Gavin Byrne


Accepting PhD Students

PhD projects

Dr Bryne is interested in supervising doctoral research on:

The application of other disciplines of study to the study of Law (philosophy, literary theory, economics etc)
Aspects of property and intellectual property law


Research activity per year

Personal profile


Dr Byrne received a BCL from University College Dublin in 1999, an LLM by research from the University of Kent in 2001, and a PhD from Birmingham Law School in 2008. From 2001 to 2002 he worked with Élan Corporation plc, a leading global neuroscience based biotechnology company, as part of its Dublin-based, in-house legal group.

Research interests

His major research interest is in Jurisprudence, in particular the application of mainstream philosophy to issues in legal theory. His current research is on the perceived split between the Anglo-American and Continental traditions in relation to legal philosophy. He has specific expertise in the writings of Martin Heidegger and their application to legal philosophy.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 13 - Climate Action


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