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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Law Lectureships advertised at Dublin City University »

Posted March 03, 2015

As part of its continuing development, the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University (DCU) intends to appoint new Lecturers in Law. The appointments, for a fixed term of five years, will commence on 1 September 2015.


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.


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