Academic Staff


Name Title Role Research Area Email Phone
Poustie, Mark Professor Dean N/A +353 (0)21 490 2531
Kilkelly, Ursula Professor 

VP Global Engagement 

Director of the Centre for Children's Rights and Family Law

Children's Rights, Youth Justice +353 (0)21 490 2531
Amao, Femi Professor

Director of Graduate Research 

Professor of Company Law & Sustainability

Business, Human Rights & Company Law and
African Union Law   
Aronsson-Storrier, Marie Dr Director, Law LLM International Law; Disasters; Global Development; Human Rights; International Law On The Use Of Force  +353 (0)21  490 3879
Cahill, Maria Professor   Constitutional Theory, Subsidiarity, Freedom of Association, Legal Reasoning  +353 (0)21 490 2343
Crowley, Louise Professor LLM (Children's Rights and Family Law) Programme Director; Director of Family Law Clinic Family Law, Family Relationships, Family Financial Provision. +353 (0)21 490 3879
Cubie, Dug  Dr LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy) Programme Director; Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Disaster Law, Human Rights, Refugees  +353 (0)21 490 2223
Daly, Aoife  Professor   Human Rights Law, Children's Rights, Family Law    
Donnelly, Mary Professor  

Director of Staff Welfare and Development

Healthcare Law, Capacity Law, Consumer Law +353 (0)21 490 2857
Donson, Fiona Dr Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights Criminal Law, Jurisprudence, Human Rights  +353 (0)21 490 3159
Falconer, Kate Dr   
Fennell, Caroline Professor Emerita   Law of Evidence, Criminal Justice and Terrorism   
Hedley, Steve Professor     LLB Programme Director Private Law Theory, Contract, Law of Obligations, Internet Law +353 (0)21 490 3990
Lonardo, Luigi  Dr  BCL Law and French Programme Director  EU Law, EU External Relations Law   
Lundy, Laura Professor   International Children's Rights; Education Rights; Children's Rights to Participate in Decision-making   

Lynch Fannon, Irene

Professor Emerita   Corporate Law Insolvency & Rescue, Corporate Law Theory   

Lynch, Nessa


Matheson Lectureship in Law, Innovation & Technology

Law and Technology, Surveillance, Policing and Youth Justice.  
Madden, Deirdre  Professor       - Healthcare Law, Medical Ethics +353 (0)21 490 2990
McCarthy, Jonathan Dr LLM (Business Law) Programme Director  Company Law, Financial Law, Commercial Law  +353 (0)21 490 3249
McDonagh, Maeve Professor Emerita   

Freedom of Information Law, & Privacy/Data Protection Law   
McIntyre, Owen Professor         LLM (Environmental and Natural Resources Law) Programme Director; Centre for Law and the Environment Co-Director Environmental Law, Water Law +353 (0)21 490 2090
Mee, John Professor         

Curriculum Committee, Director

Equity and Trusts, Land Law, Family Property, Cohabitation +353 (0)21 490 2494
Morgan, David Gwynn Professor Emeritus             Administrative Law, Constitutional Law, Land Law  +353 (0)21 490 2532
Murray, Claire Dr LLM Programme Director Medical Law, Welfare Law, Moot Court, Legal Skills & Analysis, Tort Law and Family Law  +353 (0)21 490 3809
Noonan, Luke Dr  

Criminal Law, Mental Health, Evidence, Human Rights   
O'Callaghan, Patrick Dr   Tort Law, Law and Humanities, Law and Social Theory  +353 (0)21 490 1881
O'Conaill, Seán Dr

Vice-Dean for External Engagement

Sports Law Clinic Co-Director

Constitutional Law, Irish Language Law and Policy, Minority Language Rights, Criminal Justice and the Law of Sport +353 (0)21 490 3811
O'Mahony, Conor Professor 

Vice-Dean for Research

 Child Law Clinic Director

Child Law; Children's Rights; Constitutional Law +353 (0)21 490 3041
O'Sullivan, Catherine Dr

Vice-Dean for Learning, Teaching and Curriculum

Chair of Undergraduate Recruitment Committee 

Criminal Law, Criminology, Introduction to the Legal System and Legal Writing   +353 (0)21 490 3285 
Parkes, Aisling Dr

