Jennifer Schweppe

Senior Lecturer

Contact Details

Senior Lecturer
School of Law,
University of Limerick
T: +353 61 213150
 
researcher

Biography

Having graduated with a BCL from UCD, Jennifer was awarded an open postgraduate scholarship while completing her LLM by research. She was then awarded an internship with the Federal Defender Programme in Chicago, after which she worked as a legal researcher in the Office of the Attorney General and as a legal researcher for the Law Reform Commission before beginning work at UL in 2004. Jennifer was President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers for 2009–2010. She completed a graduate diploma in Academic Practice at UL and won the Small Group Teaching Award at UL in 2010. She was awarded a National Award for Excellence in Teaching by the National Academy for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning in 2011 and was a finalist for the European Award for Excellence in Teaching in the Humanities and Social Sciences in 2012. 

Jennifer’s research interests lie in the areas of hate crime and reproductive justice, and she has published widely on these topics. Her work in the area of hate crime looks at the criminalisation of bias motivation and explores the potential of introducing hate crime offences in an Irish context. She is co-editor of two major collections in the area of hate crime with Oxford University Press and Palgrave Macmillan, and has published in the Journal of Hate Studies, the Oxford Handbook Online in Criminology and Criminal Justice, the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly and the Irish Jurist.
 She is co-director of the International Network for Hate Studies. She is also founder and co-director of the UL-based Hate and Hostility Research Group, the only academic research group in Ireland dedicated to exploring and understanding hate crime in an Irish context. Her work in the area of hate crime with Dr Amanda Haynes has been funded by the Irish Research Council, the EU DG Justice programme, and the Irish Council for Civil Liberties. 


Research Interests:
Hate Studies; Hate Crime; Minoritised Communites and the Law; Abortion and the Law; Medical Consent.  

Research Interests

Hate studies; hate crime; abortion and the law; medical consent; criminal procedure.

Books

  Year Publication
2016 How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students.
Schweppe, J, Donnelly, L, Kennedy, R (2016) How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
2011 How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students.
Schweppe, J., Kennedy, R., Fahey, E, and Donnelly, L. (2011) How to Think, Write and Cite: Key Skills for Irish Law Students. Dublin: Thomson Reuters Round Hall. [Details]
2010 Irish Criminal Justice: Theory, Process and Procedure.
Schweppe, J, Conway, V, Daly, Y (2010) Irish Criminal Justice: Theory, Process and Procedure. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
2017 Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime: Contributions from the Island of Ireland
Haynes, Amanda; Schweppe, Jennifer; Taylor, Seamus (Ed.). (2017) Critical Perspectives on Hate Crime: Contributions from the Island of Ireland London: Palgrave Macmillan. [Details]
2016 Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities
Cahillane, L and Schweppe, J (Ed.). (2016) Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2016 The Globalisation of Hate: Internationalising Hate Crime
Schweppe, J and Walters MA (Ed.). (2016) The Globalisation of Hate: Internationalising Hate Crime Oxford: OUP. [Details]
2011 30 Years of Legal Scholarship: The Irish Association of Law Teachers
Schweppe, J and Mohr, T (Ed.). (2011) 30 Years of Legal Scholarship: The Irish Association of Law Teachers Dublin, Ireland: Round Hall. [Details]
2008 The Unborn Child, Article 40.3.3 and Abortion in Ireland: Twenty Five Years of Protection?
Schweppe, J (Ed.). (2008) The Unborn Child, Article 40.3.3 and Abortion in Ireland: Twenty Five Years of Protection? Dublin: Liffey Press. [Details]

