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Assoc. Prof. Raymond Friel

Biography

Raymond J Friel is a graduate of UCC and the University of Exeter and was called to the Bar in 1986. After an appointment in University College Wales, he joined the School of Law at University of Limerick in 1989. Since then, he was Head of School for nine years, Interim Head of the Department of History for one year and University Advocate for four years. He has held visiting Professorships at Boston College Law School, Western University Law School in Canada, the University of New Hampshire Law School and the University of Kansas Law School. His areas of specialisation are contract and commercial law and he has authored leading treatises on contract, tax and business law. He has published extensively both nationally and internationally in prestigious law reviews, including the International and Comparative Law Quarterly, Fordham Journal of International Law, Common Law World Review, Arbitration, North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation, Journal of Legal Education, Washburn Law Review and University of Kansas Law Review, to name a few.
Currently he is Director of the International Commercial and Economic Law Research Group and is an examiner for the Honorable Society of the Kings Inns in Contract Law and an examiner Law Society of Ireland entrance examination in Tort Law. He has also been appointed to several Universities as an external examiner and has been invited as an expert referee for a number of journals.

Research Interests

Commercial Law; Contract Law; Antitrust/Competition Law; EU Law; Legal Education

Professional Activities

Employment

  • 2002 Boston College School of Law - Visiting Professor
  • 2001 University of Kansas - Visiting Professor
  • 1989 University of Limerick - Professor
  • 1899 Franklin Pierce Law School - Adjunct Professor

Committee

  • 2001 Council of Heads of Law Schools in Ireland,
  • 2000 University Discipline Committee,
  • 2000 International Commercial and Economic Law Group, School of Law, UL,
  • 2000 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Ireland),
  • 1999 Trento Common Core Project, Pre-Contractual Liability,
  • 1998 National University of Ireland: Cork and Galway,
  • 1998 Design team for the LL.M in European and Comparative L,
  • 1998 American Studies Association,
  • 1997 Board of Management Centre for Criminal Justice,
  • 1997 University Discipline Committee,
  • 1997 Mediators Institute of Ireland,
  • 1997 Association of Canadian Studies,
  • 1996 Academic Council,
  • 1996 Advisory Council for Legal Education and Training,
  • 1996 Design team for BA in Law and Accounting,
  • 1996 School of Law,
  • 1996 Dean's Group, College of Humanities,
  • 1996 Sub-committee of Academic Council on Community Relations,
  • 1996 Design team for LL.B in Law and European Studies,
  • 1994 Society of Public Teachers of Law,
  • 1994 Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (Ireland),
  • 1989 Irish Council for European Law,
  • 1989 Irish Association of Law Teachers,

Education

  • 1988 University of Exeter - LL.M
  • 1986 Honorable Society of the Kings Inns, - BL
  • 1984 National University of Ireland, Cork. - B.C.L.

Publications

Books

2009

Irish Stamp Duty LAw
Friel, RJ; Donegan, D
(2009) Irish Stamp Duty LAw
(Ed.) Haywards Heath, West Sussex : Tottel Publishing Haywards Heath, West Sussex

2001

Irish Stamp Duty Law
Donegan, D; Friel, RJ
(2001) Irish Stamp Duty Law
Butterworths

2000

Law of Contract
Friel, RJ
(2000) Law of Contract
Roundhall/Sweet and Maxwell

1998

Irish Stamp Duty Law
Donegan, D; Friel, RJ
(1998) Irish Stamp Duty Law
Butterworths.

1997

Contract Law - Ireland
Friel, RJ
(1997) Contract Law - Ireland
The Netherlands : Kluwer. The Netherlands

1996

Irish Business Law Supplement
Friel, RJ
(1996) Irish Business Law Supplement
Northern Ireland : BPP Publications Northern Ireland

1995

Irish Stamp Duty Law
Donegan, D; Friel, RJ
(1995) Irish Stamp Duty Law
Ireland : Butterworths Ireland

1995

Irish Company Law
Friel, RJ
(1995) Irish Company Law
Northern Ireland : BPP Publications. Northern Ireland

1995

Law of Contract
Friel, RJ
(1995) Law of Contract
Ireland : Round Hall Press Ireland

1995

Irish Business Law
Friel, RJ
(1995) Irish Business Law
Northern Ireland : BPP Publications Northern Ireland

Book Chapters

2008

Ireland
Friel, RJ
(2008) Ireland
In Economic Loss Caused by Genetically Modified Organisms; New York USA : Springer Wien New York USA

