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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Seminar on Mental Health and Criminal Law »

Posted January 16, 2015

Event Begins: Fri January 23, 2015 - 5:30pm

The Socio-Legal Research Centre, DCU, in association with the Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association and the Association for Criminal Justice Research and Development, is pleased to announce that Mr. Kris Gledhill, University of Auckland, will be the keynote speaker at the upcoming "Mental Health and Criminal Law" seminar. Venue: Law Society of Ireland, Blackhall Place, Dublin 7. Date: Friday, 23rd January, 2015 Time: 5.30 pm – 8.00 pm Mr. Tom O'Malley, National University of Ireland, Galway, and Ms. Aine Hynes, Irish Mental Health Lawyers Association, will respond to Kris Gledhill's paper from an Irish perspective. The seminar will be chaired by Judge John O'Connor. Please click through for an abstract of Mr Gledhill's paper and registration information.


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...


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