Patrick O'Callaghan

Lecturer
Law
University College Cork
Cork
Ireland

T: +353-21-490-3000
E: patrick.ocallaghan@ucc.ie

I am a graduate of University College Cork and the University of Bremen. Before joining the School of Law at UCC in 2014, I was a senior lecturer in law at Newcastle University. I am a member of the advisory board of the European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance and trustee director of the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (BAILII). I am also a visiting lecturer at the Leuphana University Lüneburg. At UCC, I am currently Director of Teaching and Learning in the Law School.

Research Interests

My initial research focus was European and comparative private law. While undertaking my doctoral studies in Bremen, I contributed to a number of pan-European research projects in this area. I was research fellow under the FP5-funded project Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the EU (CUP, 2010). I also contributed to the EC-funded Transfer of Knowledge Project Unfair Banking Practices in the EU (OUP, 2010) and was co-ordinator (with Professor Gert Brüggemeier and Professor Aurelia Colombi Ciacchi) of the Trento (Common Core) project on Personality Rights in European Tort Law (CUP, 2010).

In my doctoral research (Dr. iur.), I examined the operation of the general personality right in German private law and contrasted the action with the protection of interests in privacy, image and reputation in English law. I developed my thesis into a book, Refining Privacy in Tort Law, which was published by Springer in 2012.

While I continue to maintain an interest in this area, I am increasingly interested in interdisciplinary research. I am especially interested in connections between law and theories of memory and forgetting.

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Understanding the 'Right to be Forgotten' in ContextIrish Research Council01-FEB-1601-MAY-17€55,378.75

Books

YearPublication
(2012)Refining Privacy in Tort Law.
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) Refining Privacy in Tort Law. Berlin and New York: Springer. [Details]

Edited Books

YearPublication
(2010)Personality Rights in European Tort Law.
Brueggemeier, G; Colombi Ciacchi, A; O'Callaghan P. (2010) Personality Rights in European Tort Law. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press: Edited Books [Details]

Book Chapters

YearPublication
(2018)'Melting into the Shadows of Obscurity: Developing a Right to be Forgotten in the United States'
O'Callaghan, P. (2018) 'Melting 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. [Details]
(2014)'Malicious Falsehood'
O'Callaghan, P. (1st & 2nd edns: Mullis, A.) (2014) 'Malicious Falsehood' In: K. Oliphant (eds). The Law of Tort (3rd edn). London: LexisNexis. [Details]
(2014)'Defamation: Part II'
O'Callaghan, P. (1st & 2nd edns: Mullis, A.) (2014) 'Defamation: Part II' In: K. Oliphant (eds). The Law of Tort (3rd edn). London: LexisNexis. [Details]
(2014)'Defamation: Part I'
O'Callaghan, P. (1st & 2nd edns: Mullis, A.) (2014) 'Defamation: Part I' In: K. Oliphant (eds). The Law of Tort (3rd edn). London: LexisNexis. [Details]
(2013)'Monologic Thinking and the Eurozone Crisis'
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) 'Monologic Thinking and the Eurozone Crisis' In: F. Allen, E. Carletti & J. Gray (eds). Political, Fiscal and Banking Union in the Eurozone?. Philadelphia: Wharton Financial Institutions Center Press. [Details]
(2010)'Mapping out a Right of Privacy in Tort Law'
Krzeminska-Vamkova, J. & O'Callaghan, P. (2010) 'Mapping out a Right of Privacy in Tort Law' In: Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union: Volume II. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2010)'Germany'
Beckmann, P., Colombi Ciacchi, A., Ferreira, N., Moulin-Doos, C., O'Callaghan, P., Russo, T. & Turney, J. (2010) 'Germany' In: Fundamental Rights and Private Law in the European Union: Volume I. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [Details]
(2010)'Ireland'
O'Callaghan, P. & O'Donoghue, A. (2010) 'Ireland' In: Unfair Banking Practices in Europe. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

