My name is Emma Guyatt and I am currently employed as an Executive Assistant with the School of Law and Criminology
on a temporary contract. I returned to education in 2019 as a mature student to update my skillset and graduated from the School in 2022 with my BCL degree (Law & English). During my degree I had the opportunity to intern as a participant on the SPUR programme offered by the School and completed a six-week research assistant placement assisting Professor Michael Doherty
with his research relating to employment law
. The research carried out was in conjunction with the EU Commission as part of the Peer Review on ‘Platform Work’, and the paper was ultimately published on their webpage. The internship and additional research projects I completed during my degree piqued my interest to pursue a pathway of completing my own sizeable research project. Thus, in the final year of my undergraduate degree, I completed an additional module offered by the School in Advanced Legal Research and Writing. The module provided me with additional insight and skills to undertake a dissertation, which I hope to complete when I re-join the School of Law and Criminology as a postgraduate student to complete the LL.M in Global Legal Studies in the Autumn of 2023.
Rosemary Mangan is currently a Ph.D. candidate in the Sutherland School of Law at University College Dublin (UCD).
Rosemary graduated from the School of Law and Criminology at Maynooth University with a Bachelor of Civil Laws degree in 2015 and with a first-class honours Masters in Laws degree in 2016.
In 2019, she returned to the School of Law and Criminology to work as a research assistant while also concurrently working as an executive assistant in the School until late 2022. Between 2019 and 2022, she was employed as a research assistant at the School of Law and Criminology on eleven research projects which were funded by bodies such as the Irish Research Council, the Department of Justice, the Public Service Innovation Fund, and the European Commission’s Horizon 2020 Research Innovation Programme. They centred on issues such as imprisonment, domestic violence, access to higher education for people who have criminal convictions, and cross border smuggling between the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland.
In her role as an Executive Assistant, she was appointed lead over the Postgraduate Research Programmes (Ph.D., M.Litt and Masters Programmes) overseeing all aspects of these programmes including research student progression and viva voce examination. She also provided broad administrative assistance to the Head of School, External Relations Officer, and the administrative team. In 2021, she was awarded the President’s Award for Service Excellence along with her administrative colleagues in the School of Law and Criminology by the then President of Maynooth University, Professor Philip Nolan.
Rosemary has previously tutored in Criminal Law, Introduction to Criminal Justice, and Constitutional Law modules at Maynooth. She currently tutors in Constitutional Law at the UCD Sutherland School of Law.
In 2022, Rosemary was awarded scholarships from University College Dublin, University of Limerick, and Maynooth University to undertake Ph.D. research. Her research centres on homicide victimology and criminal justice responses to unlawful killing and fatal violence. She is supervised by Professor Ian O Donnell.
Charline Marrony graduated from Maynooth University with a Bachelor of Civil Law in the course of the dual degree with the Catholic University of Lyon from which she obtained a French « Licence de droit » and a University diploma in Common law, allowing her to spend a year in Ireland. It gave her the opportunity to follow various European law courses which she completed with the online formation of SciencesPo about the geopolitics of Europe. During her bachelor years, she had the opportunity to volunteer at Lyon’s Judicial court as a public writer, helping those in need through their judicial and administrative procedure and realize various internships.
Wishing to specialize in competition and antitrust law, she is currently enrolled in the dual degree of the business school HEC Paris and of Paris 1 Pantheon Sorbonne University, following both a Master in management and a Master in business law and taxation. In this context, she is doing a professional gap year consisting in 6 months internships in competition law departments in Fieldfisher LLP and Grall & Associés law firms in Paris. She will graduate in 2024 and intends to take on the Paris bar exam.
