The Socio-Legal Research Centre, based in the School of Law and Government at DCU, focuses on the social, cultural and economic context in which laws are made and enforced.
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The SLRC fosters academic research on a broad range of legal issues, evaluating the impact of legal rules on the society in which they operate and considering the influence of society on the development of the law.

Members of the SLRC are engaged in significant research projects and their findings are published in national and international journals, books and policy documents.

Members also lecture on undergraduate and postgraduate degrees at DCU and supervise postgraduate research degrees.

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Latest from the Socio-Legal Research Centre

Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution - Provisional Programme and Information Pack »

Posted August 06, 2014

Event Begins: Thu September 04, 2014 - 9:00am

The provisional programme for the inaugural School of Law and Government conference - 'Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution - is now available. It includes details of the opening plenary, the panels and chairs, directions and contact information etc.


“Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution” conference at DCU Socio-Legal Research Centre »

Posted May 09, 2014

Event Begins: Thu September 04, 2014 - 6:21pm

On September 4th 2014, the School of Law and Government, Dublin City University, hosts its first annual Law and Government conference. The theme for the conference is "Judges, Politics and the Irish Constitution." The invited speakers include the Attorney General, Maire Whelan; Supreme Court judge and DCU Judge-in-Residence, Adrian Hardiman; former Supreme Court judge and former Senator, Catherine McGuinness; judge of the High Court and constitutional law scholar, Gerard Hogan; Senator and constitutional law scholar, Ivana Bacik; TCD along with Professor Gerry Whyte of TCD and Colm O'Cinneide of University College London.


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