Published Reports

  Year Publication
2018 Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Comparative Report.
Schweppe, J. Haynes, A. and Walters M (2018) Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Comparative Report. Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Dublin. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2018 Gendered Policing and Policing Gender: The Trans Community and An Garda Síochána.
Haynes, A and Schweppe J (2018) Gendered Policing and Policing Gender: The Trans Community and An Garda Síochána. TENI, Dublin. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2018 Abusive and Offensive Online Communications: An Irish Perspective.
Jennifer Schweppe (2018) Abusive and Offensive Online Communications: An Irish Perspective. Law Commission, London. [Details]
2017 Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Country Report for Ireland.
Haynes, A. and Schweppe, J. (2017) Lifecycle of a Hate Crime: Country Report for Ireland. Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Dublin. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2017 STAD: Stop Transphobia and Discrimination Report 2014-2016.
Haynes, A. and Schweppe, J. (2017) STAD: Stop Transphobia and Discrimination Report 2014-2016. Transgender Equality Network Ireland, Dublin. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2016 Monitoring Hate Crime in Ireland: Towards a Uniform Reporting Mechanism?.
Schweppe, J. and Haynes, A. (2016) Monitoring Hate Crime in Ireland: Towards a Uniform Reporting Mechanism?. HHRG, Limerick. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2015 Out of the shadows: Legislating for hate crime in Ireland.
Haynes, A and Schweppe, J and Carr, J and Carmody, N and Enright, S (2015) Out of the shadows: Legislating for hate crime in Ireland. Irish Council for Civil Liberties, Dublin. [ULIR Link] [Details]
2008 Combating Racism and Xenophobia through the Criminal Law.
Schweppe, J; Walsh, D (2008) Combating Racism and Xenophobia through the Criminal Law. Stationery Office, Dublin. [Details]
2014 A Life Free From Fear: Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland: An NGO perspective.
Schweppe, J; Haynes, A; Carr, J (2014) A Life Free From Fear: Legislating for Hate Crime in Ireland: An NGO perspective. HHRG, Limerick. [ULIR Link] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2019 'Protecting commonly targeted groups in the context of 'new politics': the case of Ireland'
Haynes A.;Schweppe J. (2019) 'Protecting commonly targeted groups in the context of 'new politics': the case of Ireland'. Crime Law And Social Change, [DOI] [Details]
2018 'Recording Hate Crime: Technical Solutions in a Training Vacuum'
Schweppe, J. and Haynes, A. (2018) 'Recording Hate Crime: Technical Solutions in a Training Vacuum'. European Law Enforcement Research Bulletin, [Details]
2018 'What is Measured Matters: The Value of Third Party Hate Crime Monitoring'
Schweppe J.;Haynes A.;MacIntosh E. (2018) 'What is Measured Matters: The Value of Third Party Hate Crime Monitoring'. European Journal On Criminal Policy And Research, [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Hate crime: An overview of significance and relevance to Irish sociology'
Carr J.;Haynes A.;Schweppe J. (2017) 'Hate crime: An overview of significance and relevance to Irish sociology'. Irish Journal Of Sociology, 25 (1):73-83 [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Introduction: Understanding Hate Crime: Research, Policy and Practice'
Perry, Barbara; Perry, Joanna; Schweppe, Jennifer; Walters, Mark Austin (2015) 'Introduction: Understanding Hate Crime: Research, Policy and Practice'. Criminal Justice Policy Review, [DOI] [Details]
2015 'Time for Legislative Clarity on Consent to Medical Treatment: Children, Young People and the Mature Minor'
Davidson, Hope; Schweppe, Jennifer (2015) 'Time for Legislative Clarity on Consent to Medical Treatment: Children, Young People and the Mature Minor'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 21 (2):65-77 [Details]
2014 'Interpreting Life in the Protection of LIfe During Pregnancy Act 2013'
Schweppe, J; Spain, E (2014) 'Interpreting Life in the Protection of LIfe During Pregnancy Act 2013'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, 20 (2):93-97 [Details]
2013 'What's So 'Special' about Law and Emotions?'
Schweppe, J; Stannard, J (2013) 'What's So 'Special' about Law and Emotions?'. Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2013 ''Pardon Me: The Contemporary Application of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy''
Schweppe, J. (2013) ''Pardon Me: The Contemporary Application of the Royal Prerogative of Mercy''. Irish Jurist, 49 [Details]
2013 'Pardon Me: The Contemporary Application of the Prerogative of Mercy'
Schweppe, Jennifer (2013) 'Pardon Me: The Contemporary Application of the Prerogative of Mercy'. Irish Jurist (1966-), :211-227 [Details]
