Catherine O'Sullivan

Lecturer
Law
University College Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3285
E: catherine.osullivan@ucc.ie

Catherine O'Sullivan is a graduate of UCC (B.C.L. 1995, LL.M. 1996). She completed a Ph.D. at Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada, in 2005. Her doctoral thesis analyses the legal and societal reaction to a sexually violent female offender. Her main research interests lie in the following areas: Criminal Law; Criminology; Gender and the Law; and Law and Literature.

Law and Literature, Feminist Legal Theory, Criminal Law, Social Constructionism, Female Criminality

Books

 YearPublication
(2010)Criminal Law in Ireland: Cases and Commentary.
Liz Campbell, Shane Kilcommins and Catherine O'Sullivan; (2010) Criminal Law in Ireland: Cases and Commentary. Dublin: Clarus Press. Globe icon [Details]

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2011)'“Criminal Law Scholarship in Ireland: Presenting Substance, Context and Critique”'
Thomas Mohr and Jennifer Schweppe (2011) '“Criminal Law Scholarship in Ireland: Presenting Substance, Context and Critique”' In: 30 Years of Legal Scholarship. Dublin: Roundhall. [Details]
(2007)'Madonna and Whore: The Perplexing Media and Legal Response to a Female Child Molester'
O'Sullivan, C; (2007) 'Madonna and Whore: The Perplexing Media and Legal Response to a Female Child Molester' In: Figures of Law. Germany: Francke. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2014)'Mens Rea, Motive and Assisted Suicide: Does the DPP’s Policy go too far?'
O' Sullivan, C. (2014) 'Mens Rea, Motive and Assisted Suicide: Does the DPP’s Policy go too far?'. Legal Studies, 34 (2):1-18 [Details]
(2010)'“The Importance of Correct Statutory Interpretation Technique – The Case of Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform v. Dolny”'
C. O'Sullivan (2010) '“The Importance of Correct Statutory Interpretation Technique – The Case of Minister for Justice, Equality and Law Reform v. Dolny”'. Irish Jurist, 46 [Details]
(2009)'Protecting Young People From Themselves: Reform of the Age of Consent Law in Ireland'
O'Sullivan, C; (2009) 'Protecting Young People From Themselves: Reform of the Age of Consent Law in Ireland'. Dublin University Law Journal, 31 [Details]
(2008)'The Nun, the Rape Charge and the Miscarriage of Justice: the Case of Nora Wall'
Dr. Catherine O'Sullivan; (2008) 'The Nun, the Rape Charge and the Miscarriage of Justice: the Case of Nora Wall'. N.I.L.Q, 59 [Details]
(2007)'The Burglar and the Burglarised: Self-Defence, Home-Defence and Barnes'
O'Sullivan, C; (2007) 'The Burglar and the Burglarised: Self-Defence, Home-Defence and Barnes'. I.C.L.J, 17 (4) [Details]
(2000)'Has the Real Monster been Left off the Hook?: Karla Homolka's Femininity(ies)'
O'Sullivan, C; (2000) 'Has the Real Monster been Left off the Hook?: Karla Homolka's Femininity(ies)'. Hibernian Law Journal, [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2011)Irish Association of Law Teachers,
C. O'Sullivan and F. Donson (2011) “Threshold or Barrier to Understanding? Teaching Actus Reus and Mens Rea as Foundational Concepts in Criminal Law. [Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers, Hodson Bay Hotel, Athlone , 19-NOV-11 - 19-NOV-11. [Details]
(2008)Youth Justice Conference,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (2008) Youth Justice Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Youth Justice Conference, UCC , 03-APR-08 - 03-APR-08. [Details]
(2008)Postgraduate Law Conference,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (2008) Postgraduate Law Conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Postgraduate Law Conference, UCC , 01-MAY-08 - 01-MAY-08. [Details]
(2007)Postgraduate Law Conference ,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (2007) Postgraduate Law Conference . [Conference Organising Committee Member], Postgraduate Law Conference , UCC , 03-MAY-07 - 03-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Society of Legal Scholars,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (2007) Teenagers, Sex and the Law: The Regulation of Teenage Sexuality. [Poster Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars, University of Durham , 12-SEP-07 - 12-SEP-07. [Details]
(2006)Adolescents and Consensual Sexual Relationships: The Law in Ireland,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (2006) Adolescents and Consensual Sexual Relationships: The Law in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Adolescents and Consensual Sexual Relationships: The Law in Ireland, , 24-MAY-06 - 24-MAY-06. [Details]
(2006)National Council for Nurses and Midwifery, Rochestown Park Hotel,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (2006) The Age of Consent for Sexual Activity and for Medical Treatment: The Law in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], National Council for Nurses and Midwifery, Rochestown Park Hotel, Rochestown Park Hotel , 09-SEP-06 - 09-SEP-06. [Details]
(2006)Law and Literature Association of Australia, University of Melbourne,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (2006) The Nun, the Rape Charge, and the Miscarriage of Justice: The Case of Nora Wall. [Poster Presentation], Law and Literature Association of Australia, University of Melbourne, University of Melbourne , 13-JUL-06 - 13-JUL-06. [Details]
(2005)Figures of Law Conference, U.C.C,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (2005) Madonna and Whore: The Perplexing Media and Legal Response to a Female Child Molester. [Poster Presentation], Figures of Law Conference, U.C.C, Figures of Law Conference, U.C.C , 11-JUN-05 - 11-JUN-05. [Details]
(2000)Osgoode Hall Law School Graduate Students' Conference;,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (2000) Women in Black and White: Popular Culture Representations of Violent Women. [Poster Presentation], Osgoode Hall Law School Graduate Students' Conference;, U.B.C. Faculty of Law Graduate Students' Conference , 04-MAY-00 - 11-MAY-00. [Details]
(1999)Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities/Canadian Law and Society Association, Faculty of Law, University of Sherbrooke,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (1999) Representing Women: The Intersections of Law and Popular Culture. [Poster Presentation], Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities/Canadian Law and Society Association, Faculty of Law, University of Sherbrooke, Faculty of Law, University of Sherbrooke , 08-JUN-99 - 08-JUN-99. [Details]
(1998)Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities/Canadian Law and Society Association, Faculty of Law,,
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (1998) Karla Homolka: Law, Culture, and Sexuality. [Poster Presentation], Congress of the Social Sciences and Humanities/Canadian Law and Society Association, Faculty of Law,, University of Ottawa , 01-JUN-98 - 01-JUN-98. [Details]

