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Professor Patrick Hanafin BA (Limerick), PhD (Dublin City) joined the Law School at Birkbeck as a lecturer in 1999 from the University of Sussex, and was appointed to a Chair in 2008. Professor Hanafin has also held a visiting fellowship at Harvard Law School (1998-99), has been a Jean Monnet Fellow at the European University Institute in Florence (2002-2003), and a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Law, University of Pretoria (July 2008). He was a Visiting Research Professor at the University of Capetown in the Autumn term 2012.

Patrick co-directs the School’s Centre for Law and the Humanities.


Fellowships and distinctions

  • Visiting Research Professor, University of Capetown (2012)
  • Jean Monnet Research Fellow, Department of Law, European University Institute, 2002-2003
  • Visiting Fellow, Human Rights Program, Harvard Law School (1998-99)