Honorary Members

From time to time, ELSA Ireland may award honorary membership to an individual who has contributed greatly to the society. We feel that these individuals fully reflect the values we strive to uphold in ELSA.


Professor Michael Doherty (LL.B TCD, LL.M Cantab., BL) was awarded honorary membership of ELSA Ireland on 29 January 2016. Professor Doherty has
consistently offered his support to ELSA Ireland in recent years. His guidance and
generosity have ensured that hundreds of Irish and European law students could take advantage of the unique opportunities available through ELSA.

Professor Doherty joined the Department of Law at Maynooth University in 2013. From 2004-2013, he worked at the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University, where he served as Director of Undergraduate Studies (2007-2010) and Director of Law (2011-2013). He lectures and researches in the areas of employment and labour law, industrial relations law and policy, and EU law. He has published widely in national and international outlets on these topics and presented his work at numerous domestic and international conferences. His work has focused, in particular, on collective employment rights, employee representation at work, the role of trade unions and the role of social pacts in socio-economic governance.