Caroline Fennell

Head of College
College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
F: +353 21 490 3000
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Law
Faculty of Law
University College
Cork

T: +353 21 490 3000
E: c.fennell@ucc.ie
Head of College
College of Arts, Celtic Studies & Social Sciences
G33,
Ground Floor, O'Rahilly Building

T: 353 21 4902361/2737
E: c.fennell@ucc.ie

Professor Caroline Fennell holds a BCL from UCC, an LLM from Osgoode Hall, Canada, a Ph.D. from the University of Wales, and is a qualified Barrister. She is a Member of the Royal Irish Academy. She was appointed Professor of Law in UCC in 2001. She has been Dean of the Law Faculty in UCC from 1996-1999, Acting Head of the College of Business and Law UCC from 2005-2006, Dean of Faculty and Head of the Law Department from 2002-2009. She is currently Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, University College Cork (2010-).


She has a strong commitment to interdisciplinary research and teaching and was a founder member of the Board of Women's Studies and MA in Women's Studies in UCC, and also a founder member and co-Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC 2006-2008. She has previously been a Mary Ball Washington Visiting Professor at the University of West Florida; a visiting fellow at Wadham College, Oxford, All Souls College, Oxford; and a visiting fellow in the Centre for the Study of Human Rights at the London School of Economics. She was Chair of Irish Research Council for Humanities & Social Sciences 2009-2012, and was appointed by the Minister to the newly established Irish Research Council (2012- ).


Her research focuses primarily on the areas of the law of evidence, criminal justice and terrorism and she has published numerous books and journal articles on issues relating to gender, due process and criminal justice. Her current work focuses on constructions of fairness in criminal justice with particular reference to crisis situations such as terrorism.

Research Interests

Research Interests: Law of Evidence, Criminal Justice, Terrorism and Organised Crime.

The integration of theory and practice in criminal justice and process is central to my research.

My book on the Law of Evidence in Ireland was the first comprehensive sole authored text in the field in Ireland when first published in 1992, and so involved an amount of original research and distinctively commented on the influence of the constitution in Ireland, which greatly influences the Irish evidentiary rules and places them at the interface of the common law tradition shared with England on the one hand and influence of American constitutional jurisprudence on the other. It is now in its third edition.

The exploration of the theoretical implications of a theory/ reality divide or dissonance in Irish criminal justice is the focus of my Cork University monograph Crime & Crisis in Ireland: Justice by Illusion (1993) [69pps ISBN 0902561901]. This has been an influential text and has commenced a debate which has developed into a research stream on the issue of crisis in the modern Irish criminal justice system (O'Mahony, Kilcommins & Vaughan).

The development of the LLM Criminal Justice and its core compulsory clinical element emerged from this research interest. I developed a grant proposal and received funding to develop this course which was described by its original evaluator over the first three years as ‘groundbreaking' (Ashworth). It has influenced further curriculum development in UCC (BCL Clinical) and elsewhere (UCD LLM Criminal Justice & UL LLM Criminal justice & Human rights). The theoretical module I teach on the LLM on Dissonance, Terrorism and Criminal Justice builds on my doctoral research and develops the theme of the construction of fairness in criminal justice in crisis.This is now forming the subject of a monograph on fairness which is in draft form and being submitted to publishers for consideration.

The establishment of the Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights (CCJHR) in 2007 (which I co-directed with Dr Siobhan Mullally from 2007-2009) is a manifestation of the strength of the research activity of staff and students in the area of the interface of criminal justice and rights. A cohort of PhD students in this area now comprises a distinct research cluster within the Law Faculty.

There is an empirical stream to my research - the law in practice. Under the CCJHR we have had some success in attracting funding for a Victimology survey (with Kilcommins, Leane & Donson)). I have previously obtained grants from the Social Sciences Research Council, to produce a report on the processing of domestic violence as a criminal offence, and from the UCC President's fund to report on crime in Cork( Doherty McCullough & Fennell) ; and the Department of Justice commissioned a report on Attrition in Sexual Assault Cases in Ireland (Leane & Fennell).

My areas of research interest in the past (Labour Law book (1993) and publications on women and the law and equality) reflect an ongoing interest in marginalisation and equality issues which connect with the empirical work - how the law in reality delivers. This has influenced my involvement in the establishment of the Certificate, Diploma, and MA in Women's Studies (founder member) in the Faculty of Arts, manifesting a commitment to interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching. In the criminal justice field it has led to my work as a Consultant with the Inspector of Prisons (& involvement in writing reports in 05-07), and the development of a street law project on citizenship and the law under the auspices of the CCJHR delivered to inmates in Cork Prison in 07/08 - the first of its kind in Ireland.

Being involved in academic management and curriculum development has also led to a research interest in reflection on law within the University. The movement of law as a discipline within the academy away from a purely vocational orientation - with the rapid growth of the doctoral programme under my Headship - as well as the introduction of a number of degrees under my leadership as Head and Dean: BCL Law & Irish, BCL International, BCL Clinical - signals a commitment to curriculum development and reflection. I gave the plenary session on Pedagogy in the Irish Legal academy to the first annual conference on Education Teaching Leaning and Research in the Irish Legal Academy 2006 (now an annual event)-

A commitment to humanities and social sciences research generally was recognised in my being asked to give a plenary address to the Irish University's Association conference on Humanities & Social Sciences in 21st century Ireland- Delivering the knowledge society (The state of the academy & the (price of a) lawyer's soul) 23rd October 2006, and subsequent appointment to the HEA working group on Foresight in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2007. My Ministerial appointment to Chair the Irish Research Council for the Humanities and Social Sciences (IRCHSS) from 2009-12, and subsequent appointment to the newly formed Irish Research Council (IRC) 2012-15 both testify to external recognition of this interest and capacity. Academic contribution and standing in the world of the humanities and social sciences and education was also recognised in my admission to membership of the Royal Irish Academy in May 2010.

Research activity in this area is recognised in my invitation in November 2011, to give a plenary presentation on “The Public Role of the academic lawyer” to the Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference. In June 2012, I delivered a paper to the Conference What's wrong with the University? in University College Cork.