Sports Law Clinic Co-Director

International Children’s Rights, Family Law, Welfare Law, Public Law, Evidence +353 (0)21 420 5167
Ralston, Joanna Dr   
Ryall, Áine Professor  Co-Director Centre for Law and the Environment; Chair, School of Law Liaison Committee Environmental Law and Governance, EU law, Climate Law and Policy +353 (0)21 490 3201
Tumelty, Mary Dr   Medical Law, Law of Torts and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR)  +353 (0)21 490 2092
Walsh, Declan Mr Vice-Dean for Internationalisation; Director of European Affairs European Union Law, Competition Law +353 (0)21 490 263
Whelan, Darius Dr     LLM (Intellectual Property and E-Law) Programme Director;  Co-Director IT Law Clinic Mental Health Law, Copyright, Cybercrime +353 (0)21 490 3452
White, Fidelma Dr     

Deputy Dean

BCL (Law and Business) Programme Director; LLM (Business Law) Programme Director

Commercial Law, Public Sector Audit, Electronic Commerce Law +353 (0)21 490 2176
Williams, Samantha Dr

LLM (International Human Rights Law and Public Policy) Programme Director; Deputy Director of the Centre for Criminal Justice and Human Rights

Minority Rights, Access to Justice, Human Rights (ECHR), Non-discrimination, Ethnography  +353 (0)21 490 2699
Zeffert, Henrietta Dr  

International Law in Everyday Life, Socio-Economics Rights and Substantive Equality, International Development, International Humanitarian Law, Global Socio-Legal Studies   
Zhu, Shaoming Dr BCL (Law and Irish) Programme Director

International Law, Private International Law, International Negotiations, Conflict Management, NGOs and Global Governance  +353 (0)21 490 2090 



Administrative & Technical Staff


Name Role Email Phone
Taaffe, Dr Kay School Manager  +353 (0)21 490 3414
Liffey-Faherty, Kate  PA to the Dean   +353 (0)21 490 2224 
Appelbe, Dorothy

Clinical Legal Education Co-ordinator +353 (0)21 490 3203
O'Donovan, Dympna  Postgraduate Programme Administrator /

+353 (0)21 490 3995

Deasy, Elaine Undergraduate Programme Administrator / +353 (0)21 420 5170
Louis, Brenna  Undergraduate Administrator /   +353 (0)21 490 3220 
Cronin, Ami Postgraduate Senior Executive Assistant 

+353 (0)21 490 2220
Wallace, Ian  College of Business and Law Student Recruitment and Liaison Officer    
Rice, Pat I.T. / Multimedia Officer  +353 (0)21 490 2796
Guinee, Aoife Marketing and Communications Officer +353 (0)21 490 2539

Post Doctorate and Research Staff

Name Research Area Email  
Benziger, Felicitas

IRC Postdoctoral Researcher, 

Law and the Inner Self Project 

Deibel, Talya

IRC Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, 

Law and the Inner Self Project 

Lasagni, Giulia

IRC Senior Postdoctoral Researcher, 

Societās Research Project 

Lieber, Romane

Research Assistant,

Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence, EU Integration & Citizens' Rights


Ruggeri, Cinzia

IRC Senior Postdoctoral Researcher,

Societās Research Project  
Nankan, Sahara IRC Postdoctoral Scholar   

Adjunct Professors

  • Ms Justice Marie Baker, Judge of the Supreme Court
  • Ms Emily Logan, Commissioner, Garda Siochana Ombudsman Commission
  • Mr John Gaffney, Senior Counsel, Al Tamimi & Co
  • Dr Vincent Power Partner in A&L Goodbody
  • Mr. Justice Frank Clarke, former Chief Justice of Ireland, President of the Law Reform Commission 
  • Anthony M. Collins, Advocate General, Court of Justice of the European Union
  • Ms. Oonagh Buckley, Secretary General of the Department of the Environment, Climate and Communications
  • Ms Jane Marshall, Consultant, McCann Fitzgerald
  • Vice Admiral Mark Mellett, DSM, Chief of Staff of the Defence Forces 
  • Ambassador Kevin F. O’Malley, Former American Ambassador to Ireland
  • Ms Gillian Keating, Partner, Ronan Daly Jermyn
  • Mr John Eekelaar, Emeritus Fellow of Pembroke College, University of Oxford

Part-Time Lecturing and Tutorial Staff

If you wish to contact any of our part-time staff, please contact the Main Reception in the School +353 (0)21 490 2220 or and your query will be passed on. Thank you.

School of Law

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Room 1.63, Aras na Laoi, T12 T656