Mr Justice Frank Clarke joins the Griffith College School of Law as Judge in Residence
Mr. Justice Frank Clarke of the High Court has joined Griffith College School of Law as Judge in Residence for the current academic year.
During the course of his residency in the School of law, Mr Justice Frank Clarke will deliver a short programme of lectures to the student body, will engage with academic staff and will sit on the Supervisory Board of the Irish Innocence Project at Griffith College.
Mr. Justice Clarke was most recently Chairman of the Lisbon Treaty Referendum Commission and has enjoyed a high profile career as a barrister. He was Chairman of the Bar Council from 1993-1995.
In practice, he dealt in Commercial, Constitutional and Family Law. He has been external counsel to the Laffoy Inquiry on child abuse and has represented the Flood Tribunal in its case against Mr Liam Lawlor. He was part of the Anti-Amendment Campaign during the original abortion referendum in 1983 and strongly supported the referendum on divorce in 1986.
Head of the Law School
LLB, LLM in EU Law, PGCE, Solicitor
Siobhán is a qualified solicitor (in Northern Ireland & England and Wales) holding LLB and LLM (European Law), degrees from Queens University Belfast and UCD respectively. She also completed the Post Graduate Certificate in Further and Higher Education at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Consultant Director of Professional Law
Dr. Brian Foley
LL.B(TCD), BL, Ph.D(TCD)
Dr Brian Foley is a barrister and author of Deference and the Presumption of Constitutionality and co-author of The Judge’s Charge in Criminal Trials. He studied law in Trinity College Dublin and graduated top of his class with a first class honours and was awarded a Gold Medal receiving both the The Honorable TC Kingsmill Moore Prize and the The Henry Hamilton Hunter Prize. He then took the Barrister-at-Law degree at the King Inns with a first class honours and was awarded the Societies Exhibition. He also holds a Ph.D from Trinity College Dublin. He is currently the consultant director of the professional law school and teaches contract on the FE1 preparatory course. He practices in the areas of commercial law and public interest law.
phone 01-415 0465
Dean of Law
B.A., LL.M (Lond.), LL.M (Harvard), BL
Mr. Langwallner is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin Law School. He won The Henry Hunter Hamilton Memorial Prize for Law and The Kingsmill Moore Memorial Prize for History.
In 1990 he completed an LL.M (Lond.) with merit. He subsequently attended the Honorable Society of King's Inns, Dublin and was called to the Irish Bar in 1991. He was also called to the Bar of England & Wales in 1993. He was awarded LL.M from Harvard in 1998. David was a Senior Lecturer in Law at Sheffield Hallam University from 1999 to 2000.
Presently David also lectures in constitutional law and jurisprudence at The King's Inns and tutors administrative law and judicial review.
David is a Tribunal Member of The Garda Disciplinary Tribunal - Appointed by The Minister for Justice July 2007 and is involved in a training project of the Garda higher level management in Human Rights Law. He is also a member of 12 Grays Inns Square Chambers of Mark Littman QC in London.
Publications and Conference Papers
2007: December 13th 2007 Paper delivered to Irish Jurisprudence Society: The Absurdity of Historical Interpretation and Originalism in Constitutional Interpretation.? 2008- Published in The Independent Law Journal.
2007- Volume 2 Issue 4- Irish Business Law Quarterly - The Scope of Patent Infringement in Irish Law after Ranbaxy:
2007- Volume 2 Issue 2- Irish Business Law Quarterly - The Availability of the Parody defence to Copyright Infringement in Irish Law.
2007-Conference Paper on The Constitution at 70 at Trinity College Dublin. Separation of Powers and The Failure to vindicate the rights of the individual
2007 - Volume 2 Issue 1- Irish Business Law Quarterly - Article on Originality in Copyright Law after Feist and CCH Canadian.
2005 - Dublin University Law Journal - Expanded Book Review on Western Jurisprudence. The review touches on many crucial aspects of Constitutional theory and Jurisprudential interpretation. (Ed: Tim Murphy).
2004 - Dublin University Law Journal - Book Review on Binchy and Byrne: Annual Review of Irish Law.
2004 - Independent Law Review - Article on The Lawyer in Cinema.
2004 - Independent Law Review - Inaugural issue Modest proposals for Constitutional Interpretation.
phone 01 4163326
Ross, a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, is a qualified New York Attorney and Barrister. Ross was called to the Irish Bar in 2007 having been awarded the James Murnaghan Memorial Prize. He enjoys a broad practice but is a recognised expert in matters of family and child law. He is the author of the book Prenuptial Agreements (Thomson Round Hall, Dublin, 2006), and contributed to the leading text Divorce: Practice and Procedure (Thomson Round Hall, Dublin, 2007). Ross also updates the Family Law Practitioner (Thomson Round Hall, Dublin). He was appointed by the Minister for Justice in 2007 to partake in a special study group to report on the status of prenuptial agreements in Ireland which published its report in April 2007 to widespread acclaim. He also acts as research assistant to the Special Rapporteur for Children and has contributed to the annual reports in this regard as published by the Office for the Minister for Children. Ross is a full time member of the faculty at Griffith College Dublin and lectures in the Law of Trusts and Family Law, and also in the Law of Equity and Trusts on the FE1 preparatory course.
Dr. Claire Hogan - Senior Lecturer and Programme Director for the LL.M.
