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Dr Máire Ní Shúilleabháin


Máire Ní Shúilleabháin

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
UCD Sutherland School of Law
01 716 4147
University College Dublin, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Sutherland School of Law Belfield Dublin 4


Máire Ní Shúilleabháin is a UCD law graduate (BCL, LL.M). She also holds degrees from Oxford University (BCL), the University of Hannover (Magister Legum Europae) and the University of Nottingham (PhD). She is a qualified barrister (King's Inns, Dublin). Máire teaches Private International Law, Commercial Law and Trade Mark Law at UCD. Máire's primary research interest is in Private International Law/Conflict of Laws. She is the author of 'Cross-Border Divorce Law Brussels II bis' published by Oxford University Press in 2010, and co-author (along with Professors James Fawcett and Sangeeta Shah) of 'Human Rights and Private International Law' published by Oxford University Press in 2016. She has co-edited (with Professor Jonathan Hill) the fifth edition of 'Clarkson & Hill's Conflict of Laws' published by Oxford University Press in 2016. Máire has published articles in leading international journals including the 'International and Comparative Law Quarterly', the 'International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family' and the 'Law Quarterly Review'. She has participated in a number of international research projects and is currently national reporter for Ireland in the JUDGTRUST project on the Brussels I Recast Regulation (led by the Asser Instituut). Máire is an external examiner in the Conflict of Laws at University College London. She is one of the coordinators of the Conflict of Laws subject-section at the annual Society of Legal Scholars (SLS) conference. Máire is interested in hearing from students considering doctoral research in the field of private international law/conflict of laws (especially family law aspects).


  • BCL (European)
    University College Dublin
  • LLM
    University College Dublin
  • BCL
    Oxford University UK
  • Barrister-at-Law
    King's Inns
  • Magister Legum Europae
    Universitaet Hannover
  • PhD
    University of Nottingham