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UACES Group Member

Dept of Law

National University of Ireland Maynooth

Maynooth University Department of Law is the youngest law school in Ireland; making it a vibrant, dynamic and exciting place to work or study. The research mission of the Department reflects this: staff members are focused on areas of enquiry that broaden the traditional remit of legal research, opening up the discipline to the wider fields of human rights, global business, and social justice. The Department of Law's research encompasses a wide range of areas including EU, International, Irish, UK and US Law and Policy; Technology and Privacy Law; Environmental Law; Criminology and Criminal Justice; Employment Law and Labour Relations; International Justice and Human Rights; Disability Law; Legal Theory and Philosophy; Migration and Asylum Law; and Comparative Law.

The Department's research clusters have a strong European focus and staff members have published recently in such journals as the Common Market Law Review; European Law Journal,  the European Law Review, the European Journal of International Law and the European Labour Law Journal. In 2019,  Prof. Delia Ferri of the Maynooth University Department of Law was awarded a European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator grant of €2 million to undertake research examining the extent to which EU Law protects and promotes the right of persons with disabilities to fully participate in cultural life. More details on the ERC project can be found here:  In 2020, Prof. Tobias Lock of Maynooth University Department of Law was awarded a Jean Monnet Chair in EU Law and Fundamental Rights through the European Union's Erasmus+ programme. The Chair’s activities centre on an ambitious specialist teaching and research programme in EU law with a focus on EU fundamental rights law offered to diverse audiences. This, coupled with the outstanding research led by Prof. Ferri, firmly establishes Maynooth University and its Law Department as a centre of excellence for the study and research of EU law.