Summer 2013 Program Faculty
Professor Thomas Arnold
Professor Arnold is a Professor of Law and former Acting Dean and Associate Dean of the University of Tulsa College of Law. He has earned the Outstanding Faculty Member Award three times at the College of Law, where he teaches in the areas of contracts, agency and partnership, corporate law, entrepreneurial law, and franchise law. Professor Arnold is the co-author of a treatise on accountants' liability, and he writes extensively in the area of business organizations. He has previously taught Multinational Corporations and Human Rights and related courses in international corporate practice in study abroad programs in Geneva, Switzerland and Freiburg, Germany. Prior to joining the TU faculty in 1980, Professor Arnold was an Assistant Professor at Capital University School of Law and an attorney for Michigan Bell Telephone Company in Detroit, Michigan.
Professor Arnold earned his J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan. He earned his A.B. summa cum laude in Government and an M.A. in American Government from Ohio University. He is currently a Master of the Bar of the Council Oaks Johnson-Sontag Chapter of American Inns of Court, and he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of the Tulsa County Bar Association and President of the University Senate. He is proficient in German and has enjoyed the time he has spent in Europe, primarily in Germany and Switzerland.
Professor Bruce Carolan
Professor Carolan has taught in the TU Dublin program since 2000, and during the mid-2000s he served as co-director of the program. Professor Carolan is the Head of the Department of Law at the Dublin Institute of Technology, where he has been a member of the faculty since 1997. In addition, Professor Carolan has taught European Union and international trade and business courses as a visiting professor at Stetson University College of Law, Washburn University College of Law, and at the University of Florida, and he has lectured on these topics in Belgium, Switzerland, Spain, England, and Argentina. He is a past president of the Irish Association of Law Teachers (1999-2000), a former Chair of the Section on International Legal Exchange of the Association of American Law Schools (2007), and a former member of the Executive Committee of the Society of Legal Scholars in the U.K. (1999-2003).
Professor Carolan is the author of EU Law for Students in Ireland, 2d ed. (Gill & Macmillan 2009) and series editor of Nutshell Series in Irish Law (Round Hall Press Sweet & Maxwell), including Irish Constitutional Law (2002); Irish Land Law (2001); Irish Company Law (2001); Contract Law (2005); Evidence Law (2005); and European Union Law (2005). He has published a chapter in L. Backer (ed)., Harmonizing Law in an Era of Globalization: Convergence, Divergence, and Resistance (Carolina Academic Press 2007) and numerous articles in European and U.S. law journals.
Professor Carolan earned his B.A. from the University of Arizona and his Juris Doctor from the University of Miami, where he graduated cum laude and served as Articles and Comments Editor of the University of Miami Law Review. He earned an LL.M. in European Law, with distinction, from the National University of Ireland, School of Law, in Dublin. He is an attorney at law, licensed to practice in the State of California.
Professor Seamus Clarke
Professor Clarke has taught International Intellectual Property for the TU Dublin program since 2000, and he also serves as Assistant Director of the Legal Internship program, assisting Dr. Ryan in the recruitment of intern supervisors.
Professor Clarke is a Barrister-at-Law currently in private practice in Dublin, specializing in the areas of criminal law, judicial review, employment law, intellectual property law, and planning law. Professor Clarke taught for several years as a Lecturer in the Department of Law at the Dublin Institute of Technology and at Griffith College School of Law in Dublin. He has also lectured at The Honorable Society of King’s Inns in Dublin, where Irish barristers receive their training.
Professor Clarke was counsel in the 2007 landmark decision of Dillon v. DPP, Ireland and Attorney General, a decision which struck down the Vagrancy Act, 1847 as a vague statute and an unconstitutional violation of free speech. He was also Counsel for Anthony Gorman in the 2010 decision of Minister for Justice Equality and Law Reform v. Gorman, in which the High Court refused to extradite Mr. Gorman to the United Kingdom for trial on the basis that the Applicant’s right to family life (under the facts of that particular case) trumped the Irish State’s obligation to surrender Mr. Gorman. He regularly appears before the Superior Courts in Ireland for An Post, the Irish Postal Service, banking institutions, and local planning authorities, and he was appointed to the panel representing the Director of Public Prosecutions in 2006.