2008

Ireland
Friel, RJ
(2008) Ireland
In Pre Contractual Liability in European Private Law; Cambridge, England : Cambridge University Press Cambridge, England

1998

Competition Law of the EU
Friel, RJ
(1998) Competition Law of the EU
In Osnovnoto za ES;

1991

The Contents of the Single European Act
Friel, RJ
(1991) The Contents of the Single European Act
In The Single European Act: A transnational study;

1991

The Process of Negotiation of the Single European Act
Friel, RJ
(1991) The Process of Negotiation of the Single European Act
In The Single European Act: A transnational study;

Peer Reviewed Journals

2007

Protecting pre-paying buyers of unascertained goods - why pay before you go may be bad for you
Friel, RJ; Eaton, S
(2007) Protecting pre-paying buyers of unascertained goods - why pay before you go may be bad for you
In Common Law World Review; pp. 50-

2005

Arbitration theory and practice in the United States and the European Union compared
Friel, RJ
(2005) Arbitration theory and practice in the United States and the European Union compared
In Arbitration; pp. 131-

2004

Secession from the European Union: checking out of the proverbial ¡¥cockroach motel¡¦
Friel, RJ
(2004) Secession from the European Union: checking out of the proverbial ¡¥cockroach motel¡¦
In Fordham International Law Journal; pp. 590-

2004

Regulatory Theory and Practice in the EU: Getting the EU and the US to agree on a regulatory model
Friel, RJ
(2004) Regulatory Theory and Practice in the EU: Getting the EU and the US to agree on a regulatory model
In University Of Limerick Law Review; pp. 89-

2004

Providing a Constitutional Framework for Withdrawal from the EU: Article 59 of the Draft European Constitution
Friel, RJ
(2004) Providing a Constitutional Framework for Withdrawal from the EU: Article 59 of the Draft European Constitution
In International And Comparative Law Quarterly; pp. 407-

2004

Brown v Board of Education ¡V the better angels of our nature
Friel, RJ
(2004) Brown v Board of Education ¡V the better angels of our nature
In Washburn Law Review; pp. 225-

2003

Consumer Arbitration clauses in the European Union and the United States
Friel, RJ
(2003) Consumer Arbitration clauses in the European Union and the United States
In N. Carolina J.International Law & Commercial Regulation; pp. 357-

2000

Blair's Third Way - Thatcher's enduring legacy
Friel, RJ
(2000) Blair's Third Way - Thatcher's enduring legacy
In Commercial Law Practitioner; pp. 861-

2000

Negotiating Liability without benefit - the pre-contractual trap
Friel, RJ
(2000) Negotiating Liability without benefit - the pre-contractual trap
In Commercial Law Practitioner; pp. 188-

1999

Corporate Criminal Liability I
Friel, RJ
(1999) Corporate Criminal Liability I
In Commercial Law Practitioner;

1999

The Case Law Method of Legal Education: From Harvard to Yale
Friel, RJ
(1999) The Case Law Method of Legal Education: From Harvard to Yale
In Irish Law Times;

1999

Corporate Criminal Liability II
Friel, RJ
(1999) Corporate Criminal Liability II
In Commercial Law Practitioner;

1997

Finance Certificates and Aggregate Transactions
Donegan, D; Friel, RJ
(1997) Finance Certificates and Aggregate Transactions
In Irish Tax Review;

1996

Mutual Wills: Creation and Enforcement
Friel, RJ
(1996) Mutual Wills: Creation and Enforcement
In Conveyancing And Property Law Journal 2;

1996

Territorial Applications of Competition Policy
Friel, RJ
(1996) Territorial Applications of Competition Policy
In Commercial Law Practitioner;

1996

Stamp Duty Reliefs and Exemptions
Donegan, D; Friel, RJ
(1996) Stamp Duty Reliefs and Exemptions
In Irish Tax Review;

1996

The failed experiment with privity
Friel, RJ
(1996) The failed experiment with privity
In Irish Law Times;

1994

European Community Rules on Public Enterprise
Friel, RJ
(1994) European Community Rules on Public Enterprise
In Irish Law Times;

1992

U.S. Immigration Policy - Grounds for Exclusion
Friel, RJ
(1992) U.S. Immigration Policy - Grounds for Exclusion
In Irish Law Times;

1992

Revised Preferences for U.S. Immigration
Friel, RJ
(1992) Revised Preferences for U.S. Immigration
In Irish Law Times;

1992

The Inevitability of Intestate Succession
Donegan, D; Friel, RJ
(1992) The Inevitability of Intestate Succession
In Irish Tax Review;

