Assistant Professor (part-time)
Clinical Legal Education Coordinator
School of Law
Trinity College, Dublin 2
Tel: (01) 896 1109
Fax: (01) 677 0449
Email: david.fennelly at tcd.ie
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Awards and Honours
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David Fennelly is an Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Clinical Legal Education in the law School. He is also a practising barrister. In 2013-2014, David will be teaching the Clinical Legal Education Module and a seminar on Current Issues in the Legal Profession. He will also be teaching EU External Relations Law on the LL.M. programme.
B.L.(King’s Inns), 2007
Visiting Scholar, Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, University of Cambridge, 2008
TCD Broad Curriculum Studentship, 2007-8
NYU Global Public Interest Fellowship, 2005-6
NYU International Law and Human Rights Fellow, 2005
NYU Merit Scholar, 2004
Fulbright Scholar, 2004
Non-Foundation Scholarship, Trinity College Dublin, 2002
Government of Ireland Easter Week Commemoration Patrick Pearse Scholarship, 2000
David studied law and French in Trinity, spending a year at the University of Paris II (Pantheon-Assas) in 2002-3. He then completed an LL.M. in International Legal Studies at New York University School of Law. He undertook the degree of Barrister-at-Law at the Honorable Society of the King’s Inns and was called to the Bar in 2007. In 2011, David was awarded a Ph.D. for his thesis entitled “The Implementation of International Law in the Irish Legal System: the Effect of European Union Membership”.
"Barrister, Law Library, Dublin, 2011-
Trainee, European Commission Legal Service (External Relations Team), Brussels, March to July 2011
Adviser, Permanent Mission of Ireland to the United Nations, New York, September to December 2010
Judicial Fellow, Chancery List (Ms. Justice Laffoy), High Court, Dublin, 2008-2010
Lecturer-in-law (part-time) and Coordinator of the Senior Freshman Mooting Programme, Law School, Trinity College Dublin, 2007-8
Seminarist in Contract Law, Law School, Trinity College Dublin, 2006-7
Assistant to Judges Elaraby and Keith, International Court of Justice, The Hague, 2005-6
- Assistant to Prof. Alain Pellet, International Law Commission, United Nations, Geneva, Summer 2005
- Society of Legal Scholars
- Irish Centre for European Law
- Irish Society of European Law
International Law in the Irish Legal System (Thomson Round Hall, 2014)
"Selected Issues in Irish Equality Case Law 2008-2011 (Equality Authority, 2012), available online at http://www.equality.ie/Files-2/Selected-Issues-in-Irish-Equality-Case-Law-2008-2011.pdf
“Crotty’s Long Shadow: the European Union, the United Nations and the Changing Framework of Ireland’s International Relations” in Carolan (ed), The Irish Constitution: Perspectives and Prospects (Bloomsbury Professional, 2012).
Commitment to court of justice a historic step, Irish Times, 12 January 2012.
Review of Andenas and Usher (eds), The Treaty of Nice and Beyond (2005) 24 Yearbook of European Law 619.
- “Learning How to Learn from Experience: Exploring the Educational Added Value of Clinical Legal Education”, Developing Clinical Legal Education in Ireland Conference, NUI Galway, 26th April 2013.
- “Ireland’s Changing Constitution”, Department of An Taoiseach, Lunchtime Lecture Series, 2nd July 2012.