Laura Cahillane

Lecturer
Law
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: l.cahillane@ucc.ie

Law
Room 2.52
Department of Law
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-2376
E: l.cahillane@ucc.ie
Laura Cahillane is a first class honours graduate of University College Cork (BCL (Law and French) 2007; LLM (Research) 2008; PhD 2012). Her Research Masters examined the topic of disciplining judges in Ireland. In 2011, she completed her PhD thesis entitled: "The Genesis, Drafting and Legacy of the Irish Free State Constitution", for which she was awarded an IRCHSS Government of Ireland scholarship. Before taking up a lectureship in the Department of Law in UCC, Laura held the position of Post Doctoral Fellow.
Laura's research interests lie broadly in the areas of Constitutional Law, Legal History, Administrative Law and Comparative Law and she has published articles in these areas and contributed to the national media on matters of legal reform.
Laura is a founding member of Constitution Project @ UCC (an interdisciplinary research group looking at issues surrounding constitutional law, history, governance and politics) and runs the website www.constitutionproject.ie and social media for the group.
Constitutional Law, Legal History, Administrative Law and Comparative Law.

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2013)'An Insight into the Irish Free State Constitution'
Laura Cahillane (2013) 'An Insight into the Irish Free State Constitution' [Details]
(2013)'Need for Sentencing Guidelines in Ireland?'
Cahillane, L (2013) 'Need for Sentencing Guidelines in Ireland?' [Details]
(2012)'Anti-Party Politics and the Irish Free State Constitution'
Laura Cahillane (2012) 'Anti-Party Politics and the Irish Free State Constitution' [Details]
(2012)'Application of the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003'
Laura Cahillane (2012) 'Application of the Protection of Employees (Fixed-Term Work) Act 2003' [Details]
(2011)'The Influence of the Post War European Constitutions on the Constitution of the Irish Free State'
Laura Cahillane (2011) 'The Influence of the Post War European Constitutions on the Constitution of the Irish Free State' [Details]
(2010)'The Prerogative and its Survival in Ireland: Dusty Antique or Positively Useful?'
Laura Cahillane (2010) 'The Prerogative and its Survival in Ireland: Dusty Antique or Positively Useful?' [Details]
(2009)'Ireland's Forgotten Constitutions'
Laura Cahillane (2009) 'Ireland's Forgotten Constitutions' [Details]
(2009)'Disciplining Judges: The Special Position of District Court Judges'
Laura Cahillane (2009) 'Disciplining Judges: The Special Position of District Court Judges' [Details]
(2009)'Judicial Discipline: Where do we Stand? A Consideration of the Curtin Case'
Laura Cahillane (2009) 'Judicial Discipline: Where do we Stand? A Consideration of the Curtin Case' [Details]
(2008)'Some Comparative Aspects of Common and Civil Law'
Laura Cahillane (2008) 'Some Comparative Aspects of Common and Civil Law' [Details]
(2005)'Eire, Ireland or the Republic; What’s in a Name?'
Laura Cahillane (2005) 'Eire, Ireland or the Republic; What’s in a Name?' [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2012)90 Years - The Irish Free State Constitution and the Birth of the Modern Irish State,
L Cahillane (2012) 90th anniversary of 1922 Constitution. [Oral Presentation], 90 Years - The Irish Free State Constitution and the Birth of the Modern Irish State, ucc , 06-DEC-12 - 06-DEC-12
(2012)National Women's Council of Ireland Meeting,
Laura Cahillane (2012) Reforming the Constitution. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], National Women's Council of Ireland Meeting, Metropole Hotel, Cork , 24-SEP-12 - 24-SEP-12
(2012)Reflections on the Referendum Process,
Many (2012) Launch of Constitution Project. [Conference Organising Committee Member], Reflections on the Referendum Process, UCC , 27-SEP-12 - 27-SEP-12
(2012)Burren Law School,
Laura Cahillane (2012) The Legacy of the Irish Free State Constitution. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Burren Law School, Ballyvaughan, Clare , 04-MAY-12 - 06-MAY-12
(2012)Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2012) Judicial Review; Tentative Beginnings in Europe and its Adoption in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference, University College Cork , 02-MAR-12 - 03-MAR-12
(2012)CCJHR 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference – Transformation and Reform: Structures and Mechanisms for Rights-Based Protections,
Many (2012) Criminal Justice & Human Rights. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], CCJHR 6th Annual Postgraduate Conference – Transformation and Reform: Structures and Mechanisms for Rights-Based Protections, UCC , 26-APR-12 - 26-APR-12
(2011)Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference,
Laura Cahillane (2011) The Influence of the post-War European Constitutions on the Constitution of the Irish Free State. [Oral Presentation], Irish Society of Comparative Law Conference, University College Dublin , 29-APR-11 - 30-APR-11
(2010)Irish Jurisprudence Society Symposium,
Laura Cahillane (2010) Disscussant for paper on ‘The Politics of Property and Principle: Economic Rights in the Drafting of the Irish Free State Constitution’. [Invited Lectures (Workshops)], Irish Jurisprudence Society Symposium, University College Cork , 17-APR-10 - 17-APR-10
(2010)CCJHR 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference - Borders of Justice: Locating the Law in Times of Transition,
Many (2010) Criminal Justice & Human Rights. [Conference Organising Committee Member], CCJHR 4th Annual Postgraduate Conference - Borders of Justice: Locating the Law in Times of Transition, UCC , 29-APR-10 - 29-APR-10