Dr Emma McEvoy is an Assistant Professor in Law at Dublin City University, School of Law and Government. Emma graduated with a PhD in Law from Maynooth University, Department of Law in 2020, her research was supervised by Prof. Michael Doherty. Emma specialises in socio-economic law and, in particular, focuses on assessing how EU and private law facilitates small business operations, social inclusion and sustainable economic growth in the Internal Market. She is a recognised expert on public procurement law and socially responsible contracting practices. Her research has been published in reputed journals, which is well received and highly cited. Emma is engaged in policy oriented and engaged partnership research with the aim of promoting the use of law to advance social change in Ireland. Previously she contributed to the Irish Office of Government Procurement’s annual surveys of public procurement practice and co-authored the Cambers of Ireland’s report ‘A Strategic Procurement Policy for Ireland’. She continually presents her research at national public procurement events in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Since she began her academic career as a research assistant at Dublin City University (DCU) in 2012, she has continuously received funding to pursue socio-legal research assessing the social and environmental impact of European legislation. Notably, in 2019, she was appointed as a national expert on an 18-month European research project on ‘Promoting Social Considerations into Public Procurement Procedures for Social Economy Enterprises’ in a consortium with five European partners. As part of this project, she hosted a national conference on sustainable public procurement in partnership with the European Commission and the Irish Social Enterprise Network. Separately, her Ph.D. research was funded by Maynooth University and the Irish Research Council. She was previously employed as an Assistant Lecturer in Law at Maynooth University, National University of Ireland. Prior to her move to DCU, she was employed Postdoctoral Researcher in EU Law on the H2020 funded project “Supporting Independence and enhanced quality of life for Europe’s ageing population (SHAPES)” led by Maynooth University’s Assisting Living and Learning Institute (ALL) in Ireland and supervised by Prof. Delia Ferri. Emma is a co-author of a forthcoming textbook summarising the lessons learnt from the SHAPES project.
My name is Leanne Nolan and I graduated from Maynooth University in 2021 with a first class honours degree in their Bachelor of Laws (LL.B). During my time at Maynooth, I received the Department of Law Undergraduate Research Award and the Maynooth University Student Experience Award (Advanced) in recognition of my contribution towards non-credit bearing activities during my university time. During the summer of 2020 where opportunities to participate in internships/work experience looked bleak, I undertook an online course with Harvard University in Bioethics: The Law, Medicine and Ethics of Reproductive Technologies and Genetics. This was an area of great interest to me but which also enhanced my love for research in this area and compelled me to study Biotechnology Law and Medical Law in my final year. During final year I was invited to take part in the module Advanced Legal Research which greatly helped aid me in writing my dissertation.
Upon graduating, I undertook a Masters degree in Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law at Trinity College Dublin. Here, I furthered my keen interest in IP law which had been a desire of mine to learn since secondary school and which had been enhanced during my time at Maynooth University. Since my second graduation, I have been lucky enough to have secured a job as a Paralegal with a top firm.
I have maintained a keen interest in the areas of Intellectual Property Law and Information Technology Law; Biotechnology Law and Medical Law; and International Criminal Law amongst others and I have the spirit of Maynooth University to thank for propelling my interest in law into many different directions.
Ms. Trina O’Connor is a working Community Criminologist who comes with 30 years’ experience working and engaging with community workers, agencies, and statutory bodies. Trina qualified with a Masters in Criminology from Dublin Institute of Technology. Trina has a second Masters in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice from the School of Law and Criminology in Maynooth University.
Trina has a BA (Hons) in Psychology and Psychotherapy PSI, and is qualified in ‘Emergenetics’ psychometric tool. Trina lectures in universities in subjects such as Criminology, Psychology and Community Development. She is a document writer for Dublin Business School. She is partnered with Forbes in the UK providing webinars & workshops between the UK and Ireland. Trina has Diplomas in the Psychology of Criminal Behavior as well as Cognitive Behaviour Therapy, a Diploma in Management & Community Development and many other useful Certificates. She contributes to the National conversations related to crime appearing on TV and radio in addition to print media, documentaries and podcasts.
Trina has experience working as a manager, project worker, workshop facilitator, tutor, keyworker, trainer, and researcher in community organisations. She provides advice and support to committees and groups dealing with criminality.
My time in Maynooth was a time of huge learning and gratitude due to the teaching, support and guidance of the excellent lecture team in addition to brilliant engaged, interested and fun classmates that make it a time that I look back at fondly. My decision to study in Maynooth University is one that I will never regret.
My name is Christine O'Mahony and I am a Law (LLB international) graduate at Maynooth University. During my undergraduate degree at Maynooth University, I had the opportunity to go on Erasmus and studied Comparative European and International Legal Studies at the University of Trento in Italy. I also worked as the Dare Senator with Maynooth Students' Union and a Technology Tutor with the Maynooth University Access Office. My Erasmus experience led me to sit of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Ireland National Board as their Education Officer. I got involved with ELSA (European Law Students' Association) and have a certificate in Refugee and Migration Law from the ELSA Summer Law School which was held in the University of Kent. After my undergraduate I studied a Masters in International Human Rights Law (LLM) at UCD where I did my dissertation on Hate Speech Laws in Ireland. I also have a masters in Political Communications from DCU.