2013 '`Article 40.3.3 and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill: The Impetus for, and Process of, Legislative Change''
O'Sulivan, C., Schweppe, J., Spain, E. (2013) '`Article 40.3.3 and the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill: The Impetus for, and Process of, Legislative Change''. Irish Journal of Legal Studies, [Details]
2013 '`When is a Foetus Not an Unborn? Fatal Foetal Abnormalities and Article 40.3.3''
Schweppe, J., Spain, E. (2013) '`When is a Foetus Not an Unborn? Fatal Foetal Abnormalities and Article 40.3.3''. Irish Journal of Legal Studies, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'Defining Characteristics and Politicising Victims: A Legal Perspective'
Schweppe, J. (2012) 'Defining Characteristics and Politicising Victims: A Legal Perspective'. Journal of Hate Studies, 10 (1):173-198 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2012 'What is a Miscarriage of Justice? An Irish Answer to an International Problem'
Conway, V; Schweppe, J (2012) 'What is a Miscarriage of Justice? An Irish Answer to an International Problem'. Dublin University Law Journal, 35 [ULIR Link] [Details]
2011 'Taking Responsibility for the Abortion Issue: Thoughts on Legislative Reform in the Aftermath of A, B and C'
Schweppe, J (2011) 'Taking Responsibility for the Abortion Issue: Thoughts on Legislative Reform in the Aftermath of A, B and C'. Irish Journal Of Family Law, [ULIR Link] [Details]
2010 'Health, Dignity and Human Rights'
O'Hanlon, S; Schweppe, J (2010) 'Health, Dignity and Human Rights'. Medico-Legal Journal of Ireland, [Details]
2008 'Best to Agree to Disagree? Parental Discord, Children's Rights and the Question of Immunisation'
Schweppe, J (2008) 'Best to Agree to Disagree? Parental Discord, Children's Rights and the Question of Immunisation'. COMMON LAW WORLD REVIEW, 37 (2):147-175 [Details]
2008 'Article 42A.5 - A Comment'
Schweppe, J (2008) 'Article 42A.5 - A Comment'. IRISH CRIMINAL LAW JOURNAL, 17 (4):1-2 [Details]
2008 'Peer Observation: Reflecting on a Mirror of Your Teaching'
Schweppe, J; Eaton, S (2008) 'Peer Observation: Reflecting on a Mirror of Your Teaching'. European Journal Of Legal Education, 5 (1) [ULIR Link] [Details]
2006 'Revisiting Article 40.3.3: Part Two: Pregnant Women and Unborn Children: An Irreconcilable Conflict?'
Schweppe, J (2006) 'Revisiting Article 40.3.3: Part Two: Pregnant Women and Unborn Children: An Irreconcilable Conflict?'. IRISH JOURNAL OF FAMILY LAW, n/a (1):19-24 [Details]
2005 'What's in a Word?: The Definition of a 'Sentence' in the Law Reform Commission's Consultation Paper on Prosecution Appeals from Unduly Lenient Sentences in the District Court'
Schweppe, J (2005) 'What's in a Word?: The Definition of a 'Sentence' in the Law Reform Commission's Consultation Paper on Prosecution Appeals from Unduly Lenient Sentences in the District Court'. IRISH CRIMINAL LAW JOURNAL, 15 (3):24-26 [Details]
2005 'Revisiting Article 40.3.3 Part One: Third Party Foetal Assault'
Schweppe, J (2005) 'Revisiting Article 40.3.3 Part One: Third Party Foetal Assault'. IRISH JOURNAL OF FAMILY LAW, n/a (4):19-27 [Details]
2003 'Beyond Abortion: The Right to Life of the Unborn Child under Irish Law'
Schweppe, Jennifer (2003) 'Beyond Abortion: The Right to Life of the Unborn Child under Irish Law'. UC Dublin L. Rev, 3 [Details]
2001 'Mothers, Fathers, Children and the Unborn-Abortion and the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution Bill'
Schweppe, Jennifer (2001) 'Mothers, Fathers, Children and the Unborn-Abortion and the Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution Bill'. ISLR, 9 [Details]
2001 'Mothers, Fathers, Children and the Unborn: The Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution Bill'
Schweppe, J (2001) 'Mothers, Fathers, Children and the Unborn: The Twenty-Fifth Amendment to the Constitution Bill'. IRISH STUDENT LAW REVIEW, 9 (n/a):136-162 [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2018 'Hate Crime: Violently Policing Transgressions of Perceived Parameters of Acceptability'
Haynes, A. and Schweppe, J. (2018) 'Hate Crime: Violently Policing Transgressions of Perceived Parameters of Acceptability' In: Taboo and Transgression: The Power of the (Un)Told. Dresden: Theoretische Beiträge zur Integrationsforschung. [Details]
2016 'Introduction: The Globalization of Hate'
Schweppe J. and Walters M.A. (2016) 'Introduction: The Globalization of Hate' In: Schweppe, J and Walters MA (eds). he Globalization of Hate: Internationalizing Hate Crime?. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2016 '`Conclusion: Towards an International Response to Hate Crime''
Schweppe J. and Walters M.A. (2016) '`Conclusion: Towards an International Response to Hate Crime'' In: The Globalization of Hate: Internationalizing Hate Crime?. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2017 'Towards an all-Island Approach to Hate Crime in Ireland'
