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Professor at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin

Barrister, PhD and LLB graduate of Trinity College Dublin, Professor Gavin Barrett is a Professor of Law in University College Dublin and sometime Jean Monnet Professor of European Constitutional and Economic Law.

He specialises in European law, with a particular interest in the employment law and constitutional law, in addition to employment law. He is the author of two books The Oireachtas and the European Union: the Evolving Role of a National Parliament in European Affairs (2013) and Consolidated Dismissal and Redundancy Legislation (2006).

Professor Barrett is a member of the Irish Centre for European Law, a Council member of the Institute of International and European Affairs and member of the Economic Governance Group, the Eurocrisis Group and the Ireland in Europe Group and a Fellow of the Dublin European Institute.


  • –present
    Associate Professor, Jean Monnet Professor of European Constitutional and Economic Law, University College Dublin


  • 1995 
    Trinity College Dublin, PhD