LL.B. (ling.franc) (TCD), LL.M. (Cantab.). Ph.D. (TCD), Barrister-at-Law
Claire Hogan graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a degree in Law and French, having been elected a Scholar of the College. She holds the degree of LL.M. (commercial) from the University of Cambridge, for which she was awarded a Cambridge University European Trust Scholarship. Her Ph.D. focused on freedom of religion under the Irish Constitution and examined the accommodation of Islam in employment, education and healthcare. This doctoral research was conducted under the supervision of Prof. Gerry Whyte in Trinity College Dublin, with the assistance of an IRCHSS Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship and a Canadian Studies Travel Scholarship. Claire is a practising barrister, having been called to the bar in 2009 as a Brooke Scholar of the Honorable Society of King's Inns.
Dr. Tanya Ní Mhuirthile - Senior Lecturer and Joint Programme Director for Undergraduate Law
BCL (NUI), MDra (RSAMD), LLB (NUI), PhD (NUI)
Tanya Ní Mhuirthile is a graduate of University College Cork and the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama. Her doctoral research, entitled Intersex Individuals, Gender and the Limits of Law was conducted under the joint supervision of Dr Mary Donnelly and Prof Siobhán Mullally. Tanya joined the faculty in September 2012, having previously held positions as a College Lecturer in UCC and Head of Law in Griffith College in Cork. Tanya is a member of the board of directors of Transgender Equality Network Ireland, and is a founder member of Intersex UK. An expert in the field of gender recognition, Tanya has written opinions for newspapers including the Irish Times and Irish Examiner, has been a guest on radio shows including Today with Pat Kenny and has been an expert consultant on a BBC/Oprah Winfrey Network documentary Me, My Sex and I.
Phone: (01) 415 0432
Dr. Cian Carroll
LL.B (TCD), LL.M (Cambridge), BL, Ph.D Law (Cambridge) Lecturer in Law
Cian Carroll is a practising barrister. He has first class honours degrees in law from Trinity College Dublin (LL.B.) and Cambridge University (LL.M), was called to the Bar in 2003, and completed a Ph.D. (Law) at Cambridge University in 2005. His doctoral dissertation focussed on issues of theory and justice in the allocation of taxing rights between sovereign states under international law.
Cian was a lecturer in the Faculty of Law in NUI Galway for a number of years, where he taught EU law, planning law, environmental Law and EC merger control law. He has also worked as an international tax advisor in London for PricewaterhouseCoopers and Chown Dewhurst and in Vienna as a Marie Curie Research Fellow for the European Commission.
His areas of research interest include company law, public law, EC law, and income and company taxation. At present he is completing a book with Stephen Dodd BL on the National Asset Management Agency. The book will be published in May of this year by Thomson Round Hall.
Cian lectures in law at Griffith College where he has taught a wide range of subjects including EC law, company law, equity and trusts, and administrative law and judicial review. He currently lectures in planning and development law, administrative law and judicial review, and company law.
BCL (NUI), LLM (Cambridge) BL
Ciara graduated from NUI Galway in 2003 with a Bachelors in Civil Law.
She then continued her studies at the University of Cambridge completing an LL.M. in 2004, with particular focus on criminal law and international law. Ciara has since tutored and lectured in NUI Galway and DCU. She also worked as a Legal Researcher in the Office of the Attorney General. She has published articles in a number of journals and was the editor of the Independent Law Review. She also acts as an External Examiner on the B.A. in Law in Athlone IT. Ciara lectures Contract Law and Land Law and is a practising barrister.
phone 415 0417
BCL, LLM (Criminal Justice) BL
Elaine is a BCL (European Legal Studies) graduate of UCD and holds a first class honours LLM (Criminal Justice) from UCC. She worked with the Federal Defender Program in Chicago from 2004-2005 and was awarded the Judge William J Campbell Intern-at-Law award. Elaine completed the Barrister-at-Law degree course at the Honorable Society of King's Inns and was called to the Bar in 2007. She was the winner of Maiden's Moot Competition and the Eoin Higgins Memorial Moot Competition. She also represented the King's Inns at the University of Georgia Biennial Moot Court Competition. In recognition of her examination results at the King's Inns, Elaine was awarded the Swift McNeill Memorial Award from UCD and a Bar Council Bursary. She is a practising barrister.
Dr Sarah Fennell
LL.B(Dub), LL.M (Lond), BL, Ph.D(Dub)
Sarah Fennell graduated from Trinity College Dublin with the degree of LL.B in 2000. She completed her Barrister-at-Law degree at the Honorable Society of King’s Inns in 2002. During 2002-2003, Sarah worked as a judicial researcher in the Judges’ Library, during which time she was appointed Senior Judicial Researcher. She holds an LL.M from University College London focusing in particular on Media Law and Child Law. Sarah has tutored Constitutional and Comparative Law to undergraduate law students in Trinity College Dublin. Sarah holds a Ph.D from Trinity College Dublin. Her doctoral thesis was awarded a Government of Ireland Scholarship and is titled ‘The Public Interest Defence and Damages for Defamation: Comparative Theoretical and Constitutional Perspectives for Irish Law’. Her publications include ‘Ireland and the ECHR: Back to the Drawing Board?’ (2002) Irish Student Law Review and ‘Damages for Defamation’, (forthcoming in O’Dell, Freedom of Expression, Ashgate, 2008). She currently teaches European Union law to LL.B. students at Griffith College Dublin. Sarah also lectures Family Law in the Honorable Society of King’s Inns. She is a practising barrister.
LL.B, BA (Japanese & Economics), MBA
Michael has a degree in Law from the University of Queensland, Australia and a BA in Economics and Japanese which he undertook at UQ and Sophia University, Tokyo. With an MBA from Trinity College Dublin he has been involved in the management at CEO and MD level of a number of start-up companies as well as subsidiaries of multi-nationals in Asia-Pacific and Europe. He lectures in Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management and International Business.
phone: 01 415 0462