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Dr Norah Burns Bio

Dr Norah Burns, LLB, LLM, PhD

Dr Norah Burns holds a Bachelor of Laws in Law and European Studies (2010) and a Masters in Law in Human Rights in Criminal Justice (2012) from the University of Limerick. She graduated with a PhD in law from the School of Law Trinity College Dublin in 2017. She also completed postgraduate studies in human rights at Kings College London. While completing her PhD Norah was awarded the Irish Association of Law Teachers Conference Bursary. Norah recently completed a Graduate Diploma in Third Level Teaching Learning and Scholarship at the University of Limerick.

Dr Burns has previously taught in Trinity College Dublin, Technical University Dublin and at the Revenue Commissioners offices in Dublin and Cork. Her areas of interest are minority rights, theories of equality, anti-discrimination law, the European Convention on Human Rights and legal education. She has been awarded funding from the Trinity Trust Travel Grant, the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Teaching Fund, the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Research Fund, the International Education Division at UL and the National Forum for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education.

Dr Burns was chosen from 13,000 young people under 30 to participate in the Asia Europe Heads of State Summit in Brussels in October 2018 as a future young ethical leader in Europe. Dr Burns was also personally invited by her Majesty Queen Mathilde of the Belgians to discuss her research at the Castle of Laeken during her time in Brussels. She is now a member of the education panel and works on an EU funded project with partners from China, India, Kazakhstan, Germany, Spain and Latvia.