Mr Dermot Feenan

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Associate Research Fellow
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Qualifications: 
LLB; MA; LLM; PgCUT; Barrister-at-Law (non-practising)
Special Interests: 

Socio-legal studies, Compassion and law, Judicial appointments

 

Additional Information: 

I have held a number of university appointments in the UK and USA, plus visiting appointments worldwide, including at the American Bar Foundation, Columbia, Cornell, London, Melbourne, Oxford, and Trinity College Dublin.

I am convenor of the Law and Compassion Research Network, and co-convene the Law, Politics and Ideology theme at the annual conferences of the Socio-Legal Studies Association. 

I am a member of the Socio-Legal Studies Association, of which I was a member of the Executive Committee, 2006-2012, and was admitted to the Royal Society of the Arts in 2015.

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Publications: 

Books

Feenan (ed), Exploring the ‘Socio’ of Socio-Legal Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2013).

Editorship of International Journals

Guest Editor, ‘Law and Compassion’, International Journal of Law in Context (2017) 13(2).

Guest Co-editor ‘Legal Practice’, International Journal of the Legal Profession (2016) 23(1) (with Hand, Hough, & Stoneham).

Guest Co-editor (with Professor Melanie L. Williams), ‘Socio-legal Studies and the Humanities’, International Journal of Law in Context (2009) 5(3).

Guest Editor, ‘Women and Judging’, Feminist Legal Studies (2009) 17(1).

Book Chapters

Feenan, ‘Judicial Appointments in Ireland: Some Comparative Perspectives’ in Carolan et al, The Judiciary in Ireland (UCD and Institute of Public Administration: expected 2017).

Feenan, ‘Exploring the Socio of Socio-Legal Studies’ in Feenan (ed), Exploring the ‘Socio’ of Socio-Legal Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (2013).

 Refereed Journal Articles

Feenan, ‘Law and Compassion’, (2017) International Journal of Law in Context 13(2): 121-143.

Feenan, ‘Life, Work and Capital in the Large Law Firm', (2016) International Journal of the Legal Profession 23(1): 1-12 (with Hand and Hough).

Feenan, ‘Foreword: Socio-legal Studies and the Humanities', (2009) International Journal of Law in Context 5(3): 1-8.

Feenan, ‘Editorial Introduction – Women and Judging', (2009) Special issue of 5 papers on ‘Women and Judging’ commissioned by the journal Feminist Legal Studies 17(1): 1-9.

Feenan, ‘Women Judges: Judging Gender, Justifying Diversity', (2008) Journal of Law & Society 35(4): 490-519.