1990

East Germany - A trade torpedo
Friel, RJ
(1990) East Germany - A trade torpedo
In Irish Law Times;

1990

European Community Anti-Dumping Regulations
Friel, RJ
(1990) European Community Anti-Dumping Regulations
In Irish Law Times;

Conference Publications

2004

Special methods for educating the transnational lawyer, American Association of Law Schools
Friel, R.J.
(2004) Special methods for educating the transnational lawyer, American Association of Law Schools
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2004

Intellectual Property rights in third level institutions
Friel, R.J.
(2004) Intellectual Property rights in third level institutions
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2003

Brown v Board of Education ¿V 50th Anniversary
Friel, R.J.
(2003) Brown v Board of Education ¿V 50th Anniversary
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2002

Administrative Law in a trans-global setting.
Friel, R.J.
(2002) Administrative Law in a trans-global setting.
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2001

Department of Health and Social Welfare
Friel, R.J.
(2001) Department of Health and Social Welfare
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

Conference on Directors Duties and Liabilities
Friel, R.J.
(2000) Conference on Directors Duties and Liabilities
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

School of Law, Washburn University
Friel, R.J.
(2000) School of Law, Washburn University
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

Symposium on Regulatory Policy in the 21st Century in the United States
Friel, R.J.
(2000) Symposium on Regulatory Policy in the 21st Century in the United States
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

Shannon Supply Network
Friel, R.J.
(2000) Shannon Supply Network
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

2000

Conference on Directors Duties and Liabilities
Friel, R.J.
(2000) Conference on Directors Duties and Liabilities
*(Ed.) pp. *-*

Other Publications

2005

Special methods for educating the transnational lawyer
Friel R.J.
(2005) Special methods for educating the transnational lawyer
pp. 507-513

2003

An Irish perspective at Brown v Board of Education - 50th Anniversary
Friel, RJ
(2003) An Irish perspective at Brown v Board of Education - 50th Anniversary

2002

Administrative Regulatory Theory in the European Union at Administrative Law in a trans-global setti
Friel, RJ
(2002) Administrative Regulatory Theory in the European Union at Administrative Law in a trans-global setti

2000

Product Liability in Ireland and Europe
Friel, RJ
(2000) Product Liability in Ireland and Europe

2000

Symposium on Regulatory Policy in the 21st Century in the United States
Friel, RJ
(2000) Symposium on Regulatory Policy in the 21st Century in the United States

2000

Corporate Criminal Liability
Friel, RJ
(2000) Corporate Criminal Liability

2000

Post Colonial Issues in Irish Common Law
Friel, RJ
(2000) Post Colonial Issues in Irish Common Law

1999

Developing a distinctive approach to the Common Law
Friel, RJ
(1999) Developing a distinctive approach to the Common Law

1999

Good Faith in Anglo-Irish Contract Law
Friel, RJ
(1999) Good Faith in Anglo-Irish Contract Law

1999

Criminal Liability for Company Directors in Changing Legal Environment for Business in Ireland
Friel, RJ
(1999) Criminal Liability for Company Directors in Changing Legal Environment for Business in Ireland

1998

Product Liability in a trans-European context.
Friel, RJ
(1998) Product Liability in a trans-European context.

1998

Post Colonial Common Law: the Irish Experience
Friel, RJ
(1998) Post Colonial Common Law: the Irish Experience

1998

Product Liability in the automotive industry:
Friel, RJ
(1998) Product Liability in the automotive industry:

1997

Clark and Clarke, Contract Cases and Materials
Friel, RJ
(1997) Clark and Clarke, Contract Cases and Materials
In Advances In Consumer Research;

1996

P. Coughlan, Property Law
Friel, RJ
(1996) P. Coughlan, Property Law
In Advances In Consumer Research;

1996

Competition Law and Policy in the European Union
Friel, RJ
(1996) Competition Law and Policy in the European Union

1994

Evolution of Competition Policy from the United States to the European Union
Friel, RJ
(1994) Evolution of Competition Policy from the United States to the European Union

1994

Regulation of State Controlled Enterprises in Eastern Europe
Friel, RJ
(1994) Regulation of State Controlled Enterprises in Eastern Europe

1993

Stamp Duty after the Finance Act 1991
Friel, RJ
(1993) Stamp Duty after the Finance Act 1991

1991

Product Liability in Ireland
Friel, RJ
(1991) Product Liability in Ireland

1991

Product Liability at Common Law
Friel, RJ
(1991) Product Liability at Common Law

1991

Product Liability and the European Directive
Friel, RJ
(1991) Product Liability and the European Directive