Published Reports

 YearPublication
(2008)*.
Dr. Ursula Kilkelly, Dr. Conor O'Mahony, Dr. Catherine O' Sullivan; (2008) *. *, Postgraduate Law Conference. [Details]

Book Reviews

 YearPublication
(2012)Review of - Emma Cunliffe, Murder, Medicine and Motherhood (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011).
O'Sullivan, C: (2012) Review of - Emma Cunliffe, Murder, Medicine and Motherhood (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2011). Book Reviews [Details]
(2010)Review of - Vicky Conway, Yvonne Daly & Jennifer Schweppe, Irish Criminal Justice: Theory, Process and Procedure.
O'Sullivan, C; (2010) Review of - Vicky Conway, Yvonne Daly & Jennifer Schweppe, Irish Criminal Justice: Theory, Process and Procedure. Book Reviews [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2010)Hearing Voices of Battered Persons Must Be Priority.
O' Sullivan, C.; Kilkelly, U. (2010) Hearing Voices of Battered Persons Must Be Priority. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Policy Contribution

 YearPublication
(2008)Submission to the Joint Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children (CCJR).
O' Sullivan, C.; O' Mahony, C.; Kilkelly, U. (2008) Submission to the Joint Committee on the Constitutional Amendment on Children (CCJR). Policy Contribution [Details]

Translations

 YearPublication
(2007)Wie Eine Sexualstraftäterin Als Opfer Dargestellt Wurde: Der Fall Der Mary Kay LeTourneau (translated by Dr. Künzel).
O'Sullivan, C; (2007) Wie Eine Sexualstraftäterin Als Opfer Dargestellt Wurde: Der Fall Der Mary Kay LeTourneau (translated by Dr. Künzel). Hamburg: Translations [Details]

Unpublished work

 YearPublication
(1998)Xenaphile, and Proud of It: Fireweed (Fall 1998) 42 (ISSN: 0706-3857).
Dr. Catherine O Sullivan; (1998) Xenaphile, and Proud of It: Fireweed (Fall 1998) 42 (ISSN: 0706-3857). Unpublished work [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2006President’s Ph.D. Scholarship
1998Mary Jane Mossman Graduate Scholarship in Feminist Legal Studies Osgoode Hall Law School

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Academic Council Member2012 /
University Exams Appeals Committee Member2011 /
Research Committee Member2011 /
Quality Review Committee /
Skills Committee, Law Department Chair1999 /
Undergraduate Recruitment Committee, Law Department Member1999 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Law, Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights College Lecturer01-SEP-03 /
Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada Legal Writing Instructor01-JAN-98 / 01-JAN-01
Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada Research Assistant01-MAY-01 / 01-AUG-01
Research Assistant Research Assistant01-MAY-00 / 01-AUG-00

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1995U.C.C. BCL - UCCBCL
1996UCC LLMLLM
1996Institute de Droit Comparé, Université Jean Moulin III, Lyon, France DIPLOMADiplôme d¿Introduction au Droit Français pour Etudiants Etrangers
2005Osgoode Hall Law School, Canada PHD*

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Merchants Quay Ireland/University College Dublin
MQI/UCD run a training course for drugs counsellors.  I provide information on relevant aspects of the Criminal Law.
HSE
I give bi-annual talks on various aspects of the Criminal Law on a training programme run by the HSE Health Promotion Office.
Matt Cooper : Last Word, Today FM
Discussion with Matt Cooper : Last Word, Today FM
Quoted in article on Representations of Female Criminals : Irish Examiner
Discussion with researcher from Law Reform Commission regarding my response to their Consultation Paper on Self-Defence (ICLJ article)
 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Children's Rights LW6549Children's Rights
2015Introduction to Legal Systems LW1150Introduction to Legal Systems
2015Criminal Law LW1153Criminal Law
2015Legal Writing LW1001Legal Writing
2015Legal Research and Writing LW1156Legal Research and Writing
2015Criminology LW6544Criminology