YearPublication
(2016)'Privacy and Search Engines: Forgetting or Contextualising?'
O'Callaghan, P. & de Mars, S. (2016) 'Privacy and Search Engines: Forgetting or Contextualising?'. Journal of Law and Society, 43 (2):257-284 [Details]
(2016)'Narratives about Privacy and Forgetting in English Law'
O'Callaghan, P. & de Mars, S. (2016) 'Narratives about Privacy and Forgetting in English Law'. International Review of Law, Computers and Technology, 30 (1-2):42-56 [Details]
(2015)'Article 8 ECHR as a General Personality Right?'
O'Callaghan, P. (2015) 'Article 8 ECHR as a General Personality Right?'. Journal of European Tort Law, 6 (1):69-84 [Details]
(2013)'False Privacy and Information Games'
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) 'False Privacy and Information Games'. Journal of European Tort Law, 4 (3):282-305 [Details]
(2012)'Collective Memory in Law and Policy: The Problem of the Sovereign Debt Crisis'
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) 'Collective Memory in Law and Policy: The Problem of the Sovereign Debt Crisis'. Legal Studies, 32 (4):642-660 [Details]
(2009)'Privacy in Pursuit of a Purpose?'
O'Callaghan, P. (2009) 'Privacy in Pursuit of a Purpose?'. Tort Law Review, 17 (2):100-113 [Details]
(2006)'The Draft Privacy Bill: Comparative Perspectives on a Super Tort'
O'Callaghan, P. (2006) 'The Draft Privacy Bill: Comparative Perspectives on a Super Tort'. Irish Law Times, 24 [Details]

Published Reports

YearPublication
(2011)Legal Perspectives on Tensions at the Heart of the Project.
Gray, J. & O'Callaghan, P. (2011) Legal Perspectives on Tensions at the Heart of the Project. Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Policy Paper, EUI Florence. [Details]

Book Reviews

YearPublication
(2013)Review of- R. Schulze (ed) Compensation of Private Losses, (2013) 17(1) Edinburgh Law Review 99-100.
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) Review of- R. Schulze (ed) Compensation of Private Losses, (2013) 17(1) Edinburgh Law Review 99-100. Book Reviews [Details]
(2012)Review of- G. Black, Publicity Rights and Image, (2012) 16(1) Edinburgh Law Review 135-137.
O'Callaghan, P., (2012) Review of- G. Black, Publicity Rights and Image, (2012) 16(1) Edinburgh Law Review 135-137. Book Reviews [Details]

Translations

YearPublication
(2010)Prawo do prywatności w Europie a europejskie prawo do prywatności. Analiza prawnoprównawcza (cz. 2).
Krzeminska-Vamvaka, J. & O'Callaghan, P. (2010) Prawo do prywatności w Europie a europejskie prawo do prywatności. Analiza prawnoprównawcza (cz. 2). Translations [Details]
(2009)Prawo do prywatności w Europie a europejskie prawo do prywatności. Analiza prawnoprównawcza (cz. 1).
Krzeminska-Vamvaka, J. & O'Callaghan, P. (2009) Prawo do prywatności w Europie a europejskie prawo do prywatności. Analiza prawnoprównawcza (cz. 1). Translations [Details]

