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Assoc Professor Liam Thornton

Assoc Professor

Liam Thornton

Associate Professor
UCD Sutherland School of Law
01 716 4129
University College Dublin, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Sutherland School of Law Belfield Dublin 4

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

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PERSONAL AWARD, PRIZE, HONOUR
1 Oct 2019 - 30 Nov 2019
Appointment as European Fellow, Institute for Advanced Studies in Humanities, University of Edinburgh (Oct-Nov 2019)
PERSONAL AWARD, PRIZE, HONOUR
Visiting Scholar, Centre for Refugee Studies
1 Sep 2019 - 7 Oct 2019
Appointed Visiting Scholar, Centre for Refugee Studies, University of York, Toronto Canada
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Access Course Working Group (2017-2018)
1 May 2017 - 28 Feb 2018
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Children's Rights Alliance, Member of Assessment Panel for Report Card (2016, 2017)
1 Jan 2016
Member
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
UCD Widening Participation Committee (2016-2017)
1 Jan 2016 - 31 Aug 2017
PERSONAL AWARD, PRIZE, HONOUR
Visiting Research Scholar, El Instituto de Derechos Humanos Pedro Arrupe, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao (June 2016-October 2016)
2016
Undertaking high level research on socio-economic rights and asylum seekers under international and European law, leading to the publication of a monograph. I will be based in El Instituto de Derechos Humanos Pedro Arrupe, Universidad de Deusto, Bilbao in the Basque Country from June 2016 until October 2016.
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Undergraduate Sub-Committee, UCD School of Law (2015- 2016 )
1 Sep 2015 - 31 Aug 2016
OFFICE HELD
A & L Goodbody/ Irish Refugee Council, Irish Asylum Law Award (2015 & 2016)
1 Feb 2015 - 31 May 2016
PERSONAL AWARD, PRIZE, HONOUR
Visiting Lecturer (Occasional) European Master's in Human Rights and Democratization 2015-2016
2015
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Expert Committee: Our Voices, Our Rights- Civil Society Report to the UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (2014-2015), Public Interest Law Alliance
1 Jun 2014 - 1 Jul 2015
CONSULTING / ADVISORY
Cross Party Direct Provision Group (Seanad Eireann)
10 Nov 2013
Providing information on the direct provision system.�
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Children's Rights Alliance, Advisory Board on Child Law Audit (2013-2015)
1 Oct 2013 - 30 May 2015
Member
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Internship Academic Steering Committee (2013-2014)
1 Apr 2013 - 1 Nov 2014
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
FLAC Thomas Addis Emmet Assessment Panel (FLAC) (2013-2017)
1 Feb 2013 - 28 Feb 2017
Member
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Sub-Committee Clinical Legal Education (School of Law) (2012-2015)
1 Sep 2012 - 1 Jan 2015
Chair
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Teaching and Learning Committee (School of Law) (2012-2015; 2017-2020)
1 Sep 2012 - 31 Aug 2020
Member
COMMITTEE MEMBERSHIP
Free Legal Advice Centres (2009-2014)
8 Mar 2009 - 1 Sep 2014
Member
PERSONAL AWARD, PRIZE, HONOUR
2005
PERSONAL AWARD, PRIZE, HONOUR
UCC College Scholar
2005
PERSONAL AWARD, PRIZE, HONOUR
2002
CONSULTING / ADVISORY
Law Centre (Northern Ireland)
Liam Thornton (2013)�Children and Direct Provision in Ireland�Confidential Report for Law Centre (NI), submitted 29 October 2013
PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATION
Society of Legal Scholars
Ordinary Member