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Norah Burns Bio

Norah Burns holds an LLB and LLM from the University of Limerick and a PhD from Trinity College Dublin. She has also received a scholarship to undertake a postgraduate course in Human Rights in Kings College London. Norah has previously taught in the Law School in Trinity College Dublin and on the Diploma in Taxation course at the Revenue Commissioners offices in Dublin and Cork. She has received extensive funding from the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, the Trinity Trust Travel Grant, the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences UL Research Fund, the Department of Arts, Humanities and Social Science UL Faculty Teaching Board Fund and the Irish Association of Law Teachers Conference Bursary. In 2017 Norah was awarded funding to hold a Child Law Seminar Series in UL which included speakers from NGO’s and academia such as Director of Policy at TUSLA Cormac Quinlan and Special Rapporteur to the Government Dr Geoffrey Shannon. Based on this series she was then awarded funding by the National Forum to hold a seminar and workshop in June 2017 on ‘reflection as learning and assessment’. She has helped to organise the UC Berkeley Discrimination Law Conference 2017 and the TCD Law Student Colloquium. Norah has presented her work on equality, discrimination law and Roma at over twenty academic conferences both domestically and internationally including the World Congress on Family Law and Children’s Rights and the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference.