"Maynooth University is an internationally recognised institution and is the nation’s fastest growing university. One of four constituent universities of the National University of Ireland, Maynooth University in 2019 placed #43 in the global top 100 universities under 50 years old in the Times Higher Education World University Rankings. Today, Maynooth University is a place of lively contrasts–a modern institution, dynamic, rapidly-growing, research-led and engaged, yet grounded in historic academic strengths and scholarly traditions.
At the Department of Law, we are committed to the study of law in a global context. The increased potential for international elements to any legal issue – from property law to environmental law, from banking law to criminal law, from family law to employment law – has meant that lawyers have to possess skills that transcend one national jurisdiction.
The Department has a global focus and interdisciplinary approach to research. We prioritise research that involves collaboration with other institutions, nationally and internationally, and with other disciplinary perspectives. We are constantly expanding our collaborative network, building connections with universities at home and abroad, civil society groups, and legal professionals."
"Project Title: Labour Law and Platform Economy
Proposed Project: An analysis of the laws relating to platform work in Europe.
The successful applicant will undertake desk-based research contributing to Prof Doherty’s work on the role of labour law in protecting the rights of platform workers. The successful applicant may be required to aid in the management of data collected for the project. The successful applicant will undertake desk-based research, which will contribute to a monography being prepared on Labour Law Prof Doherty.
The student will gain an experience of conducting academic research (including empirical research), and will gain important transferable skills (written and oral communication, time management, how to operate within a team).
The student will work primarily with Prof Doherty, but will be fully incorporated into the research life of the Department, including seminars and PhD workshops. "
EUR 200.00 per week
Labour Law - General
English - Good
Remuneration is €200 per week before deductions. Deductions and taxation is to be confirmed due to the nature of the traineeship as remote.
Both Undergraduates and Graduates are welcome to apply.