Research Profile

Patrick O'Callaghan


Background, Teaching and Research Interests

Patrick O’Callaghan is a graduate of University College Cork (BCL, LLM) and the University of Bremen (Dr iur). Before joining the staff of the UCC School of Law in 2014, he was a senior lecturer in law at Newcastle University.

At UCC, Dr O'Callaghan teaches Tort I (LW1106), Jurisprudence (LW3367) and Research Methods in Law (LW6004). He is also currently the Director of Teaching and Learning in the School of Law and is a member of the College of Business and Law’s Teaching and Learning Committee.

Dr O’Callaghan’s current research focus is on connections between law and theories of memory and forgetting. He is particularly interested in the idea of a ‘right to be forgotten’ and has received funding from the Irish Research Council (New Horizons 2016 Grant) to support his research in this area. He also maintains a research interest in tort law.

Dr O’Callaghan is a member of the advisory board of the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance and is a trustee director of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII). He has also been a visiting lecturer at the Leuphana University Lüneburg since 2014.

Selected Publications

  • 'The Chance to Melt into the Shadows of Obscurity: Developing a Right to be Forgotten in the United States' in A. Cudd & M. Navin (eds) Privacy: Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues (New York: Springer, 2018) [Link]
  • 'Privacy and Search Engines: Forgetting or Contextualizing?' (2016) 43(2) Journal of Law and Society 257-284 (co-authored with S. de Mars) [Link]
  • 'Monologic Thinking and the Eurozone Crisis' in F. Allen, E. Carletti & J. Gray (eds) Political, Fiscal and Banking Union in the Eurozone? (Philadelphia: Wharton FIC Press, 2013) pp 181-190 [Link]
  • 'Collective Memory in Law and Policy: The Problem of the Sovereign Debt Crisis' (2012) 32(4) Legal Studies 642-660 [Link]
  • Refining Privacy in Tort Law (Berlin: Springer, 2012) 169 pp [Link]
  • Personality Rights in European Tort Law (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2010) 640 pp (co-edited with G. Brüggemeier & A. Colombi Ciacchi) [Link]

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