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Mr Michael Becker   Public International Law, International Dispute Settlement, International Courts and Tribunals    

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




Mr Donald MacLean


Corporate Finance, International Banking


Mr Barry Mansfield


Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Resolution, International Dispute Resolution


Ms Grainne Mullan


European Human Rights







Dr Eoin O’Connor


National Security Law, Constitutional Law, Evidence And Human Rights Law









Dr Gemma O'Farrell


Intellectual Property, Telecommunications and Technology law


Mr Niall O'Hanlon


Tax Law


Ms Louise Reilly

  Sports Law, International Arbitration    

Mr Colin Smith


International Humanitarian Law, International and European Human Rights Law, International Criminal Law, Asylum Law, Anti-trafficking Law




Rachel Widdis Cambay


Business and Human Rights, Corporate Governance, International and European Human Rights Law, Modern Slavery







Michael A Becker holds a BA from Amherst College (Massachusetts) and a JD from the Yale Law School. He is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York, has served as a judicial law clerk to a US federal judge, and practised as an attorney with major law firms in New York City and London. From 2010 to 2014, he was as an Associate Legal Officer at the International Court of Justice in The Hague. Now based in Ireland, he is currently completing a PhD at the University of Cambridge. His research interests include international dispute settlement, commissions of inquiry and fact-finding bodies, and the law of the sea.

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.

Dr Eoin O'Connor, BCL(NUI), BL, is a practising barrister. His research interests cover all areas of national security law, constitutional law, evidence and human rights law. He is the author of the forthcoming textbook,  National Security Law (2018).

Dr Gemma O'Farrell, LL.B. (Dub.), LL.M. (Lond.)(Intellectual Property), Barrister-at-Law. She lectures in EU Trade Mark and Design Law on the LL.M. programme. Gemma was called to the bar in 2009 following which she worked as an associate in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution department in Arthur Cox. She is now practicing as in-house counsel in Vodafone Ireland. Her research interests are in the areas of intellectual property, telecommunications and technology law.

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.

Louise Reilly, LL.B. (Dub.), JSM (Stanford Law School), B.L., is a barrister practising in the fields of sports law and international arbitration. She is the Irish alternate member of the ICC International Court of Arbitration in Paris and a member of the Panel of Arbitrators and Mediators of Sport Resolutions, UK. Ms Reilly's non-contentious work includes the International Cycling Union’s ‘Cycling Independent Reform Commission’, an investigation into doping in professional cycling. Her research interests are in the areas of sports law, particularly anti-doping, and the use of arbitration in resolving business and human rights disputes.

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.

Rachel Widdis Cambay, LL.B (TCD), MBS (Business Planning), LL.M. (Human Rights), UCD.  Rachel lectures in Business and Human Rights on the LL.M programme. Rachel formerly worked as a Financial Analyst in Citigroup in London and New York, in Structured Finance in ABN-AMRO Luxembourg, and held EMEA Business Development responsibilities in Paris. Rachel is conducting PhD research into evolving systems of governance concerning the responsibilities of states and business to respect human rights. Pro bono interests include writing on exploitation, trafficking in human beings, and victims’ rights for an independent law centre, and as an external expert advisor in research projects relating to data gaps, safe pathways, and adversity in refugee camps.