Dr Edana Richardson

Law

Lecturer

New House
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(01) 474 7275

Biography

Dr. Edana Richardson joined the faculty at Maynooth University in 2017. She is a Lecturer / Assistant Professor in Law having previously worked as a solicitor in the London and Abu Dhabi offices of an international law firm. Dr. Richardson lectures in Islamic Finance Law (LW695), Company Law (LW263), Capital Markets Law (LW611) and Moot Court (LW266) at undergraduate and postgraduate levels. She has also co-designed and delivered an optional Advanced Legal Research and Writing course that is designed to build students’ confidence in their legal research and writing. Dr Richardson developed Professional Certificate in the Foundations of Irish Law (LW619), a professional skills course in 2020, and an online Law & Society course designed to open higher education to a broad cohort of students in 2021.  

She is a graduate of Trinity College Dublin, where she completed her undergraduate law degree (2006) and PhD (2011) and the University of Cambridge, where she completed her master’s law degree (2006). Dr. Richardson’s research interests include Islamic finance, capital markets law, sustainability and sustainable finance, and legal education and she has published in journals and edited collections both nationally in Ireland and internationally.  

Dr. Richardson has authored the book, A Guide to Mooting in Ireland (2019) and co-authored the book Legal Research and Writing Skills in Ireland (2021). 

Research Interests

Dr. Richardson’s research interests include Islamic finance, capital markets law, sustainability and sustainable/responsible finance and legal education.

Research Projects

  Project Role Funding Body / Program Description Start Date End Date Award (€)
Artificial Intelligence and the Circular Economy Co-PI (Project Lead: Peter Mooney) Environmental Protection Agency Ireland / EPA / 01-MAY-22 142512
Developing Open Access Courses in “Global Migrant Literature and Culture” and “Law and Society in Ireland”: A Pilot Project to Enhance Equal Participation and Inclusivity in the Virtual Learning Environment Co-PI / 12-JUL-21 31-DEC-21 1956
Understanding refugees’ access to financial services in Ireland PI MU Internal Funding Schemes / MU Seed Funding 2020 This research will address an existing knowledge gap with respect to refugees’ access to financial services. With the findings from this research, I aim to make a significant new contribution that will resonate with both public policy and private sector practice. Ultimately, I aim to contribute to the research of leading European networks, including the European Commission’s Partnership on Inclusion of Migrants and Refugees (a partnership that produces reports on integration and is composed of member states, European agencies and academics). 01-FEB-21 01-FEB-23
Social and Sustainability Bonds – Funding a more sustainable future for healthcare? Co-PI / 31-DEC-22 2984
Online foundational learning: Innovation and Accessibility Lead-PI / 15-JUN-20 15-AUG-20 3000
Online foundational learning: Creating an innovative online module for postgraduate law students Lead-PI / 01-JAN-20 31-DEC-20 3000

