Dr. Conor Hanly

PhD

Contact Details

Lecturer In Law
Law
Room 411
Tower 2, NUI Galway

T: (091) 493390
F: (091) 494506
E: conor.hanly@nuigalway.ie
 
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Biography

Conor Hanly, B.A., LL.B., LL.M. (N.U.I.), LL.M., J.S.D. (Yale)

Conor Hanly graduated from N.U.I., Galway with a B.A. in History and Legal Science in 1988, and with an LL.B. in 1990. In 1994, he completed an LL.M. by research at University College Dublin entitled "Pricing: A Behavioural Approach to Abuses of Market Power", for which he was awarded First Class Honours. From 2003 to 2004, Conor was a Graduate Fellow at the Yale Law School, where he was conferred with a Master of Laws degree, and was awarded the Joseph M. Parker Prize in Legal History and Roman Law for his paper, "The Decline of the Civil Jury in Nineteenth Century England."  He was also an editor on the Yale Law and Policy Review.  In 2012 he completed his doctorate (J.S.D.) on the criminal jury in Victorian England.

Conor spent five years in a civil litigation environment in the Claims Department of Eagle Star Insurance Company. From 1995 to 2000, he was Lecturer in Law at Waterford Institute of Technology, and was an adviser to the Doras project, an outreach programme for those involved in juvenile prostitution in Waterford City.  He joined the faculty at NUI Galway in 2000.

Conor was recently appointed the Director of Internationalization for the Law School, and is a member of the School’s Research Committee.  He is class adviser to final year B.A. (Legal Science) students.  He is currently external examiner for Carlow Institute of Technology and Waterford Institute of Technology, and has acted in the past as external examiner for Athlone Institute of Technology and Griffith College Dublin.     

Research Interests

Conor's main research interests lie in the field of criminal law.  He is the author of An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law (2nd ed., 2006), and is currently preparing a third edition.  He was principal investigator and co-author of Rape and Justice in Ireland (2009), a major study of attrition in rape cases commissioned by the Rape Crisis Network Ireland with part-funding from the Department of Justice, equality and Law Reform.  He has contributed to a major study on the interaction between alcohol and the law, published in 2003.  He has also published a number of articles in various journals such as the Irish Criminal Law Journal and the Dublin University Law Journal.  He has acted as external reviewer for the Dublin University Law Journal and the Journal of Legal History.

Conor is also especially interested in the historical, contemporary and comparative position of the jury. His paper on the civil jury in nineteenth-century England was published in the Journal of Legal History in 2005, and he is currently preparing two papers arising from his doctoral research: criminal prosecutions in Victorian England, and the decline of the criminal jury.

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'The 1916 Proclamation and Jury Trial in the Irish Free State'
Conor Hanly (2016) 'The 1916 Proclamation and Jury Trial in the Irish Free State'. Dublin University Law Journal, 39 (2) [Details]
(2005) 'The Decline of the Civil Jury in Nineteenth-Century England'
Hanly, C. (2005) 'The Decline of the Civil Jury in Nineteenth-Century England'. Journal of Legal History, 26 [Details]
(2001) 'Corroborating Rape Charges'
Hanly, C. (2001) 'Corroborating Rape Charges'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 11 [Details]
(1998) 'Child Offenders: The Changing Response of Irish Law'
Hanly, C. (1998) 'Child Offenders: The Changing Response of Irish Law'. Dublin University Law Journal, 10 [Details]
(1996) 'The Defence of Infancy'
Hanly, C. (1996) 'The Defence of Infancy'. Irish Criminal Law Journal, 6 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2015) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law.
Conor Hanly (2015) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]
(2009) Rape and Justice in Ireland.
Hanly, C.; Healy, D.; Scriver, S. (2009) Rape and Justice in Ireland. Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]
(2006) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law.
Hanly, C. (2006) An Introduction to Irish Criminal Law. Dublin: Gill & Macmillan. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2003) 'The Impact of Alcohol on Sentencing'
Hanly, C. (2003) 'The Impact of Alcohol on Sentencing' In: Alcohol, Society and the Law. Barry Rose Law Publishers, London. [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2016) Law, Revolution and Sovereignty: Reflections on the Legal Legacy of the 1916 Rising and the Declaration of Independence,
Conor Hanly (2016) A conference to consider the legal legacy of the founding documents of the Irish State. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Law, Revolution and Sovereignty: Reflections on the Legal Legacy of the 1916 Rising and the Declaration of Independence, NUI Galway , 09-APR-16 - 10-APR-16. [Details]

