LLB (TCD); LLM (NUI); PhD (NUI)
Telephone: 0116 252 2796
Paul joined Leicester as a Lecturer in 2009 and was promoted to Reader in 2012. He holds an LL.B. from Trinity College, Dublin and an LL.M. (by research) and Ph.D. from the National University of Ireland (Galway). Before coming to Leicester he taught, first as a tutor and then as a Lecturer, in the Law School at the National University of Ireland in Galway from 2004 to 2008. His research interests cover Public Law, broadly understood, and legal theory, in particular critical approaches to law and society. He has published extensively on socio-economic rights, and on the relationship between globalisation and human rights.
Human Rights (in particular Socio-Economic Rights); Law and Globalisation; Constitutional Law and Constitutional Theory; Administrative Law; Comparative Law; Legal Theory and Jurisprudence.
- Vindicating Socio-Economic Rights: International Standards and Comparative Experiences (Routledge, Oxford 2012).
Articles/Chapters in Books
- ‘Let Them Eat Cake: Socio-Economic in an Age of Austerity’ in Harvey, Nolan and O’Connell (eds), Human Rights and Public Finance (Hart, Oxford 2013) [forthcoming]
- ‘Fundamental Social Rights’ in Tushnet, Fleiner and Saunders (eds), Routledge Handbook of Constitutional Law (Routledge, Oxford 2012) 375 (co-authored with George Katrougalos).
- ‘The Death of Socio-Economic Rights’ (2011) 74(4) Modern Law Review 532.
- ‘The Human Right to Health in an Age of Market Hegemony’ in Harrington and Stuttaford (eds), Global Health and Human Rights: Legal and Philosophical Perspectives (Routledge, Oxford 2010) 190.
- ‘Brave New World?: Human Rights in the Era of Globalisation’ in Baderin and Ssenyonjo (eds), International Human Rights Law: 60 Years after the UDHR (Ashgate, Surrey 2010) 195.
- ‘Anxious Scrutiny in the Irish Courts: Too Little, Too Late?’ (2009) 8 Hibernian Law Journal 75.
- ‘Not Seeing the Forest for the Trees: A Reply to Rhoda Howard-Hassmann’ (2009) 9(1) Human Rights Law Review 135.
- ‘On Reconciling Irreconcilables: Neo-liberal Globalisation and Human Rights’ (2007) 7(3) Human Rights Law Review 483; also published in Portuguese as: O’Connell, P, ‘ Reconciliando os Irreconciliáveis: Globalização Neoliberal e Direitos Humanos ’ (2008) 13 Panóptica 176.
- ‘The Human Right to Health and the Privatisation of Irish Health Care’ (2005) 11(2) Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland 76 .
Undergraduate: Constitutional and Administrative Law and Law and Political Theory.
Postgraduate: Comparative Law and Theories of Rights.