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Migration expert to be UCD law professor
UCD Sutherland School of Law

01 Jun 2023 / education Print

Migration expert to be UCD law professor

UCD Sutherland School of Law has appointed Cathryn Costello, a specialist in international refugee and migrant law, as Full Professor of Law.

She is currently Professor of Fundamental Rights and co-director at the Centre for Fundamental Rights at the Hertie School, Berlin.

Prof Costello is also the current Andrew W Mellon Professor of International Refugee and Migration Law at the Refugee Studies Centre, University of Oxford.

'Leading scholar'

The UCD Sutherland School of Law describes her as having pioneered the study of the intersection of labour and migration law, having co-edited the Oxford Handbook of International Refugee Law (OUP 2021). She will join the faculty in July 2023.

Prof Costello started her academic career at the Law School, Trinity College Dublin, where she also directed the Irish Centre for European Law.

Prof Laurent Pech (Dean of Law and Head of the UCD Sutherland School of Law) described the new professor as “a leading scholar of international and European refugee and migration law”.

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