Ms. Patricia Brazil is the Averill Deverill Lecturer in Law at Trinity College, Dublin. Her research interests include family and child law, immigration and asylum law, and criminal law. She graduated in 2001, qualified as a barrister in 2003, and received an M.LITT. She has worked at the Drug Court and researched sentencing policy in Ireland. A full-time researcher with the Law Reform Commission for a number of years, Professor Brazil did extensive teaching and lecturing at Trinity College prior to her full-time appointment there in 2005.