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Assoc Professor Niamh Mary Howlin

Assoc Professor

Niamh Mary Howlin

Associate Professor
UCD Sutherland School of Law
01 716 4136
University College Dublin, UCD Sutherland School of Law, Sutherland School of Law Belfield Dublin 4


Niamh Howlin is an Associate Professor at the UCD Sutherland School of Law. Her primary research interests are Legal History and Criminal Justice, and she has published her work in international peer-reviewed journals, including the Journal of Legal History, the Law and History Review, Comparative Legal History, and the American Journal of Legal History. Recent books include: N Howlin and K Costello (eds) Law and the Family in Ireland 1800-1950 (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) N Howlin, Juries in Ireland: Laypersons and Law in the Long Nineteenth Century (Four Courts Press 2017) N Howlin and N McGrath, Lyall on Land Law (Thomson Roundhall, 2018). Niamh is currently working with Dr Mark Coen, Dr Colette Barry and Mr John Lynch on a project entitled 'Judge-Jury Interactions in Ireland', funded by the Fitzpatrick Family Foundation. Niamh teaches Property Law, Legal and Professional Skills and Jury Trials. She is a fellow of the Higher Education Authority in the UK and holds a postgraduate teaching qualification from Queen's University Belfast. In 2017 Niamh was awarded a UCD College Teaching Excellence Award, and in 2018 received a Research Impact Case Study award. She is interested in hearing from potential doctoral candidates wishing to undertake research in legal history, criminal justice and related fields. Niamh is the joint Staff Editor of the UCD Law Review, and sits on the Council of the Irish Legal History Society


  • Lecturer
    Queen's University Belfast1 Oct 2007 - 31 Dec 2012


  • BCL
    University College Dublin
  • PG DIP
    Queen's University of Belfast
  • PhD
    University College Dublin


  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand