Dr Stephen Brittain has been appointed as a Teaching Assistant in law at UL. He is a first class honours graduate of Trinity College Dublin (LL.B, 2010, PhD, 2015). After completing his undergraduate studies he undertook a doctorate in Trinity under the supervision of Professor Catherine Donnelly, which was entitled ‘The EU Charter of Fundamental Rights: an Originalist Analysis,’ and for which he was awarded an IRC Government of Ireland Scholarship. Stephen taught in Trinity College Dublin before joining the School of Law in the University of Limerick.
Between 2013 and 2016 Stephen was Judicial Assistant to Mr. Justice David Keane of the High Court of Ireland, where he worked primarily in the areas of family law, chancery, company law, and commercial law. He also provided research support to the editors of De Smith’s Judicial Review (7th edition, Sweet & Maxwell, 2013). Stephen’s primary research interests lie in EU law, constitutional law, human rights law, administrative law, and comparative law, and he has published nationally and internationally in these areas.