Since being appointed as Head of the College of Arts, Celtic Studies and Social Studies in 2010, I have had less time to concentrate on my research interests. However, I have continues to work on issues connected with the theoretical and practical interface - and dissonance- in the Irish criminal justice system. This has been fostered by my delivery of the LLM module on Terrorism Dissonance and Criminal Justice. I am continuing to work on a monograph based on the theme of the construction of fairness in that context and have secured an Irish publisher, delivery of manuscript in 2015.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Irish History & Literatue Fund.Miscellaneous16-JUL-1316-JUL-18€20,000.00
Access to Justice for Victims with Disabilities in Ireland: Forgotten Figures within our Adversarial Model of JusticeIrish Research Council01-SEP-1330-SEP-17€90,400.00
Science, Law and Juridical Fact-Finding in the Criminal Process - Clashing Concept or Interdisciplinary Justice.Irish Research Council01-OCT-1330-SEP-16€66,750.00
[CLINICAL PROG CRIMINAL LAW]{FENNELL,} NFoundation Funded Research01-JAN-9001-JAN-17€140,334.00
Principles and Prejudice: The Erosion of Fairness in Admissability Determinations relating to historic child sexual abuse trials in IrelandIrish Research Council01-OCT-0713-JUN-13€65,310.00
Towards a Fair Blame Framework for the Diminished Responsibility Offender: Bridging the Gap Between Theory and PracticeIrish Research Council01-OCT-0708-DEC-11€21,770.00
ConsumablesScience Foundation of Ireland01-JAN-1031-DEC-10€1,260.00
Victims of Crime ProjectOther: Not Listed28-NOV-0825-AUG-10€38,546.00

Books

YearPublication
(2009)The Law of Evidence in Ireland (3rd Edition).
Fennell C.; (2009) The Law of Evidence in Ireland (3rd Edition). London: Bloomsbury Professional. [Details]
(2003)Beweis-Preuve-Evidence. Grundzuege des Zivilprozessualen Beweisrechts in Europa.
Fennell, C.; (2003) Beweis-Preuve-Evidence. Grundzuege des Zivilprozessualen Beweisrechts in Europa. : Nomos Verlagsgesellschaft. [Details]
(2003)The Law of Evidence in Ireland (2nd. edition).
Fennell, C.; (2003) The Law of Evidence in Ireland (2nd. edition). : LexisNexis, Butterworths. [Details]
(1993)Crime and Crisis in Ireland: Justice by Illusion?.
Fennell, C.; (1993) Crime and Crisis in Ireland: Justice by Illusion?. : Cork University Press. [Details]
(1993)Labour Law in Ireland.
Fennell, C. and Lynch Fannon I.; (1993) Labour Law in Ireland. : Gill and Macmillan. [Details]
(1992)The Law of Evidence in Ireland.
Fennell, C.; (1992) The Law of Evidence in Ireland. : Butterworths. [Details]
(1990)Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act, 1990 Annotated. Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated.1989-90.
Fennell, C.; (1990) Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Act, 1990 Annotated. Irish Current Law Statutes Annotated.1989-90. London, UK: Sweet and Maxwell. [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2006)'Criminal Litigation'
Fennell, C; (2006) 'Criminal Litigation' In: Criminal Litigation. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
(1996)'Centre for Adult & Continuing Education Cork'
Fennell, C; (1996) 'Centre for Adult & Continuing Education Cork' In: Crime and Justice in Ireland¿ Town and Gown 2: The 1993/94 Public Lecture Series. Crime and Justice in Ireland¿ Town and Gown 2: The 1993/94 Public Lecture Series: Crime and Justice in Ireland¿ Town and Gown 2: The 1993/94 Public Lecture Series. [Details]
(1993)'Criminal Law &the Criminal Justice System: Women As Victim (Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System: Women As Accused) [B2221]'
Fennell, C.; (1993) 'Criminal Law &the Criminal Justice System: Women As Victim (Criminal Law and the Criminal Justice System: Women As Accused) [B2221]' In: Gender and the Law in Ireland. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(1991)
Fennell, C., Mulcahy, Dr. M (Ed.). (1991) Report of Proceedings of Forum on Equality of Opportunity in Third Level Institutions. Dublin: HEA Dublin. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2004)'A Cork Study on 'Domestic' Violance and the Criminal Process: Tentative Conclusions from the Policing Perspective'
Fennell, C. & Ryan , R.; (2004) 'A Cork Study on 'Domestic' Violance and the Criminal Process: Tentative Conclusions from the Policing Perspective'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 4 (1):79-107 [Details]
(2002)'The Culture of Decision Making;A case for Judicial Defiance through Evidence and Factfinding'
Fennell, C; (2002) 'The Culture of Decision Making;A case for Judicial Defiance through Evidence and Factfinding'. Judicial Studies Institute Journal, 2 (1):75-116 [Details]
(1999)'Susan Edwards 'Sex and Gender in the Legal Process''
Fennell, C.; (1999) 'Susan Edwards 'Sex and Gender in the Legal Process''. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 50 (*):254-271 [Details]
(1996)'Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: Review of International Feminist Perspectives in Criminology: Engendering A Discipline'
Fennell, C.; (1996) 'Even Cowgirls Get the Blues: Review of International Feminist Perspectives in Criminology: Engendering A Discipline'. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies, 1 (2):124-132 [Details]
(1995)'Admission and Proof of Computer Generated Evidence'
Fennell, C.; (1995) 'Admission and Proof of Computer Generated Evidence'. Gazette of The Law Society of Ireland, 89 (8):316-321 [Details]
(1992)'Editorial: Justice as Victims'
Fennell, C.; (1992) 'Editorial: Justice as Victims'. Irish Law Times, 10 (12):269-* [Details]
(1991)'D.N.A. Profiling: Hidden Agendas'
Fennell, C.; (1991) 'D.N.A. Profiling: Hidden Agendas'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 1 (1):34-52 [Details]
(1990)'Intention in Murder: Chaos, Confusion and Complexity'
Fennell, C.; (1990) 'Intention in Murder: Chaos, Confusion and Complexity'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, 41 (*):325-338 [Details]
(1990)'Beyond Reasonable Doubt: DNA Fingerprinting on Trial'
Fennell, C.; (1990) 'Beyond Reasonable Doubt: DNA Fingerprinting on Trial'. Irish Law Times, 8 (n.s) (10):227-231 [Details]
(1990)'Medico-Legal Aspects of Cross Infection: Dental Scenario'
Russell, J.G., Quinn, G. and Fennell, C.; (1990) 'Medico-Legal Aspects of Cross Infection: Dental Scenario'. Journal of The Irish Dental Association, 36 (1):22-25 [Details]
(1989)'1992: Addressing the Equality issue in the MArketplace of Europe'
Fennell, C.; (1989) '1992: Addressing the Equality issue in the MArketplace of Europe'. Irish Law Times, * (*):64-69 [Details]
(1989)'Reform of the Law of Rape: Is the Commission Throwing the Baby out with the Bathwater?'
Fennell, C.; (1989) 'Reform of the Law of Rape: Is the Commission Throwing the Baby out with the Bathwater?'. Dublin University Law Journal, 10 (*):109-123 [Details]
(1989)'Circumstances in which a medical suit arises'
Fennell, C.; (1989) 'Circumstances in which a medical suit arises'. Irish Medical Times, 23 (17):20-21 [Details]
(1988)'Genetic Fingerprinting and Sexual Offences'
Fennell, C.; (1988) 'Genetic Fingerprinting and Sexual Offences'. Irish Medical Times, * (*):20-22 [Details]
(1988)'The Corroboration Requirement in relation to Sexual Complaints: Significance of the 'DNA test''
Fennell, C.; (1988) 'The Corroboration Requirement in relation to Sexual Complaints: Significance of the 'DNA test''. Gazette of The Law Society of Ireland, 82 (*):75-79 [Details]
(1987)'The Implications for Doctors for the High Court Ruling in the SPUC Case'
Fennell, C.; (1987) 'The Implications for Doctors for the High Court Ruling in the SPUC Case'. Irish Medical Times, * (*):18-19 [Details]
(1987)'Differential Treatment of Sexual Complainants by the Law of Evidence: A Case for Reform?'
Fennell, C.; (1987) 'Differential Treatment of Sexual Complainants by the Law of Evidence: A Case for Reform?'. The Irish Jurist, XXII (n.s) (*):228-250 [Details]

