The ’common good’ debate is one of the most significant contemporary public law issues in concern with the executive power and the administrative state. Some claim that it has become too powerful and that it infringes on individual rights and freedoms. However, according to the opposite side, it is necessary to promote the common good and to ensure that the needs of all citizens are met, particularly those who are vulnerable or marginalized in society. Our next distinguished Guest Lecturer, Conor Casey, Assistant Professor at the University of Liverpool, will introduce his experience and gives an insight into the common good and administrative state regarding the United Kingdom and Ireland. We will examine issues as the role of different branches of power in serving the common good, the role of religion in the debate on common law.

Language: English


5.00 – 5.45 PM        Moderated discussion

  • Conor Casey, Assistant Professor, University of Liverpool; Alumnus of Yale Law School
  • Moderator: Márton Sulyok, Head of the Center for Public Law, MCC

5.45 – 6.00 PM        Q&A


Conor Casey is an Assistant Professor of Public Law at the School of Law and Social Justice. He completed an LLB at Trinity College, Dublin, an LLM at Yale Law School, and a Ph.D. at Trinity College, Dublin. His research specializes in administrative law, constitutional law, and legal theory, particularly the classical natural law tradition. He has had work featured in leading journals like Harvard Journal of Law & Public Policy and European Constitutional Law Review.