Conference Contributions

YearPublication
(2017)International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress,
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) The 'Right to be Forgotten' and the Opacity of the Self. [Oral Presentation], International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR) World Congress, University of Lisbon . [Details]
(2017)British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA),
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) 'Implementing a Right to be Forgotten in the United States'. [Oral Presentation], British and Irish Law, Education and Technology Association (BILETA), University of Minho, Braga . [Details]
(2017)IRC Workshop on the Right to be Forgotten,
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) 'Understanding the Right to be Forgotten in Context'. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], IRC Workshop on the Right to be Forgotten, University College Cork . [Details]
(2017)Modalities of the Text Master Class,
O'Callaghan, P. (2017) 'Corpus Linguistics and Interpretation in Law'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Modalities of the Text Master Class, CACSSS Graduate School, University College Cork . [Details]
(2016)American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy,
O'Callaghan, P. (2016) Developing a Right to be Forgotten in the US. [Oral Presentation], American Section of the International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy, Wake Forest University, North Carolina . [Details]
(2016)Faculty of Law,
O'Callaghan, P. (2016) Guest Lectures on Anglo-American Legal Theory. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Faculty of Law, Leuphana University Lüneburg . [Details]
(2015)UK IVR Annual Conference,
de Mars, S. & O'Callaghan, P. (2015) Privacy and Search Engines: Forgetting or Contextualizing?. [Oral Presentation], UK IVR Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast . [Details]
(2015)UK IVR Annual Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2015) Stream C: Information I. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], UK IVR Annual Conference, Queens University Belfast . [Details]
(2015)IAMLH Annual Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2015) 'Reimagining Privacy: Attending to Betweenness'. [Oral Presentation], IAMLH Annual Conference, Sigmund Freud University, Vienna . [Details]
(2015)Faculty of Law,
O'Callaghan, P. (2015) Guest Lectures on Anglo-American Legal Theory. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Faculty of Law, Leuphana University Lüneburg . [Details]
(2014)6th Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance,
O'Callaghan, P. (2014) 'Liability Law and the Right to be Forgotten'. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], 6th Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance, University of Groningen . [Details]
(2014)6th Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance,
O'Callaghan, P. (2014) Comparative Liability Law and Societal Governance. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], 6th Annual Conference of the Netherlands Institute for Law and Governance, University of Groningen . [Details]
(2014)European Studies Center Seminar Series,
O'Callaghan, P. (2014) 'Collective Memory, Law and the Eurozone Crisis'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], European Studies Center Seminar Series, University of Pittsburgh . [Details]
(2014)Faculty of Law,
O'Callaghan, P. (2014) Guest Lectures on Anglo-American Legal Theory. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Faculty of Law, Leuphana University Lüneburg . [Details]
(2013)Centre for the Study of European Contract Law Seminar Series,
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) 'The Institutional Perspective in Private Law Scholarship'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Centre for the Study of European Contract Law Seminar Series, University of Amsterdam . [Details]
(2013)Interdisciplinary Forum,
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) 'Introduction'. [Chair Sessions at Symposia], Interdisciplinary Forum, Newcastle University . [Details]
(2013)Privacy Symposium,
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) ‘The Uses of Forgetting for Digital Life’. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Privacy Symposium, Northumbria School of Law . [Details]
(2013)Allan Beever on Tort Theory and Legal Philosophy: A Symposium,
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) ‘Tort Law and Background Justice’. [Oral Presentation], Allan Beever on Tort Theory and Legal Philosophy: A Symposium, Newcastle University . [Details]
(2013)Right to be Forgotten Workshop,
O'Callaghan, P. (2013) 'Forgetting and the Privacy Narrative in English Law'. [Invited Seminars/Guest Lectures], Right to be Forgotten Workshop, University of Groningen . [Details]
(2012)Integration and Disintegration Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) ‘Obstacles to the ECB acting as a Lender of Last Resort’. [Oral Presentation], Integration and Disintegration Conference, Centre for European Law, Birmingham University . [Details]
(2012)Global Law and Economic Policy Workshop,
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) ‘Collective Memory in Law and Policy’. [Oral Presentation], Global Law and Economic Policy Workshop, Global Law and Economic Policy Workshop, Institute for Global Law and Policy, Harvard Law School . [Details]
(2012)Conference on Public Policy, Good Morals and Social Justice in European Private Law,
O'Callaghan, P. (2012) 'Human Rights, Private Law and the Pursuit of Equalitarian Justice’. [Invited Lectures (Conference)], Conference on Public Policy, Good Morals and Social Justice in European Private Law, Centre for Law and Governance, University of Groningen . [Details]
(2012)Newcastle University Finance and Financial Law Research Group Annual Seminar,
O'Callaghan, P., (2012) ‘Response to Professor Ernst-Ulrich Petersmann’. [Oral Presentation], Newcastle University Finance and Financial Law Research Group Annual Seminar, Newcastle University . [Details]
(2010)Symposium on Law and the Modern State,
O'Callaghan, P. (2010) 'Response to Professor Jo Shaw's Paper’. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on Law and the Modern State, Newcastle University . [Details]
(2009)Symposium on Tort Law and Judicial Discretion,
O'Callaghan, P. (2009) 'Introduction'. [Oral Presentation], Symposium on Tort Law and Judicial Discretion, Newcastle University . [Details]
(2006)Fundamental Rights and Private Law Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2006) 'Germany'. [Oral Presentation], Fundamental Rights and Private Law Conference, University of Bremen . [Details]
(2006)Society of Legal Scholars,
Ferreira, N. & O'Callaghan, P. (2006) ‘Fundamental Rights and Private Law: Research Results and Methodology’. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars, Keele University . [Details]
(2005)Society of Legal Scholars,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) ‘The media, celebrities and privacy law in England: some comparative observations’. [Oral Presentation], Society of Legal Scholars, Strathclyde University . [Details]
(2005)Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: International Workshop,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) 'Protection of Sureties in Ireland'. [Oral Presentation], Protection of Non-Professional Sureties in Europe: International Workshop, University of Bremen . [Details]
(2005)Fundamental Rights and Private Law Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) ‘Developing a tort(s) of invasion of privacy in England: Lessons from civil law legal systems?’. [Oral Presentation], Fundamental Rights and Private Law Conference, Stockholm University . [Details]
(2005)Judicial Governance Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) 'Private law and constitutional rights: The approach of the Irish courts’. [Oral Presentation], Judicial Governance Conference, University of Lucerne . [Details]
(2005)NYU Grian Conference,
O'Callaghan, P. (2005) 'Law and identity: The question of citizenship in Irish constitutional law’. [Oral Presentation], NYU Grian Conference, New York University . [Details]

