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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 publications include: - N Howlin M Coen, C Barry and J Lynch, 'Judges and Juries in Ireland: An Empirical Study' (UCD February 2020) ISBN: 978-1-910963-42-5 - N Howlin, 'Juries in Ireland: Laypersons and Law in the Long Nineteenth Century' (Four Courts Press 2017) (shortlisted for the DSBA Law Book of the Year 2018 and the IALT Kevin Boyle Book Prize 2019) - N Howlin and N McGrath, 'Lyall on Land Law' (4th edn Thomson Roundhall 2018) - N Howlin and K Costello (eds) 'Law and the Family in Ireland 1800-1950' (Palgrave Macmillan 2017) Current and Ongoing Projects: - N Howlin, 'Barristers in Ireland Since 1921' - N Howlin and K Costello, 'Law and Religion in Ireland' - N Howlin, M Coen, C Barry and J Lynch, 'Judge-Jury Relations in Ireland' - N Howlin and M Coen, 'Jury Riders in Ireland' Niamh is the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies at the Sutherland School of Law. She 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 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