The Hon. Mr Justice Michael Twomey
Patron of the Journal
The President of the Law Society of Ireland
Mr T P Kennedy
Julia is a trainee solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin with a first class honours LL.B. degree in 2019. Whilst at Trinity, she was on the Trinity College Law Review for four years, including one year as Managing Editor of Volume 20. She has published an article in the King’s Student Law Review on hyperlinking and copyright infringement in the EU. This is Julia’s second year with the Hibernian Law Journal and last year she served as Deputy Editor for Development and Events.
Joshua Kieran-Glennon — Deputy Editor (Editorial)
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), where 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 an article in Volume 18 of the UCD Law Review, and his article ‘First Among Equals: The Revenue Commissioners as Preferential Creditors in Corporate Insolvency’ is forthcoming in Volume 20 of the Hibernian Law Journal.
Sean-Patrick Dunne — Deputy Editor (Management and Finance)
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. This is Sean-Patrick’s first year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Louise is a trainee solicitor at McCann Fitzgerald. She graduated from Trinity College Dublin in 2016 with an LLB, having completed an Erasmus year in Sciences Po, Paris. Louise holds an LLM in European Law from Leiden University, where she also worked as a research assistant for the Europa Institute. Prior to commencing her traineeship, Louise worked for a law firm in Brussels and spent five months working in the research department at the Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg. Louise has had work published in the Trinity College Law Review (2018) and the Irish Law Times (2019). This is Louise’s third year with the Hibernian Law Journal.
Shay is a trainee solicitor at Arthur Cox. He graduated with a BCL (International) degree from University College Cork in 2018. Shay also completed an LLM (Information Technology Law) at the London School of Economics in 2019, where he received a Distinction grade and was awarded the Lara Devine Prize for the best performance in human rights. During his undergraduate, he held the positions of Letters Editor, Managing Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the Cork Online Law Review. His article ‘Defamation Online – Defamation, Intermediary Liability and the Threat of Data Protection Law’ was published in Volume 19 of the Hibernian Law Journal.
Eithne is a trainee solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. Eithne graduated from UCD with a Bachelor of Civil Law (Law with Philosophy), first class honours. While at UCD, Eithne worked as a Legal Advisor at the UCD Student Legal Service and contributed to publications such as “Law in the 21st Century”. Eithne also placed first runner up in the Morgan Stanley Mergers & Acquisitions Case Study Competition. While attending University of New South Wales for her year abroad, Eithne worked as a Tutor of contract law and land law. After completing university, Eithne worked as a paralegal at Allen & Overy and Herbert Smith Freehills in the UK, Australia and Singapore. Eithne is an active member of the Free Legal Advice Centres in Dublin, advising predominantly on issues of Employment Law.
Dr Seán Smith is a trainee solicitor with John Feaheny and Company Solicitors. He holds a Moderatorship in European Studies from Trinity College Dublin (First Class) and a Ph.D. from NUI Galway. Prior to entering the legal profession, he held positions at Trinity College Dublin and DePaul University, Chicago, thereafter winning a Government of Ireland Postdoctoral Fellowship at UCD (2015-2017). He has authored a monograph, co-edited a volume of essays and written numerous peer-reviewed articles on European and global history.
Raaj is a trainee solicitor at Matheson. He graduated from Trinity College Dublin with an LL.B degree (2014), before completing a Masters in Innovation, Trade and Competition Law in the London School of Economics (2015). He subsequently spent just under three years working between Harvard Business School and Harvard Law School as a research associate with a primary focus in the areas of negotiation strategy and corporate governance mechanisms. During this period he was involved in several publications including co-authoring multiple Harvard Business School Case Studies and providing research and editorial support for publications in academic journals (e.g. Journal of Financial Economics). More recently, Raaj represented Ireland in the International Negotiations Competition in Tokyo in July 2019 where Raaj and his partner placed second in the world.
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).
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. For 2021 to 2022, Conor is the auditor of the Solicitors’ Apprentices’ Debating Society of Ireland and is an observer member of the Younger Members Committee of the Law Society of Ireland.
Michelle is a trainee solicitor at Thomas Coughlan & Co., Solicitors in Cork City, where she specialises in immigration and international protection (asylum) law. Michelle graduated with a first-class honours BCL degree from University College Cork in 2018. She has been published on three occasions in the Irish Times and was shortlisted for the European Commission National Student Media Award. Her articles entitled “The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on immigration and asylum law in Ireland” Parts I and II were published in the 8th and 9th editions (2021) respectively of Irish Law Times.
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.
Jessica O’Neill is a Trainee Solicitor at McCann FitzGerald. She is currently on secondment to the National Complaint Handling Unit in the Data Protection Commission. 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.
Denis is a trainee solicitor at Matheson. He graduated top of his class from University College Cork with a BCL degree in 2018. During his undergraduate, he held the positions of Deputy Editor and Webmaster of the Cork Online Law Review. Prior to commencing his traineeship, Denis worked as a paralegal at a Dublin law firm for two years.