Other Journals

YearPublication
(1995)'A Crisis of Values in Irish Public Life'
Fennell, C (1995) 'A Crisis of Values in Irish Public Life' Doctrine and Life, 45 :546-553. [Details]
(1994)'Criminal Lack of Debate: Recent events in Irish Criminal Legislation'
Fennell, C (1994) 'Criminal Lack of Debate: Recent events in Irish Criminal Legislation' Fortnight, :22-23. [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2010)The Needs and Concerns of Victims of Crime in Ireland.
Kilcommins, S., Leane, M., Donson, F., Fennell, C,; (2010) The Needs and Concerns of Victims of Crime in Ireland. Commission for the Support of Victims of Crime, Dublin. [Details]
(2001)Attrition in Sexual Assault Offence Cases in Ireland: A qualitative Analysis.
Leane, M; Ryan, S; Fennell, C; Egan, E. (2001) Attrition in Sexual Assault Offence Cases in Ireland: A qualitative Analysis. Stationery Office Government Publications, Government Publications Dublin. [Details]
(2001)Attrition in Sexual Assault Offence Cases in Ireland: A Qualitative Analysis Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform.
Fennell, C., M. Ryan, S & Egan. E. ; (2001) Attrition in Sexual Assault Offence Cases in Ireland: A Qualitative Analysis Department of Justice, Equality & Law Reform. Dublin, Dublin. [Details]
(2000)The Processing of Domestic Violence as a Criminal Offence 1998-2000).
Fennell, C. & Ryan A.; (2000) The Processing of Domestic Violence as a Criminal Offence 1998-2000). Royal Irish Academy Social Sciences Research Council 2000, Dublin. [Details]
(1996)Crime in Cork City - A Report on a Local Crime Survey.
Fennell, McCullough & Doherty; (1996) Crime in Cork City - A Report on a Local Crime Survey. N/A, Cork. [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(1999)Review of- Susan Edwards, Sex and Gender in the Legal Process.
Fennell, C. ; (1999) Review of- Susan Edwards, Sex and Gender in the Legal Process. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly: Book Reviews [Details]
(1998)Review of - Sex Equality, Community Rights and Irish Social Welfare Law, the Impact of the Third Equality Directive.
Fennell, C. ; (1998) Review of - Sex Equality, Community Rights and Irish Social Welfare Law, the Impact of the Third Equality Directive. The Irish Law Times: Book Reviews [Details]
(1996)Review of- International Feminist Perspectives in Criminology: Engendering a Discipline.
Fennell, C. ; (1996) Review of- International Feminist Perspectives in Criminology: Engendering a Discipline. Irish Journal of Feminist Studies (1996) Vol 1 Issue 2: Book Reviews [Details]
(1992)Review of - Textbook on Criminal Law.
Fennell, C; (1992) Review of - Textbook on Criminal Law. Irish Law Times: Book Reviews [Details]
(1992)Review of- Blackstone's Criminal Practice.
Fennell, C. ; (1992) Review of- Blackstone's Criminal Practice. Gazette of the Law Society of Ireland, Vol. 88, 291-293: Book Reviews [Details]
(1990)Review of - Employment Law. (2nd ed.).
Fennell, C. ; (1990) Review of - Employment Law. (2nd ed.). Irish Law Times: Book Reviews [Details]
(1990)Review of- Irish Employment Equality Law.
Fennell, C; Curtin, D.; (1990) Review of- Irish Employment Equality Law. Book Reviews [Details]

Newspaper Articles

YearPublication
(1996)Solution To The Crime Crisis Has No Easy Solution.
Fennell, C.; (1996) Solution To The Crime Crisis Has No Easy Solution. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1995)Rural Policing Plan Fails To Address Wider Issues And Fears.
Fennell, C.; (1995) Rural Policing Plan Fails To Address Wider Issues And Fears. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1992)Maastricht Referendum: A Terrible Beuty is Born.
Fennell, C.; (1992) Maastricht Referendum: A Terrible Beuty is Born. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1992)News Analysis: The Judges and The Unions.
Fennell, C.; (1992) News Analysis: The Judges and The Unions. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1990)Defects in Justice System are Addressed.
Fennell, C., Morgan, D.; (1990) Defects in Justice System are Addressed. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1990)Winchester Three Win Fight for Freedom: Importance of Decision more apparant than Real.
Fennell, C.; (1990) Winchester Three Win Fight for Freedom: Importance of Decision more apparant than Real. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(1989)Sexual Harassment- A Need for Change?.
Fennell, C.; (1989) Sexual Harassment- A Need for Change?. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Review Articles

YearPublication
(1999)Women and the Law.
Fennell, C.; (1999) Women and the Law. Review Articles [Details]
(1997)International Women's Day Celebrations.
Fennell, C.; (1997) International Women's Day Celebrations. Review Articles [Details]
(1996)Equality: An Agenda for Young People.
Fennell, C.; (1996) Equality: An Agenda for Young People. Review Articles [Details]
(1995)Women and Legal Discourse.
Fennell, C.; (1995) Women and Legal Discourse. Review Articles [Details]
(1994)A room of one's own; single sex education in the 90's.
Fennell, C.; (1994) A room of one's own; single sex education in the 90's. Review Articles [Details]
(1994)A Women's Health and Information Day.
Fennell, C.; (1994) A Women's Health and Information Day. Review Articles [Details]
(1992)Information on Maastricht.
Fennell, C.; (1992) Information on Maastricht. Review Articles [Details]
(1992)Understanding Maastrict.
Fennell, C.; (1992) Understanding Maastrict. Review Articles [Details]
(1989)Women in 1992: implication of the European Market.
Fennell, C.; (1989) Women in 1992: implication of the European Market. Review Articles [Details]
(1989)Women in the Marketplace: How far yet to go?.
Fennell, C.; (1989) Women in the Marketplace: How far yet to go?. Review Articles [Details]

