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.
Undergraduate Degrees »
Postgraduate Degrees »


What We Do

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.

More About the SLRC »

Latest from the Socio-Legal Research Centre

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.


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.


More News »