Books

  Year Publication
2021 Legal Research and Writing Skills in Ireland.
Edana Richardson and Ollie Bartlett (2021) Legal Research and Writing Skills in Ireland. Dublin: Clarus Press. [Details]
2019 A Guide to Mooting in Ireland.
Edana Richardson (2019) A Guide to Mooting in Ireland. Ireland: Clarus Press. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
2022 'Trial by Internet: A Randomized Field Experiment on Wikipedia’s Influence on Judges’ Legal Reasoning'
Neil Thompson, Brian Flanagan, Edana Richardson, Brian McKenzie, Xueyun Luo (2022) 'Trial by Internet: A Randomized Field Experiment on Wikipedia’s Influence on Judges’ Legal Reasoning' In: The Cambridge Handbook of Experimental Jurisprudence. New York: Cambridge University Press (forthcoming). [Details]
2021 'Responsible Finance Sukuk'
Edana Richardson (2021) 'Responsible Finance Sukuk' In: Global Islamic Finance Report 2020-2021. London: Cambridge IFA. [Details]
2020 'Guide to Further Reading'
Craig Nethercott, David Eisenberg and Edana Richardson (2020) 'Guide to Further Reading' In: Islamic Finance: Law and Practice. Oxford: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2019 'Islamic Finance Under Irish Law'
Richardson, E (2019) 'Islamic Finance Under Irish Law' In: ISLAMIC FINANCE IN EUROPE: A CROSS ANALYSIS OF 10 EUROPEAN COUNTRIES. BASINGSTOKE: PALGRAVE. [DOI] [Details]
2020 'Sukuk'
Edana Richardson, Atif Hanif, Julian Johansen (2020) 'Sukuk' In: Craig Nethercott and David Eisenberg (eds). Islamic Finance: Law and Practice. United Kingdom: Oxford University Press. [Details]
2019 'A Comparative Review of the Accommodation of Islamic Finance in Irish Law'
Edana Richardson (2019) 'A Comparative Review of the Accommodation of Islamic Finance in Irish Law' In: Kathryn O'Sullivan (eds). Minority Religions under Irish Law: Islam in National and International Context. Leiden: Brill. [Details]
2013 'Sharia-Compliant Microfinance'
Edana Richardson and Atif Hanif (2013) 'Sharia-Compliant Microfinance' In: Microfinance: A Practitioner's Handbook. London: Globe Law and Business. [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'Patents, Healthcare and Engaged Shareholders: a Pathway to Encourage Socially Responsible Patent Use?'
Aisling McMahon and Edana Richardson (2021) 'Patents, Healthcare and Engaged Shareholders: a Pathway to Encourage Socially Responsible Patent Use?'. Legal Studies, [Details]
2021 'Financing Pandemic Response and Recovery with Social and Sustainability Sukuk'
Edana Richardson (2021) 'Financing Pandemic Response and Recovery with Social and Sustainability Sukuk'. Journal of International Banking Law & Regulation, 36 (6) [Details]
2021 'Standardising Responsible Islamic Finance: A Review of Green, Social and Sustainability Sukuk'
Edana Richardson (2021) 'Standardising Responsible Islamic Finance: A Review of Green, Social and Sustainability Sukuk'. Kuwait International Law School Journal, 8 [Details]
2021 'The UAE and responsible finance – can responsible finance ṣukūk help the UAE in fulfilling its sustainability ambitions?'
Edana Richardson (2021) 'The UAE and responsible finance – can responsible finance ṣukūk help the UAE in fulfilling its sustainability ambitions?'. Arab Law Quarterly, [Details]
2020 'Islamic mortgage-alternatives in Ireland: a comparative reflection on a decade of consumer appetite in the face of legislative uncertainty'
Edana Richardson and Simon O’Neill (2020) 'Islamic mortgage-alternatives in Ireland: a comparative reflection on a decade of consumer appetite in the face of legislative uncertainty'. Conveyancer and Property Lawyer, (4):275-295 [full-text] [Details]
2019 'Responsible finance sukuk—can they bring societal value to a value-neutral market?'
Edana Richardson (2019) 'Responsible finance sukuk—can they bring societal value to a value-neutral market?'. Capital Markets Law Journal, 14 (3):394-428 [DOI] [full-text] [Details]
2017 'Islamic Finance Disputes in Ireland: A comparative study of dispute resolution in Islamic finance contracts'
Edana Richardson (2017) 'Islamic Finance Disputes in Ireland: A comparative study of dispute resolution in Islamic finance contracts'. Irish Jurist, 57 :35-60 [Details]
2011 'Islamic Finance for Consumers in Ireland: A Comparative Study of the Position of Retail-level Islamic Finance in Ireland'
Edana Richardson (2011) 'Islamic Finance for Consumers in Ireland: A Comparative Study of the Position of Retail-level Islamic Finance in Ireland'. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, 31 (4):534-553 [full-text] [Details]
2011 'The Accommodation of Islamic Finance in Ireland’s financial legislation: A Comparative Study of Wholesale Islamic Financial Products'
Edana Richardson (2011) 'The Accommodation of Islamic Finance in Ireland’s financial legislation: A Comparative Study of Wholesale Islamic Financial Products'. Dublin University Law Journal, :127-154 [full-text] [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
2021 'An Introduction to Islamic Finance'
Edana Richardson (2021) 'An Introduction to Islamic Finance' Law Magazine, . [Details]
2008 'The Shari'ah Prohibition of Interest'
Edana Richardson (2008) 'The Shari'ah Prohibition of Interest' Trinity College Law Review, 11 :78-101. [Details]

