Law Research Centre

2023/2024 Seminars

Events - Academic Year 2023/2024


The Law Research Centre at the School of Law & Government, DCU, organizes regular seminars to engage with relevant developments across all fields of law. In the academic years 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20, the Law Research Centre hosted weekly seminars with a single speaker throughout both terms. Since the explosion of the Covid-19 pandemic and related disruptions, the Law Research Centre has scheduled a set of annual workshops with multiple speakers. In particular, in the current academic year, the Law Research Centre aims to present ground-breaking research monographs written by its members and beyond. These works are discussed by world renowned speakers and contextualised in light of the major societal challenges we are living through, from the digital revolution to the war and the energetic crisis, also in light of the key themes of the research clusters constituting the Law Research Centre.


Data Protection and Digital Sovereignty Post-Brexit

Thursday, 14 March 2024


"Regulating AI: Ireland, UK and the EU"

Time: 12:00 - 13:00 (Dublin time)

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View the full programme here

Institutional greetings
Prof Federico Fabbrini, Director of the Law Research Centre and of the Brexit Institute

Ireland and AI
Colin Rooney, Partner at Arthur Cox

UK and AI
Dr Edina Harbinja, Reader at Aston University, Birmingham

EU and AI
Prof Lilian Mitrou, Professor of Law at University of the Aegean, Greece

Conclusion and launch of 'Data Protection and Digital Sovereignty Post-Brexit' (Hart 2023)

Dr. Edoardo Celeste, Assoc. Prof. of Law, Technology and Innovation and Chair of the European Master in Law, Data and AI

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Wednesday, 20 September 2023

The DCU Law Research Centre, in partnership with the EMILDAI Programme and the ADAPT Law and Tech Working Group, is delighted to invite you to the following lunch seminar:

"Towards a political economy of synthetic data: a data-intensive capitalism that is not a surveillance capitalism?"

Time: 12:00 - 13:00 (Dublin time)

Location: Room GLA.CG20, Ground Floor, Henry Grattan Building, DCU Glasnevin Campus

Dr James Steinhoff, UCD

Dr James Steinhoff is an Assistant Professor in the School of Information and Communication Studies at University College Dublin. His research focuses on the political economy of data and AI. He is author of Automation and Autonomy: Labour, Capital and Machines in the Artificial Intelligence Industry (2021, Palgrave).