Launch of ‘Authors Meet Readers’ online series

Convenor: Prof Siobhán Mullally, Director, Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Over the comings weeks and months, we will be welcoming graduates of UCC Law to this new CCJHR blog series. As many of you will know, the ‘authors meet readers’ series at major international conferences, are wonderful opportunities to engage directly with new authors and their work. This new online series of blog posts gives us an opportunity to celebrate the research and scholarship of UCC Law graduates, many of whom have completed postgraduate and PhD degrees here at the Law School and are now making significant contributions to academic and policy debates in the fields of criminal justice and human rights.

Today’s opening blog post is from Dr Liz Campbell, who joins us from the School of Law, University of Edinburgh. Liz has recently published her doctoral research, completed at UCC, with leading law publishers, Hart Publishing: Oxford. Her book Organised Crime and the Law: A Comparative Analysis (2013), engages in a critical analysis of the concept of organised crime, and the changes in criminal justice that have evolved in recent years in Ireland and in the UK.

Liz is now a Senior Lecturer at the University of Edinburgh, where she teaches criminal law and evidence, and a postgraduate course in global crime and insecurity.  She previously lectured at the University of Aberdeen 2007-12, and was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to the USA in 2011. She is currently involved in comparative research with Dr Nessa Lynch of the University of Wellington (NZ) on DNA collection and retention, a project that is funded by the Law Foundation of New Zealand. (Nessa is also a UCC graduate). Liz is also co-author (with Shane Kilcommins and Catherine O’Sullivan, UCC Law Faculty) of the leading textbook,  Criminal Law: Cases and Commentary (Clarus Press: 2011).

Liz completed her BCL, LLM and PhD studies (under the supervision of Prof Shane Kilcommins) at UCC, supported by a Government of Ireland, Irish Research Council scholarship. We are delighted to welcome her back ‘virtually’ to UCC, to celebrate the publication of her book and her ongoing research. More information on Liz’s many publications and working papers can be found here: