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Dr Cormac Mac Amhlaigh

I joined the law school in August 2008 having just completed my Ph.d in law at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.  Prior to undertaking doctoral studies, I worked in government and legal research.  I first studied law as an undergraduate at Queen's University Belfast during which I spent a year as an Erasmus exchange student at the University of Zaragoza, Spain, followed by an LLM in European Law at University College Dublin.  

Research Interests

My research interests lie in the conceptual and theoretical dimensions of law and legitimacy.   I am also interested in whether and how new forms of law and governance, particularly beyond the state, challenge paradigms of law and legitimacy and the potential role public law can play in this context.  I also write about contemporary issues in Scottish, British and European constitutional law including human rights law.