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Dr Tom Flynn

Lecturer
School of Law
Dr Tom Flynn
  • Email

  • Telephone

    +44 (0) 1206 873535

  • Location

    5S.6.27, Colchester Campus

  • Academic support hours

    Monday 12:00 - 14:00

Profile

Biography

Tom is a Lecturer at the School of Law. His research interests are in the field of constitutionalism in the broadest sense, from the sub-national, through the national, to the international. He received his BCL (International) from University College Cork in 2008; his LLM from the University of Edinburgh in 2009, and his PhD, also from Edinburgh, in 2014. He taught Public Law and EU Law at the University of Warwick from 2014 to 2017. His monograph The Triangular Constitution: Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR was published by Hart in May 2019. Tom will be a Visiting Researcher at the Central European University, Budapest, during the Autumn term 2019.

Qualifications

  • BCL (Int) University College Cork, (2008)

  • LLM University of Edinburgh, (2009)

  • PhD University of Edinburgh, (2013)

Appointments

University of Essex

  • Lecturer, School of Law, University of Essex (1/9/2017 - present)

Other academic

  • Teaching Fellow, School of Law, University of Warwick (1/9/2014 - 31/8/2018)

  • Visiting Researcher, Department of Legal Studies, Central European University (1/8/2019 - 31/12/2019)

Research and professional activities

Research interests

UK, European and international constitutional law, theory and history

Constitutional pluralism

European and international human rights law

Administrative law

Current research

A legal-historical analysis of the modern use of referendums in the UK--particularly in the light of the English radical tradition, from the peasants' revolt to the Chartists--and the historical tensions between parliamentary and other conceptions of sovereignty

A theoretical analysis of 'eternity clauses' and the concepts of constiutional permanence and amendability

An analysis of the relationship between economy, society and constitution in the different non-coercive societies imagined by the science fiction authors Ursula K Le Guin and Iain M Banks

Conferences and presentations

Triangular Constitutionalism: The Consequences of Constitutional Pluralism for Domestic Constitutional Thought

Invited presentation, Legal Pluralism and the European Union: Then and Now, VU, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 21/11/2017

'Anarchy, Scarcity and Constiutionalism in the Utopian Science Fiction of Ursula K Le Guin and Iain M Banks' (paper presented at the Law & Culture Conference, St Mary's University, Twickenham, September 2017

Twickenham, United Kingdom, 2017

Teaching and supervision

Current teaching responsibilities

  • Current Issues in Public Law (LW209)

  • Jurisprudence (LW301)

  • Legal Research (LW360)

Publications

Books (1)

Flynn, T., (2019). The Triangular Constitution Constitutional Pluralism in Ireland, the EU and the ECHR. Hart Publishing. 1509916164. 9781509916160

Book chapters (1)

Flynn, TJS., (2018). Triangular Constitutionalism: The Consequences of Constitutional Pluralism for Domestic Constitutional Thought. In: Research Handbook on Legal Pluralism and EU Law. Editors: Davies, G. and Avbelj, M., . Edward Elgar. 133- 153. 978 1 78643 308 4

Contact

t.flynn@essex.ac.uk
+44 (0) 1206 873535

Location:

5S.6.27, Colchester Campus

Academic support hours:

Monday 12:00 - 14:00