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Name        Adjunct Lecturer - Areas of Interest    E-Mail: (
Dr Eva Barrett   Energy Law and Policy   barretev
Dr Alan Brady   Criminal Law, Criminology, Penology, Human Rights Law, Constitutional Law & Theory, Administrative Law, Public International Law, International Criminal Law  


Dr James Gallen   Human Rights, International Law and Legal and Political Philosphy    
Mr Naoise Gaffney   Patent Law    
Mr TP Kennedy   International Economic Law and International Trade Law    
Dr Ewa Komorek   European Union law, European competition law, Human rights, with particular emphasis on freedom of expression, Media law and Consumer law   komoreke
Mr Donald MacLean   Corporate Finance, International Banking    
Mr Barry Mansfield   Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Dispute Resolution    
Ms Grainne Mullan   European Human Rights    
Ms Gemma O'Farrell   Intellectual Property, Competition and Trademark law, Sports, Chancery and Commercial law    
Mr Niall O'Hanlon   Tax Law    
Mr Thomas Shaw   Global Information and Internet Law and Emerging Technologies Law    
Mr Colin Smith   International Humanitarian Law, International and European Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Asylum Law, Anti-trafficking Law   colin.smith
Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe   Distribution, Corporate and Trade, Competition and Cartel law   lippef



Dr Eva Barrett is a Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Trinity College Dublin. Prior to taking up work as a lecturer, Eva worked in the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and Transport in Brussels and at the Institute of International and European Affairs in Dublin. She also practised as a solicitor with a large commercial law firm in Dublin and a general practice solicitors’ firm in Cork. Eva is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, from which she was awarded her doctorate on an 'as it stands basis' (with no corrections required by the examiners). In 2014 Eva was elected Vice-President of Energy Law Ireland and awarded the international Willoughby Prize for an outstanding article published in the International Bar Association’s Journal of Energy and Natural Resources Law. Eva lectures Energy Law and Policy in the EU on the LLM programme and Environmental Law on the Practical Environmental Assessment module.

Dr James Gallen LL.B (TCD), LL.M. (NYU) is a lecturer in the School of Law and Government at Dublin City University. Dr Gallen is a graduate and former Scholar of Trinity College Dublin and a graduate of New York University School of Law and defended his Ph.D. thesis in the School of Law at Trinity College Dublin in 2012. His doctoral thesis examines the relationship between transitional justice, peace-building and economic development in international law. His research interests include human rights, international law and legal and political philosophy. His publications and present research agenda concern the implementation of policy coherence in international assistance to transitions and a transitional justice approach to child sex abuse in the Roman Catholic Church.

Mr Naoise Gaffney MA (Dubl), MSc (Dubl), MSc (QMUL) is admitted to practise as a patent attorney before the European Patent Office and the UK Intellectual Property Office and as a patent agent before the US Patent and Trademark Office and the Irish Patents Office. He is also admitted as a European Trade Mark Attorney and European Design Attorney before the EU Intellectual Property Office. He holds Masters Degrees in both Natural Science and Multimedia Technologies from TCD and in Intellectual Property Management from Queen Mary & Westfield College, University of London. He has practised intellectual property law in Ireland, Japan and Australia and is currently employed as in-house counsel for a private equity IP investment firm. As a Visiting Professor, he has taught International Intellectual Property Law to LLM students at Temple University’s Tokyo campus, and in his spare time he currently runs Start-Ed: a pro-bono initiative that helps Irish startups and SMEs to get business-oriented guidance from some of Ireland’s leading legal practitioners.

TP Kennedy, LLB. TP Kennedy is Legal Education Coordinator of the Law Society of Ireland and a graduate of Trinity College Dublin. He lectures in Conflicts of Laws, International Law and International and Economic Law. He has practised as a litigation solicitor with McCann Fitzgerald, Dublin and lectured in law at the University of Leeds. He has written on issues in Ireland, the UK, Belgium, Poland and the USA. He edits Eurlegal – the European Law Section of the Law Society’s Gazette and is Editor in Chief of a new law review – the Hibernian Law journal.

Ewa Komorek, LLB (Warsaw), LL.M (Amsterdam), Ph.D (Trinity College Dublin) has a Law degree from University of Warsaw and an LL.M. from Amsterdam Law School, University of Amsterdam. In 2008 she was awarded a Ph.D by the University of Dublin, Trinity College. She formerly worked for the European Commission’s DG Competition (Media Unit) and in the EU & Competition Departments of Linklaters and Hammonds law firms in Brussels. She also worked as a consultant in the EU & Competition team of A&L Goodbody Solicitors in Dublin. Her research interests include European Union law, European competition law, Media and Telecommunications law. She also worked for the Sales Law Review Group in the Irish Department of Enterprise, Trade and Employment. Her areas of expertise include law of the European Union, media law, human rights, with particular emphasis on freedom of expression, competition law, and consumer law.