Unpublished Reports

YearPublication
(1991)Report of Proceedings of Forum on Equality of Oppertunity in Third Level Institutions. HEA.
Fennell, C.; (1991) Report of Proceedings of Forum on Equality of Oppertunity in Third Level Institutions. HEA. Unpublished Reports [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009Membership of Royal Academy of Ireland Royal Academy
2007Honorary Lifetime Membership Award by Students Union U.C.C. U.C.C. Student's Union
1993Mary Ball Washington Professor University of West Florida
1993Academic Visitor Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
1993Academic Visitor Loyola Law School, Los Angeles
1990Academic Visitor Wadham College, Oxford
1982Fellowship Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto
1980College Scholar

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Association of Law Teachers *30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Honourable Society of King's Inn *30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
European Lawyers Association *30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Law Library, Dublin. *30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Munster Circuit, Irish Bar. *30-DEC-99 / 30-DEC-99
Society of Legal Scholars Society for those engaged in legal scholarship01-JAN-00 /

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2014)Mindsets, Changing Minds - the rights of children affected by parental imprisonment,
Fennell, C. (2014) Chair - Session 2 Practice Perspectives. [Other], Mindsets, Changing Minds - the rights of children affected by parental imprisonment, UCC School of Law , 05-DEC-14 - 05-DEC-14. [Details]
(2014)The Social Sciences in Ireland: Status, Challenges and Prospects,
Fennell, C. (2014) Panel discussion - Prospects for the Social Sciences in Ireland. [Other], The Social Sciences in Ireland: Status, Challenges and Prospects, NUIM , 02-OCT-14 - 02-OCT-14. [Details]
(2013)9th Annual North South Criminology Conference, hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC,
Fennell, C. (2013) Of myths and margins - moving from the particular to what is core (or the more things change the more they stay the same...). [Plenary Lecture], 9th Annual North South Criminology Conference, hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, UCC, UCC , 20-JUN-13 - 21-JUN-13. [Details]
(2012)What's wrong with the University,
Fennell, C. (2012) University Governance and values. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], What's wrong with the University, UCC , 05-JUN-12 - 06-JUN-12. [Details]
(2011)Added Value(s)-The Role of Law in contemporary society,
Fennell, C. (2011) The Public Role of the academic lawyer. [Invited Oral Presentation], Added Value(s)-The Role of Law in contemporary society, Athlone , 18-NOV-11 - 19-NOV-11. [Details]
(2011)The Irish Research Council 2011 Lectures Series,
Fennell, C. (2011) Chair - Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities (lecture delivered by Martha Nussbaum and Chaired by Caroline Fennell). [Other], The Irish Research Council 2011 Lectures Series, St-Ann Church, Dublin , 01-JAN-11. [Details]
(2010)Celebrating Thinking – a series of panel discussions,
Karlin Lillington; Kieran Keohane; Emily O'Reilly; Marie Murray and Caroline Fennell (2010) The Decline of Intimacy. [Other], Celebrating Thinking – a series of panel discussions, Royal Irish Academy , 23-MAR-10 - 23-MAR-10. [Details]
(2008)Conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
Fennell, C. (2008) The significance of the UDHR for Ireland and some future perspectives on what needs to change in order to realise these rights. [Oral Presentation], Conference to commemorate the 60th anniversary of the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, Royal Irish Academy , 20-OCT-08 - 20-OCT-08. [Details]
(2007)Third Programme of Law Reform. Law Reform Commission Seminar,
Fennell, C.; (2007) The Role and Programme for Law Reform. [Invited Oral Presentation], Third Programme of Law Reform. Law Reform Commission Seminar, University College Cork , 30-APR-07 - 30-APR-07. [Details]
(2007)Postgraduate Conference on Criminal Justice & Human Rights,
Fennell, C.; (2007) (Introductory Speaker and Chair of Session). [Invited Oral Presentation], Postgraduate Conference on Criminal Justice & Human Rights, Centre for Criminal Justice & Human Rights , 03-MAY-07 - 03-MAY-07. [Details]
(2007)Second Annual Criminal Law Conference hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, U.C.C,
Fennell, C.; (2007) Contextual Change and the E.C.H.R. [Invited Oral Presentation], Second Annual Criminal Law Conference hosted by the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights, U.C.C, U.C.C , 29-JUN-07 - 29-JUN-07. [Details]
(2007)Law Reform Commission Seminar on Third Programme of Law Reform,
Fennell, C.; (2007) *. [Invited Oral Presentation], Law Reform Commission Seminar on Third Programme of Law Reform, U.C.C , 30-APR-07 - 30-APR-07. [Details]
(2006)Irish Universities Association Conference 2006,
Fennell, C. (2006) The State of the Academy and (the price of) a Lawyer's Soul. [Plenary Lecture], Irish Universities Association Conference 2006, Royal Irish Academy , 23-OCT-06 - 23-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)Irish Universities Association Humanities & Social Sciences in 21st Century Ireland - Delivering the Knowledge Society,
Fennell, C.; (2006) The State of the Academy and the (Price of a) Lawyer's Soul. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Universities Association Humanities & Social Sciences in 21st Century Ireland - Delivering the Knowledge Society, Royal College of Physicians, Dublin , 23-OCT-06 - 24-OCT-06. [Details]
(2006)Education, Teaching, Learning & Research in the Irish Legal Academy,
Fennell, C.; (2006) (Plenary Session) - Pedagogy in the Irish Legal Academy. [N/A], Education, Teaching, Learning & Research in the Irish Legal Academy, Hamilton Building, Trinity College, Dublin 2 , 29-SEP-06 - 29-SEP-06. [Details]
(2004)Sexual Violence: The Way Forward,
Fennell, C.; (2004) Current legal problems in relation to the prosecution, trial and punishment of sexual offences-further reform needed?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sexual Violence: The Way Forward, University College Cork , 23-APR-04 - 23-APR-04. [Details]
(2002)Visiting Lecturer University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain,
Fennell, C.; (2002) Visiting Lecturer University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Visiting Lecturer University of Deusto, Bilbao, Spain, . [Details]
(2001)National Conference of Judicial Studies Institute,
Fennell, C.; (2001) Aspects of the Law of Evidence and Contemporary developments: A Case for Judicial COunter-Culture. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Conference of Judicial Studies Institute, Dublin Castle , 10-NOV-01 - 11-NOV-01. [Details]
