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Universities (Development and Innovation) (Amendment) Bill 2015 – II – Tenure

Universities (Development and Innovation) (Amendment) Bill 2015 – II – Tenure

This is the second in a series of posts on Senator Seán Barrett's Private Members' Bill, the Universities (Development and Innovation) (Amendment) Bill 2015, which was discussed last week in the Continue Reading

Academic freedom and tenure: some further thoughts (Donncha Kavanagh) « University Blog

...The state then, as argued by Kant in 1798, has a duty to protect academic freedom in order to enhance if not ensure the rule of reason in public life, while the university has commensurate Continue Reading

Sarah Ludington: The Dogs that Did Not Bark: Academic Freedom, Tenure, and the Silence of the Legal Academy During World War II

During World War II, the legal academy was virtually uncritical of the government’s conduct of the war, despite some obvious domestic abuses of civil rights, such as the internment of Continue Reading

Tenure and academic freedom in the news

The rather arcane principles of academic tenure and academic freedom, which have long featured on this blog, have recently moved close to the centre of industrial relations debate and political Continue Reading

Protecting academic freedom seen as key – The Irish Times – Fri, Jan 21, 2011

SEANAD REPORT: ACADEMIC FREEDOM must be protected in view of the fact that some of the important criticisms of what had been happening in this country in recent years had come from people Continue Reading

Academic tenure in the Universities Act, 1997

Tenure: the very word connotes safety, security, and a sense that you have made it in academia. But is the system really all it is cracked up to be, or is it lumbering into the world of 21st Continue Reading

Academic tenure and university statutes

The Statutes of a university constitute its basic law. For example, when the Charter of Elizabeth, dated 3 March 1592, founded Trinity College Dublin as the mother of a University, it afforded the Continue Reading

Law School lessons

A few weeks ago, noted US Constitutional scholar Erwin Chemerinsky (wikipedia), currently Alston & Bird Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science at Duke, was hired as the founding Dean of Continue Reading


Me in a hatHi there! Thanks for dropping by. I'm Eoin O'Dell, and this is my blog: Cearta.ie - the Irish for rights.

"Cearta" really is the Irish word for rights, so the title provides a good sense of the scope of this blog.

In general, I write here about private law, free speech, and cyber law; and, in particular, I write about Irish law and education policy.


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