Richard Collins is (since Jan 2015) a lecturer in international law at the Sutherland School of Law, University College Dublin. Prior to that Richard lectured and completed a PhD at the University of Sheffield. Since September 2016. He has also held visiting positions at the University of Amsterdam and the Erik Castren Institute of International Law and Human Rights (ECI) at the University of Helsinki.

Richard’s research spans the areas of international law and transnational legal theory. His recent monograph (The Institutional Problem in Modern International Law, Hart 2016) develops a critique of the analytical method in jurisprudence for its inability to adequately account for the nature of international legal order. Richard has also published widely on the topics of transnational legal theory, authority in international law, global constitutionalism and the role and nature of international institutions.