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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National Moot Court Competition 2014 »

Posted November 18, 2014

The Fifth Annual National Moot Court Competition (organised by DCU and sponsored by Matheson solicitors) took place in the Criminal Courts of Justice on Saturday November 15th. Teams from universities around Ireland represented their "clients" admirably and an excellent standard of advocacy was on display throughout the two preliminary rounds, the Semi-Final and the Grand Final. Three teams from the School of Law and Government, DCU went through to the Semi-Final, along with one UCD team...


DCU National Moot Court Competition 2014 »

Posted October 09, 2014

The Problem Question for the 5th annual DCU National Moot Court Competition is now available. The competition, kindly sponsored by Matheson solicitors, is open to all students taking law as a major component of their undergraduate degree at third-level institutions across the island of Ireland. It will take place in the Criminal Courts of Justice on Saturday November 15th, but written submissions must be received by Friday November 7th. The information package, including the problem question, is available here.


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