IT Sligo Staff Profiles

Dr Leonard Taylor

Jt Lecturer

Contact Details

Jt Lecturer
Address

E: Taylor.Leonard@itsligo.ie
Lecturer
Social Sciences
D1016
Department of Social Sciences
Institute of Technology, Sligo
Ash Lane
Sligo, Co. Sligo, Republic of Ireland

T: 071-9305887
E: taylor.leonard@itsligo.ie
W: https://itsligo.academia.edu/LeonardFTaylor
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Leonard Taylor is a lecturer in law, with an LLM and PhD in human rights law from the Irish Centre for Human Rights. He researches on human rights law, the history of human rights and political Catholicism.  Leonard was previously a lecturer at the Irish Centre for Human Rights. Leonard worked as a Research Project Manager for the Irish Section of the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRANET-Ireland). He managed data collection and research services on fundamental rights issues in Ireland for the EU Fundamental Rights Agency. He was also a lecturer in law at the Irish Centre for Human Rights (NUI Galway), where he coordinated the Bachelor of Arts BA Connect (with Human Rights).

He has recently published a monograph with Cambridge University Press, titled Catholic Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights. This work details the contribution and relationship between the growth of human rights ideas and Catholic jurisprudence and legal tradition that developed from the middle ages to the present time.

Leonard has presented in a number of international conferences with a focus on the history of human rights and political Catholicism. In the past Leonard has taught modules in human rights law, and economic, social and cultural rights, and in business law.  He currently lectures in law, political theory and social justice, human rights and policy, and corporate social responsibility, in both undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.   

Leonard has been a member of development teams for an undergraduate BA Business and Law degree (QQI level 8), a postgraduate MA in Professional Leadership (QQI level 9), and a postgraduate MA in Social Work (QQI level 9), where he developed modules in law, professional ethics, and corporate social responsibility. Leonard is also a membership of IT Sligo Research Ethics Committee. Leonard is currently an external examiner for Health and Social Care undergraduate programmes in the School of Science of Letterkenny Institute of Technology. 

Leonard is a member of the Irish Association of Law Teachers (2020-2021), the Law and Society Association (LSA) (2020-2021), the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS) (2020-2021), and the Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN) (2020-2021).

Research Interests

Law, Human Rights history, Political Catholicism and human rights, Political Theory and Jurisprudence.

Books

  Year Publication
(2020) Catholic Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights.
Dr. Leonard Francis Taylor (2020) Catholic Cosmopolitanism and Human Rights. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2020) 'A social justice critique of health and social care services response to women in the sex industry in the Republic of Ireland'
Sweeney, L-A., Taylor, L., and Molcho, M. (2020) 'A social justice critique of health and social care services response to women in the sex industry in the Republic of Ireland'. Journal of Irish Sociology, 28 (3):333-348 [DOI] [Details]
(2020) 'Catholic Cosmopolitanism and the Future of Human Rights'
Leonard Taylor (2020) 'Catholic Cosmopolitanism and the Future of Human Rights'. Religions, [DOI] [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2020) Annual Conference of European Academy of Religion,
Leonard Taylor (2020) Political Catholicism and human rights - Conference Paper. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Annual Conference of European Academy of Religion, Bologna, Italy , 15-JUN-20 - 17-JUN-20. [Details]
(2020) Myron Taylor, Holy See and US Foreign Policy: New Transatlantic Perspectives on Catholicism and European Politics,
Leonard Taylor (2020) Catholic Cosmopolitanism and human rights - Conference Paper. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Myron Taylor, Holy See and US Foreign Policy: New Transatlantic Perspectives on Catholicism and European Politics, Villa Schifanoia (EUI), Fiesole, Italy , 03-APR-20 - 03-APR-20. [Details]
(2019) Annual Conference of European Academy of Religion,
Leonard Taylor (2019) Jacques Maritain and Christian democracy. [International Refereed Conference], Annual Conference of European Academy of Religion, Bologna, Italy , 04-MAR-19 - 07-MAR-19. [Details]
(2019) Critical Approaches to International Law Symposium,
Leonard Taylor (2019) Political Catholicism and human rights. [National Refereed Conference Paper], Critical Approaches to International Law Symposium, Dublin, Ireland , 01-AUG-19 - 04-AUG-19. [Details]
(2018) General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR),
Leonard Taylor (2018) International law and Christian Democracy. [International Refereed Conference], General Conference of the European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Universität Hamburg, Germany . [Details]
(2019) Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers,
Leonard Taylor (2019) Conference Paper. [Non Refereed Paper/Abstract Presented at Conference], Annual Conference of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, Limerick, Ireland , 21-NOV-19 - 22-NOV-19. [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2020) Book Review: Forrester, K. (2019) In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy. New Jersey: Princeton University Press.
Leonard Taylor (2020) Book Review: Forrester, K. (2019) In the Shadow of Justice: Postwar Liberalism and the Remaking of Political Philosophy. New Jersey: Princeton University Press. Dublin: Book Review [Details]

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Institute Research Ethics Committee Member 2018 /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Irish Centre for Human Right, NUI Galway lecturer 07-AUG-17 / 31-AUG-18

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2009 School of Law, NUI Galway LLM Human Rights Law
2017 School of Law, NUI Galway PhD Human Rights Law

Outreach Activities

  Description

External examiner for Health and Social Care undergraduate modules in the School of Science of Letterkenny Institute of Technology.

Other Activities

  Description

Membership, Law and Society Association (LSA) 2020-2021

Irish Association of Law Teachers 2020-2021

International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies (ICLARS) 2020-2021

Law and Religion Scholars Network (LARSN) 2020-2021

Teaching Interests

International Law, Political theory and foundations of Human Rights, Political Catholicism, Democracy and human rights

Modules Taught

  Term (ID)) Title Link Subject
202000 Social Justice Theory 35939Social Justice Theory
2021 Corporate Social Responsibility MGMT09024CSR, Human rights
2021 Human Rights, Policy & Law CARE09004Human Rights and Social Policy
202000 Professional Ethics 39760Professional Ethics
202000 Crime and Justice 35788Crime and Justice