ANET/COS

  Year Publication
(2014) The Composition of Criminal Juries in Victorian England, British Crime Historians' Symposium.
Conor Hanly (2014) The Composition of Criminal Juries in Victorian England, British Crime Historians' Symposium. Liverpool: ANET/COS [Details]
(2015) Aspects of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. RCNI Public Seminar, Buswell's Hotel, Dublin.
Conor Hanly (2015) Aspects of the Criminal Law (Sexual Offences) Bill 2015. RCNI Public Seminar, Buswell's Hotel, Dublin. Galway: ANET/COS [Details]
(2015) Judgment by One's Peers?: Radical and Trade Unionist Views of Jury Trial in Victorian Britain, 22nd British Legal History Conference.
Conor Hanly (2015) Judgment by One's Peers?: Radical and Trade Unionist Views of Jury Trial in Victorian Britain, 22nd British Legal History Conference. Reading: ANET/COS [Details]
(2015) Are Lectures Past their Sell-By Date?: CELT Conversations.
Conor Hanly (2015) Are Lectures Past their Sell-By Date?: CELT Conversations. Galway: ANET/COS [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2010) The presumption of innocence in Irish criminal law: Whittling the golden thread.
Hanly, C (2010) The presumption of innocence in Irish criminal law: Whittling the golden thread. Book Review [DOI] [Details]
(2002) Prison policy in Ireland: Criminal justice versus social justice.
Hanly, C (2002) Prison policy in Ireland: Criminal justice versus social justice. Book Review [Details]
(2002) Crime control in Ireland: The politics of intolerance.
Hanly, C (2002) Crime control in Ireland: The politics of intolerance. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2016) The Maamtrasna Murders.
Conor Hanly (2016) The Maamtrasna Murders. Conference Paper [Details]
(2013) Criminal Prosecutions in Victorian England. British Legal History Conference.
Hanly, C. (2013) Criminal Prosecutions in Victorian England. British Legal History Conference. University of Glasgow: Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Trial Juries in Victorian England. Cornell Law School.
Hanly, C. (2012) Trial Juries in Victorian England. Cornell Law School. Cornell Law School: Conference Paper [Details]
(2012) Global Legal Education. Global Legal Education Forum, Harvard Law School.
Hanly, C. (2012) Global Legal Education. Global Legal Education Forum, Harvard Law School. Harvard Law School: Conference Paper [Details]
(2011) The Rise of Summary Jurisdiction in Victorian England. Yale Law School.
Hanly, C. (2011) The Rise of Summary Jurisdiction in Victorian England. Yale Law School. Yale Law School: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Punishing Rape in Ireland. Graduate Symposium, Yale Law School.
Hanly, C. (2010) Punishing Rape in Ireland. Graduate Symposium, Yale Law School. Yale Law School: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Rape and Justice in Ireland. Royal College of Physicians in Ireland.
Hanly, C. (2009) Rape and Justice in Ireland. Royal College of Physicians in Ireland. Royal College of Physicians in Ireland, Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) The Impact of Victim Impact Statements. CLT Criminal Law Updates Conference.
Hanly, C. (2008) The Impact of Victim Impact Statements. CLT Criminal Law Updates Conference. Dublin, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) The Criminal Justice Act 2006: Rebalancing the Criminal Law?. Round Hall Criminal Law Conference.
Hanly, C. (2007) The Criminal Justice Act 2006: Rebalancing the Criminal Law?. Round Hall Criminal Law Conference. Dublin, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Finding Space for Victims' Human Rights in Criminal Justice. Law Society Conference on Human Rights and Criminal Justice.
Hanly, C. (2007) Finding Space for Victims' Human Rights in Criminal Justice. Law Society Conference on Human Rights and Criminal Justice. Dublin, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Reforming the Law of Rape. Meeting of CAHRV European Expert Group on Sexual Offences.
Hanly, C. (2006) Reforming the Law of Rape. Meeting of CAHRV European Expert Group on Sexual Offences. London Metropolitan University: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Policing and Victims of Crime. Conference on Criminal Justice Policy and Practice.
Hanly, C. (2006) Policing and Victims of Crime. Conference on Criminal Justice Policy and Practice. University College Cork: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Rape and the Law in Ireland. Scottish Law Commission Rape Reform Workshop.
Hanly, C. (2006) Rape and the Law in Ireland. Scottish Law Commission Rape Reform Workshop. Edinburgh, UK: Conference Paper [Details]
(2002) Reforming the Law of Rape. Rape Crisis Network Ireland.
Hanly, C. (2002) Reforming the Law of Rape. Rape Crisis Network Ireland. Galway, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2001) Corroboration and Rape. Network of Rape Crisis Centres.
Hanly, C. (2001) Corroboration and Rape. Network of Rape Crisis Centres. Galway, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(1999) Trends in the Irish Penal Complex. Millennium Conference of the Isles: Working with Vulnerable Populations.
Hanly, C. (1999) Trends in the Irish Penal Complex. Millennium Conference of the Isles: Working with Vulnerable Populations. Waterford: Conference Paper [Details]
(1998) Developments in the Law of Rape. Seminar: Dealing with Rape and Child Abuse.
Hanly, C. (1998) Developments in the Law of Rape. Seminar: Dealing with Rape and Child Abuse. Waterford Institute of Technology Waterford, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(1997) Investigating Claims of Child Abuse. Irish Association of Care Workers Conference.
Hanly, C. (1997) Investigating Claims of Child Abuse. Irish Association of Care Workers Conference. Athlone: Conference Paper [Details]
(1997) Violent Offenders World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence.
Hanly, C. (1997) Violent Offenders World Congress on Violence and Human Coexistence. University College Dublin: Conference Paper [Details]

