Faculty

 

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), 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.

Dr. Mary Catherine Lucey

Dr. 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. Dr. 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, Dr. 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. 

Dr. Lucey earned her Bachelor of Civil Law and LL.M. degrees at National University of Ireland (Cork), where she graduated with First Honors.  She was awarded her Ph.D. by the London School of Economics and Political Science. In 1993 she was awarded the Barrister-at-Law degree from The Honorable Society of King's Inns.  

Dr. Fergus Ryan

fergusDr. 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.