Conor was appointed Lecturer in Law at the School of Law and Social Justice in August 2021. From 2020-2021 he was a Max Weber Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute, Florence. Prior to this, he completed an LLB at Trinity College, Dublin in 2015, an LLM from Yale Law School in 2017, and a Ph.D. from Trinity College, Dublin in 2020. Conor is a non-practising barrister, having been called to the Irish Bar in 2020.
Conor’s research specialises in administrative law, constitutional law, and legal theory. His current research projects include exploring executive dominance in contemporary constitutional systems, the role Government lawyers play in bolstering executive power, and the application of principles of the classic legal/natural law tradition to contemporary public law questions.
Conor has had work featured in leading public law journals including the Modern Law Review, the International Journal of Constitutional Law, the European Constitutional Law Review, and Public Law. Conor’s work has been cited by the Irish Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, and High Court. In April 2021 Conor was a co-author of an Irish Human Rights & Equality Commission funded report analysing the Irish State’s response to the crisis from a human rights and rule of law perspective.
Conor is a regular commentator on legal matters in leading Irish national newspapers and radio stations.