Diarmuid Rossa Phelan

F.T.C.D., BCL (NUI) LLM (BERKELEY) Ph.D. (EUROPEAN UNIV INST FLORENCE), BL (Kings Inns), DALF (paris), MA (Dub), BL, Inns of Court NI), Senior Counsel (Law Library Dublin), Barrister-at-law (Lincolns Inn, England & Wales, Northern Ireland), Attorney (State of New York), is a fellow of Trinity College Dublin where he is a member of the board of the university and chair of the fellows. He is a Senior Counsel at the bar and an attorney in New York. In 2014/15 he was a visiting fellow in Brasenose College, Oxford, and a Visiting Professor at Zurich University and Notre Dame, where he taught on the JD program.

Research Project

The Future of European Social Rights and the Concept of Law. This research has focused on the challenges for existing concepts of law posed by deepening European Integration. His research project for NYU is jurisprudential on the European concept of law in light of the influences of complexity, cost, enforcement, and psychological need, and doctrinal, on the concept of social rights in Europe.