Blog

 YearPublication
(2013)Preferendum on the Seanad.
Cahillane, L (2013) Preferendum on the Seanad. www.constitutionproject.ie: Blog [Details]
(2012)Judge Heather Perrin and the Question of Judicial Discipline and Removal.
L Cahillane (2012) Judge Heather Perrin and the Question of Judicial Discipline and Removal. Blog [Details]
(2012)Explaining the Supreme Court Ruling on the Government's Referendum Campaign.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Explaining the Supreme Court Ruling on the Government's Referendum Campaign. Blog [Details]
(2012)Looking to the Past in Order to Move Forward.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Looking to the Past in Order to Move Forward. Blog [Details]
(2011)Judicial Pay Referendum – Much Ado about Nothing.
Laura Cahillane (2011) Judicial Pay Referendum – Much Ado about Nothing. Blog [Details]

Newspaper Articles

 YearPublication
(2012)Q&A on Supreme Court Referendum Campaign Ruling.
Laura Cahillane (2012) Q&A on Supreme Court Referendum Campaign Ruling. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2012)Debate on Proposed Court Reforms Now Required.
Cahillane, L (2012) Debate on Proposed Court Reforms Now Required. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2012)The Irish Free State Constitution – Inspired by Irish history and world democracies.
Laura Cahillane (2012) The Irish Free State Constitution – Inspired by Irish history and world democracies. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2011)The Judicial Pay Referendum is a Waste of Public Funds.
Laura Cahillane (2011) The Judicial Pay Referendum is a Waste of Public Funds. Newspaper Articles [Details]
(2010)Missed Opportunities in the Early Development of Judicial Review of Legislation in Ireland.
Laura Cahillane (2010) Missed Opportunities in the Early Development of Judicial Review of Legislation in Ireland. Newspaper Articles [Details]

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2009IRCHSS Government of Ireland Scholar IRCHSS
2007College Scholar University College Cork
2005College Scholar University College Cork

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
Irish Legal History Society member/
Irish Society of Comparative Law Member/

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
French
Gaeilge

Other Activities

 Description

Radio Interview with Phoenix FM on Judicial Pay Referendum, 28th October 2011.




Radio Interview with The History Show, RTE Radio 1, broadcast on 21st October 2012.




Radio Interview with Breakfast show on Newstalk Radio, 21st November 2012.



Laura is involved in the following modules: Research methods for PhD and LLM by Research students, Employment and Labour Law, Administrative Law, Jurisprudence.