Electronic Article

  Year Publication
2020 Sustainability and Islamic Finance in the United Arab Emirates.
Edana Richardson (2020) Sustainability and Islamic Finance in the United Arab Emirates. Electronic Article [Details]
2020 Financing the Covid-19 Health Response: Resource Allocation, Accountability & Social Bonds.
Edana Richardson and Aisling McMahon (2020) Financing the Covid-19 Health Response: Resource Allocation, Accountability & Social Bonds. Electronic Article [Details]
2020 Are social bonds an option for Ireland's coronavirus recovery?.
Edana Richardson and Aisling McMahon (2020) Are social bonds an option for Ireland's coronavirus recovery?. Electronic Article [Details]
2019 Responsible Finance Sukuk—Combining Financial Returns with Societal Value.
Edana Richardson (2019) Responsible Finance Sukuk—Combining Financial Returns with Societal Value. Oxford: Electronic Article [Details]
2019 What is Islamic finance - and what has Ireland done about it?.
Edana Richardson (2019) What is Islamic finance - and what has Ireland done about it?. Electronic Article [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
2021 Teaching Company Law through Practice.
Edana Richardson and Cliodhna Murphy (2021) Teaching Company Law through Practice. [Oral Presentation], IALT Conference 2021, Cork [Details]
2021 Patents, Corporate Decision-Making and Shareholders: A Pathway to Encourage Socially Responsible Patent Use in Healthcare.
Aisling McMahon and Edana Richardson (2021) Patents, Corporate Decision-Making and Shareholders: A Pathway to Encourage Socially Responsible Patent Use in Healthcare. [Oral Presentation], SLS Annual Conference 2021, University of Durham [Details]
2021 Retail Islamic Finance in Ireland: Obstacles and Opportunities.
Edana Richardson (2021) Retail Islamic Finance in Ireland: Obstacles and Opportunities. [Oral Presentation], Conference organised by SCIEF-Casa Arabe Observatory of Islamic Finance in Spain, Online [Details]
2021 Responsible Finance Sukuk.
Edana Richardson (2021) Responsible Finance Sukuk. [Oral Presentation], Launch of GIFR 2020-2021, Online [Details]
2021 The Use of Social and Sustainability Bonds in the context of Covid-19 Funding a more sustainable future for healthcare?.
Edana Richardson and Aisling McMahon (2021) The Use of Social and Sustainability Bonds in the context of Covid-19 Funding a more sustainable future for healthcare?. [Oral Presentation], SASE Conference 2021, Online [Details]
2020 Islamic Finance in the context of Covid-19.
Edana Richardson (2020) Islamic Finance in the context of Covid-19. [Oral Presentation], SASE Annual Conference, Online [Details]
2020 Standardising Responsible Islamic Finance A Review of Green, Social and Sustainability Sukuk.
Edana Richardson (2020) Standardising Responsible Islamic Finance A Review of Green, Social and Sustainability Sukuk. [Oral Presentation], KILAW 2020, Online [Details]
2019 Responsible Finance Sukuk in the UAE – catching up?.
Edana Richardson (2019) Responsible Finance Sukuk in the UAE – catching up?. [Oral Presentation], DCIEF & BIES Conference 2019 - Islamic Finance: New Frontiers in Economic Development, University of Durham [Details]
2018 A review of the responsible finance sukuk.
Edana Richardson (2018) A review of the responsible finance sukuk. [Oral Presentation], 30th SASE Annual Conference, Doshisha University, Japan [Details]
2017 A Comparative Review of the Accommodation of Islamic Finance in Irish Law.
Edana Richardson (2017) A Comparative Review of the Accommodation of Islamic Finance in Irish Law. [Oral Presentation], Minority Religions under Irish Law Symposium, University of Limerick [Details]
2015 Islamic Finance Disputes in Ireland.
Edana Richardson (2015) Islamic Finance Disputes in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Islamic Finance and Law Conference 2015, University College Dublin [Details]
2012 Islamic Finance in Ireland.
Edana Richardson (2012) Islamic Finance in Ireland. [Oral Presentation], Islam in Ireland: past, present, and future, University College Cork [Details]
2010 Islamic Finance: Why Ireland Should Pay Attention.
Edana Richardson (2010) Islamic Finance: Why Ireland Should Pay Attention. [Oral Presentation], History of Islam in Ireland Seminar Series, University College Cork [Details]
2010 Islam and Ireland's Constitution.
Edana Richardson (2010) Islam and Ireland's Constitution. [Oral Presentation], XXth IAHR World Congress, University of Toronto, Canada [Details]

Teaching Interests

Dr Richardson teaches Islamic finance law, company law and mooting at undergraduate and postgraduate levels.