Haynes, A;Taylor, S;Schweppe, J (2017) 'Towards an all-Island Approach to Hate Crime in Ireland' In: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HATE CRIME: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE ISLAND OF IRELAND. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'LGB and T? The Specificity of Anti-Transgender Hate Crime'
Haynes, A;Schweppe, J (2017) 'LGB and T? The Specificity of Anti-Transgender Hate Crime' In: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HATE CRIME: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE ISLAND OF IRELAND. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'The Disappearing of Hate Crime in the Irish Criminal Justice Process'
Haynes, A;Schweppe, J (2017) 'The Disappearing of Hate Crime in the Irish Criminal Justice Process' In: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HATE CRIME: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE ISLAND OF IRELAND. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [DOI] [Details]
2017 'Introduction: Mapping the Field of Hate Studies on the Island of Ireland'
Taylor, S;Haynes, A;Schweppe, J (2017) 'Introduction: Mapping the Field of Hate Studies on the Island of Ireland' In: CRITICAL PERSPECTIVES ON HATE CRIME: CONTRIBUTIONS FROM THE ISLAND OF IRELAND. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [DOI] [Details]
2016 'An Introduction to Research Ethics in Legal Scholarship'
Davidson, Hope and Schweppe, Jennifer (2016) 'An Introduction to Research Ethics in Legal Scholarship' In: Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2016 'Legal Research Methods and Methodologies: Framing the Context'
Cahillane, L; Schweppe, J (2016) 'Legal Research Methods and Methodologies: Framing the Context' In: Legal Research Methods: Principles and Practicalities. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2016 'Internationalising Hate Crime and the Problem of the Intractable State: The Case of Ireland'
Haynes, A, Schweppe, J (2016) 'Internationalising Hate Crime and the Problem of the Intractable State: The Case of Ireland' In: The Globalisation of Hate: Internationalising Hate Crime. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
2015 'Hate Crimes: Legislating to Enhance Punishment'
Schweppe, J; Walters, M (2015) 'Hate Crimes: Legislating to Enhance Punishment' In: Oxford Handbooks Online in Criminology and Criminal Justice. Oxford: OUP. [Details]
2012 'Teaching Legal Writing Using the Web: Possibilities and Practicalities'
Ronán Kennedy, Jennifer Schweppe and Eimear Spain (2012) 'Teaching Legal Writing Using the Web: Possibilities and Practicalities' In: Evaluating the Impact of Digital Resources in Higher Education. Limerick: NDLR. [Details]
2011 'Irish Scholarship, Irish Law and the Irish Association of Law Teachers'
Mohr, T., Schweppe, J. (2011) 'Irish Scholarship, Irish Law and the Irish Association of Law Teachers' In: Thirty Years of Legal Scholarship: The Irish Association of Law Teachers. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]
2008 ''A Constitutionally Permissible Abortion?' The Right to Travel, the Role of the Medical Profession and the Duty of the HSE'
Schweppe, J. (2008) ''A Constitutionally Permissible Abortion?' The Right to Travel, the Role of the Medical Profession and the Duty of the HSE' In: The Unborn Child, Article 40.3.3° and Abortion in Ireland: 25 Years of Protection?. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]
2008 'Introduction'
Schweppe, J (2008) 'Introduction' In: The Unborn child, Article 40.3.3 and Abortion in Ireland: 25 Years of Protection?. Dublin: The Liffey Press. [Details]
2006 'Minor's Consent to Medical Treatment'
Schweppe, J (2006) 'Minor's Consent to Medical Treatment' In: Law Society of Ireland Law Reform Committee Child Law. [Details]
2005 'The Law Reform Commission's Proposals on Legal Capacity of Older People'
Schweppe, J (2005) 'The Law Reform Commission's Proposals on Legal Capacity of Older People' In: Older People in Modern Ireland: Essays on Law and Policy. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2015 'What (if anything) do we want from hate crime legislation?'
Schweppe, J; Haynes, A; Carr, J (2015) 'What (if anything) do we want from hate crime legislation?' Irish Law Times, . [Details]
2012 'Miscarriages of Justice in Ireland: A University of Limerick Student Project'
Schweppe, J; Spain, E (2012) 'Miscarriages of Justice in Ireland: A University of Limerick Student Project' Education, 25 (3) :28-30. [Details]
2007 'Combating Racism through the Criminal Law'
Schweppe, J (2007) 'Combating Racism through the Criminal Law' Spectrum, 14 (n/a) :9-11. [Details]
2003 'Beyond Abortion: The Unexamined Aspects of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution'
Schweppe, J (2003) 'Beyond Abortion: The Unexamined Aspects of Article 40.3.3 of the Constitution' University College Dublin Law Review, 3 (1) . [Details]