In July 2020, Dr. Ian Marder (Maynooth University Department of Law) and his colleagues on the project Restorative Justice: Strategies for Change were successful in obtaining a small grant from the Department of Justice and Equality.
Date: Wednesday, 05 August 2020
Dr Edana Richardson’s article “The UAE and Responsible Finance—Can Responsible Finance Ṣukūk Help the UAE in Fulfilling Its Sustainability Ambitions?” has been published online (print version forthcoming 2021) by the Arab Law Quarterly. This paper considers the UAE’s approach to sustainability and the extent to which responsible Islamic finance (in particular responsible finance sukuk) could be used to meet the country’s sustainable funding needs.
Date: Tuesday, 04 August 2020
On Wednesday 29th July 2020, Dr. Ian Marder (Maynooth University), Dr. Joe Garrihy (Birmingham City University) and Patricia Gilheaney (Inspector of Prisons) published a new report, entitled: ‘Ameliorating the impact of cocooning on people in custody’. Their report is based on a ground-breaking collaboration between the Office of the Inspector of Prisons and criminologists, which aimed to listen to and document the experiences of people who were cocooning in custody during the lockdown.
Date: Wednesday, 29 July 2020
This year’s winner of the Walls and Toomey Solicitors Family Law Prize is Ms Beatriz Jimena Tamayo Velasco, from the Universidad de Valladolid in Castile y León, Spain. Now in its fifth year, the prize is awarded to the student with the highest annual mark in the Family Law module offered by the Department of Law at Maynooth University. Top Dublin family law firm Walls and Toomey, headed by partners Ms Muriel Walls and Mr Grahame Toomey, very kindly sponsors the prize.
Date: Monday, 27 July 2020
Stephanie Thompson speaks at the launch of SOLAS’ new five-year strategy for the Further Education & Training in Ireland
On Thursday 16th of July, Research Assistant and incoming John and Pat Hume Scholar Stephanie Thompson (supervised by Dr. David Doyle) was invited to speak at the launch of SOLAS’ new five-year strategy for the Further Education & Training in Ireland ‘Future FET: Transforming Learning’ held in Richmond Barracks in Dublin. The new strategy will see Ireland move towards a more integrated tertiary education system that combines further education and training and higher education, and values lifelong learning as having a key role in social inclusion and economic success.
Date: Friday, 24 July 2020
In July 2020, Dr. Ian Marder (Maynooth University Department of Law) and Prof. David Wexler (University of Puerto Rico School of Law) pre-published a new article, entitled Mainstreaming Restorative Justice and Therapeutic Jurisprudence through Higher Education.
Date: Thursday, 23 July 2020
Dr. David Mangan has published two chapters studying information technology and the law. First, he has written about social media influencers in the labour context. ‘Influencer Marketing as Labour: Between the Public and Private Divide’appears in The Regulation of Social Media Influencers edited by Catalina Goanta and Sofia Ranchordás. Second, he has written on the effect of information technology on reputation claims in Canada (one of the jurisdictions he studies). ‘Situating Canadian defamation and privacy law in comparative context’ appears in Research Handbook on Comparative Privacy and Defamation Law edited by András Koltay and Paul Wragg which contains contributions from around the world.
Date: Wednesday, 22 July 2020
Dr Aisling McMahon & Dr David Doyle publish article on Patents & De-Extinction in Journal of Law and the Biosciences
Dr Aisling McMahon & Dr David M. Doyle have published an article on ‘Patentability and de-extinct animals in Europe: the patented woolly mammoth?’ in the Journal of Law and the Biosciences (ranked 3rd, JCR Medicine Legal, Q1 SCR Law). The article examines the possibility of recreating extinct animals via ongoing de-extinction projects focusing on the legal, commercial, and ethical implications of patenting de-extinct animals under European patent law. The research was funded by the Irish Research Council New Foundations Scheme (2019). The article is available open access here.
Date: Tuesday, 21 July 2020
On July 15th 2020, Dr. Ian Marder (Maynooth University Department of Law) and Dr. Wendy O’Brien (UNODC Education for Justice Initiative) organised a webinar exploring restorative approaches to building trust and relationships in criminal justice classrooms. As part of the UNODC’s Justice Education Dialogue series, speakers from Austria, Spain, USA, India, Canada and Nigeria addressed over 90 participants on the importance of class climate in criminology and criminal justice teaching, and the role of restorative values and methods in helping academics to reflect on their practice and build a positive learning environment.
Date: Monday, 20 July 2020
Dr Rhiannon Bandiera is the new Assistant Professor in Criminology at the Department of Law, Maynooth University.
Date: Monday, 13 July 2020