Mr. Lawrence Donnelly

B.A., J.D.

Contact Details

Lecturer Above The Bar
Law
Tower Two, Floor Two, Room 404
School of Law
National University of Ireland, Galway

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Biography

Larry Donnelly is a native of Boston, MA, USA who holds both American and Irish passports. Mr. Donnelly teaches legal skills modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and is the founder and director of the School of Law's highly regarded Clinical Legal Education programme. He presents conference papers and publishes law journal articles in Ireland and internationally on legal education and comparative law. An attorney with substantial experience of practice before the state and federal bars of Massachusetts, Mr. Donnelly was active in politics and government there and now contributes regularly to various media outlets on politics, current affairs and law in the United States and in Ireland. From 2010-2012, he was on leave of absence from the School of Law and worked as Manager of the Public Interest Law Alliance (PILA), a Dublin-based project of the Free Legal Advice Centres Ltd., which seeks to expand the use of law in the public interest and for the benefit of marginalised and disadvantaged people in Ireland.  He remains a consultant to PILA. Mr. Donnelly is a graduate of the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, MA and of Suffolk University Law School in Boston, MA, where he was elected a Chief Editor of the Suffolk Transnational Law Review.

Research Interests

Legal Education, Comparative Law, Law and Politics. 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2015) 'Tamanaha and His Critics: Transatlantic Reflections on the Global Crisis in Legal Education'
L. Donnelly (2015) 'Tamanaha and His Critics: Transatlantic Reflections on the Global Crisis in Legal Education'. German Law Journal, 16 (4) [Details]
(2010) 'Legal Education in Ireland: A Paradigm Shift to the Practical?'
Donnelly, L. (2010) 'Legal Education in Ireland: A Paradigm Shift to the Practical?'. German Law Journal, 11 (9) [Details]
(2010) 'Clinical Legal Education in Ireland: Some Transatlantic Musings'
Donnelly, L. (2010) 'Clinical Legal Education in Ireland: Some Transatlantic Musings'. Phoenix Law Review, 4 (5) [Details]
(2008) 'Irish Clinical Legal Education Ab Initio: Challenges and Opportunities'
Donnelly, L. (2008) 'Irish Clinical Legal Education Ab Initio: Challenges and Opportunities'. International Journal of Clinical Legal Education, 13 [Details]
(2007) 'The United States Federal Judiciary May Not Be a ‘Third, Co-Equal Branch’ of Government. Implications for the Irish Debate on ‘Judicial Activism?'
Donnelly, L. (2007) 'The United States Federal Judiciary May Not Be a ‘Third, Co-Equal Branch’ of Government. Implications for the Irish Debate on ‘Judicial Activism?'. an Diego International Law Journal, 8 [Details]
(2007) 'Toward Uniformity in Legal Citation in Ireland'
Donnelly, L. (2007) 'Toward Uniformity in Legal Citation in Ireland'. Irish Law Times, 25 [Details]
(2006) 'A Modest Proposal: The Case for Open Book Law Exams'
Donnelly, L. (2006) 'A Modest Proposal: The Case for Open Book Law Exams'. European Journal of Legal Education, 2 (2) [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2011) How to think, write and cite: Key skills for Irish law students.
Schweppe, J, Kennedy, R, Fahey, E, Donnelly, L (2011) How to think, write and cite: Key skills for Irish law students. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2011) 'Developing Irish Clinical Legal Education'
Donnelly, L (2011) 'Developing Irish Clinical Legal Education' In: 30 Years of Legal Scholarship. Dublin: Round Hall. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2012) Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference
Donnelly, L (2012) Taking the Next Steps in the Development of Irish Legal Education Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference [Details]
(2012) 10th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference
Donnelly, L (2012) Advocating for Clinic from the 'Outside': Lessons from the Coalface in Ireland 10th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2010)
Donnelly, L (Ed.). (2010) 4 Galway Student Law Review. Galway: online. [Details]
(2007)
Judicial Studies Institute, Donnelly, L (Ed.). (2007) Judicial Studies Institute Journal. Dublin: Judicial Studies Institute. [Details]
(2007)
Donnelly, L (Ed.). (2007) 3 Galway Student Law Review. Galway: online. [Details]
(2006)
Judicial Studies Institute, Donnelly, L (Ed.). (2006) Judicial Studies Institute Journal. Dublin: Judicial Studies Institute. [Details]
(2005)
Judicial Studies Institute, Donnelly, L (Ed.). (2005) Judicial Studies Institute Journal. Dublin: Judicial Studies Institute. [Details]
(2005)
Judicial Studies Institute, Donnelly, L (Ed.). (2005) Judicial Studies Institute Journal. Dublin: Judicial Studies Institute. [Details]
(2004)
Judicial Studies Institute, Donnelly, L (Ed.). (2004) Judicial Studies Institute Journal. Dublin: Judicial Studies Institute. [Details]
(2003)
Donnelly, L (Ed.). (2003) 2 Galway Student Law Review. Galway: online. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2012) 'The Public Interest Law Alliance: Facilitating Community Legal Education in Ireland'
Donnelly, L, Murphy, L (2012) 'The Public Interest Law Alliance: Facilitating Community Legal Education in Ireland' Irish Review of Community Economic Development Law and Policy, 1 (4) . [Details]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2010) Who ‘Clinics’ and Where? Considering and Questioning the Operational Practices of a Fledgling Clinical Legal Education Programme in Ireland. 8th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference,
Donnelly, L. (2010) Who ‘Clinics’ and Where? Considering and Questioning the Operational Practices of a Fledgling Clinical Legal Education Programme in Ireland. 8th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England . [Details]

Book Review

  Year Publication
(2012) Book Review: Affect in Legal Education: Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law.
Donnelly, L (2012) Book Review: Affect in Legal Education: Emotion in Learning and Teaching the Law. Book Review [Details]

