contributing background research and comment for pieces in Slate and the Financial Times. 

Róisín's areas of research interest include; technology law and policy, privacy, EU law, consumer protection, gender and law, and the law of cultural property.

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