Dr Robert Mullin's research examines the role of rights in legal reasoning—particularly private law reasoning—and their implications for various practical and philosophical debates about the role of the judge and the nature of adjudication. In particular, my recent research examines the prospects of using various formal theories of rights developed by computer scientists and scholars in artificial intelligence to model the private law. The research thus combines two different forms of scholarship that have not previously been considered together. It will be of interest to both legal scholars and practitioners who are interested in gaining a better understanding of legal reasoning and dispute-resolution.


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Dr Robert Mullins

Senior Lecturer
TC Beirne School of Law