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Email

mf629@cam.ac.uk

Education CV

Education:

2017-20: PhD Candidate in Law, University of Cambridge,

  • Co-convener of the Modern Law Review Seminar on Religious Freedom and Sexual Orientation Discrimination: Can the Law Enforce Mere Civility? (2019)
  • Co-organiser of the Cambridge Legal Theory Discussion Group (2018/2019)
  • Co-convener of the Cambridge Legal Theory Symposium (2018)
  • PhD representative on the Law Faculty Board (2017/2018)
  • Co-interviewer for undergraduate law admissions at Corpus Christi College (2017)
  • Editor at the Cambridge Law Review (2017/2018)
  • Welfare officer at Trinity Hall MCR (2017/2018)

2016-17: M.Sc. in Law and Anthropology, The London School of Economics and Political Science,

2012-16: LL.B. (First Class Honours), Trinity College Dublin.

 

Scholarships and Prizes:

2017-20: Arts and Humanities Research Council Scholarship,

               Robert Gardiner Memorial Scholarship (Cambridge),

               Cambridge International Trust Scholarship (Cambridge),

2016: Julian Prize (Trinity College Dublin), awarded for placing second in the year upon graduating from the LL.B. program.

2012:  Entrance Exhibition Scholarship (Trinity College Dublin), awarded for exceptional performance in national exams (Leaving Cert). 

 

Conference Presentations:

2019: (Commentary) 'Anti-Discrimination Rights Without Equality' [E Holmes, MLR, 2005], Cambrdge Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy,

2018: 'The Rule of Good Law: Means, Ends, and Fundamental Rights', Cambridge Legal Theory Symposium,

2018: 'Civilising the Savage: Human Rights, Multiculturalism, and Law', Trinity College Law Review Annual Law School Colloquium,

2016: 'Theocratic Constitutionalism and the Islamic State', Trinity College Law Review Annual Law School Colloquium,

2015: 'Terrorism, Extremism, and Faith', The Peace Between Religions in a World of Crisis hosted by the Centre for Comparative and Public Law Faculty of Law, The University of Hong Kong,

2014: 'Suing the State; A Conflux of Public and Private Law Principles', Trinity College Law Review Annual Law School Colloquium.

Fields of research

Jurisprudence, Constitutional Theory, Anti-Discrimination Law, Equality Law,

 

Equality and the Rule of Law: A Quest for Consistency (provisional)

Summary

This project seeks to explore the philosophical underpinnings of the principle of equality before the law, arguing that it is a substantive constitutional principle which manifestly limits the content of legal rules. I also wish to introduce an additional lens of analysis which focuses on the conflict between differing conceptions of the principle and to examine how these conceptions relate to and inform differing aspects of equality and anti-discrimination law.

Supervisors

Professor Trevor Allan

Representative Publications

'Foundations of Indirect Discrimiantion Law (Review)' (2019) Cambridge Law Journal (forthcoming),

'The Man in the Mirror: An Examination of the Gender Recognition Bill 2015' (2014) 1 The Eagle: Trinity College Law Gazette 8,

 

Start Date

Oct 2017