(2001)Association Internationale Des Jeunes Avocats Regional Meeting: A Conscience for Corporate Sharks: The Human Rights Convention,
Fennell, C.; (2001) The European Convention on Human Rights: Guaranteeing Human Rights for 'Others'?. [Invited Oral Presentation], Association Internationale Des Jeunes Avocats Regional Meeting: A Conscience for Corporate Sharks: The Human Rights Convention, Ballymaloe, Co. cork , 09-FEB-01 - 11-FEB-01. [Details]
(2001)Academic Visitor, All souls College, Oxford,
Fennell, C.; (2001) Academic Visitor, All souls College, Oxford. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Academic Visitor, All souls College, Oxford, . [Details]
(2001)Comparative aspects of the Irish and Italian Criminal Justice Systems,
Fennell, C.; (2001) Comparative aspects of the Irish and Italian Criminal Justice Systems. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Comparative aspects of the Irish and Italian Criminal Justice Systems, . [Details]
(2000)Exploring Fairness in Terrorism and Organised Crime,
Fennell, C.; (2000) Exploring Fairness in Terrorism and Organised Crime. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Exploring Fairness in Terrorism and Organised Crime, . [Details]
(1999)Visiting Lecturer, St. Louis University School of Law, Miss., USA,
Fennell, C.; (1999) Visiting Lecturer, St. Louis University School of Law, Miss., USA. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Visiting Lecturer, St. Louis University School of Law, Miss., USA, . [Details]
(1998)Visiting Lecturer, University of Leiden, Netherlands,,
Fennell, C.; (1998) Visiting Lecturer, University of Leiden, Netherlands,. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Visiting Lecturer, University of Leiden, Netherlands,, . [Details]
(1998)Gender, Citizenship and the Law,
Fennell, C.; (1998) Gender, Citizenship and the Law. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Gender, Citizenship and the Law, . [Details]
(1996)Praxis Meeting,
Fennell, C.; (1996) Bail-The Case for Rejection of the Constitutional Amendment. [Invited Oral Presentation], Praxis Meeting, Imperial Hotel , 18-NOV-96 - 18-NOV-96. [Details]
(1996)Listowel Writers' Week: ESB Discussion Forum,
Fennell, C.; (1996) Crime in Ireland: A Worthwhile Alternative. [Invited Oral Presentation], Listowel Writers' Week: ESB Discussion Forum, Listowel, Co. Kerry , 19-MAY-96 - 19-MAY-96. [Details]
(1996)Sixth Annual Equality Lecture,
Fennell, C.; (1996) Good Feminists and Bad Lawyers. [Invited Oral Presentation], Sixth Annual Equality Lecture, University College Cork , 30-APR-96 - 30-APR-96. [Details]
(1996)National Women's Council: Working PArty on the Legal and Judicial Process for Victims of Sexual and other Crimes of Violance against Women and Children,
Fennell, C.; (1996) Sentencing and Judicial Attitudes. [Invited Oral Presentation], National Women's Council: Working PArty on the Legal and Judicial Process for Victims of Sexual and other Crimes of Violance against Women and Children, Dublin , 01-MAR-96 - 01-MAR-96. [Details]
(1996)Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference,
Fennell, C.; (1996) The Changing Face of the Irish Criminal Justice System. [Invited Oral Presentation], Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Kinsale , 22-MAR-96 - 24-MAR-96. [Details]
(1995)Campus WAtch Conference: Challenging Crimes,
Fennell, C.; (1995) Legalities of Student Life. [Invited Oral Presentation], Campus WAtch Conference: Challenging Crimes, University College Cork , 24-NOV-95 - 14-NOV-95. [Details]
(1995)Ninth Pobal Conference,
Fennell, C.; (1995) Values in the Public Arena-A Legal Perspective. [Invited Oral Presentation], Ninth Pobal Conference, Milltown Institute, Dublin , 19-FEB-95 - 19-FEB-95. [Details]
(1995)Seven Day Detention Proposals-Irish Council for Civil Liberties,
Fennell, C.; (1995) Seven Day Detention Proposals. [Invited Oral Presentation], Seven Day Detention Proposals-Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Trinity College Dublin , 30-NOV-95 - 30-NOV-95. [Details]
(1995)Crisis? A view of recent happenings in the Irish Criminal Justice System,
Fennell, C.; (1995) Crisis? A view of recent happenings in the Irish Criminal Justice System. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Crisis? A view of recent happenings in the Irish Criminal Justice System, . [Details]
(1995)Legal Issues pertaining to possession and investigation of drug abuse,
Fennell, C.; (1995) Legal Issues pertaining to possession and investigation of drug abuse. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Legal Issues pertaining to possession and investigation of drug abuse, . [Details]
(1995)Current Treatment of Women within the Irish Criminal Justice System,
Fennell, C.; (1995) Current Treatment of Women within the Irish Criminal Justice System. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Current Treatment of Women within the Irish Criminal Justice System, . [Details]
(1994)The Loss of Privacy in the Irish Family,
Fennell, C.; (1994) The Loss of Privacy in the Irish Family. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], The Loss of Privacy in the Irish Family, . [Details]
(1994)Counselors and the Law,
Fennell, C.; (1994) Counselors and the Law. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Counselors and the Law, . [Details]
(1994)Crime and Justice in Ireland: a crisis?,
Fennell, C.; (1994) Crime and Justice in Ireland: a crisis?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Crime and Justice in Ireland: a crisis?, . [Details]
(1994)Male Violence Project: Conference on Domestic Violence,
Fennell, C.; (1994) Opening Address: Sketching the broad legal canvas. [Invited Oral Presentation], Male Violence Project: Conference on Domestic Violence, Cork and Ross Family Centre, Cork , 13-DEC-94 - 13-DEC-94. [Details]
(1994)Discovery: The Appearance of Openess,
Fennell, C.; (1994) Discovery: The Appearance of Openess. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Discovery: The Appearance of Openess, . [Details]
(1994)Criminal Law Reform and the Feminist Agenda,
Fennell, C.; (1994) Criminal Law Reform and the Feminist Agenda. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Criminal Law Reform and the Feminist Agenda, . [Details]
(1994)Get a life Girl,
Fennell, C.; (1994) Get a life Girl. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Get a life Girl, . [Details]
(1993)Mary Ball Washington Professor,University of West Florida, Pensacola, USA,
Fennell, C.; (1993) Mary Ball Washington Professor,University of West Florida, Pensacola, USA. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Mary Ball Washington Professor,University of West Florida, Pensacola, USA, . [Details]
(1993)Comparative Constitutional Law,
Fennell, C.; (1993) Comparative Constitutional Law. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Comparative Constitutional Law, . [Details]
(1993)Women who kill: domestic Homicide,
