Norma Dawson


  • Room 06.030 - Main Site Tower

    United Kingdom

1977 …2015

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Research Interests

My current research interests are intellectual property law, especially the law of trade marks; cultural property law, and legal history.  In the past, I have also published in the fields of land law, landlord and tenant law (especially business tenancies), and property law generally.


CBE (2017)

Honorary Professor, University of Edinburgh

Visiting Full Professor, University College Dublin (2017-2020) (honorary)

Honorary Bencher, Inn of Court of N.I. 2016 -

Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship 2015-2017

President, Irish Legal History Society, 2009-2012

British Academy Senior Research Fellow, 2005-2006

Dean of Faculty of Law and head of School of Law, 1994-1997

Barrister (NI; 1976 call)



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Research Output

Locating Geographical Indications - Perspectives from English Law: Republication by consent of a paper published in 2000 in Trademark Reporter

Dawson, N., 2015, Geographical Indications : volume 1. Blakeney, M. (ed.). 2015 ed. London: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, Vol. 1. (Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law series).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

The Double Life of Duke of Somerset v Cookson, or a Legal Excavation of the Corbridge Lanx

Dawson, N. M., 15 Oct 2014, In : Journal of Legal History. 35, 3, p. 258 - 280 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Citation (Scopus)

    Lawyers, the Law and History

    Dawson, N. (ed.) & Larkin, F. (ed.), 2013, Dublin: Four Courts Press. 320 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBook

    The Rank of Queen's Counsel: Judicial Perspectives

    Dawson, N. M., 2013, In : King's Law Journal. 24, 1, p. 38 - 59 22 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    British Academy Senior Research Fellowship

    Dawson, Norma (Recipient), 01 Sep 2005

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    Dawson, Norma (Recipient), 2017

    Prize: National/international honour

    Honorary Bencher

    Dawson, Norma (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Other distinction

    Leverhulme Major Research Fellowship

    Dawson, Norma (Recipient), 01 Sep 2015

    Prize: Fellowship awarded competitively


    University College Dublin

    Norma Dawson (Visitor)


    Activity: Visiting an external institution typesVisiting an external academic institution

    External examiner, QMUL/UCL, for LLM, PG Diploma and PG Certificate in Laws (International Programme)

    Norma Dawson (Examiner)

    2017 → …

    Activity: Examination typesPGT external examination

    Judicial Commission, PCI (External organisation)

    Norma Dawson (Member)

    Nov 2015Mar 2018

    Activity: Membership typesMembership of public/government advisory/policy group or panel

    Magna Carta 1215-2015 Exhibition, Supreme Court of UK

    Norma Dawson (Contributor)


    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in Festival/Exhibition

    Advisory Council, Institute of Advanced Legal Studies

    Norma Dawson (Member)

    2014 → …

    Activity: Consultancy typesContribution to the work of national or international committees and working groups


    Property and the law of finders

    Author: Hickey, R., 2009

    Supervisor: Dawson, CBE, N. (Supervisor) & Capper, D. (Supervisor)

    Student thesis: Doctoral ThesisDoctor of Philosophy