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Eoin O'Dell

Eoin O'Dell

DRI Legal Advisor

Associate Professor of Law, Trinity College Dublin

BCL (NUI), BCL (Oxon), PhD (Cantab), MA (jo) (Dubl), LLM (a e Oxon) (Dubl), Barrister (Kings Inns), FTCD.
DRI Role

Legal Advisor, Digital Repository of Ireland

Research Interests
Contract, Restitution, Freedom of Expression, Intellectual Property, CyberLaw



Dr Eoin O'Dell is an Associate Professor of Law in Trinity College Dublin. He researches and publishes primarily in the fields of freedom of expression, and private and commercial law - and especially where they overlap in IP, IT and cyberlaw.

He has been Chair of the Fellows in Trinity College Dublin, President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, a Member of the Council and Executive of the Society of Legal Scholars in the UK and Ireland, and Editor of the Dublin University Law Journal. He was a member of the group which advised the Department of Justice on the Defamation Act, 2009; he was a member of the Advisory Group on a European Civil Code which advised the EU Commission on common principles of European private law; and he was a member of the Statute Law Revision Committee advising the Department of Public Service and Reform on the process of revising the Irish Statute Book. He was Chair of the Copyright Review Group which presented its final report to the Minister for Jobs, Enterprise and Innovation in October 2013. He is a member of the Government Data Forum, established by the Minister of State with responsibility for Data Protection to advise Government on the challenges that arise from the growth in the digital economy.

He is legal advisor to the Digital Repository of Ireland. He blogs at and tweets @cearta