Professor Clarke received his Bachelor of Civil Law (International Degree) from University College Dublin in 1995. As part of his training for the International Degree, he attended DePaul University College of Law during the 1993-94 academic year and clerked for two Chicago law firms. He subsequently earned a Magister Juris Degree in European and Comparative Law in 1996 from the University of Oxford, where he was a Parker Scholar at Lady Margaret Hall. He also holds a Barrister-at-Law degree from The Honorable Society of King's Inns. Professor Clarke has published numerous articles on topics ranging from judicial review and pharmacy law to electronic commerce, and in 2000 he served as Editor of the Irish Student Law Review.
Dr. Suzanne Kingston
Dr. Kingston has taught European Union Law in our Dublin program since 2009. Since 2007 she has been a member of the faculty of the School of Law at University College Dublin, where she teaches courses as a Lecturer in EU Law, EU Competition Law, and EU Environmental Law in the graduate and undergraduate programs. She is a principal investigator at UCD's Earth Institute and a member of the UCD Centre for Regulation and Governance and the Dublin European Institute. She is also a practicing Barrister-at-Law, specializing in EU and Competition Law, and she appears, inter alia, on behalf of the Republic of Ireland and the European Commission before the EU courts.
Dr. Kingston formerly served as a référendaire (law clerk) in the cabinet of Advocate General Geelhoed at the European Court of Justice, Luxembourg (2004-06) and as a stagiaire at the European Commission (DG Competition) (2001-2002). From 2002-04, she practiced EU law in the Brussels office of the US law firm, Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton. She has been an affiliated lecturer in law teaching EU Environmental Law at Cambridge University, a visiting lecturer at University of Leiden and Queen's University, Belfast, and in March 2011 she was Visiting EUCE Research Fellow at Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto. She is frequently invited to speak on EU-related issues at international and domestic conferences.
Dr. Kingston’s recent publications include Greening EU Competition Law and Policy (Cambridge University Press 2011), which has been shortlisted for the prestigious Society of Legal Scholars 2012 Peter Birks Prize for Outstanding Legal Scholarship, Manual on European Union Law (Dublin: Institute of Public Administration 2010), and (as editor and contributor) European Perspectives on Environmental Law and Policy (Routledge, forthcoming 2012). She has also contributed chapters to Kapteyn & Verloren van Themaat, The Law of the European Union and the European Communities (The Netherlands: Kluwer 2008) and Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies (Cambridge University Press 2007), in addition to publishing widely in a variety of fields of EU law, including EU competition law, EU environmental law, EU taxation law and EU human rights law. Dr. Kingston received a Ph.D. in Competition and Environmental Law at the Univ. of Leiden, where she also earned an LL.M. in European Community Law, cum laude. She received her B.A. in Law from Oxford University.
Dean Janet K. Levit
Janet K. Levit is Dean and Dean John Rogers Endowed Chair at the University of Tulsa College of Law, where she has served as Dean since 2007 and as a member of the faculty since 2002 and from 1995 to 1998. In 2006, Dean Levit received the Outstanding Upper-Class Professor Award from the students in the College of Law, where she has taught courses in Contracts, International Law, International Commercial Law, International Human Rights, Administrative Law, Criminal Law, and the Dean's Seminar on the Legal Profession. During the spring term of 2007, she also taught as a visiting professor at Vanderbilt Law School. Dean Levit has recently taught the course she will offer in Dublin, International Trade and Commerce: Drafting International Commercial Agreements, in study abroad programs in Geneva, Switzerland and the Cayman Islands, and it was very highly regarded by students in both programs. In the mid-1990s, she also served as the director of the College of Law's inaugural Summer Institute in International Law in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Dean Levit has published extensively in the fields of international finance and international human rights issues. Her most recent publications include articles in Emory Law Journal, Yale Journal of International Law, Harvard Journal of International Law, and Columbia Journal of Transnational Law.
Dean Levit's teaching is enriched by her diverse and robust practice experience. From 1998 to 2000 she served as Assistant General Counsel to the Export-Import Band of the United States, where she developed and drafted export credit insurance products; structured, negotiated, and administered billion-dollar trade facilities and lender credit agreements; and represented the Bank in multi-creditor debt restructuring in Asia and product financings in South America. She then served as Associate General Counsel and Director of TradeCard Inc. from 2000 to 2002, structuring and negotiating international business transactions, partnerships, and joint ventures with banks and international corporations in the United States, Canada, and throughout Asia and South America. During the 1990s, Dean Levit served as law clerk for both Stephanie K. Seymour, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit, and for the Chair of the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights of the Organization of American States. She has argued cases before both the Inter-American Court of Human Rights, as well as the Tenth Circuit. She has also completed internships at the U.S. Embassy in Brazil and at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York.