Report

  Year Publication
(2016) Opinion on the Maamtrasna Trials, 1882.
Conor Hanly (2016) Opinion on the Maamtrasna Trials, 1882. Dublin: Report [Details]
(2016) Rights of Crime Victims to have access to Justice - Ireland.
Conor Hanly (2016) Rights of Crime Victims to have access to Justice - Ireland. Vienna, Austria: Report [Details]
(2016) Fundamental Rights Report 2017: Access to Justice, including Crime Victims - Ireland.
Conor Hanly (2016) Fundamental Rights Report 2017: Access to Justice, including Crime Victims - Ireland. Vienna, Austria: Report [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Selden Society /
Irish Legal History Society /
Irish Association of Law Teachers /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
National University of Ireland, Galway Lecturer in Law /
Waterford Institute of Technology,Cork Road,Waterford Lecturer in Law /
Eagle Star Insurance Co.Ballsbridge, Dublin 4 Claims Official /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2004 Yale Law School
1994 University College Dublin
1990 National University of Ireland
1988 National University of Ireland

Teaching Interests

My undergraduate teaching interests are primarily in the field of criminal law.  I also teach a module on Jurisprudence.  At postgraduate level, I teach a module not he criminal jury.

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2013-14 Criminal Law I LW301 Module for BCL Students
2013-14 The Criminal Jury LW419 LLM in Public Law Module
2013-14 Jurisprudence LW308 Year-long Module for BCL and LLB students
2013-14 Criminal Law I LW301 Module for LLB Students
2013-14 Criminal Law I LW409 Module for BA Students