Dr Carol Coulter appointed honorary adjunct professor at NUIG
Dr Carol Coulter, director of the Child Care Law Reporting Project (CCLRP), has been appointed as an honorary Adjunct Professor in the School of Law at NUI Galway.
Dr Coulter, the former legal affairs editor at The Irish Times, wrote extensively there on the courts, law, human rights and justice.
She won a number of journalism awards, including Campaigning Journalist of the Year in 1990, Legal Print Journalist of the Year in 2000 and 2012, and also overall Legal Journalist of the Year in 2012.
In October 2012, Dr Coulter left the newspaper to take up a position as founder and director of the Child Care Law Reporting Project, which is examining the public child care law system.
To date the Project has published over 300 reports of child care cases in the District Court and High Court, and two Interim Reports, including statistics and analysis, on its website.
Professor Donncha O’Connell, head of the School of Law at NUI Galway, said: “Our association with Carol Coulter is very exciting and speaks directly and unapologetically to the kind of societal impact that NUI Galway’s School of Law at NUI Galway aims to achieve.
“Through her involvement as a doctoral co-supervisor and as a public figure of considerable standing we hope to pursue with her valuable and exciting projects in the years ahead.”
Dr Coulter added: “I am delighted to be associated with NUI Galway’s School of Law which has a well-deserved reputation for teaching and scholarship in public interest law and human rights, of which children’s rights are an important part.
“I look forward to working with Professor O’Connell, Dr Healy and Maria in further developing this area of law and generally contributing to the work and public profile of the School.”