Dean Levit earned her J.D. in 1994 from Yale Law School, where she was book reviews and articles editor of the Yale Journal of International Law. She also earned a M.A. in International Relations from Yale University and an A.B., magna cum laude, from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University (with a concentration in Latin American Studies). She is fluent in Spanish and proficient in Portuguese.
Professor Mary Catherine Lucey
Professor Lucey serves as an on-site Administrative Coordinator for the TU Dublin program, and she has taught a course in EU Competition Law in the program for many years. Professor Lucey has been a Lecturer on the faculty in the School of Law at University College Dublin since 1996, where she teaches EU Competition Law, EU Economic Law, and Competition Law. She served as Academic Director of the LL.M. program at UCD in Commercial Law from 2006 to 2008, and she is currently the Programme Coordinator for the UCD Bachelor of Civil Law Program. She has published numerous book chapters, peer-reviewed articles, and other publications related to Irish, UK, and EC Competition Law, EU Law, and Contract Law, and she is co-author of the book, Irish Perspectives on EC Law (Round Hall Sweet and Maxwell, 2003). In 2006, Professor Lucey was a visiting professor at Fordham University School of Law in New York, and she was honored as an Irish Canadian University Foundation Scholar in 2005.
Professor Lucey earned her Bachelor of Civil Law and LL.M. degrees at National University of Ireland (Cork), where she graduated with First Honors, and in 1993 she was awarded the Barrister-at-Law degree from The Honorable Society of King's Inns.
Dr. Fergus Ryan
Dr. Ryan has served as the Director of our Legal Internship program since its inception in 2001. Dr. Ryan is a Lecturer in law at the Dublin Institute of Technology, a school with over 400 undergraduate and postgraduate law students, where he served as Acting Head of the Department of Law from 2003 to 2009. From 2002-05, Dr. Ryan also served as a visiting lecturer at the School of Law, Trinity College, Dublin, teaching Family Law. He has also served as a visiting lecturer at the Law Society of Ireland and at the Centre for Equality Studies at UCD, and he is an external examiner at WIT and Dublin Business School.
A former President of the Irish Association of Law Teachers, Dr. Ryan is a prolific scholar and has published numerous articles and book chapters in the fields of family, immigration, criminal, and constitutional law, in addition to several books, including Contract Law, Round Hall Nutshells (Dublin: Thomson Round Hall 2006); Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Law in Ireland: Cases and Materials (with Dug Cubie) (Thomson Round Hall, 2004); and Constitutional Law, Round Hall Nutshells, 2d ed. (Dublin: Round Hall, 2008). In 2009, he published Civil Partnership: Your Questions Answered (GLEN, 2009), an analysis of the then pending Civil Partnership Bill 2009. He has co-authored two reports for the Irish Human Rights Commission and has served as consultant to the Northern Ireland Law Reform Advisory Committee and to the Gay and Lesbian Equality Network. From 2005-07, he served as Chairperson of One Family, a national charity providing support to one-parent families. He is a regular speaker at national and international conferences and a regular guest contributor on Irish radio and television. Dr. Ryan is a graduate and former scholar at Trinity College, Dublin, where he earned his Ph.D.
Professor Paul Ward
Professor Ward has lectured or taught in the TU Dublin program since its inception in 1999. Professor Ward is a Senior Lecturer on the faculty in the School of Law at University College Dublin, where he teaches in the areas of Family Law, Child Law, Torts, and Advanced Torts. He is also a Barrister-at-Law with the Honorable Society of King's Inns and has practiced in the field of family law for a number of years. Professor Ward was a visiting professor at De Paul University College of Law in Chicago in 2002 and 2004, and he lectured at the University of Hanover in 1996. Professor Ward has also served as a consultant to the Inspector of Prisons in Ireland, Mr. Justice Kinlen.
Professor Ward earned his Bachelor of Civil Law from University College Dublin and his Barrister-at-Law degree from the Honorable Society of King's Inns. He earned an LL.M. from the London School of Economics. He is widely respected internationally as a family law scholar and has published numerous articles in French, British, and U.S. academic journals, as well as many articles on Irish family law issues for the International Survey of Family Law. He is also the author of three books, Child Care Acts Consolidated, 2d ed. (Roundhall Sweet and Maxwell 2005); Family Law and Succession, International Encyclopaedia of Laws (Kluwer Law International 2006); and Tort Law, International Encyclopaedia of Laws (Kluwer Law International 2009). In 2008, Professor Ward completed a report for the EU Commission on the enforcement of family law judgments and return orders under the Hague Convention.