"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: EU Fundamental Rights Law
Proposed Project: Research assistance with a book project on EU Fundamental Rights Law, particularly a chapter on fundamental rights and fundamental freedoms.
The successful applicant will undertake desk-based research contributing to Prof Lock’s book project on EU Fundamental Rights Law. The book will be a monograph-cum-textbook and cover the workings of the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights. The successful applicant will research case law (mostly by the Court of Justice of the EU, but also by national courts) and academic writings on select issues concerning the Charter. The successful applicant may also be asked to conduct research on the ongoing negotiations over the EU’s accession to the ECHR.
The student will gain an experience of conducting academic 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 Lock, but will be fully incorporated into the research life of the Department, including seminars, PhD workshops, and the EU Law Discussion Group.
EUR 200.00 per week
English - Good
Knowledge of European Union Law is desired.
Remuneration is €200 per week before deductions. Deductions and taxation is to be confirmed due to the nature of the traineeship as remote.
Both Graduates and (advanced) Undergraduates are welcome to apply.