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Professor Paul McCutcheon

Tel: +353 61 202147

Legal systems
Criminal law
Sports law

J Paul McCutcheon, BCL, LLM, LLD, Professor of Law
Paul McCutcheon is a graduate of University College, Dublin. He was awarded a Tutorial Scholarship by UCD for 1980-1981. He was a Fellow of the Salzburg Seminar in American Studies in 1985. He held a Visiting Fellowship at the Australian National University in 1996 and has been a visiting lecturer in institutions in the UK, France, Romania, the United States, Canada, and Australia. He was a consultant to the Law Reform Commission on its project on the defence of provocation. He also acted as consultant to the Inspector of Prisons and Places of Detention. In January 2003 he was appointed a member of the Expert Group to advise the Minister for Justice on the Codification of the Criminal Law. He was Head of the School of Law from September 2002 until mid 2007.

Selected Publications

2009 Byrne and McCutcheon on the Irish Legal System (5th ed., Bloomsbury Professional,  with R. Byrne, P. McCutcheon and C. Bruton), 892 pp + i-lxxxviii
2005 "A Review of the Jurispurdence of the Court of Criminal Appeal 2002-2004: Principles and General Themes" 5(1) Judicial Studies Institute Journal 213-270 (with L Hanlon)
2004 "American Legal Realism" in Murphy, T (ed) Western Jurisprudence Dublin: Thomson Round Hall pp. 212-225
2003 "Criminal Law and the Defence of Intoxication" in Kilcommins, S and O'Donnell, I (eds) Alcohol, Society and Law Chichester: Barry Rose Law Publishers pp 212-254
2002 "Morality and the Criminal Law: Reflections on Hart-Devlin" 47 Criminal Law Quarterly 15
2001 The Irish Legal System 4th ed. Dublin: Butterworths 735 pp. (with R Byrne)