Fennell, C.; (1993) Women who kill: domestic Homicide. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Women who kill: domestic Homicide, . [Details]
(1993)Visiting Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford,
Fennell, C.; (1993) Visiting Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Visiting Fellow, Wadham College, Oxford, . [Details]
(1993)Visiting Lecturer, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, California, USA,
Fennell, C.; (1993) Visiting Lecturer, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, California, USA. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Visiting Lecturer, Loyola Law School Los Angeles, California, USA, . [Details]
(1993)Visiting Lecturer in Equality Studies,
Fennell, C.; (1993) Visiting Lecturer in Equality Studies. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Visiting Lecturer in Equality Studies, . [Details]
(1993)International Forum,
Fennell, C.; (1993) The Crisis of Identity and Political Morality in Ireland. [Invited Oral Presentation], International Forum, University of West Florida, Pensacola , 24-FEB-93 - 24-FEB-93. [Details]
(1993)Conference on Computer and the Law: A Survival Guide for Managers,
Fennell, C.; (1993) Evidentiary Issues relating to Information Technology. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference on Computer and the Law: A Survival Guide for Managers, Institute of Public Administration, dublin , 04-JUN-93 - 04-JUN-93. [Details]
(1993)Staff Seminar,
Fennell, C.; (1993) Aspects of Criminal Law and Procedure reflective of current American concerns. [Invited Oral Presentation], Staff Seminar, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles , 18-FEB-93 - 18-FEB-93. [Details]
(1992)Why a Women's Group?,
Fenell, c.; (1992) Why a Women's Group?. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Why a Women's Group?, . [Details]
(1992)Debunking the Myth of Scientific Probity--the Cellmark case,
Fennell, C.; (1992) Debunking the Myth of Scientific Probity--the Cellmark case. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Debunking the Myth of Scientific Probity--the Cellmark case, . [Details]
(1992)Technical Proofs and Objections to Evidence from Blood and Alcohol Certificates in DNA Testing,
Fennell, C.; (1992) Technical Proofs and Objections to Evidence from Blood and Alcohol Certificates in DNA Testing. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Technical Proofs and Objections to Evidence from Blood and Alcohol Certificates in DNA Testing, . [Details]
(1992)Developments in Irish Law,
Fennell, C.; (1992) Developments in Irish Law. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Developments in Irish Law, . [Details]
(1992)Comparative aspects of Rape Law reform in Ireland and the United Kingdom,
Fennell, C.; (1992) Comparative aspects of Rape Law reform in Ireland and the United Kingdom. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Comparative aspects of Rape Law reform in Ireland and the United Kingdom, . [Details]
(1992)Women and the Criminal Justice System: Rape,
Fennell, C.; (1992) Women and the Criminal Justice System: Rape. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Women and the Criminal Justice System: Rape, . [Details]
(1992)Visiting Lecturer in Equality Studies,
Fennell, C.; (1992) Visiting Lecturer in Equality Studies. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Visiting Lecturer in Equality Studies, . [Details]
(1992)Visiting Lecturer,
Fennell, C.; (1992) Visiting Lecturer. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Visiting Lecturer, . [Details]
(1992)Staff Seminar,
Fennell, C.; (1992) Implications of the Criminal Evidence Bill 1992: Potential Legislative/ Judicial Clash. [Invited Oral Presentation], Staff Seminar, Queen's University Belfast , 12-FEB-92 - 14-FEB-92. [Details]
(1992)Seminar,
Fennell, C., Dr. D. Dooley.; (1992) Feminist Interpretation and its Contemporary Challenge. [Invited Oral Presentation], Seminar, Bishopstown Community School , 23-MAR-92 - 23-MAR-92. [Details]
(1990)Cork Federation of Women's Organisations' Seminar for International Women's Day,
Fennell, C.; (1990) The Public/Private divide: Women and the Family; Women and 1992. [Invited Oral Presentation], Cork Federation of Women's Organisations' Seminar for International Women's Day, Metropole Hotel, Cork , 08-MAR-90 - 08-MAR-90. [Details]
(1989)Labour Party Women's Council Public Meeting on proposed legislation regarding rape,
Fennell, C.; (1989) Proposed legislation regarding Rape. [Invited Oral Presentation], Labour Party Women's Council Public Meeting on proposed legislation regarding rape, Buswell's Hotel, Dublin , 22-FEB-89 - 22-FEB-89. [Details]
(1989)Annual Conference of Irish Association of Law Teachers,
Fennell, C.; (1989) Intention in Murder. [Invited Oral Presentation], Annual Conference of Irish Association of Law Teachers, Jury's Hotel, Cork , 01-DEC-89 - 01-DEC-89. [Details]
(1988)Conference on Dentistry and the Law in Ireland,
Fennell, C.; (1988) -'Dentist as Witness' -'Dentist as Defendant in Court'. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference on Dentistry and the Law in Ireland, Regional Hospital Cork , 26-NOV-88 - 26-NOV-88. [Details]
(1988)Seminar Canadian Charter of Rights,
Fennell, C.; (1988) Irish contributor. [Invited Oral Presentation], Seminar Canadian Charter of Rights, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto , 07-SEP-88 - 07-SEP-88. [Details]
(1987)Conference of the Psychiatric Nurses Association,
Fennell, C.; (1987) The Employment Equality Act 1988. [Invited Oral Presentation], Conference of the Psychiatric Nurses Association, Clonmel , 01-JUN-87 - 01-JUN-87. [Details]
(1987)Seminar for Local Authority Officials, Institute for Public Administration,
Fennell, C.; (1987) The Expert Witness in Court. [Invited Oral Presentation], Seminar for Local Authority Officials, Institute for Public Administration, Tralee, Co. Kerry , 06-JAN-87 - 06-JAN-87. [Details]
(1985)Irish men and women in the eyes of the law throughout the ages,
Fennell, C.; (1985) Irish men and women in the eyes of the law throughout the ages. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Irish men and women in the eyes of the law throughout the ages, . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
Academic Board - UCC *2010 /
Council of Heads - UCC *2010 /
University Management Team Strategy UMTS - UCC *2010 /
University Management Team Operations UMTO - UCC *2010 /
Academic Council - UCC *2000 /
Finance Committee of Governing Body UCC *2009 / 2011
Governing Body UCC (Elected to Professorial Panel) Professorial Panel1999 / 2011
External Hon Society of Kings Inns Evidence, 1995-2009 *1995 / 2009
Risk Management Committee (Chair) UCC Chair2010 / 2014
Athena SWAN Steering (Chair) *2014 /
Member of University Governing Body UCC *2012 /
Member of Promotion Appeals Board UCC *2006 / 2010
Exam Appeals Committee UCC *1996 / 1999
Equality of opportunity Committee UCC *1990 / 1992