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
UK Section of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR) Member/
American Section of the International Association of Legal and Social Philosophy (IVR) Member/
Socio-Legal Studies Association Member/
Society of Legal Scholars Member/

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
College Teaching and Learning Committee Member2015 /
BAILII Board of Trustees Member2015 /
University Mitigation Committee Member2014 /
European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance Advisory Board Member2014 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
University College Cork Lecturer in Law01-JAN-14 /
Newcastle University Senior Lecturer in Law01-AUG-13 / 31-DEC-13
Newcastle University Lecturer in Law01-JUL-07 / 31-JUL-13
Centre for European Law and Politics (ZERP), University of Bremen Researcher01-AUG-04 / 30-JUN-07

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2009University of Bremen PhDLaw
2004University College Cork LLMLaw
2003University College Cork BCLLaw and German

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
German FluentFluentFluent
French FunctionalBasicFunctional
Gaeilge FunctionalBasicFunctional

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Cambridge Journal Of International And Comparative Law Referee-
European Journal Of Comparative Law And Governance Referee-
Irish Journal Of Legal Studies Referee-
Hibernian Law Journal Referee-
Irish Jurist Referee-
Journal Of Common Market Studies Referee-
Journal Of European Tort Law Referee-
Journal Of Professional Negligence Referee-
Legal Studies Referee-
Mcgill Law Journal Referee-
Opinio Juris In Comparatione Referee-

Other Activities

 Description

Trustee of BAILII, the British and Irish Legal Information Institute (2015 - )

Co-ordinator of IRLII, the Irish Legal Information Initiative (2015 - )

Project Director of legalperiodicals.org (2015 - )

Director of Teaching and Learning, School of Law (2014 - )

Visiting Lecturer, Leuphana Universität Lüneburg (2014 - )

Reviewer of monograph and textbook proposals for Cambridge University Press

Reviewer of monograph proposals for Routledge Cavendish

Visiting Lecturer, Riga School of Law, Latvia (2008)

Teaching Interests

I am the module coordinator for LW1106 Torts I, LW3367 Jurisprudence and LW6004 Research Methods in Law.

Recent Postgraduates

 Graduation YearStudent NameInstitutionDegree TypeThesis Title
2014Yidan Yao University College CorkLLMOnline Defamation in an International Comparative Context
2013Ropafadzo Mbongeni Bhebe University of NewcastleLLMRe-evaluating jurisdictional immunity of the International Monetary Fund

Current Postgraduate Students

 StudentDegree Type
Harte Cornelius Joseph Doctoral Degree
Long Bernard Geoffrey Masters Degree by Research
Hsieh Hungpin Doctoral Degree (Structured)

Modules Taught

 Term (ID))TitleLinkSubject
2018Law of Torts I LW1106Law of Torts I
2018Research Methods in Law LW6004Research Methods in Law