The Hon. Mr Justice Michael Quinn
Patron of the Journal
The President of the Law Society of Ireland
Mr T P Kennedy
Joshua is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. He graduated with a first class honours BCL degree in Law with Politics from UCD (2019), where he was awarded the Bank of Ireland Gold Medal for finishing first in final year across all UCD law programmes, and the PwC Gold Medal for Commercial Law. While at UCD, he was Treasurer of the 162ndsession of the Literary and Historical Society, and a member of the editorial board of Volume 19 of the UCD Law Review. He also holds an LLM degree from Harvard Law School (2021), supported by a Fulbright Scholarship. At Harvard, he won Dean’s Scholar Prizes in Deals, and the Mergers and Acquisitions Workshop, and was a senior editor for Volume 11 of the Harvard Business Law Review. Joshua has published articles in the UCD Law Review and in Volume 20 of the Hibernian Law Journal.
Denis O’Farrell — Deputy Editor (Editorial)
Denis is a trainee solicitor at Matheson LLP, currently in a Corporate M&A seat having completed a rotation in the Financial Institutions Group. He graduated top of his class from University College Cork with a BCL degree in 2018. Throughout his time in UCC, Denis was a member of the editorial board of the Cork Online Law Review, holding the title of Deputy Editor in his penultimate year. Denis also served as a subcommittee member on UCC Law Society’s Advocacy team and began his present involvement with the Free Legal Advice Centres (FLAC) during this time. Prior to commencing his traineeship, Denis worked as a paralegal at a commercial Dublin law firm for two years. This is Denis’ second year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Alice is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald LLP. She graduated with a first class honours in her Bachelor in Laws (LL.B.) degree from Trinity College Dublin in 2019, where she was awarded the Julian Prize for placing second in her class. At TCD, she held the position of Chair of the Society for International Affairs (2017-2018). She completed her Bachelor in Civil Law (BCL) degree at Pembroke College, University of Oxford in 2020, where she was awarded a Distinction. At Oxford, Alice volunteered as a Legal Researcher with Oxford Pro Bono Publico. Subsequently, she worked as a Research Assistant in International Human Rights Law at TCD. Prior to commencing her traineeship, Alice worked at IBM and the Competition and Consumer Protection Commission in Dublin, and in the competition practice of Cleary Gottlieb Steen and Hamilton LLP in Brussels. This is Alice’s first year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Ciara is a trainee solicitor at Michael J Staines & Co. Solicitors. She graduated with a BCL (International) degree from the National University of Galway in 2018. Ciara also completed an LLM in International and Transnational Criminal Law at the University of Amsterdam in 2019. When she was there, she worked as a research assistant for Nuhanovic Foundation and the Amsterdam International Law Clinic. Prior to commencing her traineeship, Ciara worked for the Prosecution Division of the International Criminal where she assisted in the preparation for confirmation hearing in The Prosecutor v. Muhammad Ali Abd-Al-Rahman. Ciara also currently works as an assistant editor for JURIST, an online legal news service which publishes on legal issues globally.
Aliea Meazza Clarke
Aliea is a trainee solicitor at DLA Piper. She graduated from Maastricht University with an LLB in European Law having completed her last semester at the University of Sydney, Australia. During her undergraduate degree she worked as a student research assistant for the Maastricht Institute for Transnational Legal Research and participated in an honours research project combining law and quantitative research methods. She holds an LLM in Corporate Law from University College London, during which she was an editor for the UCL Journal of Law and Jurisprudence.
Conor is a trainee solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland LLP. He completed two undergraduate degrees simultaneously, obtaining a B.A. in English Studies from Trinity College Dublin (2019) and an LLB from Dublin Business School (2018). He recently completed his Masters in International Commercial Law from University College London. Prior to commencing his traineeship, Conor worked as a legal editor with the London based publisher FromCounsel, before becoming a case reporter for Irish Legal News. His coverage of Northern Irish judgments received a merit award at the 2022 Irish Law Society Justice Media Awards. Conor’s most recent publications include his case note in the inaugural edition of the NUI Galway Law Review, “De-Evolution & Revolution during the Troubles: A look at the UK Supreme Court ruling on the Torture of the Hooded men and the killing of Jean Smyth”, (Vol I, 2022), and his chapter contribution to Cybercrime in Action: An International Approach to Cybercrime (Nobel, 2021).
Róisín is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She graduated with a first class honours BCL degree in Law with French Law from UCD (2020), having completed an Erasmus year at Aix-Marseille Université. While at UCD, she was involved with the Student Legal Service and had an article published in the student law journal. Prior to commencing her traineeship, Róisín worked as a legal intern in Dublin and as a stagiaire for the Irish Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union. This is Róisín’s first year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Sean-Patrick is a trainee solicitor at William Fry LLP. In 2017 he graduated from Dublin University with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LL.B.). Throughout his time at Trinity College, Sean-Patrick was a member of the editorial board of the Trinity College Law Review, holding the title of Managing Editor (Financial) in his final year while also undertaking the role of Vice President for Academic Activities for ELSA TCD. Before commencing his traineeship, Sean-Patrick worked in-house at aviation and technology companies as well as at financial and professional services firms. Sean-Patrick served as Deputy Editor for Management on Volume 21 of the Hibernian Law Journal.