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
UCC Head of College, College of Arts Celtic Studies and Social Sciences, 2010 to date/
Dept. of Law, UCC Head of Department and Dean of Faculty02-JUL-03 / 30-APR-09
UCC Acting Head, College of Business & Law04-JUL-05 / 30-JUN-06
UCC Dean of Law Faculty03-JUN-96 / 29-OCT-99

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
1982UCC BCLLaw
1983Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto LLMlaw
1985Hon. Society of King's Inns BA DOUBLE FIRST HISTORY - UCCBachelor of Law
2001University of Wales, Cardiff PHDLaw

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Irish FluentFluentFluent
French FluentFluentFluent
German FunctionalFunctionalBasic

Consultancy

 ClientDescription
Consultant to Inspector of Prisons
Consultant to Law Society of Ireland on Evidence
External Examiner to Society of King's Inns - Evidence
Law of Evidence

Consultant on Law of Evidence, Incorporated Law Society of Ireland. Advanced Professional Course for Solicitors. Sole responsibility for segment on the Rules of Evidence (Presentation of Seminars; Supervision of Tutorials, etc.)

Consultant to Mr. Dermot Kinlen, Inspector of prisons and places, Cork Prison

Human Rights, Criminal Law. Consultant to Mr. Dermot Kinlen, Inspector of prisons and places, Cork Prison.

Law Reform Commission.

Law Reform Commission. Consultation Paper and Report on Rape; Consultation Paper and Report on Child Sex Abuse and Abuse of Mentally Handicapped Persons.Submitted written submissions on proposals and was invited participant in seminars following each relevant Consultation Paper.

Outreach Activities

 Description

Cork Blackwater Printmakers Board of Directors 2004-2007

External Advisory Board CACSSS UCC  2010 - to date

Cork Sexual Violence Centre Board of Directors 2003 - to date

Cork Women's Political Association (Chair) 1992-1993

Creative Hub Committee 2010 - to date

Working Group on Foresight in Arts Humanities and Social Sciences 2008-2009

Evaluator NUI Travelling Studentship 2014

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
University College Dublin Law Review Member of Editorial Board01-JAN-14 -
International Feminist Review Editor-
Irish Journal Of Feminist Studies Editor-
University Of Limerick Law Journal Editor-
King'S Inns Law Review Hibernian Law Journal Trinity College Law Review Tottel Editor-

Other Activities

 Description

1st March 2015 Chairing of Forum "Conservatoires Ireland - Towards a National Music Policy", Cork School of Music

29 May 2014 Launch of Chinese Artists Artwork, CACSSS Chinese Artists in Residence Programme Birr Castle

Interviews/ Panel Discussion, August 1st.

Interview with Donna O'Sullivan, Novwmber 1st.

News Interview with Barry Meskill, April 1st.

Invited Participant in two specials, 9th and 16th June.

Panel discussion on Maastricht, June 11th.

Contributor to Debate on Maastricht, June 15th.

Interview with David Hanley, June 26th.

Contributor to Panel Discussion, August 25th.

Interview with Barry Meskill, December 18th.

Interview on July 13th.

Interview, August 6th.

9th and 10th August.

Chaired Information seminar, April 16th.

Discussion 5th February, 1994.

Round Table Discussion, March 8th.

Interview with Rodney Rice, June 3rd.

Interview on August 23rd.

Interview, August 24th.

Panelist, January 21st.

Interviewed, April 11th.

April, 11th

Interview, June 5th.

Interview with Paul Sheehan, February 28th

Interview with Keoth Finnegan, February 28th.

Interview with Tom Maguire, February 22nd.

October, 3rd.

October 10th.

Interview with Donna O'Sullivan, December 6th.

Panelist, January 14th.

Interview, January 25th.

Interview, January 31st.

Interview, January 31st.

Interview, January 31st.

Interview, February 19th.

Interview, March 10th.

May 28th.

Interview, May 28th.

February 4th.

Chairperson

Inaugural Meeting, Launch of Cork Women's Political Association.

Participant in Opening Cermony.

Submitted written submissions on proposals and was invited participant in Seminars following each relevant Consultation Paper. (1987-1890)

Made written submission to MArtin Committee on matters relating to reform of the law with regard to police conduct of interrogation; admissibility of confession evidence and miscarriage of justice.

Made written submissions on the commission's brief. (Chair Judge Mena Carroll).

Interview and discussion with Marian Finucane on 21st Junuary.

Interview with David Hanley on February 2nd.

Interview on Friday March 2nd.

Interview and discussion on Monday 23rd October.

Interview on November 8th.

Interviews with Donna O'Sullivan.

Criminal Law (Rape) (Amendment) Bill 1988
‘Liveline' RTE Radio. Interview and discussion with Marian Finucane.


2 February 1989 Address to Labour Party Women's Council on Rape Bill. ‘Morning Ireland', RTE Radio. Interview with David Hanley.

1990 Report of Committee to enquire into certain aspects of criminal procedure. Made submission to Martin Committee on matters relating to reform of the law with regard to police conduct of interrogation, admissibility of confession evidence and miscarriage of justice.

8 November 1990 Death and Dangerous Driving: the penalty
Interview on Radio Kerry


23 October 1990 The phenomenon of substituting compensation for periods of incarceration in recent sentencing decisions.
‘Today at Five' - interview and discussion


1991 Second Commission on the Status of Women - Commission on the Status of Women, Dublin. Made written submissions on the commission's brief (Chair: Judge Mena Carroll)

1991 Irish Quilt Tour, Cork City Hall. Participant in opening ceremony.

1 August 1991 Sentencing and Court Awards: Disparities.
‘Barry Meskill Show' RTE Radio (Cork 89)
Interview and panel discussion.


1 November 1991 Analysis of Ogra Fianna Fail conference policy document on reform of equality legislation.
‘Friday Focus' RTE Radio (Cork 89), interview with Donna O'Sullivan


1 April 1992 The Abortion Dilemma, RTE Radio Cork, news interview with Barry Meskill

9 & 16 June 1992 Maastricht Treaty, ‘Today Tonight' specials on Maastricht. Invited participant in two specials.

11 June 1992 Maastricht Treaty, RTE Radio Cork. Panel discussion.

26 June 1992 Need for reform of the Rules of Evidence
‘Morning Ireland' RTE Radio
Interview with David Hanley


1991 Second Commission on the Status of Women - Commission on the Status of Women, Dublin. Made written submissions on the commission's brief (Chair: Judge Mena Carroll)

1991 Irish Quilt Tour, Cork City Hall. Participant in opening ceremony.

1 August 1991 Sentencing and Court Awards: Disparities.
‘Barry Meskill Show' RTE Radio (Cork 89)
Interview and panel discussion.


