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Seamus Mulholland LL.B (Hons), Barrister-at-Law graduated with a first in law from the Queen's University of Belfast in 2011. He was called to the Bar of Northern Ireland in Michaelmas term 2012 and practises law (1.0 full-time equivalent) alongside academic life (0.4 full-time equivalent). In respect of legal practice, since 2019 he has held a delegated authority from the Director of Public Prosecutions under section 36(1) of the Justice (Northern Ireland) Act 2002.

He is a Fellow of Advance HE (formerly, the Higher Education Academy).

He has been appointed to, and will participate from Michaelmas term 2023 in, the Lady Chief Justice of Northern Ireland's Sentencing Group.


In the 2023/2024 academic year, he is the Module Convenor for Evidence and Criminal Procedure on the undergraduate (LAW2057) and Senior Status (LAW3128) programmes. He is also lecturing postgraduate Evidence on the MLaw programme (LAW7912).

In the 2022/2023 academic year, he was the Module Convenor for Evidence and Criminal Procedure (LAW2057 and LAW3128).

He was the postgraduate Module Convenor for Evidence on the JD and MLaw programmes in the spring/summer semester of the 2021/2022 academic year. He also undertook the complete complement of seminars for Evidence on the Senior Status programme.

Other previous undergraduate teaching consists of: Criminal Law (2019/2020), Equity (2017 through 2019) and Rights and Accountability (2017). Across previous years, he has undertaken marking for undergraduate Contract Law. For Ulster University, between 2017 and 2021, he taught and examined undergraduate Human Rights.


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