I currently work as a journalist for Meath South East News and as the VP for Diversity and Inclusion at DCU Students' Union. I am also a FE1 candidate and hope after my exams that I can start training as a solicitor, preferably in the Human Rights field. In my free time I also volunteer as the PRO for the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign and the PRO for the Anti Conversion Therapy Coalition, where we have lobbied Minister Roderic O'Gorman to start the process of banning Conversion Therapy on the island of Ireland.
I am thankful for my experience at Maynooth University and have been invited back to speak at their Alumni events. I believe Maynooth University has shaped me into the woman that I am today. Wishing all students, staff and alumni a happy International Women's Day.
Sharon Pia Hickey is a lawyer with expertise in the rule of law, human rights, and gender justice. She joined the Constitution-Building Programme of the International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance in 2021, where she supports constitution-building processes with a special focus on environmental protection. Sharon graduated from Maynooth University in 2012, where she contributed to various student activities such as creating the first departmental newsletter, The Golden Thread, setting up moot courts, and launching Maynooth University's first law journal. After graduation, Sharon joined Women for Election, training women running for political office, and supported the successful campaign for political gender quotas in Ireland.
She later became an attorney in the United States after graduating from Columbia University Law School in 2014, specializing in gender and sexuality law, and joined the clinical teaching staff of Cornell University Law School. As research and advocacy director of Cornell Law School Center on the Death Penalty Worldwide, Sharon contributed to the founding of the Alice Project for Women on Death Row, spearheaded the Makwanyane Institute, an intensive training program for lawyers representing indigent clients facing a death sentence, and supported death penalty litigation. She also supervised students as Clinical Teaching Fellow at Cornell’s Gender Justice Clinic and contributed to a variety of research, advocacy, and litigation projects, including a petition to the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights for U.S. servicemembers subjected to sexual violence. Sharon thanks Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology faculty for their support, guidance, and for broadening her perspective on legal responses to injustice, which influenced her current path.
Chang is a qualified solicitor in Ireland and England and Wales. She studied Law and Business, as well as obtaining a Masters in Law at Maynooth University. Chang started her legal career with McCann FitzGerald, a leading law firm in Ireland. In 2020 she joined ICBC International Leasing in their Dublin office, working as their in-house legal counsel. ICBC International Leasing is the aircraft leasing arm of Industrial and Commercial Bank of China, the biggest bank in the world. Chang advises on a wide range of high-profile cross border transactions that involve aircraft portfolio sale and purchases, sale and lease back and leasing of commercial aircraft.
Chang first took part in the Alumni Mentoring Programme in 2021/2022. Chang hopes that through sharing her experience she can encourage and empower the personal development of university students and to better prepare them for their future career aspirations.
I am Eman Rabee’ from Palestine. I did my master’s degree in International Business Law at Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology (2021/22) and graduated with first-class honours. I am currently an associate licensed attorney at one of the most prominent law firms in Ramallah, Palestine. I provide local and international clients with legal services relating to corporate and commercial laws. I hold a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from Birzeit University, Palestine and have been a member of the Palestinian Bar Association since 2020. In 2019, I received the Second Best Overall Speaker award and the Best Written Memoranda for Prosecution award for the International Nuremberg Moot Court Competition held in Nuremberg, Germany. I retain a keen interest in the intersection between law and technology.
Niamh Wade is currently a Lecturer in Criminology at Solent University in Southampton, UK. Her teaching areas centre around Youth Justice and Drugs, Alcohol and Crime. Niamh graduated from the Maynooth University School of Law and Criminology with a first-class honours Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree in 2017 and with a first-class honours Masters in Comparative Criminology and Criminal Justice in 2018. Following an internship with the Irish Penal Reform Trust, Niamh decided to pursue a PhD within the School of Law and Criminology and was awarded the John and Pat Hume scholarship and the Irish Research Council Government of Ireland Postgraduate Scholarship. Her PhD research is a feasibility study on the introduction of a community court in Ireland, based on similar initiatives in Australia and England. Niamh previously tutored on the Policing and Sentencing modules and lectured on the Advanced Criminal Law and Law of Evidence modules at Maynooth University.
I have been a student within the School of Law and Criminology for almost ten years now! I can safely say that choosing to study here was the best decision that I have made. I owe the school and the staff a lot for their support and encouragement, which has had a profound impact on shaping the person that I am today.