1 November 1991 Analysis of Ogra Fianna Fail conference policy document on reform of equality legislation.
‘Friday Focus' RTE Radio (Cork 89), interview with Donna O'Sullivan


1 April 1992 The Abortion Dilemma, RTE Radio Cork, news interview with Barry Meskill

13 July 1993 Gender, Bias and the Law
‘The Book Programme', East Coast Radio, Bray


6 August 1993 Crisis in the Criminal Justice system
RTE Radio, Pat Kenny Show


9 & 10 August 1993 Women and Crime
‘The Times' series on women and crime, BBC Radio Oxford, Bill Heine Show.


16 April 1994 An introduction to Europe, Cork Women's Political Association, Metropole Hotel, Cork. Chaired information seminar.

5 February 1994 Review of Sunday papers, RTE Cork (89FM)

8 March 1994 International Women's Day, round table discussion.
RTE Radio Cork (89FM)


3 June 1994 Sentencing in the ‘X' Case
RTE Radio, Pat Kenny Show, interview with Rodney Rice


23 August 1994 Rural policing and the need for reform.
Interview, Radio 3, Tullamore


24 August 1994 Proposed changes in the right to silence.
Interview, RTE Radio, News at One


21 January 1994 Panellist on ‘The Late Late Show', RTE TV.

11 April 1994 The role and function of the Office of the DPP, The Farrell Programme, RTE TV

11 April 1994 Panellist, ‘Questions and Answers', RTE TV.

5 June 1994 Sentencing in the ‘X' Case
Interview, RTE TV: Farrell


28 February 1994 Crime and Crisis in Ireland
Interview with Keith Finnegan, Galway Radio


22 February 1994 Crime in Ireland
Interview with Tom Maguire, RTE Cork, News at One


3 October 1994 Panellist, ‘Questions and Answers', RTE TV

10 October 1995 Treatment of Sex Offenders - Consideration of the Seattle Model.
RTE Cork


6 December 1995 Sentencing in rape cases
Interview with Donna O'Sullivan, RTE Cork


14 January 1996 Escalating crime problem and government response.
Panellist on Farrell Programme, RTE


25 January 1996 Rural crime and policing
Interview on ‘Primetime', RTE Radio


31 January 1996 Government legislation on crime
Interview for Campus Radio, UCC


1996 Chairperson, Women Connect Seminar Series sponsored by Eircell and The Examiner, Imperial Hotel, Cork

31 January 1996 Law Reform Paper on Bail.
Interview ‘Today at Five'.


19 February 1996 The use of forensic evidence in courts
Interview for Campus Radio, UCC


10 March 1996 Publicity and fairness in reportage of sex crimes.
Interview, News Review RTE Cork


28 May 2001 Panellist on ‘Questions and Answers', RTE TV.

28 May 2001 Abolition of death penalty referendum
Interview for Campus Radio, UCC


4 February 2002 Panellist on ‘Questions and Answers', RTE TV

2006 ‘Based on a true story' - interviews and seminar on misinformation with Niamh Lawlor, Resident Artist, Glucksman Gallery

2 March 1990 Implications of Criminal Justice (Forensic) Evidence Bill.
‘Today at Five' - interview


15 June 1992 Maastricht Treaty, RTE Radio, Pat Kenny Show, contributor to debate.

28 February 1994 Crime and Crisis in Ireland
Interview with Paul Sheehan, Kerry Radio

Teaching Interests

The number of students supervised in the last six years are noted below. In taught Masters terms, since my appointment I have supervised well over 150 LLMs and about 50 LLBs. Records are incomplete with regard to research Masters supervision prior to the last 5 years, but I would have supervised a large number prior to the introduction of the taught LLM and in particular the LLM Criminal Justice when that area has had to be prioritised. For example the N.U.I. Travelling Studentship in Law, 1999 was awarded to Samantha Ryan who was successful in obtaining it on the basis of her LL.M. thesis (supervised by me), an exam paper and oral interview with Professor Conor Gearty of Kings College, London.


In addition, I was involved in the MA in Women's Studies when, following on success of initiative with colleagues in a Certificate in Women's Studies in UCC in 1990/1991, we established a one-year taught Masters Degree in Women's Studies in 1991/1992 under the auspices of the Faculty of Arts. The course with a social sciences concentration was run in 1991/1992, 1992/1993, 1995/1996 and 1997/1998. It was given in those years on a team-taught basis by myself (Law), and three other colleagues in UCC representing the disciplines of History, Philosophy and Social Theory and Institutions. The course follows an interdisciplinary model requiring close co-operation between staff and students in facilitating seminars on chosen themes. Minor theses are submitted by students and duly supervised. The weekly seminars were additional to my teaching load in the Law Department. I supervised two MAs in 1991/1992, jointly supervised two in 1992/1993, supervised one solely, one jointly in 1996/1997 and one jointly in 1997/1998.


Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Andre Ventura UCCDOCTORATETowards a new model of criminal justice system in the era of globalised criminality: The biggest challenges of criminal process legislation
2013Sinéad Ring UCCDOCTORATEPrinciples and Prejudice: The Erosion of Fairness in Admissability Determinations relating to historic child sexual abuse trials in Ireland
2013Patrice Quinlan UCCLLMReal Rape: Fact or Fiction An Analysis of how rape myths pervade society and their implications within the courtroom
2011Louise Kennefick UCCDOCTORATETowards a Fair Blame Framework for the Diminished Responsibility Offender: Bridging the Gap between Theory and Practice
2009David O'Riordan UCCDOCTORATEThe Role of the Community Service Order and The Suspended Sentence in Ireland: A Judicial Perspective
2009Anthony McGrath UCCDOCTORATEThe Living Victims of Homicide: Accommodating the needs and concerns of the co-victims of homicide within the Irish Criminal Justice System
2009Onder Bakircioglu UCCDOCTORATEThe Rationale and the Role of the Imminence Requirement in International Self-Defence: The Lessons of the Self-Defence Doctrine in Criminal Law
2007Elizabeth Campbell UCCDOCTORATEResponding To Organised Crime In Ireland: Reconstituting The Criminal Process

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Mc Carthy Shane Finian Doctoral Degree
Cusack Alan John Doctoral Degree
Moroney Eimear Marie Doctoral Degree
Williams Emma-Jane Doctoral Degree

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2015Terrorism, Dissonance and Criminal Justice LW6604Terrorism, Dissonance and Criminal Justice
2015Terrorism Dissonance and Criminal Justice LW6525Terrorism Dissonance and Criminal Justice