Aisling Galvin is a trainee solicitor with Williams Solicitors LLP. Aisling studied Law (International) at University College Cork and Brooklyn Law School. She was awarded an LL.M. in International and Comparative Disability Law and Policy from National University of Ireland, Galway. Aisling was a member of the Editorial Board of the 12th edition of the Cork Online Law Review. Prior to commencing her traineeship, Aisling interned at the Office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities in Geneva and was a policy trainee with Inclusion Europe in Brussels. Aisling also worked as a research assistant at the Centre for Disability, Law and Public Policy at the National University of Ireland, Galway and was a Constitutional Law tutor.
Eileen is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She graduated top of her class with a Bachelor of Civil Law (with History) from UCD (2019). She received the Bank of Ireland Silver Medal (2017) and the Adrian Hardiman Prize in Law and History (2019). While at UCD, Eileen worked as a Legal Advisor at the UCD Student Legal Service and was Publications Officer of Volume 19 of the UCD Law Review. Eileen completed an LL.M at Queens’ College at the University of Cambridge, graduating in 2020. While in Cambridge she was a researcher and editor at the Cambridge Pro Bono Project. Eileen has also had work published in the Irish Law Times (2019). This is Eileen’s second year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Conor is a trainee solicitor at Arthur Cox LLP. He holds a BCL (Law with Economics) from University College Dublin and an LLM from the University of Cambridge. He was an Ad Astra Scholar and winner of a Bank of Ireland Gold Medal at UCD and was awarded a Bateman Scholarship by Trinity Hall, Cambridge. Conor is a former editorial board member of the UCD Law Review. He has written online publications as a member of the COVID-19 Law and Human Rights Observatory at Trinity College Dublin. Conor was formerly auditor of the Solicitors’ Apprentices’ Debating Society of Ireland and an observer member of the Younger Members Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.
Marie is a trainee solicitor at A&L Goodbody LLP. She graduated second in her class from Law and Political Science (LL.B.) in Trinity College Dublin with first class honours. During her time in Trinity, she spent two years as a senior editor of Trinity’s Social and Political Review. Marie has had articles published in the European Studies Review (2021) and the Trinity Women’s Review (2020). Prior to commencing her traineeship, Marie spent a year working as a paralegal in the Asset Management and Investment Funds Department at A&L Goodbody LLP. This is Marie’s first year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Dr Dáire McCormack-George
Dáire is a trainee solicitor at Mason Hayes & Curran LLP. Before commencing his traineeship, he clerked at the Irish courts and taught at universities in Dublin after obtaining law degrees from the universities of Dublin and Oxford. As a student, he was Editor-in-Chief of the Trinity College Law Review, an Associate Editor of the Oxford University Commonwealth Law Journal and Convenor of the TCD Law Student Colloquium. His academic writing has been published in leading Irish, European and international law journals.
Sarah is a trainee solicitor at DLA Piper. She graduated from University College Dublin in 2018 with a BCL in Law with History, having completed a semester at Utrecht University in the Netherlands. She was a member of the Editorial Board of the UCD Law Review (Vol.17). She holds an LL.M. degree in International Legal Studies from New York University where she worked as a research assistant at the Center for Human Rights and Global Justice and was published in the Journal of International Law and Politics. While at NYU, she was awarded an International Law and Human Rights Fellowship to work at the UN International Law Commission in Geneva. Prior to commencing her traineeship, Sarah worked as a Legal Information Officer at the Free Legal Advice Centres and at the Department of Foreign Affairs.
Eilbhe is a trainee solicitor at A&L Goodbody. She graduated from University of Limerick with a Bachelors of Laws (LL.B) and a minor in Spanish. During her time at UL, Eilbhe received the a Bronze Medal in the President’s Volunteering Award and won the Kate Fleming Memorial Medical Mediation Competition. Eilbhe also holds an LLM degree from Duke University where she received a Merit Scholarship. Before starting at Blackhall Eilbhe worked as a paralegal in A&L Goodbody’s Corporate and M&A department.
Jessica O’Neill is a Trainee Solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. In 2018, Jessica graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a first class honours degree in Law, LL.B. In 2021, Jessica successfully passed the New York State Bar exam to qualify as a New York attorney. At university, Jessica was elected Auditor of the 84th Session of the Dublin University Law Society. Most recently, she served as the Chairperson of the Irish Rule of Law International PPCI student society. Jessica has had an article published on the Cambridge University Human Rights Law Society blog, and has completed a secondment to the National Complaint Handling Unit in the Data Protection Commission.
Jack Heron is a trainee solicitor at Matheson LLP. He graduated with a First Class Honours BCL (Law with Politics) degree from University College Dublin in 2019, receiving the Peter Mair Award for outstanding grades in final year Politics. Jack worked as a tutor in Constitutional Law in UCD and served on the board of the UCD Law Review prior to commencing his training contract. He has published several articles on sexual and gender issues in law, most recently in Volume 21 of the Hibernian Law Journal, for which he received the Best Trainee Article prize. Jack also obtained a Certificate in Immigration Law & Practice from the Law Society during PPCI.