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Dr Marie-Luce Paris


Marie-Luce Paris

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
UCD Sutherland School of Law
01 716 4142
University College Dublin, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Sutherland School of Law Belfield Dublin 4


Dr. Marie-Luce Paris is Assistant Professor in Law at UCD Sutherland School of Law. Marie-Luce's primary research interests are in comparative constitutional law, human rights law, European public law, and judicial studies. She has also an interest in legal education. She held research visiting positions at the University of California, Davis School of Law (USA), and at the Australian National University Centre for European Studies (Canberra, Australia). She holds international recognition and was awarded The Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Chevalier rank), the oldest most prestigious non-military decoration awarded to civilians in France, by the French Government for her outstanding work on promoting legal research and education between Ireland and France. Marie-Luce received her legal education at the University of Paris II Panthéon-Assas, France's first law university. She holds two Masters, one practised-oriented (Masters of Laws in Business Law and Tax Law) and one research-oriented (Masters of Laws in European Community Law), both from Paris II University. She received the title of Docteur en droit for her PhD on The Implementation of the European Convention on Human Rights by the United Kingdom. She completed her professional legal training as a Barrister-at-Law at the Ecole D'Avocats Du Barreau De La Cour D'Appel De Paris, and worked as a trainee in law firms and at the Commercial Court in Paris. She is an alumna of the Academy of European Public Law (European Public Law Organisation, Athens). Marie-Luce joined UCD Sutherland School of Law to teach in, and later direct, the BCL Law with French Law and dual degree BCL/Maîtrise Programmes which aim at training UCD law students to the French civil law system. Marie-Luce is currently the Academic Director of the UCD Centre for Human Rights. She previously was the Academic Director of the French Law Programmes and the School Head of International Cooperation. Marie-Luce teaches on a number of undergraduate and graduate courses which include ECHR Law, Comparative Constitutional Law, and French Public Law. She is interested in hearing from prospective PhD students in the broad areas of Comparative Public Law and Politics and European Human Rights Law.


  • Director
    UCD Centre for Human Rights, Ireland8 Sep 2019
  • Member
    UCD SDGs Engagement Working Group, Ireland1 Jan 2019 - 31 May 2019
  • Member
    UCD Gender Equality Action Group (GEAG), Ireland15 Jun 2017 - 14 Jun 2020


  • Assistant Professor in Law
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2003
  • Assistant Lecturer in Law
    University College Dublin, Ireland1 Oct 2000 - 30 Sep 2003
  • Law Tutor
    Panthéon-Assas University, Paris, France1 Jan 1998 - 30 Jun 2000


  • Trainee Barrister
    Commercial Court (Tribunal de Commerce, Paris, France), Paris, France1 Apr 1997 - 31 May 1997
  • Trainee Barrister
    Jalenques, Boyer, Chammard & Associés (Paris, France)1 Feb 1997 - 31 Mar 1997
  • Trainee Barrister
    Philip Kimbrough (Paris, France)1 Jun 1995 - 31 Dec 1995


  • MSc (Professional)
    University of Pantheon-Assas
  • MSc (Research)
    University of Pantheon-Assas
  • Dip BAR
    Ecole d'Avocats Paris
  • PhD
    University of Pantheon-Assas


  • First Aid Response
    Emergency Services Training Institute (ESTI), Dublin, Ireland14 Mar 2019 - 13 Mar 2021
    Pre-Hospital Emergency Care Council course


  • Higher Diploma in University Teaching and Learning
    University College Dublin, Ireland9 Sep 2007 - 30 Sep 2008
  • Diploma of the Academy of European Public Law
    European Public Law Organisation, Greece1 Sep 2000 - 30 Sep 2001
  • Masters Degree in Advanced Corporate Law (Diplôme de Juriste Conseil D’Entreprise)
    Jean Moulin University Lyon 3, Lyon, France1 Jul 1995 - 31 Jul 1995
  • First Level Diploma in Accountancy (Diplôme Préparatoire Aux Etudes Comptables Et Financières)
    Panthéon-Assas University, Paris, France5 Oct 1992 - 30 Jun 1993


  • English
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • French
    Can read, write, speak, understand and peer review
  • Spanish; Castilian
    Can read, speak and understand