UCD’s Eoin Carolan and TJ McIntyre take up professorial appointments
University College Dublin legal academics Dr Eoin Carolan and Dr TJ McIntyre have been promoted to the posts of full professor and associate professor respectively.
Eoin Carolan is founding Director of the Centre for Constitutional Studies at UCD. He is a graduate and former Scholar of Trinity College Dublin, where he lectured constitutional and administrative law for a number of years before joining UCD. He is also a graduate of the University of Cambridge and a former Visiting Researcher at Harvard and UCLA Law Schools.
He has authored or co-authored a number of books and was awarded the 2011 Kevin Boyle Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship for The New Separation of Powers: A Theory for the Modern State.
The book was also shortlisted for the 2010 Peter Birks Prize. It has been described as “thought-provoking and based on consummate scholarship” (Tom Flynn, University of Edinburgh, Modern Law Review), “a book that deserves to be widely read and widely debated” which “has made a lasting contribution to the discipline” (N.W Barber, University of Oxford, Public Law), and as “an impressive work” which contains “the strongest critique I have yet encountered of the Montesquieu orthodoxy on the existence of only three branches of government” (John Power, University of Melbourne, Administration and Society).
He was recently awarded a prestigious €2m European Research Council grant to undertake a major five-year project on the foundations of public faith and trust in constitutions, legal systems and public institutions.
Dr TJ McIntyre’s research focuses on issues involving information technology law, cybercrime, and civil liberties.
He holds a BCL from University College Dublin, an LLM from University College London and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. His doctoral thesis was on the topic of internet filtering law and governance.
He qualified as a barrister in the Honorable Society of King’s Inns, Dublin where he achieved the Antonia O’Callaghan Prize for Advocacy, and was later admitted as a solicitor by the Law Society of Ireland. He practises as a consultant solicitor with FP Logue Solicitors, specialising in data protection and technology law issues. He is also a member of the New York Bar.
He is chairperson of the civil liberties group Digital Rights Ireland and regularly appears in the national and international media discussing issues of law and technology. Since 2010 he has been the Irish national expert on information society and data protection issues for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency research network.