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Dr. Oran Doyle

Associate Professor (Law)
HOUSE 39, COLLEGE


Oran Doyle's principal areas of interest are jurisprudence, constitutional law and constitutional theory. He is a founding member of the Irish Jurisprudence Society and convenes the constitutional law and policy group within the Law School. He lectures Constitutional Law I, Jurisprudence and Legal Philosophy on the LLB programme and in 2014 will teach a new LLM module on Comparative Constitutional Law and Theory. He is editor of the Dublin University Law Journal and a member of the Board of Directors of the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family. He was elected a Fellow of Trinity College in 2010. He is the author of Constitutional Equality Law and Constitutional Law: Text, Cases and Materials.
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Dr Doyle is co-editor of the Dublin University Law Journal.
Dr Doyle is a member of the Board of Advisers of the International Academy for the Study of the Jurisprudence of the Family. 2010
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Irish Bar 2012 Present
Irish Jurisprudence Society 2007 Present
Oran Doyle, Direct Discrimination, Indirect Discrimination and Autonomy, Oxford Journal of Legal Studies, 27, 2007, p537 - 553, Notes: [Western liberal democracies tend to impose duties on public and private bodies that are often formulated as an obligation not to discriminate. For instance, the European Union prohibits direct and indirect discrimination on certain grounds in certain contexts. Under this model, indirect discrimination involves a measure that, although it does not directly (i.e. explicitly) discriminate on the basis of a proscribed ground, produces a disparate impact that correlates with such a proscribed ground. Indirect discrimination is generally viewed, both conceptually and politically, as subordinate to direct discrimination. Professor John Gardner has argued that anti-discrimination law is justified on the basis of duties to respect other people's autonomy. On the base of this analysis, he argues that indirect discrimination is a secondary concept to the paradigm wrong of direct discrimination. I contend in this article that, if one adopts Gardner's autonomy-based analysis of anti-discrimination law, indirect discrimination is not a secondary concept to direct discrimination. Further, I argue that autonomy does not provide a convincing justification for the prohibition of either direct or indirect discrimination. I tentatively suggest, however, that the widespread impact of certain types of discrimination (alluded to by Gardner) may support an equality-based justification for the prohibition of both direct and indirect discrimination.], Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, Legal Positivism, Natural Law and the Constitution, Dublin University Law Journal, 31, (1), 2009, p206 - 227, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, The Legitimate Authority of the Living Law, Jurisprudence, 3, (1), 2012, p113 - 133, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, Legal Validity - Reflections on the Constitution, Dublin University Law Journal, 25, 2003, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, Elusive Quarries: A Failure of Regulation, Dublin University Law Journal, 34, 2011, p180 - 207, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, Judicial Scrutiny of Legislative Classification, Irish Jurist, 47, (1), 2012, p175 - 184, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, Family Autonomy and Children's Best Interests: Ireland, Bentham and the Natural Law, International Journal of the Jurisprudence of the Family, 1, 2010, p55 - 76, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, The European Communities (Natural Habitats) (Amendment) Regulations 2005, Dublin University Law Journal, 28, 2006, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, Desmond Ryan, Judicial Interpretation of the European Convention on Human Rights Act 2003: Reflections and Analysis, Dublin University Law Journal, 33, 2011, p369 - 392, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
  

Oran Doyle, Constitutional Equality Law, Dublin, Thomson Roundhall, 2004, Book, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, Constitutional Law: Text, Cases and Materials, Dublin, Clarus Press, 2008, Book, PUBLISHED
Sisterly Love: the Importance of Explicitly Assumed Commitment in the Legal Recognition of Personal Relationships in, editor(s)Lynn Wardle, Scott Fitzgibbon, A Scott Loveless , The Jurisprudence of Marriage and Other Intimate Relationships, USA, WS Hein & Co, 2010, pp329 - 351, [Oran Doyle], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, Law and Justice in Community: the Significance of the Living Law, Nordicum-Mediterraneum: Icelandic E-Journal of Nordic and Mediterranean Studies, 6, (2), 2011, p19 , Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, The Dynamics of Constitutional Change, Studies: An Irish Quarterly Review, 102, (2), 2013, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Moral Argument and the Recognition of Same-Sex Partnerships in, editor(s)Oran Doyle and William Binchy , Committed Relationships and the Law, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2007, [Oran Doyle], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
"Article 44: Privileging the Rights of the Faithful" in, editor(s)Eoin Carolan and Oran Doyle , The Irish Constitution: Governance and Values, Dublin, Round Hall Thomson, 2008, [Oran Doyle], Book Chapter, PUBLISHED
Oran Doyle, The Human Personality Doctrine in Constitutional Equality Law, Irish Student Law Review, 9, 2009, p101-, Journal Article, PUBLISHED
Doyle, Oran and Carolan, Eoin, The Irish Constitution: Governance and Values, Dublin, Thomson Roundhall , 2008, x-xlvi, 1-530pp, Book, PUBLISHED
Doyle, Oran and Binchy, William, eds, Committed Relationships and the Law, Dublin, Four Courts Press, 2007, 272pp, Book, PUBLISHED

  

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Elected to Fellowship of the College 2010
Provost's Teaching Award 2008
Brookes Scholar, the Honourable Society of King's Inns 2002
Awarded Gold Medal in LLB Degree 1999
Scholar of Trinity College Dublin 1997
Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Constitutional Theory