Conference Paper

  Year Publication
(2014) Clinic in an Era of Crisis for Legal Education.
Lawrence Donnelly (2014) Clinic in an Era of Crisis for Legal Education. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Clinical Legal Education in Ireland: Its Impact on Students, Academics and - Hopefully! - Society.
Lawrence Donnelly (2014) Clinical Legal Education in Ireland: Its Impact on Students, Academics and - Hopefully! - Society. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) Transatlantic Reflections on Political Failure and Judicial Activism.
Lawrence Donnelly (2014) Transatlantic Reflections on Political Failure and Judicial Activism. Conference Paper [Details]
(2014) A Long Way from SULS: Promoting Clinical Legal Education and Public Interest Law in Ireland.
Lawrence Donnelly (2014) A Long Way from SULS: Promoting Clinical Legal Education and Public Interest Law in Ireland. Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Lawyers for Others: Toward a Practical, Public Interest Curriculum in Irish Law Schools. 30th Anniversary of the Irish Association of Law Teachers Commemorative Conference.
Donnelly, L. (2010) Lawyers for Others: Toward a Practical, Public Interest Curriculum in Irish Law Schools. 30th Anniversary of the Irish Association of Law Teachers Commemorative Conference. Limerick: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Teaching Legal Writing Online. 4th Irish Legal Education Symposium.
Donnelly, L. (2010) Teaching Legal Writing Online. 4th Irish Legal Education Symposium. Limerick: Conference Paper [Details]
(2010) Pro Bono, Public Interest Law and Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Public Interest Law Institute European Pro Bono Forum.
Donnelly, L. (2010) Pro Bono, Public Interest Law and Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion. Public Interest Law Institute European Pro Bono Forum. Paris, France: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Clinical Legal Education at NUI Galway: Some Observations and a Case Study. Naugural Conference on Service Learning.
Donnelly, L. (2009) Clinical Legal Education at NUI Galway: Some Observations and a Case Study. Naugural Conference on Service Learning. Galway: Conference Paper [Details]
(2009) Opportunities for and Obstacles to Expanding Clinical Legal Education in Ireland. UCD Legal Education Symposium, Legal Education in Context and in Practice.
Donnelly, L. (2009) Opportunities for and Obstacles to Expanding Clinical Legal Education in Ireland. UCD Legal Education Symposium, Legal Education in Context and in Practice. Dublin, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Irish Clinical Legal Education Ab Initio: Challenges and Opportunities. Sixth International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, Lighting the Fire: The Many Roles of Clinical Legal Education.
Donnelly, L. (2008) Irish Clinical Legal Education Ab Initio: Challenges and Opportunities. Sixth International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference, Lighting the Fire: The Many Roles of Clinical Legal Education. Cork, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Why Traditional and Electronic Sources Aren't Mutually Exclusive in Legal Research: A User's Perspective. Academic and National Library Training Cooperative, Perspectives on Online Information Galway, Ireland.
Donnelly, L, Lydon, N. (2008) Why Traditional and Electronic Sources Aren't Mutually Exclusive in Legal Research: A User's Perspective. Academic and National Library Training Cooperative, Perspectives on Online Information Galway, Ireland. Dublin, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2008) Legal Research: Methods and Know-How for Solicitors. Central Law Training Seminar.
Donnelly, L. (2008) Legal Research: Methods and Know-How for Solicitors. Central Law Training Seminar. Dublin, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2007) Observations on the Teaching of Irish Legal Research. UCC Legal Education Symposium, What Are the Expectations of Legal Education in the 21st Century?.
Donnelly, L. (2007) Observations on the Teaching of Irish Legal Research. UCC Legal Education Symposium, What Are the Expectations of Legal Education in the 21st Century?. Cork, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Clinical Legal Education: Translating an American Innovation into Irish Practice. Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Law in a Changing Ireland.
Donnelly, L. (2006) Clinical Legal Education: Translating an American Innovation into Irish Practice. Irish Association of Law Teachers Annual Conference, Law in a Changing Ireland. Cork, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]
(2006) Clinical Legal Education at NUI, Galway: Progress to Date. TCD Legal Education Symposium, Education, Learning, Teaching and Research in the Irish Legal Academy.
Donnelly, L. (2006) Clinical Legal Education at NUI, Galway: Progress to Date. TCD Legal Education Symposium, Education, Learning, Teaching and Research in the Irish Legal Academy. Conference Paper [Details]
(2003) The Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts and the Ensuing Litigation - Implications for the Scandal in Ireland. Public Lecture Faculty of Law Galway, Ireland.
Donnelly, L. (2003) The Clerical Sex Abuse Scandal in the Archdiocese of Boston, Massachusetts and the Ensuing Litigation - Implications for the Scandal in Ireland. Public Lecture Faculty of Law Galway, Ireland. Public Lecture Faculty of Law Galway, Ireland: Conference Paper [Details]

Reviews

  Year Publication
(2005) “Discovery” . Judicial Studies Institute Journal.
Donnelly, L. (2005) “Discovery” . Judicial Studies Institute Journal. Reviews [Details]
(1999) “Immigrants Out! The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States” . Suffolk Transnational Law Review.
Donnelly, L. (1999) “Immigrants Out! The New Nativism and the Anti-Immigrant Impulse in the United States” . Suffolk Transnational Law Review. Reviews [Details]
(1998) “Alien Nation: Its Impact on the United States’ Great Debate Considered”. Suffolk Transnational Law Review.
Donnelly, L. (1998) “Alien Nation: Its Impact on the United States’ Great Debate Considered”. Suffolk Transnational Law Review. Reviews [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1999 Attorney at Law Commonwealth of Massachusetts