Donald A. MacLean, B.A. in Biological Sciences (University of Delaware), M.B.A. in Corporate Finance (Columbia University), J.D. (Hofstra University), LL.M. (Trinity College Dublin), Attorney at Law (New York). Don is deputy head of the Securities and Markets Supervision Division of the Central Bank of Ireland responsible for the oversight of regulated disclosures required by issuers offering securities to the public or admitting securities for trading on a regulated market, issuers with securities already listed on a regulated market, and shareholders with certain major shareholdings or short positions. He has twenty years of previous experience at firms in the financial services industry in New York, including Credit Suisse, Credit Agricole, Bank of America Merrill Lynch and Sidley Austin LLP.

Barry Mansfield undertook his BCL at University College Dublin and then completed the degree of Barrister-at-law from The Honorable Society of King’s Inns and was called to the Bar of Ireland. He subsequently received his LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center. He was admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and practised as an attorney with the firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP in both New York and in London. He is currently a practising barrister based in Dublin.

Grainne Mullan, LL.B. (Dub.), LL.M. (Cantab.), Barrister-at-Law.  She lectures in Criminal Procedure, and in Human Rights Law on the LL.B and LL.M. programmes.  Her research interests are in the areas of criminal law and procedure and human rights, particularly the law of the European Convention on Human Rights.

Niall O’Hanlon B.A.(Hons.)(Accounting & Finance), LL.M.(Commercial Law), Barrister-at-Law, F.C.A., A.I.T.I., was called to the Bar in 1994. He is a practising Barrister specialising in Revenue and Commercial Law. Niall has published extensively, with articles in, inter alia, The Bar Review, the Law Society’s Gazette, the Irish Law TimesCommercial Law Practitioner, and the Irish Tax Review. His research interests include Revenue Law, Corporate Governance, International Accounting Regulation, Insolvency and Intellectual Property.

Niall has served as editor of CaseLink, a law reporting service provided by the Irish Taxation Institute and he is a regular speaker at the Institute’s Breakfast Briefings presentations. He has also served as editor of both the Law Library’s judgments database and of Irish Business Law. He is an Accredited Mediator and has acted as an adjudicator under the Private Residential Tenancies Act. He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and an Associate of the Irish Taxation Institute. Niall lectures on Elements of E.U. and International Tax Law and Policy on the Law School’s LL.M programme.

Thomas Shaw is an American attorney at law, CPA, CIPP/Europe, CIPP/US, CISM, CRISC, ECMM, ERMP, CISA, CGEIT, and CCSK. He is the author of eight legal books on the law and technology and on the history of law during wartime. Thomas is the founder/editor of the American Bar Association's Information Law Journal and the author of numerous legal articles. Over several decades, he has led organisations and innovation while working and residing in North America, Asia, and Europe. Thomas has had several integrated careers, supported by college degrees and licenses/certifications, spanning the practices of law, privacy, information security/data protection, outsourcing, information systems audit, technology contracts, information technology, programming, information governance, risk management, financial audit, cloud computing, taxation, and information standards certification. He has served clients, mentored employees, and taught students from and across widely disparate geographies, cultures, industries, and technologies.

Colin Smith, LL.B. (Dub), M.Litt. (Dub), B.L. Colin Smith is a barrister practising in the field of human rights law. He specialises in asylum and immigration law and in cases involving trafficking in human beings. He has worked in Chambers at the Special Court for Sierra Leone in Freetown and in the War Crimes Division of the Office of the Prosecutor at the Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo. He frequently advises government agencies, international organisations and NGOs on human rights and humanitarian law matters.

Ferdinand Prinz zur Lippe practices as Rechtsanwalt in Germany with a focus on distribution, corporate and trade, competition and cartel law. Between 2003-10 he was Director of Law and German studies at the Law School and DAAD-Fachlektor. Since 2004 he is also lecturing at the Universität der Bundeswehr (university of the German military forces). He studied law at the universities of Passau, Würzburg and Munich graduating with the Bavarian state examination and as Diplomjurist. He completed his professional training with the Freestate of Bavaria as Assessor (second state examination – admission to the bar). In addition, he studied political sciences, psychology and history graduating with as M.A. from the Ludwig Maximilian Universität München. He teaches on the LL.M. programme of the Law School in Advanced European Comparative Law and Legal Systems.