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Dr Rachel Cahill-O'Callaghan

Dr Rachel Cahill-O'Callaghan

Lecturer

Ysgol y Gyfraith a Gwleidyddiaeth

Email:
cahill-ocallaghanr@cardiff.ac.uk
Telephone:
+44(0)29 2087 4479
Location:
2.07, Adeilad y Gyfraith, Rhodfa'r Amgueddfa, Caerdydd, CF10 3AX
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Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan moved into the study of Law from a successful career in academic science in the area of cancer biology and bacterial genetics. She completed her PhD in Science in 1994 at Trinity College (Dublin) and continued her research in Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Boston) and Imperial College (London). Her work was widely published and has won several awards.

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan completed her LLB in Cardiff in 2007. She received the 2010/11 Cardiff Law School Research Scholarship to engage in research towards a PhD entitled "The Influence of Personal Values on Legal Judgments."Her work entitled "Reframing the judicial diversity debate: personal values and tacit diversity." won the SLS Best Paper Prize (2014) and was published in  Legal Studies</em.>40.4 (2013): 596-623 was one of three papers shortlisted for the SLSA Best Paper Prize (2015).  Other prizes include the SLS Poster Prize 2012 with " Do Personal Values Tip the Scales of Justice?"  and the SLSA Poster Prize 2012 for her work entitled "Personal Values:  An Important Element in the Diversity Debate."

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan is a co-author on an international study examining the influence of values and other indicators of professionalism on ethical decision making.  The work is a collaboration with researchers in UCL and two US centres.  The study is funding by the Legal Education Foundation and the Edward J Safra Centre of Ethics (Harvard University).  Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan has ongoing collaborations with Dr. Bernadette Richards (University of Adelaide) and Dr.  Heather Roberts (Australian National University).

Dr. Cahil-O'Callaghan has also researched in the area of Tort Law, Contingency Fee Agreements and Legal Ethics.

Funding

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan was co-author on the grant " Values, ethics and professionalism in Law School" which was funding by the Legal Education Foundation (£26,000).  This collaborative multidisciplinary project explores the relationship between values, professionalism and ethical decision making in law students from both the UK and US.  The project is a collabortaion with Richard Moorhead (UCL), Stephen Galoob (Tulsa), Maryam Kouchaki (Harvard). The CEO of the Legal Education Foundation. Matthew Smerdon, said:

"The Legal Education Foundation is very pleased to be supporting this piece of important research.  Understanding the thinking of law students in the application of ethics as they work their way through law school is essential to the teaching in this area."

Dr. O'Callaghan was also co-author on the grant to fund the US arm of this project which was provided by the SAFRA Foundation Harvard University ($10,000).

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan was awarded a CUROP grant (2013) for the project entitled "The Cases the Supreme Court Reject:  Creation of a database of cases refused a hearing in the Supreme Court.

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan received the 2010/2011 Cardiff Law School Research Scholarship.

The paper Cahill-O'Callaghan, Rachel J. "Reframing the judicial diversity debate: personal values and tacit diversity"' Legal Studies 35.1 (2015): 1-29 won the SLS Best Paper Prize (2014).

The paper Cahill-O'Callaghan, Rachel J. "The Influence of Personal Values on Legal Judgments."Journal of Law and Society 40.4 (2013): 596-623 "The Influence of Personal Values on Legal Judgments."Journal of Law and Society 40.4 (2013): 596-623 was one of three papers short listed for the SLSA Best Paper Prize (2015).

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan was awarded the SLS Poster Prize 2013 for the poster entitled "Do Personal Values Tip the Scales of Justice?"

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan was awarded the SLSA Poster Prize 2013 for the poster entitled "Personal Values:  An Important Element in the Diversity Debate."

Ymrwymiadau siarad cyhoeddus

DateTitleEvent
September 2014 Reframing the Judicial Diversity Debate Society of Legal Scholars, Nottingham
May 2013 Do Personal Values Influence Decisions in the Supreme Court? Law and Society Association, Annual Conference, Boston
March 2013 Personal Values: A Method for Identifying Extra-Legal Influences in Judicial Opinions Socio-Legal Studies Association Annual Conference, York Law School
March 2013 Personal Values: An Important Element in the Diversity Debate (Poster) Socio-Legal Scholars Association Annual Conference, York Law School
September 2012 Do personal values tip the scales of justice? Society of Legal Scholars Conference 2012, Bristol

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Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan is co-module leader in Land Law.

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan was co-author on the grant " Values, ethics and professionalism in Law School" which was funding by the Legal Education Foundation (£26,000).  This collaborative multidisciplinary project explores the relationship between values, professionalism and ethical decision making in law students from both the UK and US.  The project is a collabortaion with Richard Moorhead (UCL), Stephen Galoob (Tulsa), Maryam Kouchaki (Harvard).   The CEO of the Legal Education Foundation. Matthew Smerdon, said:

"  The Legal Education Foundation is very pleased to be supporting this piece of important research.  Understanding the thinking of law students in the application of ethics as they work their way through law school is essential to the teaching in this area. "

Dr. O'Callaghan was also co-author on the grant to fund the US arm of this project which was provided by the SAFRA Foundation Harvard University ($10,000).

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan was awarded a CUROP grant (2013) for the project entitled "The Cases the Supreme Court Reject:  Creation of a database of cases refused a hearing in the Supreme Court.

Dr. Cahill-O'Callaghan received the 2010/2011 Cardiff Law School Research Scholarship.None