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Professor of Law, University College Cork

Ursula Kilkelly (BA, LLM, PhD) is a Professor of Law at the School of Law, University College Cork, Ireland.

Ursula is a professor of law with an established profile in international children's rights. Her research focuses on the legal implementation of children's rights and she has particular expertise in youth justice and detention, child-friendly justice and healthcare.

At UCC, Ursula founded the innovative Child Law Clinic, which enables student-led research services to support litigation and law reform around children's rights. She teaches International Children's Rights and Juvenile Justice on the LLM Children's Rights and Family Law.


  • –present
    Head of College, Business and Law, University College, Cork